This exceptionally attractive antique desk was made from beautifully figured pollard oak, which has a rich golden patina.
The desk is made in three sections for ease of installation; top and two pedestals.
The top is fitted with three drawers and has a replacement black hide writing leather with gilt and blind tooling. The writing leather is surrounded by a band of figured golden oak and the top has canted corners in the gothic revival style.
All drawers have mahogany linings, hand cut dovetail joints, brass locks and the original turned wooden knobs.
The pedestals also have cantered corners and are fitted with three drawers, have plinth with hidden castors. The timbers used for the back and sides of the pedestals are very well figured and decorative. Desks made from this decorative pollard oak are quite rare.
The desk has recently benefitted from professional cleaning and wax polishing in the traditional manner.
Width: 54 inches – 138cm
Depth: 26.5 inches – 67cm
Height to top: 29 inches – 74cm
Knee-hole height: 23 – 59cm
Knee-hole width 22.5 inches – 57cm