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    Sale 5923

    Christie's Interiors - Style & Spirit

    12 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 199

    AN VICTORIAN SATINWOOD AND LINE INLAID PEDESTAL DESK

    BY HOLLAND AND SONS, LATE 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    AN VICTORIAN SATINWOOD AND LINE INLAID PEDESTAL DESK
    BY HOLLAND AND SONS, LATE 19TH CENTURY
    The black gilt tooled leather top, over three frieze drawers one stamped 'HOLLAND & SONS', with three graduated drawers to each pedestal, on a plinth base with later recessed castors
    30 in. (76 cm.) high; 47½ in. (121 cm.) wide; 24½ in. (62 cm.) deep


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    Holland and Sons were among the most distinguished furniture producers of the Victorian period. Founded in 1803 by William Holland, they became Holland and Sons in 1843 and were granted the Royal Warrant early in Victoria's reign. By 1851, the firm employed 351 men, working on commissions for Osborne House, Balmoral, Sandringham and Windsor as well as for London clubs and the British Museum. The firm remained under family control until 1942 when it ceased trading; their archives are preserved in the Victoria and Albert Museum.

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