27 November 2003
THE PROPERTY OF AN ESTATE
A GEORGE III SATINWOOD, KINGWOOD AND FLORAL MARQUETRY ROLLTOP DESK
Third quarter 18th Century, reveneered
With tambour shutter top enclosing a leather-lined writing-surface with hinged ratcheted central panel and a later fitted interior of five variously-sized mahogany-lined drawers and pigeon-holes, above two frieze drawers inlaid with eagle-headed pelta issuing foliage, each end inlaid with an ellipse depicting Diana on the left end and Ceres on the right end, surrounded by foliate scrolls, the reverse with conforming frieze centred by an ellipse of Venus, on square tapering legs inlaid with husks, on brass caps and leather castors, one drawer with printed paper label 'FROM C. RHODES 390 OXFORD ST. LONDON'
36 in. (91.5 cm.) high; 34¼ in. (87 cm.) wide; 27½ in. (67 cm.) deep
With C. Rhodes.
Bertram Wodehouse Currie (d. 1896), at either Minley Manor, Farnborough, Surrey or 1 Richmond Terrace, London and by descent.
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The marquetry panels are after a satinwood and marquetry roll-top desk in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and illustrated in F. Lewis Hincley, The More Significant Georgian Furniture, New York, 1989, pl. 50, no. 118.
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