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Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Partners Pedestal Desk 19th C

Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Partners Pedestal Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A2098 | Regent Antiques
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  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Partners Pedestal Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A2098 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Partners Pedestal Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A2098 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Partners Pedestal Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A2098 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Partners Pedestal Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A2098 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Partners Pedestal Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A2098 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Partners Pedestal Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A2098 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Partners Pedestal Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A2098 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Partners Pedestal Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A2098 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Partners Pedestal Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A2098 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Partners Pedestal Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A2098 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Partners Pedestal Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A2098 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Partners Pedestal Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A2098 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Partners Pedestal Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A2098 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Partners Pedestal Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A2098 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Partners Pedestal Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A2098 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Partners Pedestal Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A2098 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Partners Pedestal Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A2098 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Partners Pedestal Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A2098 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Partners Pedestal Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A2098 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Partners Pedestal Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A2098 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Partners Pedestal Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A2098 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Partners Pedestal Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A2098 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Partners Pedestal Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A2098 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Partners Pedestal Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A2098 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Partners Pedestal Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A2098 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Partners Pedestal Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A2098 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Partners Pedestal Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A2098 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Partners Pedestal Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A2098 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Partners Pedestal Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A2098 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Partners Pedestal Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A2098 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Partners Pedestal Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A2098 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Partners Pedestal Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A2098 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Partners Pedestal Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A2098 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Partners Pedestal Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A2098 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Partners Pedestal Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A2098 | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Partners Pedestal Desk 19th C | Ref. no. A2098 | Regent Antiques
Ref: A2098
Price: £10,500.00
This is a superb and rare antique early Victorian burr walnut  twin pedestal partners desk, Circa 1850 in date. It is made...
This is a superb and rare antique early Victorian burr walnut  twin pedestal partners desk, Circa 1850 in date.

It is made from fabulous burr walnut, the rectangular top with a fabulous inset gold tooled green leather writing surface and  an elegant ogee moulded edge.

It has three frieze drawers to either side, with six further drawers arranged around a central kneehole on one side,  with cupboards to the reverse.

It stands on a plinth base and is raised on brass castors.

Complete with   locks and keys, the locks stamped IWS:


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


Provenance:

Barrington Hall, Essex.



Condition:

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




Dimensions in cm:

Height 78 x Width 185 x Depth 110

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 foot, 7 inches x Width 6 feet, 1 inch x Depth 3 foot, 7 inches

Our reference: A2098

Please feel free to email or call us (+44 20 8809 9605) to arrange a viewing in our North London warehouse.

Barrington Hall

is a Grade II* listed 18th-century English country house in Hatfield Broad Oak, Essex, England.
The original manor of Hatfield Broad Oak was bought by Sir Francis Barrington in 1612. The Barringtons were the hereditary woodwards (foresters) of Hatfield Forest. Prior to 1600 the family seat was an earlier Barrington Hall, which once stood on a moated site north of the village of Hatfield Broad Oak. In 1735, John Shales Barrington succeeded his cousin the 5th Baronet Barrington to the estate. He began to build a new Georgian manor but the plan was not concluded until after his death and the house was not occupied on a permanent basis until 1863. After his death, the house was owned by Sir Fitzwilliam Barrington. The Barrington family sold their interest in Hatfield Forest in 1832 to John Archer Houblon after the death of Sir Fitzwilliam Barrington.


A partners desk 

is an antique desk form, which is basically two pedestal desks constructed from the start as one large desk joined at the front, for two users working while facing each other.

This piece of furniture was first conceived in the United Kingdom to accommodate the work of banking partners. These gentlemen were usually senior bank officials who wished to work together while keeping the convenience and the prestige of a pedestal desk.


Walnut & Burr Walnut

Walnut is a hard, dense, tight- grained wood that polishes to a very smooth finish. It is a popular and attractive wood whose colour ranges from near white in the sapwood to a dark hew in the heartwood. When dried in a kiln, walnut wood tends to develop a dull brown colour, but when air-dried can become a rich purplish-brown. Because of its colour, hardness and grain, it is a prized furniture and carving wood. Walnut veneer was highly priced and the cost would reflect the ‘fanciness’ of the veneer – the more decorative, then the more expensive and desirable.

Burr walnut refers to the swirling figure present in nearly all walnut when cut and polished, and especially in the wood taken from the base of the tree where it joins the roots. However the true burr is a rare growth on the tree where hundreds of tiny branches have started to grow. Burr walnut produces some of the most complex and beautiful figuring you can find.

Walnut "burrs" were often used to make fabulous furniture.  Veneer sliced from walnut burl is one of the most valuable and highly prized by cabinet makers and prestige car manufacturers and is also a favourite material for shotgun stocks.

 Inlay was commonly used in the production of decorative burr walnut furniture, where pieces of coloured veneers are inlaid into the surface of the walnut, adding delicate or intricate patterns and designs. Inlays normally use various exotic  veneers, but other materials such as  mother-of-pearl, brass or bone were  also be used.
  



Dimensions in cm:

Height 78 x Width 185 x Depth 110

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 foot, 7 inches x Width 6 feet, 1 inch x Depth 3 foot, 7 inches

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