11 September 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 27,500
Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 25,000
A VICTORIAN MAHOGANY LARGE PEDESTAL DESK
SECOND HALF 19TH CENUTRY
The moulded rectangular top with gilt-tooled black leather-lined writing-surface, above central frieze drawer, flanked by two smaller frieze drawers, the reverse with conforming drawers, the pedestals with three graduated drawers, the reverse with panelled doors enclosing one shelf, on a plinth base, with anti-friction wooden castors, each pedestal lacking a shelf, drawers mahogany-lined, two drawers with a printed paper label, 'HAMMOND'S EXTENSIVE LIBRARY AND HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE WAREHOUSES, 30 (B)ELL YARD, LINCOLN'S INN, & 109, CHANCERY LANE Cost... £ Price... £', the hinges stamped, 'HORNE'S PATENT'
30 in. (76 cm.) high; 78½ in. (195.5 cm.) wide; 50 in. (127 cm.) deep
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