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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF THE LATE WILLIAM 'BILL' TILLMAN

A gilt-brass mounted rosewood Carlton House writing desk by William Tillman, circa 1979
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343

PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF THE LATE WILLIAM 'BILL' TILLMAN

A gilt-brass mounted rosewood Carlton House writing desk by William Tillman, circa 1979
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A gilt-brass mounted rosewood Carlton House writing desk by William Tillman, circa 1979
in the Egyptian taste, the upper section with a pierced brass gallery above eight drawers and two dummy drawers, the lower section with a leather inset top with a writing slope above three frieze drawers, on reeded legs ending in brass cappings and castors
88cm. high, 154.5cm. wide, 65cm. deep; 2ft. 10½in., 5ft. ¾in., 2ft. 1¼in.
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Exhibited

Shown at the International Furniture Show, 1979

Catalogue Note

By the time this piece was entered in the 1979 International Furniture Show, William Tillman had already won the Showpiece of the Year Award for three consecutive years. Arguably the finest piece Tillman ever produced, the desk was overlooked in order that future participants would not be deterred from entering. Tillman won the award on his return to the fray in 1981, and would claim the prize for the following two years.

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