19th Century Kingwood Freestanding Kidney Shaped Ladies Writing Table

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An elegant superb quality 19th century kingwood freestanding kidney shaped ladies writing desk (or table) of small proportions in the French style.

This desk consists of a tooled brown leather kidney shaped top with Kingwood bandings of varying size with a shaped ormolu moulding to the edge.

This leads down to two drawers to the front, each being quarter veneered in Kingwood with a fine quality ormolu handle to the centre each with an English lock, each drawer having a shaped ormolu moulding with a floral ormolu mount to the centre of the two drawers leading round to the side panels also quarter veneered and having shaped ormolu mouldings.

This leads down to the four cabriole legs, having a large foliate ormolu mount to the top of each leg and terminating with an ormolu mount to each foot.

To the back of the desk the drawer design is replicated with two dummy drawers of identical design to the front and so making this elegant piece a freestanding desk.

Although there is no evidence of a makers stamp on this desk it was undoubtedly made by a very fine cabinetmaker due to the fine quality workmanship, possibly by a maker such as Edwards & Roberts.

The locks on the drawers are English and the drawers have dovetails and due to this we feel this is an English piece made in the French style.

This desk in in excellent condition, is of stabile construction and can go straight into a home, office or even bedroom.

Details

    Materials and Techniques
    Kingwood
    Leather
    Ormolu
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
    Dimensions
    29.5 in. H x 36.5 in. W x 21.25 in. D
    75 cm H x 93 cm W x 54 cm D
  • Seller Location
    Suffolk, United Kingdom
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU104904663123
About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2014

Typical response time: 3 hours

Located in Suffolk, GB

Associations:
  • LAPADA - The Association of Arts & Antiques Dealers

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