A George I walnut crossbanded and featherbanded bureau cabinet
The serpentine ogee moulded cornice with three turned finials above a panelled lozenge painted with the cypher of George I, above a pair of arched moulded panelled doors enclosing a central arcaded door surrounded by nine pigeonholes, eight short drawers and two shelves, above a pair of candleslides, the lower part with a sloping fall enclosing a later lined fall, four pigeonholes and eleven short drawers, above two shorts and two long graduated drawers on bracket feet, with castors, with a later framed typed inscription to the underside of one shelf of the fitted interior, "This 'Queen Anne' Bureau Cabinet originally formed part of the furnishings of Hampton Court Palace, from where it was removed, in all probability, by the Duchess of Kendal, to come into private ownership on the dispersal of her establishment.
The Royal monogram of GEORGE I., interlaced and reversed in gold on a red ground, is seen under glass in the small panel in the centre of the pediment. The attached stamp with similar monogram in from a parchment deed dated 1717. The cabinet was purchased about 1860 by George Hausman Thomas, who at this time was painter of state pictures to Queen Victoria. It later passed to his eldest daughter, the wife of Joseph Nash, R.I.", 98cm wide, 62cm deep, 257cm high (38.5" wide, 24" deep, 101" high).
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