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Vivien: The Vivien Leigh Collection

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VIVIEN'S WRITING BUREAU
the fitted walnut and oak interior with leather writing surface
walnut, boxwood, oak
102 by 81 by 48cm., 40 by 31¾ by 19in.
18th century
Made circa 1750.
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Provenance

Acquired from Asprey, ‘2ft 6inch Queen Anne walnut bureau’, January 1949, (Laurence Olivier Archive, The British Library, London, Add MS 79839)

Literature

Pall Mall Deposit and Forwarding Co. Ltd. Deposit Inventory, 14 August 1950, drawing room, ‘15. Walnut bureau’, (Laurence Olivier Archive, The British Library, London, Add MS 79838);
Cecily Finn, 'Den Förtrollande Ladyn’ [The Enchanting Lady], Bonniers Månadstidning, 1954, p. 35, fig. 2;
Anthony Denney, 'The Oliviers off stage', House and Garden, May 1958, p. 64.

Vivien: The Vivien Leigh Collection

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London