This is a fabulous antique Victorian flame mahogany oval shaped library centre table, 19th Century in date.
The desk is crafted from beautiful flame mahogany and the top features crossbanded decoration around the border and it is raised on two plain columns standing on four circular shaped pad feet.
The desk has two spacious drawers on one side, and dummy drawers on the other, all with their original handles.
Complete with working locks and key.
This writing table is a beautiful example of a free standing piece of furniture which is certain to make a statement wherever it is placed.
In excellent condition having been beautifully restored and releathered in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 76 x Width 153 x Depth 76
Dimensions in inches:
Height 29.9 x Width 60.2 x Depth 29.9
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: 08851