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Georgian Rare Chippendale Period Mahogany 18th Century Pedestal Partners Desk

(England c. 1760)



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Dimensions
Width 60.00inch 152.40 cm
Height 32.00inch 81.28 cm
Depth 35.00inch 88.90 cm
Other Details
Price gbp 16500.00 (Pound Sterling)

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Description / Expertise

A Superb Quality And Extremely Rare 18th Century Georgian
Mahogany Chippendale Period Pedestal Partners Desk Having
Superbly Figured One Piece Solid Mahogany Top Over 18 Drawers
Front And Back Retaining Original Brass Swan Neck Handles
Raised On Original Plinth Base

(Firstly it is relatively rare to find partners desks from the 18th century
still in good condition as obviously they are the type of furniture that is
used, and abused over the years meaning its rare that they survive. By far
the majority available on the market today are from the mid to late 19th
century. It is even rarer to find one with its original solid wooden top. There
were very few made without leathers in the first place and then a large
percentage of those that were have managed to acquire a leather inset top
over their history. This one however has never been adapted and proudly
retains its original solid top which is well figured and of good colour. There are
signs of wear as you would expect, but it has been lovingly restored and cleaned
overall is in excellent condition ready for immediate use. The proud owner should
not feel scared to use it for it's original purpose, and should remember that all antique
furniture was initially made to be used and that this desk is no different. A nice leather
writing pad should be more than sufficient to protect its surface for somebody that
wishes to use it. Alternatively it has an unusual elegance for a relatively plain and square
piece of furniture and we believe that the elegance and charm is in the simplicity of its
design, so it would also make a lovely decorative central standing item in any room around
the house to perhaps display some photo frames or similar and a nice vase of flowers.)

Height - 32in
Width - 60in
Depth - 35in
(Kneehole Height - 24in)