6 July 2000
A GEORGE III MAHOGANY PEDESTAL DESK
The black leather-lined top with foliate-moulded edge above three fitted frieze drawers and three simulated drawers to the reverse, above a kneehole flanked on each side by three graduated drawers, the panelled ends with brass carrying-handles, the reverse with conforming simulated drawers, on a plinth base, the locks changed, the handles associated, possibly reduced in height, with remains of depository label 'PORTMA...'
30 in. (76 cm.) high; 58 in. (147 cm.) wide; 32½ in. (82.5 cm.) deep
Nancy, Viscountess Portman (d. 1998).
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