The Spring Country House Sale - 14th March 2017 - 10:00am
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Lot 568

A Louis XVI style mahogany and ormolu-mounted bureau plat

Hammer Price £5,400

A Louis XVI style mahogany and ormolu-mounted bureau plat,

late 19th century, in the manner of Holland & Sons, the inset green leather top above three secret frieze drawers with applied classical gilt bronze plaques on octagonal tapering supports,

109cm wide

62cm deep

76cm high


Purported to be the Earl of Sefton's desk. Complete with original Christie's catalogue, receipt and a print of the Earl of Sefton.


Provenance: Bought from Christie's Croxteth Hall House Sale, 1973 where it was catalogued as attributed to Holland & Sons.

The writing table is based on an earlier example by Jean-Henri Riesener and made for Queen Marie-Antoinette's Queens House at Versailles.

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

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