22 January 2009
THE PROPERTY OF A LADY
AN EARLY VICTORIAN ORMOLU-MOUNTED KINGWOOD AND TULIPWOOD BUREAU PLAT
MID-19TH CENTURY, IN THE LOUIS XV STYLE
The shaped rectangular crossbanded top inset with a gilt-tooled brown leather-lined writing-surface with cabochon clasps to the angles, above a shaped frieze fitted with three mahogany-lined drawers to the front, three simulated drawers to the reverse, the shaped sides centred by Bacchic masks, on foliate-headed cabriole legs terminating in foliate sabots, with remains of a paper label inscribed 'Louis XV writing table Belonging to M. Therese Farquhar formally the property of Sir T.V. Lister Left to E.(?)Farquhar', with a further blue-bordered paper label inscribed 'Mrs. E. Farquhar'
20¼ in. (74 cm.) high; 53¼ in. (135 cm.) wide; 28 in. (71 cm.) deep
Sir T.V. Lister.
Madame Thérèse Farquhar.
Rupert Ian Farquhar.
Sold anonymously, Christie's, London, 9 December 1993, lot 85, when acquired by the present owner.
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