6061 ARegency mahogany ladies'writing table, the double ' D'end gilt tooled leather inset breakfront top fitted with a frieze drawerwith lion's mask drop handle and two bowed end drawers on spiral turned tapering legs terminating in brass cappings. The original London circa 1800. AL71020 46 x 24 x 30 in. 116 x 60 x 76 cm. Afine George II mahoganypartner'slibrarytable, the moulded edge top with a gilt tooled inset leather writing surface decorated with the Spencer crest, nowwith two frieze drawers applied with lion's mask drop handles and on acanthus leaf carved cabriole legs and lion's pawfeet. The original circa 1745. The original had no drawers and stood in the library where it provided an ideal surface to peruse manuscripts and maps. Lord Spencer'sDressing Room. AL71017 48 x 30 x 30 in. 121 x 76 x 76 cm.
6263 An extremely fine early George III mahogany ser-pentine partner's desk, the serpentine moulded edge top with a gilt- tooled faded brown leather inset writing surface fitted with three serpentine friezedrawersto one side and twoslides and drawersto the other, each side furthermore with one pedestal containing four graduated drawers and a cupboard door flanking each kneehole, the ends each with ten dummy drawers; the desk corners each carved with finely fluted, leaf and acanthus ornaments on serpentine plinth bases. The original, London, circa 1760, being a superb pair of back to back kneehole desks shown left in the South Drawing Room. AL71018 70 x 481/ 4x301/ 2in. 177 x 122 x 77 cm.