1 July 2004
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
A MAHOGANY PEDESTAL DESK
OF CHIPPENDALE STYLE, LATE 19TH EARLY 20TH CENTURY
With serpentine rectangular green leather-lined top above three frieze drawers and a kneehole flanked on each side by three drawers, with cluster-column uprights, the reverse with three frieze drawers above two panelled cupboards, on a plinth base with concealed castors, the hinges stamped 'HORNE PATENT', the handles original
32 in. (81 cm.) high; 66 in. (167.5 cm.) wide; 44½ in. (113 cm.) deep
Sir Joshua Rowley, Bt., Tendring Hall, Suffolk.
Bought by the present owner in the early 1960s through Denys Wrey.
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The pattern of serpentine writing table may be derived from designs published by Thomas Chippendale (d. 1779) in The Gentleman and Cabinet-Makers Director, 1763, plates LVI  & LVIII .
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