14 September 2000,
Price realised GBP 3,290
GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000
A REGENCY MAHOGANY SOFA TABLE
Inlaid overall with boxwood and ebony lines, the rounded rectangular twin-flap top, crossbanded in rosewood, above two frieze drawers to each side, on rectangular end-supports joined by an arched stretcher, on splayed legs, brass caps and castors, one stretcher replaced, restorations, one handle replaced
29 in. (73.5 cm.) high; 63½ in. (161.5 cm.) wide; 33¼ in. (84.5 cm.) deep
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Betjeman, whose poetry so precisly rendered social nuances and evoked a sense of nostalgia for the recent past, was also an authority on English architecture and topography. He was knighted in 1969 and became Poet Laureate in 1972.
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Sir John Betjeman (1906-1984).
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