22 April 2004
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
A GEORGE III MAHOGANY CORNER CUPBOARD
THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY
With bowfront moulded top with brass carrying-handle above a tambour door enclosing a shelf, on square tapering legs with foliate angle- brackets and block feet, the reverse with depository label
30¼ in. (77 cm.) high; 21¾ in. (55 cm.) wide; 14½ in. (37 cm.) deep
Norman Adams, from whom bought by the present owner February 1980.
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Such French fashioned corner furnishings also harmonised with the lady's 'tambour writing table' with taper legs, such as that designed by Thomas Shearer and illustrated in The Cabinet-Maker's London Book of Prices, 1788 (pl. 13).
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