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This is a fine original antique kneehole desk or dressing table from the mid-18th century, thought to have the provenance of being part of the estate of Sandford Park, a listed country house in Oxfordshire.
A very useful piece for upstairs or downstairs, originally devised as a dressing table, but very similar to a small chest of drawers but with a central recessed kneehole space, having a small cupboard at the back. It has one long drawer above two pedestal tiers of three small deep graduated drawers. It has the following value points;
Heavy close grained Spanish or Cuban mahogany.
Cock beaded drawers
Original drawer handles
Feature flame mahogany to cupboard door
serpentine bracket feet
Small size and elegant proportions
Two working locks with keys ( which is unusual as most keys usually get lost over the years)
Overall: A very useful, high quality piece that would fit nearly anywhere, even in a small house of flat.
Provenance: Thought to be From Sandford Park, Sandford St Martin, Oxfordshire, the house and grounds having a historic listing.
A country house with landscape park and gardens, including late C17/early C18 spiral mount, late C18 pleasure grounds and 1930s formal terraced garden.
Internal Ref: F 425



Height = 74 cm (29.1")
Width = 76 cm (29.9")
Depth = 44.5 cm (17.5")

Fine George 11nd Kneehole Desk In Mahogany, Circa 1745

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