This small George 1V writing table has beautifully figured rosewood veneers. It retains its original dark green hide writing surface with gilt and blind tooling. Original writing surfaces from tables of this period are rare and this has all the marks and wear one would expect to see on a table of this age but it is still very serviceable. The hide is surrounded by a cross-band of rosewood with rounded corners.
The frieze is fitted with two drawers which are mahogany lined with hand cut dovetail joints and original locks with key. The drawers have never been fitted with handles or knobs, there is a recess in the frame below each drawer to allow them to be pulled open.
The reverse of the table is identical to the front. but without the key escutcheons.
The table top is supported by shaped end standards with platform bases and bun feet and hidden (original) castors. the stretcher base is united by a well turned stretcher.
This lovely small antique writing table has been recently professionally cleaned and wax polished and has developed a rich attractive patina over the years.
Width: 37 inches – 94cm.
Depth:21 inches – 53cm .
Height: 29 inches – 74cm.
Height to Knee-hole: 24.5 inches – 62cm.