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A George III rosewood double sided library writing table
circa 1800, in the manner of John McLean
with a morocco leather inset top above four frieze with drawers with cedarwood linings, the end supports with parcel gilt `milled' tablets
73cm. high, 122cm. wide, 75cm. deep; 2ft. 4¾in., 4ft., 2ft. 5½in.
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Provenance

Sold Sotheby's London, Important English Furniture, 15 November 1996, lot 77.

Catalogue Note

The combination of rosewood and `milled' giltwood panels is characteristic of the work of the leading early 19th century furniture maker John McLean of Marylebone Street, London and is paralleled in a number of pieces with which this is closely associated, examples of which  are illustrated in Simon Redburn, `John McLean and Son', Furniture History, vol. XIV, 1978, pls. 40b and 45a. An almost identical table sold Sotheby's, Tyninghame, East Lothian, Scotland, 28 September 1987, lot 73 and subsequently Sotheby's, London, 22 April 1994, lot 90. 

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