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    Sale 5900

    Christie's Interiors

    27 January 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 51

    AN EARLY VICTORIAN MAHOGANY PARTNER'S DESK

    MID-19TH CENTURY, RETAILED BY T. WILLSON

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    AN EARLY VICTORIAN MAHOGANY PARTNER'S DESK
    MID-19TH CENTURY, RETAILED BY T. WILLSON
    The rectangular top with later gilt-tooled, green leater-lined writing-surface above three frieze drawers, the same on the reverse, the pedestals with four drawers, the reverse with faux drawers acting as deep compartments, one centre frieze drawer stamped 'T. WILLSON 68 GREAT QUEEN STREET LONDON', on castors
    29¾ in. 75.5 cm.) high; 54 in. (137 cm.) wide; 36 in. (91.5 cm.) deep


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    Thomas Willson, furniture broker, traded from 68 Queen Street between 1821 and 1829, and the business subsequently continued as Mary Willson & Son and later Matthew Willson. The same stamp appears to have been used throughout.

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