Across the hall, there are three good-sized bedrooms, complemented by plaster cornices, three-door walnut veneered fitted wardrobes and kneehole
dressing table units.
Early 20thcentury lady's red japanned kneehole
dressing table in the Georgian manner, decorated in gilt with chinoiseries.
Girding the upper half of this balancing act is an elasticized knee guard, whose top half extends into midair, arching backward at the hinge to reveal the tip of the wedge through the kneehole
Carrying the top estimate in the extensive antique furniture section is an early 18 century burr walnut pedestal kneehole
desk at up to PS12,000 while leading the contemporary furniture is a Nigel Brown bureau plat at up to PS3,000.
Good quality furniture always sells and the furniture section was topped by a Georgian Oak Cricket Table at pounds 680, a Victorian oak Kneehole
Desk and a Plum mahogany extending Dining Table each made pounds 240.
He spotted a "lovely George II kneehole
desk" in a provincial saleroom with an estimate of pounds 600-800, which the auctioneers had described as "burrwood".
Millington Adams also sold their most expensive piece, a William in mulberry secretaire, for 35,000 [pounds sterling], and a Georgian walnut kneehole
desk for 27,000 [pounds sterling] (it was last on the market in 1966, when it sold at Grosvenor House for 2,600 [pounds sterling]).
The boy would often play under the desk, which had been presented by Queen Victoria to President Rutherford Hayes, and liked to pretend that its kneehole
panel was a secret door.
To up the girly factor, add a curtain in the kneehole
using a tension rod.
Also in-built is a kneehole
dressing table with chest of drawers, plus a make-up bar.
Nowadays it has pride of place on the antique kneehole
desk at one end of his living room.
Gamow put his knees exactly together, put his head to one side, and sighted down into the kneehole
of his desk.