A Very Fine Irish, William IV period, Mahogany Cylinder Top Desk

GBP 3,350.00

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Object Description

This is a rare and very high quality early 19th Cent. William iV. Irish Desk. Made using highly figured Cuban Mahogany , almost certainly in Cork, Ireland ., to special order for one of the ‘Big Houses’ built just prior to the Great Irish Famine.

Raised on carved & turned legs with brass castors below a large frieze with two large mahogany lined drawers. Above a cylinder top opening to reveal a fitted interior with nine oak lined drawers & pigeon holes. The large desk top sliding out to reveal an adjustable reading slope with a gilt tooled leather writing surface. In addition there is a very large , very secret, compartment suitable for larger documents.

Although made between 1830 & 1837 this desk with its large desk size , knee-hole height and closing top make it very suitable for use as a modern home office – see photograph

Object History

Waterford. Rep-of-Ireland.

Object Condition

Very good, all original. Professionally cleaned & polished retaining its original patination.

Full condition report available.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:41 x H:41 x D:24 closed & 35 open inches
  • period

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+353 (0)86 81542222

Dealer Location

Streamhill House
New Ross
Co. Wexford
Republic of Ireland

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