8 April 2004
A REGENCY MAHOGANY WRITING-TABLE
The canted rectangular top with moulded edge and gilt-tooled leather inset above two frieze drawers opposed by false drawers on chanelled scrolled rosette-carved legs with paw feet, the left side of right drawer inscribed A Ryan 34th Regt. Augst.(?) 7 1850, the handles replaced
31¾in. (80.5cm.) high, 60in. (153cm.) wide, 29¼in. (74cm.) deep
A. Ryan, circa 1850, according to inscription.
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A similar mahogany library table was sold anonymously; Sotheby's, London, 11 July 1986, lot 100.
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