London, South Kensington
2 June 2009
A GEORGE III MAHOGANY LINEN PRESS
LATE 18TH CENTURY
The upper section with three sliding shelves enclosed by a pair of panelled doors, the base with two short over two long drawers, both sections branded to the reverse with the initials 'V.M.' beneath a crown, and applied with a paper label 'G.V R. PRIVATE PROPERTY beneath a crown
75 in. (190 cm.) high; 43½ in. (110 cm.) wide; 22¾ in. (57.5 cm.) deep
From the Estate of His Royal Highness The Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, K.G., K.T., K.P.
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The stamp 'V.M.' beneath a crown, branded twice to the reverse of this lot identifies it as having been the property of Queen Mary (d.1953), when Victoria May, Princess of Wales (1901 - 1910).
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