27 November 2003
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF THE 17TH EARL OF PERTH
A GEORGE III MAHOGANY ARCHITECT'S DESK
Third quarter 18th Century, possibly Scottish
With hinged double-ratcheted top with one removeable book-stop, above a fitted drawer with green-leather ratcheted writing-surface sliding back to reveal five wells, with small drawer to the right, on chamfered legs headed by pierced angle-brackets and joined by a pierced X-shaped stretcher, on castors, two hinges stamped '5516'
34¾ in. (88 cm.) high; 36 in. (91.5 cm.) wide; 23½ in. (59.5 cm.) deep
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