A large and impressive antique burr walnut and feather banded 6ft partners Pedestal desk, circa 1920s in date.
The shaped rectangular top with feather banding is lined with the original inset three panelled tan leather writing surface which features hand tooled gilded decoration. The drawers are oak-lined and the brass “drop” handles add elegance to this sumptuous desk.
One side of the desk is fitted with nine drawers, three drawers to each pedestal and three in the frieze. The left and right hand frieze drawers are fitted with useful slides inset with gold tooled tan leather.
The other side of the desk has three drawers in the frieze with a cupboard to each pedestal, each cupbpard is fitted with a central shelf. Over the central frieze drawer there is a large slide also fitted with an inset gold tooled tan leather.
Complete with working locks and keys.
There is no mistaking the sophisticated quality and design of this desk and it is sure to receive the maximum amount of attention wherever it is placed in your home.
In really excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned, polished and waxed in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 78 x Width 183 x Depth 102
Height 62 x Width 70 – Kneehole Dimensions
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 foot, 7 inches x Width 6 foot x Depth 3 foot, 4 inches
Height 2 foot x Width 2 foot, 4 inches – Kneehole Dimensions
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 produces 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: A2178