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    Sale 7700

    Important English Furniture and Clocks

    22 January 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 147

    AN INDIAN SOLID ROSEWOOD PEDESTAL DESK

    LATE 19TH EARLY 20TH CENTURY, PROBABLY GOA

    Price Realised  

    AN INDIAN SOLID ROSEWOOD PEDESTAL DESK
    LATE 19TH EARLY 20TH CENTURY, PROBABLY GOA
    The rectangular top with a gadrooned edge and lotus leaf-carved frieze concealing rosewood-lined drawers, the pedestals with panels of radiating reeding to all four sides, each centred by a coat of arms within leaf and rosette borders, one enclosing four drawers and the other nine drawers, each with white painted lettering, with foliate carved aprons on spirally-turned legs headed by blocks with further coats of arms and joined by spirally-turned stretchers, inscribed in white paint to underside G.E B, one drawer lock stamped 'NO 6639 1910/CHUBB'S PATENT SPRINGLESS LOCK'
    32 in. (81 cm.) high; 78 in. (198 cm.) wide; 30½ in. (77 cm.) deep


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    Provenance

    George Elliott Browning who reputedly lived in Goa at the end of the 19th century.