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AN EDWARDIAN 'SANDRINGHAM WORKSHOP' MAHOGANY FRUIT STAND
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AN EDWARDIAN 'SANDRINGHAM WORKSHOP' MAHOGANY FRUIT STAND

CIRCA 1920

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AN EDWARDIAN 'SANDRINGHAM WORKSHOP' MAHOGANY FRUIT STAND
CIRCA 1920
The scrolled tray top with pierced carrying handles on square section supports with an undertier and splayed feet, stamped twice on the handles with interlocking double 'A' for Queen Alexandra.
29in. (74cm.) high; 21in. (54cm.) wide; 11in. (28cm.) deep
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Lot Essay

Sandringham's 'Technical School of Woodwork' was established by Princess Alexandra, later Queen Alexandra, following her marriage in 1863 to Edward, Prince of Wales. Originally established for the children of Estate workers, it later became Her Majesty Queen Mary's Carving School' for ex-servicemen and local workers.
A marquetry version of this table from The Collection of H.R.H The Princess Margaret was sold, Christie's, London, 14 June 2006, lot 561, and another in satinwood, Christie's, London, 15 June 2000, lot 11.
A mahogany example is now displayed on one of the Museum rooms at Sandringham (S.Letts et al, Sandringham, 2002, p.55).
A report from the Yorkshire Evening Post, 24 November, 1925, noted how, as a girl, Princess Alexandra determined to have a cipher of her own and decided upon a pair of crossed hairpins, thus forming the initial letters of her name, Alice Alexandra.

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