George III Kneehole Desk

George III kneehole desk of harewood, with mahogany crossbanding, boxwood and ebony stringing, bellflower swags and floral marquetry. The design is derived from the pattern for a bureau table, illustrated as plate XLII in the 1762 pattern book by Ince and Mayhew, Universal System of Household Furniture.

Provenance: Lady Zia Wernher, Luton Hoo

Circa 1790

The desk has a serpentine front, extending to 47″ wide, and serpentine sides of 24″ deep. It is 30″ high.

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