24 May 2007
This lot is offered without a reserve
A GEORGE IV MAHOGANY WASHSTAND
With a shelved three-quarter gallery above two drawers, the underside stencilled 'P' (four times) and with the three Murray stars (mullets) (twice), two handles missing
38¼ in. (97 cm.) high; 36 in. (92 cm.) wide; 20½ in. (52 cm.) deep
Possibly Kenwood House, London.
Removed to Scone Palace prior to the auction at Kenwood in 1920.
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The underside is branded with the three Murray mullets which may have been used as an indentifying device at Kenwood House, London.
This lot is offered without reserve. No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
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