A Bernard Maybeck oak writing table early
Lot 2078W
A Bernard Maybeck oak writing table early 20th century
US$ 20,000 - 30,000
£12,000 - 18,000
Lot Details
A Bernard Maybeck oak writing table
early 20th century
height 30 1/2in (77cm); length 66in (167.5cm); depth 41 3/8in (105cm)


  • Provenance:
    Patrick Lawson
    Andrew and Isabel Lawson

    Professor Andrew Lawson, the geologist who was the first person to discover and name the San Andreas fault, had purchased a tract of land called La Loma Park with the Maybecks and Farnum Griffith in 1900. Bernard Maybeck had already designed a house for him in 1896, and after the 1906 quake, they worked together to create a concrete house in this tract that would withstand earthquakes. Lawson House was completed in 1908.

    The consignor was a longtime neighbor of the Lawsons and purchased the desk from Isabel's son, Patrick, after her death.

    Sally B. Woodbridge, Bernard Maybeck Visionary Architect, Abbeville Press, 1996 pp. 116-127 for a discussion of the house and the relationship of Andrew Lawson and Bernard Maybeck
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