16 September 1999
AN IRISH WILLIAM IV MAHOGANY SECRETAIRE-BOOKCASE
The tapering cornice above a pair of glazed doors with stylized foliate mouldings, enclosing three adjustable shelves, above a panelled secretaire-drawer, enclosing a black velvet-lined writing-surface and four small drawers and pigeon-holes, above a pair of panelled doors enclosing an adjustable shelf, on a plinth base, the right side stamped '2977' once on the base and once on the cabinet
75 in. (192 cm.) high; 39 in. (99.5 cm.) wide; 20 in. (51 cm.) deep
Edward Guinness, 1st Earl of Iveagh, (d. 1927), probably in Ireland but possibly in Elveden Hall, Suffolk (although not in the Christie's house sale, 21-24 May 1984).
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The four figure inventory number was used by the 1st Earl of Iveagh.
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