13 September 2007
Property removed from Wrotham Park, Hertfordshire
AN ENGLISH ORMOLU-MOUNTED KINGWOOD AND AMARANTH WRITING-DESK
MID-19TH CENTURY, OF LOUIS XVI STYLE
The tooled light brown leather-lined rectangular top, above a frieze inlaid with Greek-key fretting, fitted with three panelled drawers to one side and three simulated drawers to the reverse, mounted with musical and martial attributes to the ends, and rosette paterae to the corners, above square tapering legs headed by garland swags, with remains of three paper labels, 'Grosvenor../March...', 'Grosvenor....., July 1934 March, 1935', and 'Library'
30¼ in. (77 cm.) high; 60½ in. (154 cm.) wide; 29½ in. (75 cm.) deep
Probably Cora, Countess of Strafford, 30 Grosvenor Square, W1 and thence by descent.
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