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Vintage Georgian Revival Flame Mahogany Lion's Head Partner's Desk 20th C

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Ref: A2128
Price: £5,450.00
This magnificent Vintage flame mahogany lion's head partners desk is in Kentian style and in the manner of Gillows. It dates...

This magnificent Vintage flame mahogany lion's head partners desk is in Kentian style and in the manner of Gillows. It dates from the second half of the 20th Century and demonstrates the highest standards of the cabinet maker’s craft. 

The desk is finished all round so it is free standing, the shaped top is lined with a classical gold tooled leather inset writing surface and it has wonderful serpentine shaped sides. It has been beautifully crafted from flame mahogany with satinwood crossbanding. The drawers are oak-lined and the exquisite brass handles serve to compliment this elegant look.

The eight corners of the desk feature beautifully carved corbeils and lion's heads, the borders have rope edge carving, it stands on elegant lion's paw feet. and all this carving in solid mahogany is the work of a master carver.

It is identical on both sides, with an equal number of drawers and therefore can be used by more than one person - hence it is a "Partner’s Desk".

On each side of the desk there are five drawers, and two double depth drawers which are useful as filing cabinets.

This stunning partner's desk will create a sense of style in your home and is sure to become the centrepiece of your furniture collection. 
 

Condition:

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



Dimensions in cm:

Height 76 x Width 186 x Depth 102

Height 64 x Width 66 - Kneehole dimensions

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 foot, 6 inches x Width 6 feet, 1 inch x Depth 3 foot, 4 inches

Height 2 feet, 1 inch x Width 2 foot, 2 inches - Kneehole dimensions

Our reference: A2128

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

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.


Flame Mahogany
Thomas Sheraton
 - 18th century furniture designer, once characterized mahogany as "best suited to furniture where strength is demanded as well as a wood that works up easily, has a beautiful figure and polishes so well that it is an ornament to any room in which it may be placed." Matching his words to his work, Sheraton designed much mahogany furniture. The qualities that impressed Sheraton are particularly evident in a distinctive pattern of wood called "flame mahogany."

The flame figure in the wood is revealed by slicing through the face of the branch at the point where it joins another element of the tree.


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.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 76 x Width 186 x Depth 102

Height 64 x Width 66 - Kneehole dimensions

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 foot, 6 inches x Width 6 feet, 1 inch x Depth 3 foot, 4 inches

Height 2 feet, 1 inch x Width 2 foot, 2 inches - Kneehole dimensions

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