19 April 2001
THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR
A GEORGE I WALNUT BUREAU-CABINET
The molded cornice above a pair of cabinet doors inset with panels opening to a grain-painted interior of oak and pine with three central shelves flanked by vertical folio compartments above seven small pigeonholes and four drawers, the slant lid opening to a leather-lined writing surface and sliding well cover and fitted interior of a central cabinet door flanked by four pigeonholes and two drawers above three drawers, the base with two short drawers and three long graduated drawers on bun feet, the molding of base and feet replaced, bearing a paper label Desk made out of laburnam Tree/Belonging to:/The desk was brought over to Ireland by/Alexander Airth b. 1765 d. 1840/belonged to Margaret Richardson and then/to her son A. A. Richardson
84½in. (215cm.) high, 42in. (107cm.) wide, 24½in. (62cm.) deep
According to the label:
Alexander Airth (d.1840).
By descent to her son, A.A.Richardson.
Acquired from Gary Young.
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