14 - 15 April 2011
Lots 378 and 379 were in the Collections of Milton Abbey, at the Dorset home of the 1st Earls of Dorchester. Designed by the architect Sir William Chambers, Milton Abbey was built in 1774 in the Gothic style to compliment the adjacent church. The interiors remained largely original until the contents were sold on the premises by Phillips Son and Neale from 12-23 September 1932.
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, SAN FRANCISCO (LOTS 371-383)
A WILLIAM AND MARY HOLLY, WALNUT, YEWWOOD AND SEAWEED MARQUETRY BUREAU-ON-STAND
LATE 17TH CENTURY AND LATER
The rectangular top, slant front and case inlaid with seaweed marquetry and opening to a fitted interior with sliding well and later baize-lined writing surface, on knopped baluster gate legs and bun feet joined by a stretcher, some réveneering, the stand probably later
36¼ in. (92 cm.) high, 35¾ in. (91 cm.) wide, 18 in. (46 cm.) deep
Please refer to the preceding lot.
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