Circa 1900, good quality Sheraton style kidney shaped mahogany inlaid desk. The top has a three quarter wrap around brass gallery which has been gilded, and a faded burgundy leather writing surface which is gilded and tooled, surrounded by a crossbanding and double string inlay. The desk is freestanding, with two panels on each side with framed sections at the top and bottom and inlaid pilasters. The inside of the desk is also polished and again framed with satinwood inlay. At the front in the centre is a concave drawer with broad crossbanding, mahogany lining and a pair of cast brass handles. On either side of that is a configuration of 4 bow fronted graduating drawers with the same inlay and handles as the centre. Beneath the bottom drawer is a double ogee moulding and the whole piece stands on 8 square, tapering legs with string inlay and finishing on brass and porcelain castors.
Size 79cm high x 122cm wide x 68cm deep.