Antique Irish Figured Walnut Library Table or Desk by W F Fry and Son


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Object Description

This beautiful figured walnut library table was made in the mid 19th century by the Dublin cabinet makers *W F Fry & Co.

A top quality antique writing table in the renaissance revival style with attractive, well chosen matched veneers. It is in beautiful antique condition and has benefited from professional traditional restoration including french polishing, cleaning and wax polished.

It has a new black hide writing surface with gilt tooling. This is surrounded by a band of walnut with a ‘thumb’ moulded border.

The frieze is fitted with three very deep drawers to one side and faux drawer fronts to the reverse. The drawers are cedar and mahogany lined with hand cut dovetail joints and original brass locks with key.
The drawer fronts are concave, the front edges are cock-beaded and fitted with the original segmented knobs. The central drawer is stamped W.F. Fry & Co. with the number 3462.

This stunning writing table stands on 4 crisply carved solid walnut supports with platform bases and hidden original brass castors.

A top quality, very rare table that would make a stunning focal point for an office or study or library.

Width: 60 inches – 152 cm
Depth: 32.5 inches – 82cm
Height to top: 29.5 inches – 75cm
Height to knee-hole: 24 inches – 61cm

If you are interested in this Antique figured Walnut Library Table or Desk please contact us quoting reference: SN686

Object History

*W F Fry & Co were principally cloth manufacturers who exhibited in Dublin, London and Paris. They had a cabinet making works and we believe that this table may well have been made for an exhibition, as it is such good quality, and possibly used to display their wares.

Object Condition

Excellent condition with new writing leather

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)1562752849
+44 (0)7970989373

Dealer Location

Studio House
143 Chester Road South
DY10 1XB
United Kingdom