This is a beautiful antique late Victorian satinwood Carlton House Desk, by the renowned retailer and cabinet maker Druce & Co, circa 1880 in date.
This beautiful desk is made from satinwood, which has been crossbanded in tulipwood bordered with boxwood and ebony lines and and decorated to all sides and the top with an exquiste marquetry decoration of musical trophies, lyres and scrolling foliage. It is superbly finished all round so it will look amazing in the centre of your study!!
The curved superstructure with a brass gallery, having a central enclosed cupboard, flanked to either side by three small drawers, a further enclosed cupboard and a small drawer with curved hinged flap, having a pull out gold tooled leather inset writing surface. This provides ample storage for all of your personal and business papers.
It has a capacious central frieze drawer with scroll spandrels, flanked by two short drawers to either side. It is raised on square tapering legs that terminate in spade feet with brass castors.
It is fitted with the original brass locks, keys and brass drop handles. The locks bear the impressed stamp of the master locksmith Hobbs & Co. and it bears the embossed metal trade label of Druce & Co, Upholsterers Cabinet Makers, Baker Street, Portland Square, London, W.
The craftsmanship that has gone into this desk is second to none, and it will soon become the centrepiece of your furniture collection.
In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned, polished and waxed in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 100 x Width 136 x Depth 64
Dimensions in inches:
Height 3 foot, 3 inches x Width 4 foot, 5 inches x Depth 2 feet, 1 inch
Our reference: A2589
Please feel free to email or call us (+44 20 8809 9605) to arrange a viewing in our North London warehouse.