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Antique Victorian Flame Mahogany Partners Pedestal Desk c.1850 19th C

Antique Victorian Flame Mahogany Partners Pedestal Desk c.1850  19th C | Ref. no. 09739 | Regent Antiques
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  • Antique Victorian Flame Mahogany Partners Pedestal Desk c.1850  19th C | Ref. no. 09739 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Flame Mahogany Partners Pedestal Desk c.1850  19th C | Ref. no. 09739 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Flame Mahogany Partners Pedestal Desk c.1850  19th C | Ref. no. 09739 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Flame Mahogany Partners Pedestal Desk c.1850  19th C | Ref. no. 09739 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Flame Mahogany Partners Pedestal Desk c.1850  19th C | Ref. no. 09739 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Flame Mahogany Partners Pedestal Desk c.1850  19th C | Ref. no. 09739 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Flame Mahogany Partners Pedestal Desk c.1850  19th C | Ref. no. 09739 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Flame Mahogany Partners Pedestal Desk c.1850  19th C | Ref. no. 09739 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Flame Mahogany Partners Pedestal Desk c.1850  19th C | Ref. no. 09739 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Flame Mahogany Partners Pedestal Desk c.1850  19th C | Ref. no. 09739 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Flame Mahogany Partners Pedestal Desk c.1850  19th C | Ref. no. 09739 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Flame Mahogany Partners Pedestal Desk c.1850  19th C | Ref. no. 09739 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Flame Mahogany Partners Pedestal Desk c.1850  19th C | Ref. no. 09739 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Flame Mahogany Partners Pedestal Desk c.1850  19th C | Ref. no. 09739 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Flame Mahogany Partners Pedestal Desk c.1850  19th C | Ref. no. 09739 | Regent Antiques
Ref: 09739
Price: £6,250.00
This is a beautiful antique Victorian flame mahogany  pedestal partners desk, circa 1850 in date. The rectanglular top featur...

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This is a beautiful antique Victorian flame mahogany  pedestal partners desk, circa 1850 in date.

The rectanglular top features a decorative gadrooned edge and is inset with a green gold tooled leather writing surface. This stunning desk is the same on each side. Each side is fitted with three frieze drawers and six further drawers in the  pedestals, all fitted with the original beautiful brass handles.

Each pedestal is mounted with decorative carved rosettes, and the desk is raised on plinth bases.

 Provenance: Sir Robert Ludwig Mond (1867-1938)
 
This large Victorian partners desk  was gifted by the Coombe Bank estate of the late Sir Robert Ludwig Mond (1867-1938). The ‘Company’ is  Brunner-Mond, the company founded by his father the German-born industrialist Ludwig Mond (1839-1909), of which Sir Robert became a Director; which was later merged with Imperial Chemicals Industries (ICI). Sir Robert, a chemist and archaeologist, had a passionate interest in Egyptian archaeology, organising and personally financing various expeditions. He bequeathed his extensive collection of Egyptian and Classical antiquities to a large number of museums across Britain including the British Museum and numerous other museums including the Ashmolean, Liverpool, Sheffield, Royal Museum of Ontario and Institute of Jamaica.

Complete with the original brass locks and keys.

Instill the elegance of a bygone era to a special place in your home with this fabulous antique partners pedestal desk.
  

Condition:

In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned and polished in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.


Dimensions in cm:

Height 80 x Width 153 x Depth 136

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 7 inches x Width 5 feet, 0 inches x Depth 4 feet, 5 inches

Our reference: 09739

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Sir Robert Ludwig Mond (collector; scientist/engineer;1867 - 1938)

3 Cavendish Square, London W (in 1935). 9 Cavendish Square, London W1 (in 1938).

Research chemist, company director, and art collector; son of the German chemist and industrialist Ludwig Mond (q.v). Worked with Lord Kelvin at Glasgow University. Director of, among others, Natal Ammonium Ltd, Brimsdown Lead Co and Mond Nickel Co Ltd, Clydach. Followed a similar career to his father, but also recorded tombs in Egypt. His archive of notebooks, etc. from Egypt are in the Griffith Institute, Oxford (www.ashmol.ox.ac.uk/gri/4records.html). He bequeathed his extensive collection of Egyptian and Classical antiquities to a large number of museums across Britain (BM, Ashmolean, Birmingham, Leicester, Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield, plus his old club, the Savile Club), Canada (Royal Ontario Museum, Vancouver), Australia (Adelaide, Kyancutta) and the Institute of Jamaica; this division was carried out by his Trustees through the solicitors Herbert Oppenheimer, Nathan & Vandyk, with The British Museum receiving the first choice (ME Archives: Correspondence and Reports to Trustees, 1939). A bronze statuette of Mond by Edouard Lanteri, dated 1912, is exhibited in the National Portrait Gallery (NPG 5316).

Mahogany 
is probably one of the largest ‘families’ of hardwood, having many different varieties within its own species.

Mahogany has been used for centuries in ship building, house building, furniture making etc and is the core structure of just about every 19th century vanity box, dressing case or jewellery box. It became more of a Victorian trend to dress Mahogany with these decorative veneers, such as Rosewood, Kingwood, Burr Walnut and Coromandel, so that the actual Mahogany was almost hidden from view.

Mahogany itself is a rich reddish brown wood that can range from being plain in appearance to something that is so vibrant, figured and almost three dimensional in effect. 

Although Mahogany was most often used in its solid form, it also provided some beautifully figured varieties of veneer like ‘Flame’ Mahogany and ‘Fiddleback’ Mahogany (named after its preferred use in the manufacture of fine musical instruments).

Cuban Mahogany was so sought after, that by the late 1850′s, this particular variety became all but extinct.

 

 

Dimensions in cm:

Height 80 x Width 153 x Depth 136

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 7 inches x Width 5 feet, 0 inches x Depth 4 feet, 5 inches

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