14 June 2006
Queen Mary's bureau-plat
A French ormolu-mounted amaranth and bois-satine bureau-plat
19th Century, in the Louis XV style
With a gilt-tooled red leather top above two frieze drawers, the underside with a paper label inscribed in pencil 'Queen's Tapestry Room', the corner mounts stamped 'A.D.', with a later paper property label for Princess Margaret
30½ in. (77.5 cm.) high; 55 in. (140 cm.) wide; 28 in. (71 cm.) deep
H.M. Queen Mary (1867-1953), formerly placed in the Queen's Tapestry Room, Buckingham Palace, London.
Placed in the Garden Room of the Private Apartment of H.R.H. The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon at Kensington Palace.
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