George III Chippendale Period Mahogany Partners Desk

GBP 36,000.00

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Object Description

George III Chippendale period mahogany partners desk concealing twenty four small drawers. The original sectioned and tooled leather top sits above two short and three long quill/pen drawers to each side, neatly concealed in the freeze above an intricate blind-fretwork of Chippendale design. The pedestals are raised on moulded plinths of architectural form with carrying handles to the sides. Faced with oak lined graduating and cock-beaded drawers and similarly to the revers. However, to the reverse are superbly executed ‘dummy’ drawers, opening to reveal twenty-four small drawers, beautifully inset with letters of the alphabet and brass knobs.

Object History

Private UK collection.

Object Literature

Christopher Gilbert ‘The Life and Work of Thomas Chippendale’ London, 1978,vol II, page 56, fig: 87

Object Condition

Fabulous condition retaining all original locks, handles, escutcheons and period tooled leather.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

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Dealer Location

Buscot Manor
Buscot
Oxfordshire
SN7 8DA