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Walnut, rosewood, ebony, oak, deal, brass. Upright rectangular form, paneled fall front with elaborated teardrop lock mechanism revealing fourteen drawers interspersed with three cupboard doors framed in ebony, set off with string mounding of two woods over an open compartment. Beneath fall...

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Made for the White House, Clarendon Park, Leicester for Arthur Gimson, half-brother of the designer. 1925, purchased by private collection; January 28, 1986, sold from this private collection at Christie's, London, lot 172 [see note 1]. By 1993, with Peter Finer, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire, England; 1993, sold by Peter Finer and bought by the MFA through the bequest of Minna Heidelberger in memory of Herbert Heidelberger. (Accession date: June 23, 1993) NOTES: [1] According to Christie's, London, catalogue, January 28, 1986, lot 172, the piece was purchased in 1925 along with The White House and other furniture.

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Bequest of Minna Heidelberger in memory of Herbert Heidelberger

English, about 1900


128.5 x 88.5 x 52.5 cm (50 9/16 x 34 13/16 x 20 11/16 in.)

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Walnut, rosewood, ebony