This is a beautiful antique, mahogany, satinwood and marquetry Carlton House Writing Table by the renowned London retailer and cabinet maker Druce & Co, circa 1880 in date.
The top is surmounted with a decorative brass gallery and it is inlaid with a stunning marquetry of baskets of flowers, swags and swirls, a musical trophy and scrolling foliage, the conforming back with urns and a prominent scallop shell.
There are plenty of storage compartments to accommodate all of your stationery. In addition to the eight smaller drawers and five cupboards on top of the desk, there are five larger drawers below.
The top has been relined with a fine quality gilt tooled oxblood leather inset sliding writing surface. The central drawer bears the embossed brass trade label of DRUCE & CO UPHOLSTERERS & CABINET MAKERS BAKER STREET PORTMAN SQUARE LONDON W.
It stands on four elegant tapering legs that terminate in their original brass castors.
The locks, handles, keys and castors are all present and original.
It is freestanding which means that it is finished all around, so can be placed anywhere.
In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned and polished and the leather relined in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 100 x Width 136 x Depth 63
Dimensions in inches:
Height 3 foot, 3 inches x Width 4 foot, 5 inches x Depth 2 feet, 1 inch
Our reference: 09005