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A LATE GEORGE III POLYCHROME-PAINTED SATINWOOD DOUBLE-SIDED WRITING TABLE
A LATE GEORGE III POLYCHROME-PAINTED SATINWOOD DOUBLE-SIDED WRITING TABLE
A LATE GEORGE III POLYCHROME-PAINTED SATINWOOD DOUBLE-SIDED WRITING TABLE
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A LATE GEORGE III POLYCHROME-PAINTED SATINWOOD DOUBLE-SIDED WRITING TABLE

CIRCA 1790-1800

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A LATE GEORGE III POLYCHROME-PAINTED SATINWOOD DOUBLE-SIDED WRITING TABLE
CIRCA 1790-1800
The rectangular top inset with gilt-tooled leather flanked by raised sides fitted with drawers, above three mahogany-lined frieze drawers to each side, decorated overall with olive green bandings, S-scrolls, husks and rosettes, the lock plates inscribed G. Pitt Patent No. 1, with paper depository labels to the underside and one drawer, with old inventory label to one drawer inscribed 751, the underside inscribed in chalk one...ndell off, the green painted borders of a later date
34 in. (86 cm.) high, 48 in. (122 cm.) wide, 27 in. (69 cm.) deep
Provenance
With Frank Partridge, New York.
Acquired by John D. Rockefeller, Jr., 1913.
John D. Rockefeller, 1913-1960 at Kykuit.
Estate of John D. Rockefeller, acquired May 1963.
Literature
D. Fennimore et al., The David and Peggy Rockefeller Collection: Decorative Arts, New York, 1992, vol. IV, p. 345, no. 384.
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This desk had been part of the early Kykuit furnishings purchased by my parents. It was in the drawing room, on the right of the main entrance, as one entered the house. We obtained the table in 1963, when there was a partial distribution of some of the furnishings from Kykuit. We put it in the morning room on the ground floor at 65th Street, where it replaced a similar size desk.
D. R.

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