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Bureau

Bureau

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1720-50 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (maker)

  • Museum number:

    W.18:22-1952

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

A small bureau or writing cabinet, veneered in burr walnut, the lower section with drawers, the upper section with a mirrored door opening to reveal a bank of small drawers and pigeonholes.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)

Date

1720-50 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown (maker)

Object history note

This came to the Museum as part of a bequest by Mr V.B. Crowther-Benyon F.S.A. (See Registered File 52/1176 on Nominal File MA/1/C3396). The Museum nos. for the bequest of furniture run from W.14 to W. 23-1952. He also bequeathed paintings, miniatures and other items, including a beadwork basket to the Museum. The correspondence suggests that all the items had been inherited by Mr Crowther-Benyon.

Descriptive line

A small bureau or writing cabinet, of walnut, the lower section with drawers, the upper section with a mirrored door, opening to reveal and bank of drawers and pigeonholes.

Techniques

Cabinet making; Veneering

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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