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Kneehole desk: M.12-1961

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Current Location: In storage


Production: Unknown




Mahogany kneehole desk with serpentine front, applied carving on the canted corners, leather inset top and ormolu mounts on the drawers. Kneehole and recessed cabinet framed with arch and fluted pilasters. Three of the drawers are frieze, while the recessed cupboard is flanked by six concave pedestal drawers

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Louis C. G. Clarke, 1960.

Measurements and weight

Depth: 72.5 cm
Height: 82.5 cm
Width: 142.4 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1960) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray


18th Century, Mid
George II
Production date: circa AD 1750

Components of the work

Top composed of leather

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.12-1961
Primary reference Number: 95851
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 16 August 2023 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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