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A GEORGE III MAHOGANY READING-TABLE
CIRCA 1770
The rectangular hinged ratcheted top above a pair of pull-out slides over a frieze drawer above a ring-turned stem, on cabriole legs ending in pad feet, with a red painted number to underside 4960 and a trade label for Margery Dean/Antiques/The Galleries/Wivenhoe, Essex
30¼ in. (77 cm.) high, closed, 22½ in. (57 cm.) wide, 26½ in. (67 cm.) deep
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Please note the catalogue image for this lot is incorrectly labelled as 79.

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The form of this table, with the ratcheted, centrally hinged top is virtually identical to an example with a more elaborate base in the library at Kenwood House, London, made to his own design by William France. Listed as a 'large Mahogany Reading Stand on a Stout Pillar and Claw' it was most probably supplied in 1769 and is illustrated in E. Harris, The Genius of Robert Adam, His Interiors, London, 2001, p.189, fig. 277.
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