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1518/17: An excellent brass-bound kingwood WRITING BOX by the famous makers: Wells & Lambe of Cockspur St. London. The superb figured case is bound in brass, with recessed handles to either side and cartouche to the lid. It opens to reveal the original gilt-tooled morocco leather writing surface, with a kingwood pen tray; pair of ink bottles and a large removable tray with sprung handles. There are three VERY secret drawers; a reading bar to fit to the outside; the original makers label and both original keys. *Wells & Lambe opened for business in 1809 following the marriage of John Lambe & Elizabeth Wells, and soon became famous for their fine boxes. The firm ceased trading in 1890. c.1835

box, kingwood, object, writing

£1250

1419/17: GILLOWS of LANCASTER: a fine quality early 19th century Regency period rosewood LIBRARY WRITING TABLE in lovely condition. The figured top, with its gadrooned edging, is fitted with a well-tooled leather writing surface, whilst the frieze below contains two mahogany-lined drawers fitted with brass handles (not original). It is supported on particularly fine turned and carved standard ends, leading to carved lion's paw feet, original castors beneath, with stylish carved corbels above and below. Gorgeous! 52ins wide; 28ins deep; 29ins high. (132 x 71 x 73.5cms) c.1825

furniture, Gillows, Library, Table, writing

£3950