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A stunning French Mahogany Desk of superior quality
made fro use in a library. It has beautiful matched flame mahogany
veneers all round and the outstanding colour and figuring of these
present this as a very special and expensive desk when it was made
The writing surface is in three sections, a central
hinged slope with original adjustable support and two side sections.
The central slope was designed for viewing art works, maps or etching
etc. whilst seated at the desk. There are two further pull out writing
slides with matching writing leather. The writing leather is a new
replacement and decorated with blind and gilt tooling.
The writing surface is surrounded by a three inch band
of well figured mahogany with a bull
nosed edge and rounded corners. The frieze has a break front design,
to both front and back, with a long central drawer slightly recessed,
to the front. There are no drawers to the reverse as all drawers to
the top and right pedestal take up the depth of the desk.
All the drawers have flame mahogany matched veneers
with decorative brass escutcheons, brass locks, hand cut dovetails
and oak linings. The top drawer of the right pedestal also has a removable
organizer tray and a lockable inner compartment with its own original
key. The drawers and cupboards are opened with the key of which there
are 2 available. One of these keys is certainly an original.
The left hand pedestal has a cupboard to the reverse
designed for vertical folio storage. The dividers are not there but
the slots are still in place. These can be replaced by a central shelf
The desk is made in three sections, the top and separate
pedestals, for ease of transportation and installation. The pedestals
are each fitted with 3 drawers to the front and stand on plinth bases
with hidden castors.
This stunning antique mahogany desk is of the highest
quality with great attention to detail and it has been professionally
restored to enhance its original beauty.
This fabulous antique desk would make a real show stopper
in any room and a wonderful focal point of any traditional or contemporary
office or library.
Date: circa 1880
Width: 60 inches - 153cm
Depth: 34 inches - 86cm
Height: 31.5 inches - 80cm
Height to kneehole: 25 inches - 64cm
Do you wish to sell an Antique Desk Chair or Library Chair?
About Burrells Antique Desks:
Do you have an antique desk, writing table or desk chair that you would like to sell? If so please send photos and details of size and condition to us and ask for a no obligation quote.
If its something we are looking for we will be happy to offer a fair price collect and pay you usually within 7 - 10 days. We look forward to hearing from you!
We are a small family business with over 35 years experience in the antique furniture business. Our success is based on careful selection of good quality stock and ensuring it is traditionally and sympathetically restored to enhance its beauty and retain its value. We buy with the customer in mind and offer serviceable, good quality furniture that will look good, last well and retain its value.
We stock antique desks, writing tables, library tables and chairs in a variety of styles and sizes from English periods: Regency, Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian; in Mahogany, Oak, Walnut, Burr Walnut and Rosewood. As a family run antique furniture business we pride ourselves in offering a professional and friendly service to all our customers.
Returns Policy for UK Customers:
We are confident that you will be happy with your
antique furniture from us, but in the unlikely event you are not
happy you can return it to us. Please contact us as soon as you
have any concerns so that we can discuss it and decide how to resolve
the matter with you.
If the reason for return is due to our description
being at fault in any way we will off course accept the piece back
when we have established the problem with you.
If the reason for return is because you have changed
your mind for any reason we will accept the piece back within 7
days of you receiving the piece. In this instance the customer will
be responsible for paying for the return of the item back to us.
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