25 January 2021




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An Exhibition Quality Victorian Period Burr Walnut, Kingwood & Ormolu Mounted Antique Writing Desk C1860-1870

50" wide x 25" deep x 31" high (knee hole 17" wide x 24" high)

 An exhibition quality Victorian Period burr walnut, kingwood and ormolu mounted writing desk. The rectangular top with projecting rounded corners veneered in the finest burr walnut with Kingwood and ebony cross banding and having a central olive green leather inset writing surface with intricate gilt and blind tooled detail. The front having an arrangement of nine mahogany lined drawers each with finely cut dovetails and retaining their original locks. Each drawer front cross banded in Kingwood with a central burr walnut panel and boxwood inlaid detail with an ormolu escutcheon and beading. The reverse of the desk also veneered in the finest burr walnut and kingwood, a sure sign of the quality of this piece. The ends of the desk and internal panels are also veneered in stunning burr walnut and kingwood. The canted corners having exquisite cast ormolu mounts. The whole raised on a similarly veneered rounded corner plinth with brass and porcelain castors English circa 1870

Condition: This desk is in stunning condition, re-polished in our workshops


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