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    Sale 5089

    Italian Banks of Distinction

    13 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 45

    A WILLIAM IV MAHOGANY BREAKFRONT SECRETAIRE BOOKCASE

    CIRCA 1835

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    A WILLIAM IV MAHOGANY BREAKFRONT SECRETAIRE BOOKCASE
    CIRCA 1835
    With a moulded cornice above six astragal glazed doors divided by turned column pilasters, the base of inverted breakfront outline with a secretaire drawer flanked by pedestals with panelled, flame-figured doors, on a plinth base, bearing printed paper labels to the reverse, Per.... MR. HENRY KAY, WEDDINGTON HALL NUNEATON WARWICKSHIRE.
    101in. (256.5cm.) high; 119in. (303cm.) wide; 30in. (76cm.) deep extended


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    A house stood at Weddington from the mid-16th century, and was incorporated into a re-designed Castle or Hall by the architect Robert Lugar in the early 19th century. Clad in sandstone and castellated in the popular taste of the day, it was set in parkland that was possibly laid out by Capability Brown. Henry Kay was among a succession of tenants of Weddinton in the 19th century. The house was ultimately demolished in 1928.

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    Provenance

    Henry Kay (d.1865), Weddington Castle, Warwickshire.