18th century walnut secretaire kneehole desk

//18th century walnut secretaire kneehole desk

18th century walnut secretaire kneehole desk

£6,950.00

An early 18th century English walnut secretaire kneehole desk. George I, ca 1720.

Exceptional lovely waxed honey colour and old patina with well matched veneers.

2’10” w
20” d
34” h.

BHA 1131

Description

An early 18th century English walnut secretaire kneehole desk.
Exceptional lovely waxed honey colour 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 eighteenth century. Locks and keys are mostly original. Walnut veneered and crossbanded sides.

Nb. Having a fitted secretaire 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 enhance 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.

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