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    Sale 7611

    Furniture, Sculpture and Carpets

    11 September 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 239

    AN EARLY VICTORIAN MAHOGANY WRITING-TABLE

    MID-19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN EARLY VICTORIAN MAHOGANY WRITING-TABLE
    MID-19TH CENTURY
    The rounded rectangular top inlaid with later tooled red leather writing-surface, above two mahogany-lined frieze drawers, on turned tapering legs with brass caps and castors, each drawer stamped 'LAMBETH PALACE'
    29 in. (73.5 cm.) high; 50 in. (127 cm.) wide; 35¾ in. (95 cm.) deep


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    Lambeth Palace has been the historic London residence of the Archbishops of Canterbury since the 13th century. In the 1830s the famous architect Edward Blore (d. 1879) was commisioned to restore and build onto the 'miserably deficient' palace in the gothic style, work which included the restoration of the 15th century Guard Room, featuring a table virtually identical to the present lot.

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    Provenance

    Lambeth Palace, London.