1811 - 1820
Rosewood, brass inlay and leather
72 x 92 x 61 cm
Petworth House and Park, West Sussex (Accredited Museum)
A rosewood sofa-table, of Regency period, the top opens to reveal an interior fitted as a writing desk, with brass stringing, above a carved stretcher.
By descent, until the death in 1952 of the 3rd Lord Leconfield, who had given Petworth to the National Trust in 1947, and whose nephew and heir, John Wyndham, 6th Lord Leconfield and 1st Lord Egremont (1920-72) arranged for the acceptance of the major portion of the collections at Petworth in lieu of death duties (the first ever such arrangement) in 1956 by H.M.Treasury.