Antique English Edwardian Georgian Style Flame Mahogany Bow Front Ladies Writing Table Desk (Circa 1910)


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Object Description

Here is a fine quality antique English Georgian / Sheraton style flame mahogany ladies writing table constructed in the late Edwardian period, circa 1910 – 1920, displaying a lovely rich colour, in excellent original condition.

• Item: Writing Table / Desk
• Circa: 1910
• Period: Edwardian
• Style: Georgian / Sheraton
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Flame Mahogany
• Width: 3ft 4⅞”
• Two-plank string inlaid bow-fronted top with moulded edge
• 5 working drawers
• Cock beaded, string inlaid & cross banded drawer fronts
• Original brass lever locks with working key
• Original steel foliate swan neck handles on circular escutcheons
• Oak drawer linings
• Hand dovetailed joints
• Cock beaded kneehole apron
• Tapering block legs terminating on spade feet
• Lovely colour & patination
• Excellent original condition
• Solid in joint
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns policy

Here is a fine quality antique English Edwardian Georgian / Sheraton style flame mahogany & string inlaid bow front writing / side table, circa 1910, displaying a lovely rich colour and patination, in excellent condition. The table incorporates a two-plank bow-fronted top with upstand to the rear, decorated with satinwood and ebony string inlay and with a moulded edge, above five drawers. The drawers boast cock beaded, cross banded and string inlaid fronts, as well as the original steel foliate swan neck handles and circular escutcheons. The drawers are oak lined and constructed with hand dovetail joints and retain the original brass lever locks with working key. The drawers run smoothly and close flush to the frame. Below, the table features a cock beaded kneehole apron, and stands on tapering block legs, terminating on spade feet. The table features the original top and backboard to the rear; the frame has been constructed in the traditional method.

This item features a lovely rich brown 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 item would look superb in a variety of rooms from the living room to the hallway. The table 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.

Height = 76.5cm or 30⅛” or 2ft 6⅛”
Width = 103.9cm or 40⅞” or 3ft 4⅞”
Depth = 53.7cm or 21⅛” or 1ft 9⅛”
Knee Height = 57.8cm or 22¾” or 1ft 10¾”
Knee Width = 34.8cm or 13¾” or 1ft 1¾”

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.

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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:
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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.

Ref. 51308

Object Condition

This Edwardian writing table is in excellent original condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges, drawer fronts and top, but nothing significant considering the age of the item (see photos). The drawers are in good working order and close flush to the frame. The drawers feature cock beaded, cross banded and string inlaid fronts, as well as hand dovetail construction and the original solid oak drawer linings and bottoms. The drawers retain the original steel foliate swan neck handles and circular escutcheons. The drawers retain the original brass lever locks with working key. The table features the original top and backboard to the rear; the frame has been constructed in the traditional joined construction method. The table boasts a lovely rich colour and patination. This table is well constructed, solid in joint and ready to use.

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