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Bespoke Large Burr Walnut Partners Pedestal Desk

Bespoke Large Burr Walnut Partners Pedestal Desk Sold
Ref:01210W

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We are proud to be able to offer this impressive and imposing large bespoke Partners Pedestal Desk in top quality burr walnut.

As you can see from the photographs, this is a beautiful burr walnut partners desk that will quickly become a favourite place to work in your home office but which would be equally at home in a commercial environment.

This substantial desk has been skilfully accomplished in the much admired and sought after Georgian style. It has been wonderfully crafted from fine quality burr walnut and the writing top has been skilfully lined with an inset hide writing surface which has been hand-tooled with attractive gilded decoration.

The drawers are all oak-lined and offer plenty of storage space for your office requisites and stationery items.

To further highlight the appearance of the partners desk, each corner has been embellished with a striking hand carved serpentine styled column.

As you will no doubt know, originally, partners desks were made to be shared. Accordingly, this partners desk has been skilfully finished to the same visual standard on both the front and the back. It can confidently be placed anywhere in a room and unlike other desks, it does not have to be placed against a wall to hide an unfinished back.

The sides of the desk are finished with smart burr walnut panels and have dummy drawers. In true partners desk style, each side of this desk has three drawers in the frieze. One of the pedestals houses a cupboard, complete with shelf whilst the other pedestal includes a drawer situated above a double-depth filing drawer.

We would suggest that this desk would partner very nicely with one of our range of leather desk chairs.

Condition

This wonderful partners pedestal desk is offered for sale in excellent condition, please see the photos to confirm this for yourself.

Viewing and Further Information

Please feel free to email or call us to arrange a viewing in our North London warehouse quoting our reference: 01210W. If you are unable to make the trip to the showroom then you are welcome to speak with our resident furniture experts who will be pleased to answer any questions you may have.

Shipping

We have our own team of expert packers and shippers. We are very happy to organise packing and shipping to any location worldwide, However, we would ask you please to call for a shipping quotation before purchasing the item. As usual, we are pleased to be able to ship free of charge to any mainland UK destination.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 77 x Width 186 x Depth 115

Height 66 x Width 70 - Kneehole dimensions

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 6 inches x Width 6 feet, 1 inch x Depth 3 feet, 9 inches

Height 2 feet, 2 inches x Width 2 feet, 4 inches - Kneehole dimensions

Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)

was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.

While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.

Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.

The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).

Satinwood

is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.

The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.

It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.

Our reference: 01210W