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A GEORGE III MAHOGANY PARTNER'S DESK
A GEORGE III MAHOGANY PARTNER'S DESK
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A GEORGE III MAHOGANY PARTNER'S DESK

IN THE MANNER OF THOMAS CHIPPENDALE, CIRCA 1765

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A GEORGE III MAHOGANY PARTNER'S DESK
IN THE MANNER OF THOMAS CHIPPENDALE, CIRCA 1765
Fitted with drawers to one side, the reverse with cupboard doors enclosing folio sides or compartments above two drawers
30 in. (76 cm.) high, 58 ½ in. (149 cm.) wide, 37 ½ in. (95 cm.) deep
Provenance
Acquired from Norman Adams, London, 1978.
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Lot Essay

A number of constructional features of this desk are associated with the work of Thomas Chippendale. These include chamfered drawer stops, scratch molding to the interior drawers, a red wash to the carcass and self centering casters beneath each pedestal, evidence of old packing nails under the top and the design of the decorative applied roundels.

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