Kneehole Desk. Holland and Sons, manufacturer. 1868. “Hungarian Ash with rectangular top and four graduated drawers in each pedestal, with purple heart landings throughout.” 4 feet; 122 cm. Click on image to enlarge it. Sotheby’s no. 158.

This cabinet comes from a ”collection of furniture was originally commissioned in 1868 by Mr R. N. Thornton from Holland and Sons, Mount Street, for his country house, Knowle Cottage, Sidmouth, Devon. Ex Collection Miss E. M. Thornton” (32).


“An important Collection of Furniture by Holland and Sons.” Important Arts and Crafts Furniture . . . 1839-1930. Sotheby’s Belgravia, 28 May 1975. pp. 32-40.

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