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A fine late 18th century plum pudding mahogany and ormolu mounted bonheur du jour, the inverted shaped brass galleried upper section with a central section book shelf above two short drawers with turned brass handles flanked by two cupboard doors quarter-veneered in tulipwood and fitted with four small drawers to the right, the writing surface above a single frieze drawer with later drop ring handles enclosing a baize-lined writing slide, the whole raised on elegant square tapering legs terminating in later brass castors.

Literature: C. Claxton Stevens & S. Whittington, ‘18th Century English Furniture, The Norman Adams Collection’, London, 1983, p.155, illus.
Exhibition catalogue, 'The Antique Dealers Fair & Exhibition', Grosvenor House, London, 1969, illus. p. 17.

Exhibitions: 'The Antique Dealers Fair & Exhibition', Grosvenor House, London, June 1969 with Norman Adams Ltd.

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  • Provenance

    Norman Adams Ltd, London;
    Private Collection, London.


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