Lot 131: Sold for £3,700 hammer

Estimate £4,000-£6,000

Edward Barnsley - An oak fall front bureau circa 1924, with a double fielded panel fall with insert panel details above and arrangement of three drawers with fielded panel doors below, with exposed dovetail and tenon and mortise joints, height 108.5cm, width 90cm and depth 48cm.

Provenance - Formerly the property of Robert Dudley Best of Best & Lloyd Ltd, the inventor of the 'Bestlite'. A hand-written note to Mr Best dated July 1987 from Annette Caruthers on Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museums note paper refers to information noted in Edward Barnsley's client book at the Edward Barnsley Workshop, Froxfield, Petersfield, Hants :-
R.D. Best Esq, Birmingham, Dec 1924. Bookcase, table, writing desk, two chairs. Nos. 119-123.
£63.2.6 / £9.16.3 / £72.18.9

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