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    Sale 7713

    Furniture & Clocks

    23 April 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 42

    A SET OF WILLIAM IV MAHOGANY LIBRARY STEPS

    CIRCA 1835

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A SET OF WILLIAM IV MAHOGANY LIBRARY STEPS
    CIRCA 1835
    Of large size, with an eight-step staircase and galleried platform filled with X-shaped trellis centred by flowerheads, the hand-rails on serpentine supports, the platform on turned columns, on a rectangular platform and later plinth base with concealed castors
    98½ in. (250 cm.) high; 84 in. (213.5 cm.) wide; 31¼ in. (79.5 cm.) deep


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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale, Sotheby's New York, 12 October 1995, lot 265.
    A private collection, Canada.
    The Barnwell Manor, Northamptonshire Sale, Sotheby's, 28-30 May 2002, lot 339.
    Anonymous sale, Christie's, London, 10 July 2003, lot 39.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY
    (LOTS 40-42)


    Literature

    T. Forrest, Know Your Antiques, 1999, p. 123.