London, South Kensington
9 June 2004
A MID VICTORIAN EBONY, ORMOLU-MOUNTED AND MARQUETRY LIBRARY KNEEHOLE DESK
BY TOMS & LUSCOMBE
The top and frieze inlaid in brown tortoiseshell and inlaid with a marquetry of cut brass, fitted with five drawers to either side, inscribed under one drawer 'DESIGNED & MANUFACTURED BY TOMS & LUSCOMBE 103 NEW BOND STREET', in pencil under one short drawer 'E. Litton Polisher 1862', written under a second short drawer 'E. Litton Polisher 1863'
29¾in. (75.5cm.) high, 52¼in. (132.5cm.) wide, 29in. (73.5cm.) deep
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Toms and Luscombe exhibited 'Buhl cabinets and tables' at the Great Exhibition of 1862 and were fashionable dealers trading from New Bond Street in the third quarter of the 19th century.
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