20 September 2001
A GEORGE III MAHOGANY BREAKFAST-TABLE
The rectangular twin-flap top above a mahogany-lined fitted frieze drawer with a writing-slide, above a recessed open cupboard with geometric trellis sides, on square chamfered legs with leather castors, with depository label for 'JAMES BOURLET & SONS Ltd. ... NASSAU STREET, MORTIMER STREET, W. ...', the handles replaced, restorations, the slide probably replaced
29 in. (73.5 cm.) high; 42¾ in. (109 cm.) wide, open; 25 in. (63.5 cm.) deep
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Thomas Chippendale illustrated a design for a closely related 'Breakfast Table' in his Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director, London, 3rd ed., 1762, pl. LIII. Chippendale described it as having 'a Recess for the Knees, & c.'
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