27 January 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 3,500
Estimate GBP 2,500 - GBP 3,000
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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