7 - 8 September 2005
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A VICTORIAN MAHOGANY LAPDESK TOGETHER WITH A PATINATED BRONZE ENCRIER AND A GILT-BRONZE ENCRIER,
lockplate on lapdesk bearing inscription 'TAHAN F...Rue de la Pais 30'
the lapdesk: 8½in. (22cm.) high, 13½in. (34.5cm.) wide, 12¼in. (31cm.) deep (3)
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