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A Queen Anne burr-walnut and walnut bureau-on-stand, circa 1710
the fall-front opening to reveal a fitted interior above one long frieze drawer and six short drawers, the sides fitted with brass carrying handles
89cm. high, 62cm. wide, 36.5cm. deep; 2ft. 11in., 2ft. 1/2 in., 1ft. 2 1/2 in.
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Provenance

Acquired by Melyvn Rollason for the Drawing Room at Ludstone Hall, Shropshire, circa 1952;
sold Christie's London, 3 July 1997, lot 159 (£66,577)

Literature

Whitman, G. (ed.), 'Ludstone Hall, Claverley, Shropshire', The Antique Collector, London, December 1965 - January 1966, p. 238 and 241, illustrated in situ in the Drawing Room.

Catalogue Note

This beautiful bureau-on-stand, with its richly figured burr veneers, was likely acquired for the Drawing Room at Ludstone Hall post 1952. The house was bought in 1939 by Melyvn Rollason, who amassed an impressive collection of furniture and works of art in keeping with the house’s Jacobean heritage. Interestingly, the present bureau is illustrated in situ in The Antique Collector, December 1965 – January 1966. However, a 1952 Country Life article on Ludstone shows the Drawing Room without the cabinet, so it would seem the present bureau-on-stand was acquired between publications.

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