This is a beautiful antique flame mahogany twin pedestal partners desk in the stunning George III manner, Circa 1870 in date.
The rectangular desk is of inverted breakfront outline and the top features an inset three part blind tooled tan leather writing surface above three frieze drawers on the front with dummy drawers on the rear. The desk has three graduated drawers in each pedestal on the front side and a pair of capacious cupboards on the rear.
The drawers are lined in solid oak, have wonderful carved decoration and are fitted with the original brass handles .
The desk is raised on plinths with inset brass castors.
Complete with working locks with key.
Instil the elegance of a bygone era to a special place in your home with this fabulous antique partners pedestal desk.
In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned and waxed in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 76 x Width 152 x Depth 92
Dimensions in inches:
Height 29.9 x Width 59.8 x Depth 36.2
Thomas Sheraton – 18th century furniture designer, once characterized mahogany as “best suited to furniture where strength is demanded as well as a wood that works up easily, has a beautiful figure and polishes so well that it is an ornament to any room in which it may be placed.” Matching his words to his work, Sheraton designed much mahogany furniture. The qualities that impressed Sheraton are particularly evident in a distinctive pattern of wood called “flame mahogany.”
The flame figure in the wood is revealed by slicing through the face of the branch at the point where it joins another element of the tree.
Our reference: 09896