London, South Kensington
7 July 2000
A satinwood, tulipwood-crossbanded and parquetry writing table, 19th century
Probably English, in the style of Donald Ross, the rectangular top inset with a tooled green leather panel with re-entrant corners and crossbanded in tulipwood, with a purplewood and ebony interlaced trellis surround, with similar inlaid frieze containing two drawers centred by roundel crossbanding and bordered with a brass edge, on brass headed tapered legs with brass fluted edges terminating in brass cappings
38½in. (98cm.) wide, 21½in. (54.5cm.) deep, 29¾in. (75.5cm.) high
Sir Julius Wernher, 1st Bt. (1850-1912), Bath House, London, and Luton Hoo, Bedfordshire, by whom bequeathed, through his widow
Alice, Lady Wernher, subsequently Lady Ludlow (1862-1945), to their son
Sir Harold Wernher, 3rd Bt., G.C.V.O. (1893-1973), Luton Hoo, Bedfordshire, in the Blue Hall, and by descent.
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