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Antique Burr Walnut & Marquetry Writing Table Desk c.1870

This is a really elegant English Victorian burr walnut and marquetry writing table dating from around 1870. The writing surface area features delicate foliate marquetry and has an uncommon shaped gold tooled chocolate brown leather inset which lifts to expose a big storage space. It is flanked by counter lifting stationery fretwork compartments on either side. This burr walnut desk rests on sculpted and reeded legs that end in the initial porcelain and brass castors. It can stand freely in the centre of any space having been finished on all sides. It remains in terrific condition have actually been...

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Antique French Empire Revival Bureau Plat Desk Writing Table C.1900

We are delighted to be able to sell this lovely antique French Empire Revival bureau plat desk dating from around 1900. Fashioned in mahogany with gilt-bronze mountings it has a green inset gold-tooled leather writing surface area with an extremely decorative gilt-bronze border around the top. The frieze of this bureau plat writing table has a single drawer and is totally embellished with gilt-bronze anthemion plaques. The desk is raised on four square tapering legs with tracking foliate ormolu mounts which end in ormolu spade feet. It can stand freely in the middle of a room, having been fully...

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Antique Ormolu Mounted Marquetry French Bureau Plat c.1860

This French antique ormolu mounted bureau plat features wonderful floral marquetry. Circa 1860, this beautiful piece of furniture has been made with artistic marquetry requiring the finest craftsmanship. The table top of this antique ormolu mounted bureau plat has incredibly complex floral marquetry decoration. Using a range of exotic veneers including rosewood, kingwood, burr walnut, satinwood and purple heart, the detailing is extraordinary. The central panel is inlaid with a representation of an urn on a flower fulled satinwood background together with a decorative border of foliage rendered in mahogany and burr walnut. The imposing table top is completed...

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Mahogany & Brass Empire Revival Antique Pedestal Desk c.1880

Dating from around 1880, this ┬áis a fine example of a French Empire Revival pedestal desk in mahogany with hand hammered brass decoration. Crafted from superb mahogany, this antique pedestal desk features a rectangular inset green and gold tooled leather writing surface:     It has three large frieze draws as well as three draws in each of the pedestals. Each has the original ormolu drop handles:   Each drawer features handcut dovetails and is lined with solid oak: There is a lockable internal compartment in one of the drawers: To increase work space, there is also a pull...

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Antique Library Table or Desk – William IV in Mahogany c.1840

Circa 1840 in date, this is a wonderful example of a William IV period Antique partners table, antique library table or antique partners desk in solid mahogany. This fine antique library table has been crafted from wonderful solid mahogany, the wood of choice for famous furniture makers such as Thomas Sheraton who dominated English 18th century furniture making. He believed that mahogany was such a fine wood that it was an ornament to any room in which it was placed. This piece certainly shows how well mahogany can be fashioned and polished. The writing surface of this lovely piece...

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