Antique Georgian Mahogany Partners Desk
This handsome English antique partners desk has well figured mahogany timbers throughout and is stamped marked
*A. Solomon, 59 Great Queen Street. It has an old faded (hand coloured) green hide writing surface with blind tooling.
This is surrounded by a cross-band of mahogany with a 'bull nose' moulded edge.
The frieze is fitted with 3 drawers to the front and reverse.
The pedestals are each fitted with three drawers to the front and cupboards to the reverse.
One cupboard has a shelf and the other has folio slots.
The pedestals stand on plinth bases with hidden castors and all drawers have mahogany linings,
hand cut dovetail joints and brass locks with keys.
The front edges of the drawers are cock-beaded and fitted with turned wooden knobs.
The desk is made in tree sections, the top and two pedestals, for ease of installation.
This fine quality late Georgian desk has recently been professionally cleaned and polished and has a very attractive patina.
It would look very handsome in any traditional or contemporary office or study area.
Width: 54 inches - 137cm
Depth: 37.5 inches - 95cm
Height to top: 31 inches - 79cm
Height to knee hole: 24 inches - 61cm
Width of knee hole: 24 inches - 61cm
Notes: * Abraham Solomon of 59 Great Queen St London was a furniture broker.
C. Gilbert in his 'Pictorial Dictionary of Marked London Furniture' notes that;
several pieces of furniture from 1780 - 1840 are known stamped in the same manner as this desk.
(English furniture makers were never required by law to identify their work.
However, certain firms sometimes used a trade label, name-stamp or signature C. Gilberts book
provides a pictorial record of all known marked items made by
London furniture makers between 1700 and 1840)