25 April 2008
A GEORGE III MAHOGANY WRITING-TABLE
The rectangular top with an embossed red leather writing-surface, above two frieze drawers, and two further short drawers to each side of the kneehole, on square tapering legs, with casters, later handles, bearing the trade label for Norman Adams, London
29¼ in. (74.5 cm.) high, 48 in. (122 cm.) wide, 29½ in. (75 cm.) deep
with Norman Adams, London.
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A similar design for a writing table is illustrated in L. Boynton, Gillow Furniture Designs 1760-1800, Royston, 1995, fig. 41. It was supplied for J. Shuckburgh, Esq. in 1794.
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