Antique Edwardian Regency Style Inlaid Mahogany & Leather Bow Front Ladies Writing Table Desk by S & H Jewell of London (Circa 1910)


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Object Description

This is an attractive and superb quality antique Regency style Edwardian inlaid solid mahogany, satinwood and leather bow front ladies writing desk, circa 1901 – 1910, made by the renowned cabinet makers and retailer, S & H Jewell of London.

• Item: Ladies Writing Desk
• Circa: 1910
• Period: Edwardian
• Wood: Solid mahogany
• Cabinet Maker: S & H Jewell
• Bow fronted design
• Black gold tooled leather
• Satinwood floral & string inlay to drawers and frame
• Fan marquetry inlay spandrels
• 4 working drawers
• Oak drawer linings
• Hand dovetailed drawer construction
• Original circular brass knobs
• Tapered inlaid spade legs
• Original brass & mug castors
• Original polish & patination
• Excellent quality
• Free delivery to mainland England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• 14-day free UK returns policy

This is an attractive and superb quality antique Regency style Edwardian inlaid solid mahogany, satinwood and leather bow front ladies writing desk, circa 1901 – 1910, made by the renowned cabinet makers and retailer, S & H Jewell of London. Boasting a bow front design, the top of the table features a new black leather with a gold tool perimeter. Below, there is a bank of four hand dovetailed, oak lined drawers which feature top quality satinwood floral inlay to the drawer fronts, bounded by string inlay. The drawer fronts also feature their original circular brass knobs. The writing table also includes a kneehole, which boasts fan marquetry spandrels to either side. The table stands on elegant tapering legs, all of which are decorated with refined satinwood string inlay. The legs terminate on the original brass square collars and mug castors. This is a single piece desk, with excellent proportions.

The desk boasts a rich brown mahogany colour. As it boasts the original polish, it has a fantastic colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received.

This desk would look superb in a variety of rooms from the home office, drawing room or library. The desk would certainly grace any home or office and is a great investment, as it is extremely functional. So, don’t miss out on your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.

S & H Jewell were fine quality cabinet makers, established in London, in 1830. They worked as a family business on their premises at 29-31 Little Queen Street, Holborn, in London, later moving to 26 Parker Street, London, W.C.2. They are recorded as having sold furniture to the Arts and Crafts home, Standen House at East Grinstead in Sussex. Aside from constructing their own furniture, they also restored earlier antiques and sold them on from their London shop.

Height = 75.6cm or 29¾” or 2ft 5¾”
Width = 95.5cm or 37⅝” or 3ft 1⅝”
Depth = 59.9cm or 23⅝” or 1ft 11⅝”
Knee Height = 62cm or 24½” or 2ft ½”
Knee Width = 29.1cm or 11½”

The price for this item is £1,850, which includes free delivery to mainland England, Wales & southern Scotland* and free 14-day returns. The price does not include the chair. The chair is photographed with the desk to give you a sense of perspective; it is for illustration purposes only.

Free UK Delivery*:
We offer free delivery to mainland England, Wales, and Southern Scotland (anywhere south of Stirling). *We do not offer free delivery to locations north of Stirling in Scotland, Northern Ireland, or any British Islands off the mainland; for example, the Isle of Man, Isle of White and Channel Islands. If you live in one of the areas where we do not offer free delivery, please contact us for a delivery quote before purchasing the item. Delivery will be made by our specialised antique furniture delivery service, or in some cases we will use a courier service for distant deliveries.

Delivery times are usually 1-4 weeks depending on location; we aim to deliver the majority of items within 2 weeks. All items are professionally packaged and fully insured in transit, therefore, we can assure you, your items will be securely protected in transit and arrive safely with you.

Once you have purchased an item, we will contact you by email and/or telephone and provide you with a provisional delivery date, in order for you to confirm if it is suitable for you. Once you have confirmed you can accept delivery on the provisional delivery date, we will book the delivery in with our shippers and it then becomes a confirmed delivery date.

We will also provide you with our shippers’ contact details, in case you need to contact the driver on the day of delivery. It’s helpful if you can provide us with both the landline and mobile telephone number, in case the driver cannot reach you on one of the numbers on the day of delivery, they can contact you on your alternative number.

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Free 14 Days UK Returns & Refunds:
A free 14-day “no quibble” returns policy (from the date you receive the item) is available if you are not happy with this item. We will collect the item free of charge from you (we do not charge a return fee / collection fee). You will be given a full refund as long as the item is returned in the same condition. We will collect returns using our own specialist furniture delivery company. We will not accept returns via a courier service (due to experience of damaged items in transit). This refund policy only applies to deliveries to the UK.

UK Buyer Payment:
For UK buyers, we accept cash on collection or delivery; cheque, credit card, BACS (free bank to bank transfer) or PayPal. Payment is requested within 5 days of the sale. Payment must be cleared before the items are collected or delivered.

International Buyers:
If you live outside the UK and you would like to purchase this item, please contact us before purchasing it, so that we can obtain an accurate shipping quote and delivery lead-time. The shipping quote provided is a global estimate only. The actual shipping cost will vary by country and postcode. Due to the distances and costs involved with shipping outside the UK, a returns policy is therefore not available for international buyers. Before placing your order(s) please make sure this is the item for you. We request payment by bank transfer (we do not accept payment via PayPal, credit or debit cards for international purchases). Payment is requested within 10 days of the purchase. Payment must be cleared before the items are collected or delivered to our shippers. The advertised price of the item does not include the shipping cost, sales tax, import duty or custom fees.

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About the Seller:
This item is being sold by Yola Gray Antiques who is an accredited member of LAPADA (the UK’s largest Trade Association of Professional Art and Antique Dealers) and CINOA. CINOA is the world association of Art & Antique dealer associations. All LAPADA & CINOA members abide by their strict code of practice by adhering to reputable standards of quality, expertise and integrity.

Yola Gray has dealt in fine art and antique furniture for over 40 years. Yola Gray has a special interest in Colonial furniture, specifically Colonial Four Poster Beds. Yola Gray also provides a variety of fine English Antique Furniture, Art and Fabrics to clients in the UK, Europe and further afield.

Please visit the Yola Gray website at for further items and information.

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Object Condition

This desk is in excellent condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges of the desk, but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The desk has been French polished by hand, to a professional standard, in our workshop. As it boasts the original polish, it has a fantastic colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received. The desk has been professionally fitted with a new black and gold tool leather, which is therefore in excellent condition. The hand-dovetailed drawers are constructed of solid oak and boast the original brassware. The drawers close flush to the frame. This is a single piece desk. This desk is solid in joint; the desk does not wobble and is ready to use.

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