A fine and rare mahogany serpentine writing table in the manner of Thomas Chippendale with retractable firescreeen, writing slide inset with tooled leather and drawer to one side bearing the label for M.Harris and Sons.
The serpentine ovolo moulded top is cross banded in tulipwood and inlaid with fine stringing over a brushing slide and shaped ‘dummy’ drawer. To the left side of the frieze is a further ‘dummy’ drawer and to the right, a long drawer with divides to the front presumably for ink jars. Raised on elegant cabriole legs.
The gilt brass axe-head handles, knobs and lock and key appear to be original.