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.
6263 AGeorge III neo- classical mahoganywriting table, the oval gilt- tooled faded brown leather inset top above three frieze drawers interspersed by five dummy drawers with brass drop handles, the square tapering legs on brass casterswith finelycarved ram's head capitals. The original London, circa 1790. AL71013 48 x 32 x 30 in. 121 x 81 x 76 cm. ALouis XV rosewood veneered bureau plat, the serpentine brass bound moulded edge top inset with a gilt tooled brown leather writing surface, above three serpentine frieze drawers fittedwith Rococo brass handles on cabriole legs with brass cartouche mounts trailing to sabots. The original circa 1760, shown abovein the Princess ofWales Bedroom. AL71008 46 x 27 x 301/ 4in. 116 x 68 x 76 cm.