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1962/19: A pretty mid-Victorian well-figured walnut PEDESTAL DESK in good condition. The top, which is fitted with a gilt-tooled beige coloured leather writing surface, features three mahogany-lined drawers to the frieze, all of which retain their original solid walnut bun handles. Below are two cupboards, one with three mahogany drawers inside; the other fitted as a cupboard with an adjustable shelf. It is supported on a plinth base, and overall it is veneered in finely figured walnut of good "warm" colour, including the well-panelled back. 48ins wide; 27ins deep; 29.5ins high. (122x68.5x75cms) *Stamped: "Edwards & Roberts, Wardour St., LONDON." c.1870

desk, furniture, walnut, writing

£1650

1934/19: A most unusual, interesting and rare George III WRITING COMPENDIUM in fine original condition. The lower drawer with its brass :Swan-neck" handle, pulls out to open the "tambour" top which reveals the full set of original writing fittings including: pair of ink bottles; sander; two engraved glass seals and pair of candle-holders etc. The top opens to show the baize-lined writing surface, whilst there are two small drawers to the fitted interior and twin brass "Swan-Neck" carrying handles to both sides. An intriguing and useful Writing Compendium (or small desk) of a model we have not seen before. 20ins wide; 12ins deep; 9ins high max. (51 x 30.5 x 23cms) c.1770

box, Georgian, object, writing

£895

1931/19: An excellent quality mid-19th century fitted WRITING BOX by the famous firm of boxmakers, EDWARDS, of London. This finely figured rosewood box is bound in brass with twin recessed carrying to the sides. It opens to reveal the finely fitted interior, with original blind-tooled leather writing surface; brass-inlaid pen tray and pair of original ink bottles with engraved gilded tops. The interior retains its original braid note/letter holders and most of its original paper label. Excellent quality. *Edwards was a highly regarded and renowned company of boxmakers, with Royal Warrants for George IV; William IV and Queen Victoria. The company was bought out by Aspreys in 1859. c.1840

box, Edwards, object, writing

£750

1800/18: A particularly fine quality mid-Victorian burr walnut LADY'S WRITING BOX in very good original condition. Of glorious 'warm' honey colour it is bound with ornate Gothic mounts, all of which retain their original gilding and it opens to reveal a beautifully fitted interior, with a fine pair of gilt brass topped ink bottles and various compartments for stationery. The original 'royal' purple silk velvet is in exceptional condition. *This is almost certainly a box by the firm of Betjeman, renown for their very high quality boxes. The late poet laureate, John Betjeman was a descendant. Measurements:15.5 x 10.75 x 5 inches (39.5 x 27 x 12.75cms) c.1865

box, Gothic, object, writing

£895

1764/18: A useful and pretty early/mid 19th century rosewood LIBRARY or WRITING TABLE in excellent original condition. Below the beautifully-figured top, with its rounded corners, is a mahogany-lined frieze drawer, whilst it is raised on shaped rosewood supports, conjoined by a turned stretcher and leading to original compressed bun feet with original hidden castors. The back is finished as a false drawer, with handles, so that this table can be fully free-standing if required. 28.5ins wide; 19ins deep; 29ins high (72 x 48 x 73.5 cms) c.1835

furniture, Library, Table, writing

£985

1675/18: A fine, rare and impressive early 19th century Gentleman's WRITING & DRESSING BOX in excellent condition. Made using finely figured solid mahogany and beautifully bound in brass, it features an engraved cartouche to the lid and recessed brass handles either side. It opens to reveal a conventional interior with original writing surface and pair of ink bottles. However, when the upper inside lid is opened, there is revealed a fully fitted Dressing Case interior with Old Sheffield Plate lidded bottles and jars and other items, plus additional boxes with sliding lids etc. Below the long removable pen-and-ink section at the back is the reading bar, which allows the box to be used as a reading slope. 20 x 11 x 7ins (51 x 28 x 18cms) c.1825

box, Dressing, object, writing

£985

1623/18: EDWARDS & ROBERTS: a splendid quality late Victorian mahogany WRITING DESK in wonderful condition. The boxwood inlaid and crossbanded top is fitted with a gilt-tooled morocco leather writing surface, whilst below, the two pedestals each have three graduated drawers arranged either side of the kneehole, with a further concave drawer to the centre. All these drawers are lined in mahogany and are beautifully inlaid with marquetry scrollwork to the fronts. One is fitted for writing (ink bottles; pens etc) and the centre drawer is stamped with the makers name. A practical and very attractive desk. 48ins wide; 25ins deep; 28.5ins high. (122 x 63.5 x 72cms) c.1890

desk, furniture, marquetry, writing

£3850

1419/17: GILLOWS of LANCASTER: a fine quality early 19th century Regency period rosewood LIBRARY WRITING TABLE in lovely condition. The figured top, with its gadrooned edging, is fitted with a well-tooled leather writing surface, whilst the frieze below contains two mahogany-lined drawers fitted with brass handles (not original). It is supported on particularly fine turned and carved standard ends, leading to carved lion's paw feet, original castors beneath, with stylish carved corbels above and below. Gorgeous! 52ins wide; 28ins deep; 29ins high. (132 x 71 x 73.5cms) c.1825

furniture, Gillows, Library, Table, writing

£3950