A George II walnut kneehole desk
Lot 27
A George II walnut crossbanded and featherbanded kneehole desk
Sold for £13,750 (US$ 22,819) inc. premium
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A George II walnut kneehole desk A George II walnut kneehole desk
Lot Details
A George II walnut crossbanded and featherbanded kneehole desk
The rectangular quarter-veneered moulded top with canted angles above a moulded frieze drawer and a sliding arched cupboard door with stellar inlay, enclosing a shelf, flanked by fluted angles on shaped bracket feet, with castors, 81cm wide, 48cm deep, 81cm high (31.5" wide, 18.5" deep, 31.5" high).

Footnotes

  • A related kneehole desk or dressing table recorded in the Percival D. Griffith's collection, is illustrated in R. W. Symonds, English Furniture from Charles II to George II, 1929, p. 77, fig. 60. However the Griffiths example has a fixed central cubpoard in contrast to the rarer sliding equivalent on the present lot. A further rare feature is the sunburst inlay to the top of the cupboard door. This is of a type more commonly found on double chests of drawers fitted with secretaire drawers (see Adam Bowett, Early Georgian Furniture, 1715-1740, 2009, pp. 118-119, pls. 3:46 and 3:47.
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