18th Century Mahogany Bureau Bookecase Belonging To Robert Pretty

18th Century Mahogany Bureau Bookecase Belonging To Robert Pretty

£1,450.00Price
Before you stands a beautiful 18th Century bureau bookcase in outstanding condition which belonged to Mr Robert Pretty son of Edith Pretty.

The story of Edith Pretty has recently been released on Netflix “The Dig” if you’ve not yet seen it, it’s a must!

Edith Pretty (1883–1942) was responsible for the excavation of the Anglo-Saxon ship burial at Sutton Hoo, one of the most important discoveries in British archaeology.

In a stunning act of generosity, in 1939, Pretty donated all of the finds, including the famous Sutton Hoo helmet, to the British Museum.

We were lucky enough to acquire this beautiful piece and now wish to offer it giving a genuine opportunity to own not only a beautiful piece but a piece which has an amazing historical link.

Mr Pretty’s name can clearly been seen on the attached label to the rear along with other labels.

W - 42”
D - 22.5”
H - 86”