This is a fine antique late Victorian mahogany caddy top pedestal desk, Circa 1880 in date.
This desk is made from beautiful flame mahogany with ebonised stringing and crossbanding. It features a stunning gilt tooled black leather writing surface, is fitted with three frieze drawers, with three further graduated drawers in each pedestal. The desk is finished all round, so it is freestanding and the drawer linings are of solid oak.
It is raised on swept bracket feet and is complete with the original decorative brass handles and working locks and keys.
Install the elegance of a bygone era to a special place in your home with this fabulous antique pedestal desk.
In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned, polished and releathered in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 75 x Width 122 x Depth 61
Dimensions in inches:
Height 29.5 x Width 48.0 x Depth 24.0
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: 09769