30 June - 1 July 2015
A GEORGE III MAHOGANY DESK
LATE 18TH/19TH CENTURY
With shaped later tooled leather top, above mahogany-lined frieze drawers to each side, the curved end with a further drawer and two secret drawers on tapering fluted legs on anti-friction casters, the base with a pair of cabinet doors enclosing a shelf, the interior inscribed Hafner and 28, formerly with a removable gallery
32 ½ in. (82.5 cm.) high, 59 ½ in. (151 cm.) wide, 35 ¾ in. (91 cm.) deep
Anonymous sale; Thomson Roddick & Medcalf, Oxenfoord Castle, Midlothian, Scotland, 11 May 2000, lot 436.
Acquired from Kentshire Galleries, New York, in 2001.
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Country Life, 6 July 2000, p. 147 (shown with removable gallery).
A virtually identical desk of the same unusual form was sold from the collection of Polly Peck, London, Phillips, London, 19 February 1991, lot 32.
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