London, South Kensington
9 June 2004
A VICTORIAN SATINWOOD AND GILT BRASS MOUNTED PEDESTAL WRITING DESK
BY WRIGHT AND MANSFIELD
Fitted with three frieze drawers, the centre with a fall front and enclosing a leather-lined interior, stamped 'WRIGHT AND MANSFIELD 104 NEW BOND STREET' twice, the locks stamped 'F BEST 64A SOUTH AUDLEY STREET MAKER AND 186 SLOANE STREET'
36½in. (93cm.) high, 53in. (135cm.) wide, 22in. (56cm.) deep
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Wright and Mansfield were one of the leading interior decorators of the late 19th century. They exhibited widely, including the London Exhibition of 1862 and Paris 1867, the year they ceased trading.
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