Edward Frederic Benson (1867-1940)
E.F. Benson was an English author. Born at Wellington College in Berkshire, educated at Marlborough College, Benson was a prolific writer, publishing his first book while still a student. He is principally known for his Mapp and Lucia series about Emmeline (Lucia) Lucas and Elizabeth Mapp, which was adapted for television and radio.
Miniature Furniture: A George II mahogany and chequer banded bureau bookcase
With oak sides, the chequered lines inlaid in walnut, bog oak and fruitwood, the moulded cornice above a pair of mirrored panel doors enclosing a shelf, above a fall enclosing a later rectangular green velvet writing surface and fitted interior, comprising a collection of four pigeonholes and three small drawers, above three graduated drawers on bracket feet, 25.5cm wide, 14.5cm deep, 44cm high.