ENGLISH GEORGE III STYLE CARVED MAHOGANY WRITING TABLE
Circa third quarter of 19th century, with original red leather top
Item # 805DPZ12P
This is a very striking library table that is intended to be placed in a large study or library room where to people can work opposite one another. Both sides feature three drawers, one broad central drawer flanked by two more narrow drawers, each lined in solid oak with precise hand dovetailing and a quarter round strip inside the corners of each drawer. The drawers retain an early period hardware around a brass lined keyhole escutcheon; two drawers retain original locks stamped Burbidge Patent. The cabriole legs are robust and full of curvature with fully developed carved acanthus knees that show a very skilled hand; the sharp and crisp carving is quite exellent. All four feet rest over ball and claw feet with stretched skin between sharp talons that scrape the edge of the floor.
A very striking piece that would make a fine writing desk for active use and enjoyment in the office or study.
Measurements: 55 5/8” W x 38 1/8” D x 30 1/2” H
Original tooled red leather top with significant cracking where wood has shrunk beneath the writing surface; some gouge loss to leather in the tooling where your elbows might rest; fading and color variation to mahogany throughout, wear to legs and feet, old oxidized finish; missing one lock, no key. One drawer is a bit tight. Some veneer patches to mahogany around leather; modern screws tightening leg joints.