Early- to mid-19th century four-drawer desk
Item no. 13
Elegant and practical four-drawer mahogany desk from c. 1830-50. The desk has mahogany cross-banding to the top, ebony banding, and ebonised ringlets to the turned legs, and generally a lovely original patina. It has an adjustable writing surface which comfortably accommodates the use of a laptop keyboard and leaves space around the slope for fixed items (eg lamp, books). The faux leather may or may not be original, but is most likely also 19th century. The desk bears a striking similarity to an illustration on p.42 of the Pictorial Dictionary of British 19th Century Furniture Design (Antique Collectors’ Club, 2003), which is attributed to W. Smee and Sons. Castors are new replacements. Drawer locks are in working order.
Height 77cm to the writing surface; 84.5 cm overall height – depth 69 cm – width 106.5cm
Price: $ 1950
1920s French oak filing cabinet
Item no. 34
French deco period oak filing cabinet c. 1920s-30s. Two sections of vertical shelving with well-functioning tambour door for each section, which lowers out of site into the base. Working locks on both doors. Elegant and functional, with clean lines and light colour suiting the modern office.
Height 180 cm – depth 39 cm – width 82 cm
French oak extension dining table c. 1880
Item no. 23
Elegant and versatile late nineteenth century French oak extension table. Fully closed, without leaves, the table seats a cosy 4. It can be progressively extended to suit the occasion, reaching a maximum length of just under 4 metres, seating 14 comfortably, or a snug 16. Drop-down leg frames support the longer table, but up to 2 leaves can be used without the frames. The table slides out manually without a winder, and each leaf has a central catch to connect it to the next. The table can be wheeled on its castors in the closed position.
The table comes with six leaves (4 narrow, 2 wide), and a custom-made box for storing them (see photos below).
The table has been fully rebuilt and finished in a serviceable Danish oil. The leaves are all new replacements.
Closed: length 131 cm; width 100 cm; height 77.5 cm
Fully extended: length 396.5 cm
Price: $4750 (including storage box)
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