Figured Walnut George II 18th Century Kneehole Desk, Circa 1740, England


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Object Description

A fine and rare figured walnut George II 18th century kneehole desk. Circa 1740, England.

The superb age patinated quarter veneered figured walnut top is bordered by a fine holly and ebony stringing, cross-banded, a further stringing of holly and box, cross banded again, and edged with cross-grain ovolo mouldings. Below the brushing slide which is a very unusual and rare feature for a kneehole desk, sits a long oak lined drawer faced with book-matched figured walnut. Similarly, six oak lined drawers bearing their original locks surround the central cupboard which opens on its original shaped and engraved H-hinges to reveal a fitted shelf.

It should be noted that this is an extremely rare example in the most exceptional condition, of superb colour and well patinated throughout.

Object Literature

Literature: ‘Early Georgian Furniture 1715-1740’ by Adam Bowett, page 123, plate 3:56.”

Object Condition

Wear consistent with age and use. Sensational colour and patination.
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    W:82 x H:80 x D:53 centimeters
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Buscot Manor

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