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An English ormolu-mounted coromandel writing-desk

BY WRIGHT AND MANSFIELD, NUMBERED 2809, LONDON, THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

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An English ormolu-mounted coromandel writing-desk
By Wright and Mansfield, Numbered 2809, London, Third quarter 19th century
The rectangular top inset with a brown leather writing-surface, above two frieze drawers, both inscribed to the top WRIGHT & MANSFIELD 104 BOND ST, one numbered to the underside 2809, the knee-hole flanked to each side by a drawer, the panelled sides each fitted with a pull-out slide lined with a gilt-tooled blue-leather writing-surface, on tapering legs with acanthus-cast sabots, the underside of the carcass also stamped WRIGHT & MANSFIELD/104 BOND STREET
28½ in. (72.5 cm) high; 36¼ in. (92 cm.) wide; 18 in. (46 cm.) deep
Provenance
Anonymous sale, Sotheby's London, 8 November 1991, lot 26 (£5,500).
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Lot Essay

Wright & Mansfield were one of the leading retailers and interior decorators of the late 19th century. Notable for their Adam revival interiors at Guisachan, near Inverness and the Louis XVI style suite of rooms at Brook House, London, their work was shown extensively at the Great Exhibition of 1862 and the Paris Exposition of 1867. The company ceased trading in 1887.

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