Antique William 1V Satinwood Partners Library Table / Desk
This impressive and fine quality antique library table or desk is made from well figured *satinwood. The rarity and quality of this piece suggests it has been specially commissioned.
The table had benefited from professional restoration which includes cleaning and polishing. The top has a replacement black hide writing leather with gilt and blind tooling which is surrounded by a band of satinwood with rounded corners.
Both sides of the width are fitted with three mahogany lined drawers with hand cut dovetails, original brass locks, with key and turned wooden knobs.
The table stands on four turned and tapering octagonal legs with ‘egg and dart’ carved decoration to the tops and reeded melon shaped feet with hidden castors.
A large satinwood desk / library table of this type is extremely rare, it it has a glorious honey colour and in fine antique condition. The large surface area makes this a very useful large desk or conference table for a large office or library.
*Use of this timber in tables or desks from this period is rare. Satinwood generally came from the West Indies and was expensive so tended to be used in small quantities for decorative purposes in marquetry and cross banding for example.
Width: 69 inches – 176 cm
Depth: 43.5 inches – 111cm
Height to top: 30 inches – 76cm
Height to knee hole: 24 inches – 61cm
(We can supply wooden caster cup holders to raise the height of the table by 1 inch if you would like it a little higher)