A Very Good Quality Late Regency Period Mahogany Partners
Writing Table Of Large Proportion Having Replaced Gilt Tooled
Leather To Crossbanded Top Above Six Frieze Drawers Raised On
Elegant Turned And Reeded Legs On Original Brass Castors
Stamped to drawer & labelled "W.Priest, 17 & 24 Water Street, Blackfriars"
"William Priest was a dealer and retailer of good quality library furniture (both new and second-hand) from various addresses in Blackfriars between 1837 and about 1850. A related writing table is illustrated in C. Gilbert, The Pictorial Dictionary of Marked London Furniture 1700-1840, London, 1996, p. 380."