Description: the top with a leather-lined writing-surface above a pair of cedar and mahogany-lined frieze drawers, the reverse with two simulated drawers, with countersunk brass castors, re-decorated
Dimensions: 76cm. high, 108cm. wide, 69cm. deep; 2ft. 6in., 3ft. 6½in., 2ft. 3in.
Condition Report: In excellent restored condition. With some minor chips and losses to the ebonised stretcher.
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Literature: Partridge Fine Arts, Furniture, Silver and Works of Art, 2004, no. 43, p. 100.
Provenance: Probably supplied to Cropley Ashley-Cooper, 6th Earl of Shaftesbury (1768-1851) for St. Giles’s House, Dorset and thence by descent to Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 10th Earl of Shaftesbury (1938-2005).
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Sold, The Property of the Earl of Shaftesbury, Christie's London, 4th July 2002, lot 160 (£36,000)
Acquired from Partridge Fine Art, London.