Description: the leather inset top above four short frieze drawers, the underside stamped CHAs NORMAN in three places, and with an inventory label printed MORNING LIBRARY
Dimensions: 73.5cm. high, 163.5cm. wide. 86.5cm. deep; 2ft. 5in., 5ft. 4¼in., 2ft. 10in.
Condition Report: A nice model. Three sides are sun bleached. The replaced leather top with old marks and scratches. The ebonised and parcel gilt decoration with chips and losses, notably to the handles and monopdeia feet. Losses to banding and overall, with minor chips and scratches consistent with age and use.
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