14 June 2001
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
A GEORGE I WALNUT KNEEHOLE DESK
Cross and featherbanded overall, the rectangular quarter-veneered caddy-moulded top with re-entrant corners, above a frieze drawer and a kneehole drawer, the recessed kneehole door enclosing a shelf and flanked on each side by three short drawers, on later shaped bracket feet, the handles apparently original
30¼ in. (77 cm.) high; 28¾ in. (73 cm.) wide; 19¾ in. (50 cm.) deep
Patrick Hastings, Esq., K.C., by 1923.
Bought by the present owner's aunt from Phillips of Hitchin Ltd., 28 June 1954 for £285.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
R. W. Symonds, Old English Walnut and Lacquer Furniture, [foreword by Percival D. Griffiths], London, 1923, p. 154, plate XXXIV (a).
Sir Patrick Hastings, K.C. (d. 1952) was Attorney-General from 1924 and besides a career as a leading barrister, was the author of several plays such as The River, 1925, Escort, 1942 and The Blind Goddess, 1947.
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
The stories behind the names given to a selection of iconic Rolex wristwatches
Alastair Smart profiles the life and work of the Pre-Raphaelite artist described by Burne-Jones as ‘the best of us all’ — illustrated with works offered in July