Offered for sale in excellent condition, this is a very ornate and attractive antique William IV library table or William IV writing table in beautiful flame mahogany, that bears the stamp of the renowned and much sought after cabinet makers Johnstone and Jeanes and which dates from around 1840.

Antique Johnstone & Jeanes Library Table

A William IV Writing Table with So Many Attractive Features

As we mentioned, this lovely antique library table has been expertly crafted from the most beautiful flame mahogany which has been used to maximum effect by the craftsman involved to bring out the best in this most striking timber. Not only the grain but also the rich deep colour, enhanced by many years of loving care and regular use, will catch the attention of anyone who sees this lovely library table. This is an item to be used, of course, but also admired.

Johnstone & Jeanes Writing Table

The top of the writing table features a striking gold tooled green leather writing surface which will be a thing of great joy for the new owner – it is always a pleasure to sit down and write or work at such a delightful work space as is provided by this lovely writing surface. Please note that this leather writing surface has been replaced in our workshops.


Although it is tempting to just focus ones attention on this divine writing surface we would also urge potential buyers of this William IV library table to take a close look at the rather beautiful hand carved decorations to the base and feet of the piece.

A Word About The Makers Johnstone & Jeanes

These celebrated cabinet makers were based at 67 New Bond Street in London from 1842 until 1880 and run by John Johnstone. Before becoming Johnstone & Jeanes, John Johnstone along with Robert Jupe created the most amazing metamorphic table called the Jupe Table in the William IV period of 1835. It was a circular table that could have leaves added to make it larger in size.

Plenty of Storage on this William IV Writing Table

Yes – the makers of this fine William IV library table did give some thought to the subject of storage space. If you need a lot of storage space then a library table is probably not the best choice but for more moderate requirements this table certainly has more than enough with its two spacious drawers on one side with dummy drawers being fitted on the other side making the table suitable for placement anywhere in a room with no need to place it against a wall.

Condition, Price & Viewing of this William IV Writing Table

Just take a quick look at the photographs we have provided to see for yourself that this lovely library table is being offered for sale in excellent condition. We have thoroughly cleaned this piece and polished it to restore it to its optimum appearance. To see more photographs and to find out more about this item, please follow this link.

You are welcome to view the writing table in our London showroom which is open every weekday between 10am and 5pm. If your weekdays are busy then please take advantage of our occasional Saturday openings but please call first before making a journey on a Saturday as we do not do this every week. A visit to the showroom will certainly pay dividends as it will enable you to see many more antique desks, writing tables and bureaux as well as a range of comfortable desk chairs including the ever popular “Captains Chair”.

If you would like further information but cannot pay us a visit never fear – our in house team will answer your questions by phone or email – please quote the item reference 8864 when contacting us.

This William IV Writing Table is offered for sale at a price of £1900

Make Sure This Antique Library Table Will Fit Into Your Space

The dimensions of this writing table are, in cm: 74 high x 122 wide x 64 deep – or in feet and inches: Height 2 feet, 5 inches x Width 4 feet, 0 inches x Depth 2 feet, 1 inch.

Delivery & Packing

We have a team of specialists who can expertly pack and ship this William IV writing table to you anywhere in the worldwide. Please request a shipping quotation before ordering. UK mainland customers will benefit from free shipping.

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