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    Sale 7578

    20th Century Decorative Art & Design

    30 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 31

    SIR ROBERT STODART LORIMER, EXECUTED BY SCOTT MORTON

    WRITING TABLE, CIRCA 1925

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    SIR ROBERT STODART LORIMER, EXECUTED BY SCOTT MORTON
    Writing Table, CIRCA 1925
    oak, with leather writing surface
    30 in. (76.2 cm.) high; 60 in. (152.3 cm.) wide; 30 in. (76.2 cm.) deep
    applied plaque Scott Morton & Co. Murieston Road Edinburgh


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    Provenance

    From Haggerston Castle, Northumberland, home of the Leyland family and then acquired by Steadman, the antiquarian bookseller of Gray Street, Newcastle, during the 1920s.


    Literature

    Peter Savage, Lorimer and the Edinburgh Craft Designers, 1979, pl. 166 (design variant illustrated)