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20 July 2017
DESKS
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GILLOW MAHOGANY PARTNERS DESK
FINE QUALITY GILLOWS PARTNERS DESK WITH 9 DRAWERS TO THE FRONT AND 2 CUPBOARDS TO THE REAR.

THIS DELIGHTFUL ANTIQUE DESK RETAINS ITS WOODEN HANDLES AND AN ORIGINAL TAN EMBOSSED LEATHER WRITING SURFACE, WHICH HAS ACHIEVED A SUPERB MELLOW PATINA OVER THE YEARS.

THERE ARE 9 SMOOTHLY RUNNING DRAWERS TO THE FRONT, THE MIDDLE DRAWER OF WHICH IS STAMPED "GILLOW." height 30" length 60" depth 36"
THE LEG ROOM BELOW IS 24" WIDE AND 24" HIGH WITH A GOOD WIDE ARCH. KEYS AVAILABLE.

SHOWN HERE IN OUR BEST SHOWROOM CONDITION, HAVING BEEN CHECKED, LIGHTLY REFURBISHED AND THEN WAX POLISHED TO SHOW ITS THE SUPERB QUALITY OF THE MAHOGANY. A VERY SPECIAL DESK.

DELIVERY CAN BE ARRANGED TO MOST AREAS, SO PLEASE CALL Overseas / USA enquiries welcome , please contact us direct for competitive shipping quotes
Ref: WIL
Price: £5,850





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mahogany desk
Top quality Edwardian mahogany and inlaid kidney shaped desk

English circa 1900 with original leather . Hobbs locks all the drawers are mahogany lined lovey brass castors

This piece has been through our workshops and been cleaned and polished and is ready to be placed in you home .

This is one of best kidney shaped desks we have had the weight and quality of this piece is superb

We can offer viewing via FaceTime which we find a very useful tool for clients ...

Height 30 inches 76 cms
Width 48 inches 122 cms
Depth 26 inches or 66 cms

Kneehole dimensions
24 inches high by 16 inches wide
Ref: Mha0051/61/20/71
Price: £3,495





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Napoleon III writing table
The most stunning Napoleon III writing table

French dating to around the 1870's , large single drawer to the front ( with working lock and key ) inlaid on all sides so can free stand

Veneered with Rosewood , legs are solid rosewood inlaid with various specimen woods over a parquetry background

This piece has been through our workshops been cleaned / polished having a wonderful finish / patina ready to be placed in your home


Width 42 inches
Depth 26 inches
Height 30 inches

Height under drawer 24.5 inches
Ref: Mha0002/62/40/7120
Price: £3,495





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Mahogany pedestal desk
Good quality 19th century mahogany and ormolu mounted pedestal desk

French circa 1870's from the Napoleon III period , constructed from solid mahogany over an oak frame , with original leather inserts to the top and side slides

This is a very stylish and practical desk and having the added benefit of slides either side for a bit of extra space , can free stand as polished on all sides

This piece has been through our workshops been cleaned and polished all the drawers run smoothly working locks to all drawers supplied with 7 keys

Original leather has a number of marks and blemishes but this only adds to the charm of the desk

We can offer viewing via facetime if you cant come to view in person

Height 30.5 inches
Width 57 inches
Depth 31.5 inches

Kneehole 23 wide 24.5 inches high
Ref: mha0571/40/70/7120
Price: £3,495





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WRITING BUREAU. BUREAU DE DAME. FRENCH C 1880.
A most attractive writing bureau / Rosewood Bureau De Dame, French C 1880.

This delightful writing bureau is decorated in the style of renowned artist Angelica Kaufman and dates to the 1880,s
The condition is excellent, having been well cared for by former owners and is shown here in best showroom condition. We have simply lightly refurbished and wax polished it to enhance the wonderful rich antique patina and to make sure everything is working correctly.

The bureau is veneered in Rosewood on solid Oak in typical French style and embellished with a number of ormolu
mounts, fittings and mouldings. Pulling out the front drawer will raise the painted cylinder section and reveal an original leather writing surface. Behind this are drawers and stationary areas. All the drawers and moving surfaces run very smoothly and the front drawer is fitted with an original working key.

The cylinder is beautifully hand painted, capturing a romantic scene from an earlier age of ladies being serenaded.
An absolutely delightful compact antique writing bureau, ready to be placed in the home.

Dimensions. HEIGHT 43" DEPTH 22" WIDTH 31"

Ref: WIL
Price: £2,350





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SECRETAIRE WRITING DESK. FRENCH C 1890
A most attractive secretaire writing desk, French C 1880.

This delightful antique desk is in exceptional condition. The seven drawers are smoothly running and have original brass handles and working keys.The entire chest is veneered in rosewood, cross banded in Ebony and further embellished with ormolu mounts, including the feet.

The top 3 drawer fronts lower to reveal an original writing surface, and drawers and pigeon holes for stationary, etc
Shown here in good showroom condition, having been lightly refurbished and wax polished.

height 48-5" depth 13" depth 27"

Delivery available please call
Ref: WIL
Price: £1,885





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KIDNEY SHAPED DESK EARLY 20TH CENTURY
Very pretty and decorative early 20th century ladies writing desk.

Dating to about circa 1915, this delightful desk has hand-painted floral designs onto a pale green background. Standing on eight tapered and decorated legs with original brass castors, the desk has nine smoothly running drawers with brass handles and working locks. The drawer linings are solid and well dovetailed.

The top writing surface replicates the colour of the base and is hand-painted around the edges with flowers and flower buds.

DELIVERY AVAILABLE....PLEASE CALL FOR A QUOTE
Ref: WIL
Price: £1,600





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Writing table / centre table
Wonderful late 19th century rosewood writing table / centre table

French circa 1870's the main body made up of solid rosewood and the top is veneered with rosewood in a quartered geometric design

The solid rosewood legs and stretchers have lovely crisp carvings

Single drawer to one end , this piece has been cleaned / waxed to enhance the fabulous patina all the joints are nice and firm with no breaks

H 31 inches
D 29.5 inches
W 47 inches


Ref: Mha007/60.06
Price: £1,295





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MAHOGANY WRITING DESK 5 DRAWER C 1850
Good mid 19th century mahogany 5 drawer writing table / desk.

There are 5 smoothly running drawers with locks and brass handles.
The desk has reeded tapering legs and a great mellow antique patination
on the well figured drawer fronts. The top is polished Mahogany

Shown here in good used condition, this is a fine and solid antique desk which
will last for many years.

Delivery available .....please call.
Ref: WIL
Price: £680





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MAHOGANY PARTNERS DESK
THIS PIECE DATES TO AROUND THE 1880'S AND IS FABULOUS QUALITY. A HIGHLY UNUSUAL FEATURE IS THAT IT STILL RETAINS ITS ORIGINAL LEATHER INSERT

WITH 9 DRAWERS EACH SIDE, EACH RUNNING VERY SMOOTHLY

IT ALSO HAS SIDE SLIDES WHICH ALSO HAVE ORIGINAL LEATHER INSERTS

IT IS PRESENTED IN TOP SHOWROOM CONDITION HAVING BEEN CLEANED AND POLISHED AND HAS A WONDERFUL ANTIQUE PATINA

H 31 INCHES
W 63 INCHES
D 47 INCHES

SIDE SLIDES 37 X 13

KNEEHOLE SIZE 24 1/4 INCHES HIGH 24 INCHES WIDE


Ref: MHA
This item has been sold





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ANTIQUE PARTNERS DESK
VERY GOOD QUALITY MID 19TH CENTURY MAHOGANY PARTNERS DESK

EACH SIDE HAVING 3 DRAWERS ALONG THE TOP 3 DRAWERS DOWN THE RIGHT HAND SIDE AND LARGE CUPBOARD ON THE LEFT . ( GREAT FOR BOX FILES )

DATING TO AROUND THE 1860'S AND HAVING ITS ORIGINAL TURNED MAHOGANY HANDLES

ALL THE LOCKS ARE WORKING AND IS SUPPLIED WITH 8 KEYS

THIS DESK COMES INTO 3 PIECES FOR EASE OF TRANSPORTATION

H 30.5 INCHES 77.5CMS
H 24 INCHES 61 CMS UNDER SIDE
W 60 INCHES 152 CMS
D 40 INCHES 101.5 CMS

Ref: MHA
This item has been sold





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Walnut Partners desk
A truly stunning late 19th century walnut pedestal partners desk

Dating to around the 1890 this is the most solidly built desk I have bought in over 30 years of dealing in Antiques

The desk splits into 3 pieces for ease of transportation / delivery

Having its original black leather insert and brass handles , 9 drawers to the front side and 3 drawers to the rear the 6 others on the rear are dummy drawers , an extra parquetry topped slide on the right side

This desk is shown in top showroom condition having been through our workshops and been cleaned / polished yet it still retains a mellow antique patina

Height 30.3/4 inches
kneehole height 23.3/4 inches
width 64 inches
depth 40 inches


this desk is being sold on behalf of a client and is not on view at merchant house , please call first if you would like to see it







Ref: mha / deel
This item has been sold





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George IV rosewood writing table / library table
Very fine quality country house George IV rosewood writing table / library table

English dating to around the mid 1820's this is a fabulous example of English craftsmanship , this piece can free stand with 2 drawers to one side and matching design to the opposite side ...

The main body of the piece constructed with solid rosewood , the top is veneered with figured rosewood over a single plank of mahogany , original solid brass concealed castors

photo's have been taken prior to this piece going into the workshops for a cleaned and wax polish , 4 piece of moulding need replacing

Not stamped but very much in the style and quality of Gillows

H 29 inches
D 27 inches
W 57 inches

Reputedly direct from the family of victor schoelcher
Ref: mha 0003/02.10/61
This item has been sold





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Large 18 drawer partners desk
Very fine quality 19th large century partners desk , having 18 drawers and 2 side slides

French dating to the 1870's this is a very substantial desk , replacement leather inserts , these are full hide rather a skiver ( thicker / harder wearing )

9 drawers to each side , so tons of storage space

This piece has been through our workshops been cleaned / polished , all the drawers run smoothly , the whole piece has a wonderful colour / patination .

Comes into 3 pieces for ease of transportation / delivery

69 inches wide
49 inches deep
30 inches high

good generous kneehole

24 inches high
30 inches wide

each side slide

18.5 inches X 42 inches
Ref: mha0003/41/60/61
This item has been sold





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PARTNERS DESK IN OAK WITH 22 DRAWERS. C 1880
Large Oak partners desk, dated approx C 1880.

Ideal for home office or corporate use. This is a large and substantial desk and measures 66.5" in length. 32."high and a depth of 47". There are 22 smoothly running drawers with original button knob handles and 5 working keys.

This delightful desk has been well maintained by the previous owners and retains its original character along with a mellow antique patina built up over the years. A superb new black
leather has been fitted recently.

Shown here in our best showroom condition, having been lightly refurbished and finally wax
polished.

Delivery available ....please call for details







Ref: wil42
This item has been sold





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ANTIQUE ROSEWOOD PEDESTAL DESK
Fabulous quality late 19th century rosewood pedestal desk

Dating to around the 1890s , retaining its original leather to its top and side slides , also having its original cash drawer and rosewood tray ( with working lock and key )

The whole piece veneered with high quality figured rosewood over an oak carcuss , all the drawers run smoothly and both the locks / keys are working

A very good sized desk which comes into 4 pieces of ease of transport / delivery and has all its bolts that hold it together firmly

This piece has been through our workshops been cleaned and polished and is ready for use

The large central drawer when locked locks all the other drawers

Width 60 inches
Height 31 inches
Depth 30 inches

Kneehole height 24 inches
Kneehole width 24 inches


Ref: mha
This item has been sold





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LARGE MAHOGANY DESK
Large antique mahogany pedestal desk C 1910.This beautiful desk is of exceptional size and quality, and has recently been imported from Paris

There are nine deep and smoothly running drawers, a central mid green tooled and gilded leather with 2 further leathers on the pull out sections at the ends of the desk. The drawers are beautifully made with working locks and keys.

This desk can be positioned in the center of the room with the rear of the desk matching the front, but without drawers or keys.The hide writing surface is in good condition.

Shown here in absolutely lovely condition and with its all important mellow colour and antique patination, this desk is ready to use.

Dimensions:-
length...79"..200 cm. height...31.5". depth 39"..99cm
Large knee hole.. 24" high.

DELIVERY AVAILABLE TO MOST AREAS...PLEASE CALL



Ref: WIL
This item has been sold





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DESK / BUREAU PLAT
A STUNNING LATE 19TH CENTURY WALNUT DESK / BUREAU PALT

FRENCH DATING TO AROUND THE 1880'S AND IN THE LOUIS XV STYLE

MADE FROM SOLID WALNUT WITH ORIGINAL LEATHER & ORMOLU HANDLES

A VERY MAJESTIC & STYLISH PIECE CAN FREE STAND IN THE ROOM AS POLISHED ON ALL SIDES

FANTASTIC CRISP CARVING / DETAILING

WITH ALL ITS ORIGINAL KEYS AND WORKING LOCKS , INTERIOR CASH / VALUABLES DRAWER INSIDE THE DOUBLE RIGHT HAND DRAWER

THIS PIECE HAS BEEN THROUGH OUR WORKSHOPS AND BEEN WAX POLISHED TO RETAIN ITS WONDERFUL ANTIQUE PATINA


62 INCHES WIDE
32 INCHES DEEP
30 INCHES HIGH
23.5 INCHES KNEE HOLE HEIGHT



Ref: MHA
This item has been sold





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MAHOGANY PARTNERS PEDESTAL DESK C1850
SUPER QUALITY AND BEAUTIFULLY PROPORTIONED MAHOGANY PEDESTAL PARTNERS DESK . ENGLISH. C 1850.

THE FRONT AS SEEN HAS 9 SMOOTHLY RUNNING DRAWERS, AND THE BACK HAS 3 DRAWERS AND 2 CUPBOARD DOORS WITH WORKING KEYS.

A MID GREEN REPLACEMENT LEATHER HAS BEEN FITTED AND THE ENTIRE DESK RETAINS A SOFT ANTIQUE PATINA.

GOOD SIZED KNEEHOLE WITH PLENTY OF KNEE HEIGHT AND WIDTH. SHOWN IN TOP CONDITION HAVING BEEN WAXED AND POLISHED.
HEIGHT 30".76CM DEPTH.42".107CM
LENGTH 60". 153CM

Ref: WIL
This item has been sold





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BURR WALNUT PEDESTAL DESK
FABULOUS BURR WALNUT DESK

THIS PIECE DATES TO AROUND THE 1890'S AND IS FROM THE AESTHETIC PERIOD AND HAS ORIGINAL BRASS HANDLES AND ESCUTCHEONS

WITH EBONISED TRIM TO THE DRAWER FRONTS , PANELS AND TOP

THE LEATHER INSERT IS A REPLACEMENT BUT WE MATCHED THE COLOUR AS CLOSE TO THE ORIGINAL AND HAS BLIND TOOLING

THIS PIECE SPLITS INTO 2 PIECES FOR EASE OF TRANSPORTATION

ALL THE DRAWERS RUN SMOOTHLY AND HAS A WONDERFUL MELLOW PATINA

ENGLISH CIRCA 1890'S

H 30.5 INCHES OR 77.5 CMS
W 50 INCHES OR 127 CMS
D 24 INCHES OR 61 CMS
Ref: MHA
This item has been sold



 
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