London, South Kensington
24 March 2004
A GEORGE III EBONY-VENEERED AND AMARANTH-INLAID WRITING TABLE
ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS, CIRCA 1795
En suite with the previous lot but without locks and with slight variations in construction
30 in. (76 cm.) high; 46 in. (117 cm.) wide; 29 in. (74 cm.) deep
Almost certainly supplied to Charles, 3rd Baron and 1st Earl of Romney (1744-1811) for The Mote, Maidstone, Kent.
Reputedly in the collection of Viscount Bearsted, Upton House, Warwickshire; Marcus Samuel, 1st Viscount Bearsted, acquired the Mote with much of its contents from Lord Romney in the 1890's.
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