A superb English antique burr walnut partners pedestal desk, dating from Circa 1920.
The rectangular top is inset with a stunning gold tooled green leather writing surface.
One side of the desk is fitted with three frieze drawers and six pedestal drawers, with three in each pedestal. The other side is also fitted with three drawers in the frieze but with a cupboard in each pedestal, each cupboard is fitted with a central shelf.
Each side is fitted with a pair of useful slides, one over each of the smaller frieze drawers and the desk has it’s original decorative brass drop handles
The desk is raised on stout Queen Anne cabriole feet and the desk is complete with the original working locks and keys. This desk is certain to enhance the style and elegance of your study or library.
In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned polished waxed and releathered in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 77 x Width 157 x Depth 95
Height 61 x Width 67 – Kneehole Dimensions
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 foot, 6 inches x Width 5 foot, 2 inches x Depth 3 feet, 1 inch
Height 2 foot x Width 2 foot, 2 inches – Kneehole Dimensions
“Burr Walnut” refers to the swirling figure present in nearly all walnut when cut and polished, and especially in the wood taken from the base of the tree where it joins the roots. However the true burr is a rare growth on the tree where hundreds of tiny branches have started to grow. Burr walnut produce some of the most complex and beautiful figuring you can find.
A partners desk
is an antique desk form, which is basically two pedestal desks constructed from the start as one large desk joined at the front, for two users working while facing each other.
This piece of furniture was first conceived in the United Kingdom to accommodate the work of banking partners. These gentlemen were usually senior bank officials who wished to work together while keeping the convenience and the prestige of a pedestal desk.
Our reference: A2660