Author: desirabled

Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Pop Up Davenport Desk c.1860

This is a very nice example of an Antique Victorian Davenport Desk in Burr Walnut which dates from around 1860. Offered for sale at just £2,850, this is a mid-nineteenth century  “piano fronted” antique Davenport Desk which is available for sale in truly excellent condition – please take a close look at the photographs and see for yourself just how much care and attention to detail has gone into the making and restoration of this piece. The antique Davenport Desk is crafted from fine quality burr walnut and also features a hinged gilt tooled green leather inset as can be seen below: It...

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SOLD – Antique Louis XV Kingwood Writing Table Bureau Plat c.1880

This truly lovely desk is an antique 19th Century Louis XV style bureau plat made from kingwood. It has a shaped top with brass edging with three fitted drawers. It features cabriole legs with ormolu mounts comprising scallop motifs and paw feet. The shaped desktop with its gold tooled burgundy leather writing surface, is beautifully highlighted with ormolu. It has three large oak lined drawers each with wonderful decorative ormolu handles, working locks and keys. This wonderful piece is finished on all sides so it can be positioned anywhere in the room including the centre. It has been fully restored in our own...

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SOLD – Antique French Louis XV Revival Rosewood Cylinder Bureau c.1870

This gorgeous decorative desk is an antique French Louis XV rosewood and marquetry ‘bureau a cylindre’ from around 1870. The piece displays stunning floral marquetry with ormolu mounts: The bureau has a pierced three quarter gallery over three small frieze drawers with a retractable cylinder encasing a fitted interior comprising three small drawers, and a light green leather writing surface. The writing surface can be pulled out to give more writing space: It has very elegant serpentine legs: The piece has been lovingly restored in our own workshops and is in excellent condition. Dimensions in cm: Height 114cm x...

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SOLD – Antique Lady’s Rosewood & Marquetry Cylinder Bureau c. 1880

This is a superb example of a rosewood and marquetry lady’s cylinder front desk, dating from the late Victorian period around 1880. The piece features wonderful marquetry of ribbons, flowers and garlands with fine satinwood inlay The interior comprises a writing surface that is pulled out over a full width drawer and has a number of pigeon holes and two drawers. The full width drawer has the original brass handles. With a working lock and the original key, the piece has square, tapered legs which end with brass castors. It has been very carefully cleaned and repolished in our...

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