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Writing table: M.11-1950

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Maker: Unknown

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Description

Mahogany writing table. Serpentine front with canted and carved legs, with acanthus design. One large fitted drawer, with a baize-covered slide in the centre, and with a well and two small drawers under it. The back legs are also carved, but four-square. The main drawer and the two small interior drawers are fitted with their original furniture.

Notes

History note: Unknown before testator

Legal notes

T. H. Riches Bequest.

Measurements and weight

Depth: 25 in
Height: 29 ½ in
Width: 43 3/4 in

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1950) by Riches, Thomas Henry

Dating

18th Century, Late
George III
Circa 1760 - Circa 1770

Materials used in production

Mahogany

Techniques used in production

Carving

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.11-1950
Primary reference Number: 98227
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 18 January 2017 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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