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Vintage, In The Style of Gillows Writing Table or Desk in Mahogany 20th Century

This piece is a wonderful mahogany Gillows writing table, styled in the manner of Gillows and dating from the late 20th Century. Gillows was a famous 18th Century English furniture maker who became known for producing some of the finest pieces of mahogany furniture in England at the time. Renown for its craftsmanship, the firm of Gillows, started by Robert in 1731 and continued by his sons Richard and Robert, moved to London from Lancashire and became recognised as being amongst the finest cabinet makers of their time. One of their most famous inventions was the Davenport desk –...

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Antique Louis Revival Writing Table Desk Bureau Plat c.1920

This wonderful walnut antique bureau plat with ormolu mounts is in the French Louis Revival style and dates from the early 20th Century. The writing surface fitted to this lovely bureau plat is in burgundy leather beautifully inset with striking gold tooling with a wonderful ebonised border and a gorgeous ormolu mounted perimeter: All fully adorned with wonderful ormolu handles and mounts, this bureau plat has three frieze drawers on one size and three ‘dummy’ drawers on the other, meaning this item can be placed anywhere in a room, including against a wall with no loss of usability. Equally...

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Vintage French Louis XV Marquetry Bureau

This wonderful serpentine shaped French Louis XV marquetry bureau in the Louis XV revival style, dates from the last quarter of the 20th century. Offered at £1,250, this very refined and neat Louis XV marquetry bureau or writing desk is crafted from the finest walnut it has a profusion of marquetry decoration and also features ormolu mounts. Walnut is recognised as one of the most popular of all the exotic woods and has been used by furniture craftsmen for centuries. Walnut veneers were traditionally very expensive and required a high level of skill to match and blend them. This piece...

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Figured Walnut Antique Writing Table Desk c.1900

This is a fabulous antique writing table in figured walnut, made in the Victorian manner dated about 1900. We are delighted to offer this wonderful antique writing table in such splendid condition for just £1,350. It has been superbly crafted from a particularly beautiful walnut with a very distinctive figure. Walnut has been used as a premier wood for furniture making for centuries due to its durability and its beauty. Figured Walnut and Burr Walnut (also known as Burl Walnut) are widely considered to be the most attractive types of walnut. Using walnut veneers takes a great deal of skill to...

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Antique Victorian Partners Pedestal Desk C1870

We are delighted to offer for sale this wonderful example of a Victorian Partners Pedestal Desk, dating from circa. 1870. This wonderful Victorian Partners Pedestal Desk is crafted from a rich mahogany which has got a spectacular patina, satinwood boxwood and features ebony banding and diamond inlays. Priced at £6,500 it offers great value for an antique of this size and quality. Mahogany is considered one of the best and most durable woods for making furniture and has been used for centuries not only for furniture but also ship building, house building and is at the core of just...

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