This antique writing table is a very unusual item of antique furniture; take a look at this antique Inlaid Writing Table or Desk which is fitted with useful brass book troughs – a rare and interesting embellishment that makes this a very desirable desk indeed.
This is an antique writing desk which has been skilfully crafted from the most beautiful mahogany and adorned with fabulous, intricate, inlaid marquetry decoration. This fine antique desk was made around 1880.
The inlay or marquetry work has clearly been carried out by a master craftsman and includes garlands, bell flowers and various shells. What makes this piece really interesting however is the inclusion of book troughs or book stands on either side of the desk.
Plenty of Storage Space with this Antique Writing Table
The role of a desk is of course to provide a comfortable and convenient surface on which to read, write and carry on with your daily business. However, it is also the case with many people that their deks is a place of storage for their stationery, books, documents and other items that may be needed as the day goes by. This antique desk has a total of five drawers, all of which are mahogany lined, and which provide plenty of space for storage needs. This is very much a practical item of furniture, as well as an extremely attractive one.
There are also two slide out writing surfaces, one to either side, for your additional convenience, these too having leather inserts.
Sturdy Support for an Elegant Antique Writing Table
This is a very elegant desk, finished on all four sides so that it can be placed anywhere in a room – no need to stand it against a wall. It’s elegance however has not been achieved at the expense of its ability to withstand the rigours of daily use and it is mounted on four deceptively sturdy square tapering legs that each terminate with ormou sabots.
In order to further enhance the appearance and work experience of this desk you will note that it still has it’s original gold-tooled dark tan leather inset. The original handles are also still fitted andfor your security the desk is fitted with working locks together with keys. This is undoubtedly a fine piece of furniture and a useful addition to your study, home office or possibly even a commercial office. It is sure to attract a lot of attention wherever it is placed.
To View This Antique Mahogany Writing Desk or to Find Out More
We offer full viewing facilities at our London showroom where you can see this desk right up close and try it out, along with dozens of other antique desks, writing tables and bureau. The showroom is open every weekday and on occasional Saturdays for you to take a liesurely look at our fine collection of antique desks for sale.
We have provided a number of photographs for you to looka t in order to satisfy yourself as to the style and finish of this writing table and to confirm that it is offered for sale in excellent condition having been skilfully cleaned and polished in our workshops. There are more photographs here: https://www.regentantiques.com/itemDetails/08923-Antique-Inlaid-Writing-Table-Desk–With-Brass-Book-Troughs-19th-C
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Delivery and Packing for our range of Antique Desks and Writing Tables
We have a team of skilled packers and shippers who can arrange for this fine antique writing table to be shipped to you wherever you may live, worldwide. Please request a shipping quotation before proceding with a purchase. Our UK mainland customers will benefit from free shipping on this item.