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A GEORGE IV KINGWOOD AND INLAID READING TABLE
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A GEORGE IV KINGWOOD AND INLAID READING TABLE

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A GEORGE IV KINGWOOD AND INLAID READING TABLE
The adjustable elevating snap top with canted angles, crossbanded and inlaid with a band of burr yew wood with ebony undulating lines, with brass release clip and hinged adjustment for a slope inset with brass hinged clips for resting a book, on ring turned baluster brass bound column, stepped trefoil base and brass castors
The bottom of the base stamped with crown V.R. Room 46 CL 1872
the top 17in.(43cm.) wide, 13¼in.(33.5cm.) high, 28½in.(72.5cm.) closed
Provenance
The brand on this reading table responds to that for Cumberland Lodge which was occupied at this date by Prince and Princess Christian of Schleswig-Holstein - Princess Christian was the daughter of Queen Victoria. Although it is not traceable in the surviving inventory it probably dates from the 1820's. It is probably not indigenous to Cumberland Lodge and may have come from another residence to furnish the house for Prince and Princess Christian.
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No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis
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