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George I Walnut Secretaire Kneehole Desk
An early 18th century English walnut secrétaire kneehole desk. George I period (1714-1727). Ca 1720. Exceptional lovely waxed honey color and old patina with well-matched veneers. With a quarter veneered top. Six short drawers below a hinged fall revealing a writing section all surrounding a central recessed cupboard. There is a shaped pull-out small drawer fitted in the apron. All finely inlaid with herringbone lines. Raised on original bracket feet. Swan-neck handles probably fitted later in the 18th century. Locks and keys are mostly original. Walnut veneered and crossbanded sides. Nb. Having a fitted secrétaire drawer distinguishes this antique walnut kneehole desk, relatively few desks of this period have this much sought-after and useful feature. Note the gently chamfered leading edges to the kneehole recess. This compact and elegant early Georgian walnut desk comes ready-to-use, and will add great character to the environment of any home. Also referred to as a 'vanity' or 'dressing table'. Lit: Ralph Edwards CBE FSA 'Shorter Dictionary of English Furniture’, Hamlyn Publ, Fourth Impression 1972, p. 556, ill. 8 - A walnut kneehole desk dated, circa 1733.
- Of the Period
- Place of Origin
- Date of Manufacturecirca 1720
- Materials and Techniques
- WearWear consistent with age and use.
- DimensionsH 24 in. x W 34 in. x D 20 in.H 60.96 cm x W 86.36 cm x D 50.8 cm
- Seller LocationLymington, GB
- Seller Reference NumberBHA 1131
- Reference NumberLU4081116771222
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