London, South Kensington
14 May 2002
A SHAPLAND & PETTER WRITING DESK
the cream-lacquered superstucture with overall foliate inlay, with leaded glass panel above inset leather writing surface, above two frieze drawers, on square uprights joined by stretchers
42in. (119.5cm.) length
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