George II mahogany desk auctions for $90,000


2015-06-26 13:22:39


George II mahogany desk auctions for $90,000

A George II mahogany desk drawn from Trelissick house has auctioned for $90,000 at Bonhams

A George II mahogany desk drawn from Tresillick House, a vast neo-classical stately home in Cornwall, UK, auctioned for 58,850 ($90,132) at Bonhams yesterday (July 24).

Chippendale desk Trelissick HouseAspects of the cabinetwork parallel features found in pieces attributed to eminent furniture maker Thomas Chippendale

"In the manner of Thomas Chippendale", the handsome desk was purchased by former Trelissick House occupant and director of the Bank of England, Leonard Cunliffe, from Harrods in January 1914 for 500.

The present sale price thereforerepresents a 4.3% increase pa.

The auction also featured the 337,250 ($517,546) sale of a Chinese vase.

Here at Paul Fraser Collectibles, we have a number of impressive items of antique furniture in stock.

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