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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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Antique Dutch Marquetry Cylinder Bureau c.1780 – Now Sold

We are delighted to offer this fabulous late 18th Century Dutch marquetry cylinder bureau Made from mahogany, it is inlaid with exquisite stylised flowers and foliage and urns. Typical of the period it is covered all over with line-inlay of hand-cut floral marquetry patters, offered for sale at just £5,250. The writing surface pulls out and raises the cylinder fall to show an amazing interior comprising eight small drawers and secret compartments. There is also two chequer inlaid secret bookends which flank a central cupboard which encloses a small drawer and shelf over a shaped apron. There are also...

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Vintage Louis Revival Kingwood Bureau Plat Writing Table Desk – Now Sold

This vintage Louis Revival bureau plat writing table desk in kingwood is a fantastic example of the form. Dating from the last quarter of the 20th century, this wonderful kingwood bureau plat writing table has elegant rosewood panels and gilded bronze mounts. Kingwood is highly prized for furniture and is almost exclusively used for inlays on very fine furniture. It is very hard and is therefore very difficult to work with hand tools and has a tendency to blunt tools due to its strength. Rosewood is also a much prized furniture wood which is also very hard and difficult to...

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Satinwood & Rosewood Carlton House Desk

This stunning Carlton House desk is a delight, featuring beautiful hand painted decoration. As you can see from the above photo, this beautiful Carlton House desk has been made from the very finest satinwood. It also features rosewood crossbanding and the superb decoration comprises hand painted leaves, floral scrolls, emblems and urns. Satinwood, as the name suggests, is a hard durable wood that when polished has a satin-like sheen. It was particularly popular for cabinet making and marquetry as well as for making musical instruments. Rosewood again as the name suggests has a lovely rich warm reddish brown colour...

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