14 September 2000
AN AMERICAN SYCAMORE AND MAHOGANY CABINET-ON-STAND
Late 18th Century
Crossbanded overall in tulipwood, the rectangular top with simulated baluster galleried frieze, above a pair of panelled doors with inset ovals enclosing a fitted interior of drawers and pigeon-holes, the lower section with green baize-lined slide above a long frieze drawer, on panelled square tapering legs, the handles apparently original
57 in. (145 cm.) high; 38 in. (96.5 cm.) wide; 16 in. (40.5 cm.) deep
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A related desk, with medallion-fronted doors and tapering herm feet, was presented in 1784 to Georgiana, Countess Spencer (P. Thornton, 'The Spencer Furniture at Althorp', Apollo, April 1968, p. 270, fig. 6).
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