Victorian Mahogany Partner's Desk
A superb quality early Victorian mahogany desk of good large proportions. It is a Partner's desk, so called because it is double sided allowing for two people to work at the desk. There are drawers on one side and cupboards on the other side however the pedestals can be turned around to give each side drawers and a cupboard. Each drawer is constructed with hand cut dovetails and has metal knobs and brass escutcheons. The drawer fronts have ogee moulded edges and the cupboards have adjustable shelves. The top of the desk has a good quality green leather writing surface with a gold tooled edge. Below the pedestals are concealed castors, allowing the desk to be wheeled.
The desk comes with its original key which locks most of the drawers. The locks are all stamped VR and both long drawers are stamped with the maker / retailer "M.Willson 68 Great Queen Street".
The desk is in good condition for its age and has been well looked after. It has a lovely rich patina and the drawers open well. The inside of the drawers are generally clean and tidy with just some minor ink stains. The leather writing surface is in good condition with a few old marks and stains but nothing detrimental. There are some normal signs of age and use, some surface scratches and old marks and some repairs to veneer chips around the drawers. The cupboard doors also have some old shrinkage splits. The desk has been cleaned and polished and displays beautifully ready for use.
Approximate Measurements :
Height : 30" / 76cm
Width : 54" / 137cm
Depth : 35 1/2" / 90cm
Kneehole : 24 1/2" (64cm) wide x 24" (61cm) high
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The desk breaks down into three parts for easy transportation. We offer free delivery within 10 miles of Ashburton, Devon. Regular London deliveries for £60. Nationwide delivery available, please get in touch for an accurate quote.