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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

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