A classically styled antique mahogany partners desk from the first half of the 19th century and stamp marked M. Willson, 68 Great Queen Street, London.* on the top edge of the two middle drawers.
The desk is made with top quality attractively figured mahogany timbers throughout. It has been professionally restored to bring back the beautiful colour of the mahogany and would look stunning in any traditional or contemporary office as it has clean lines and a classic stylish design.
We have replaced the writing leather with a new black hide writing surface with gilt and blind tooling surrounded by a cross band of mahogany with a thumb moulded edge.
As a partners desk there are three drawers to either side and all drawers have mahogany linings with hand cut dovetail joints. All drawers have ogee mouldings to the front edge, turned mahogany pull handles and the original brass locks and escutcheons.
The pedestals are each fitted with three drawers to the front, which are remarkably clean given the desks age, and cupboards to the reverse. The desk stands on plinth bases with hidden castors beneath allowing it to be moved freely once it is set up. The cupboards to the reverse both have an adjustable shelf.
As with all pedestal style desks it is made in three sections, the top and separate pedestals, for ease of transportation and installation.
T and M. Willson
Thomas Willson is entered in directories as a furniture broker and appraiser of 68 Great Queen Street, between 1821 and 1829. Mary Willson and son continued the business from 1830 - 1837 and after 1838 Matthew Willson (son) ran a furniture warehouse, furniture works and upholstery business at the same address until 1854.
From the 'Pictorial Dictionary of MARKED LONDON FURNITURE 1700 - 1840' By Christopher Gilbert. Published by The Furniture History Society and W. S. Many & Son Ltd. 1996.
Date: circa 1835
Width: 66 inches - 168cm
Depth: 42 inches - 107cm
Height: 31 inches - 79cm
Height to kneehole: 24.5 inches - 62cm
Reference Number: SN441
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