17 April 1997
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
AN EARLY GEORGE III MAHOGANY FILING-CABINET
The rectangular moulded cornice above a shallow frieze and two panelled doors, enclosing a fitted interior with seventeen compartments and two slides and to the sides with two brass-handles, above a lower section with a moulded rim above two panelled doors with one shelf, and with conforming handles to the sides, on bracket feet with wooden castors, one shelf to the lower section lacking
38¼ in. (97 cm.) wide; 84 in. (214 cm.) high; 20 in. (51 cm.) deep
Almost certainly supplied to John, 2nd Earl of Hopetoun (d. 1781), for Hopetoun House, South Queensferry, Linlithgow.
Thence by descent at Hopetoun, until sold by The Marquess of Linlithgow, Christie's house sale, 19-20 July 1993, lot 107.
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