19 September 2002
A GEORGE III MAHOGANY PEDESTAL DESK
The rectangular top with reeded edge and gilt-tooled green leather- lined writing-surface, above three frieze drawers, the left drawer with removable fitted tray, each pedestal with three drawers, around a kneehole headed by sprandrels, on a plinth base with wooden castors, with M. Harris & Sons ivorine label attached to the central drawer, the handles replaced, the reverse reveneered, possibly altered
30¼ in. (77 cm.) high; 44 in. (111.5 cm.) wide; 26 in. (66 cm.) deep
M.Harris and Sons, 44/52 New Oxford Street, London.
Acquired by The Hon. Sir John Ward, K.C.V.O., probably for Dudley House, London, in the early 20th Century, and by descent to
Colonel E.J.S. Ward, M.V.O. and by descent.
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