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Details & Cataloguing

Recollections of Places Past, Property from the Estate of Sir John and Lady Smith

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A George IV mahogany quadruple pedestal partners desk, second quarter 19th century
the leather-inset top with four opposing mechanically raised slopes with two lignum vitae and brass winding keys, with four drawers to one side of each pedestal and conforming dummy drawers
79cm. high, 167cm. wide, 166cm. deep; 2ft. 7in., 5ft. 5¾in., 5ft. 5¾in.
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Provenance

Acquired by Smith, Payne & Smith for the Partners Room at their new premises, 1 Lombard Street, London, circa 1835;
Lindsay Eric Smith (1852-1930) who was a partner of that bank and later at the Union of London & Smiths Bank Ltd.;
or his son Evan Cadogan Smith MC (1894-1950) who was chairman of the National Provincial Bank which had absorbed Union of London & Smiths Bank Ltd.;
then to his son Sir John Smith

Catalogue Note

This desk, the portrait (lot 46) and the chairs (lot 47) are depicted in an etching of the Partners Room at Smith, Payne & Smith by Giffard Lenfestey from 1906.

Recollections of Places Past, Property from the Estate of Sir John and Lady Smith

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London