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A GEORGE III SATINWOOD WRITING-TABLE
A GEORGE III SATINWOOD WRITING-TABLE

LATE 18TH CENTURY

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A GEORGE III SATINWOOD WRITING-TABLE
Late 18th Century
The eared rectangular three-quarter galleried top inset with black leather above a frieze drawer enclosing a fitted interior with a ratcheted leather-lined writing and reading stand, on fluted tapering legs joined by an incurving undertier, with spade-shaped brass caps and casters, veneered on all four sides, with amaranth crossbanding overall, lockplate stamped 'BRAMAH'
28in. (72cm.) high, 33 (84cm.) wide, 19in. (49.5cm.) deep

Lot Essay

A writing-table of identical design from the Collection of Lord and Lady White of Hull was sold in these Rooms, 30 April 1997, lot 90. A satinwood and amaranth collector's cabinet with identical legs and frieze and inset with Wedgwood medallions was sold Sotheby's London, 3 May 1996, lot 10. These examples are similar to a bonheur-du-jour by the London cabinetmaking firm of Seddon & Co. in the Victoria and Albert Museum (illustrated in V. Woolf, 'Seddon Family Furniture,' p. 89, fig. 1).
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