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Antique 6ft Victorian Mahogany Crossbanded Partners Pedestal Desk 19th C

Victorian partners pedestal desk | Ref. no. 08818 Reserved

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This is a fine antique late Victorian partners pedestal desk, featuring mahogany inlay and satinwood, ebony and boxwood crossbanding, dating from around 1880.

This Victorian partners pedestal desk is made from beautiful flame mahogany with satinwood, ebony and boxwood crossbanding and features a stunning gilt tooled green leather writing surface. It is fitted with three frieze drawers to either side; one side has three further drawers in each pedestal while the other side has a cupboard in each pedestal. The drawer linings of this Victorian partners pedestal desk are of solid mahogany and each comes complete with original brass handles, working locks and keys. The sides are beautifully panelled and also have crossbanded decoration.

As imposing as it is elegant, with its simple, classic lines, this Victorian partners pedestal desk will enhance any home with grace and authority. Install the decorum of a bygone era and give this superb piece a place of honour in your home.

Condition Of This Victorian Partners Pedestal Desk

This Victorian partners pedestal desk is in a great condition having been wonderfully restored in our workshops as can be observed in the pictures we have included in our picture set. Please take a couple of moments to look at them and assure yourself of this.

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Dimensions in cm:

Height 83 x Width 182 x Depth 121

Height 66 x Width 80 - Kneehole

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 9 inches x Width 6 feet x Depth 4 feet

Height 2 feet, 2 inches x Width 2 feet, 7 inches - Kneehole

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).


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: 08818