Lot 470: Sold for £600 hammer

Estimate £400-£600

In the manner of A.W.N Pugin - A pitch pine library table, the rectangular top with a thumb-moulded edge over the chamfered fielded panel apron, fitted with eight drawers, all raised to a refectory style H-form base with a central arch-shaped support, height 74cm, width 208cm and depth 90cm, S/D.

Provenance - Inherited by the present owner from their father Douglas Hickman, a prominent Birmingham architect. Douglas Hickman was a member of the founding committee of the Birmingham Victorian Society when it was formed in 1967, campaigning for Victorian and Edwardian architecture. He was also the author of 'Birmingham', a book about the architecture of the city published as part of the City Buildings series in 1970. It is thought by the family that this table was originally from a convent in Handsworth, Birmingham, possibly St Mary's Convent.

Condition report
Has been later varnished. There are no keys for the drawer locks. The handles to the drawers are missing.

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