Handsome, generously proportioned, and particularly well made walnut pedestal desk in the Georgian manner. The top has an inset green leather scriber, an ogee moulded edge with floral and swag carving, above three mahogany lined drawers of particularly good depth (21”/53cm) with brass swan neck handles and attractively wild grained burr walnut veneers to the fronts. The top is raised on two pedestals of three graduated drawers as per those in the top, the pedestals having panelled ends and canted corners, once again with floral and swag carving, and raised on short cabriole legs with shell carving to the knees. Bears suppliers’ label to the centre drawer ‘J. Carter & Co, Bank & Office Furnishers & Fitters, 12 Lime St, EC3’.
Width 60” (151cm) Depth 30” (16cm) Height 32” (81cm)
Kneehole Dimensions: Width 23” (58cm) Height 25” (63cm)
Condition & Details of Restoration:
This item is in excellent original structural condition. The polish has been revived and the leather replaced, by our own craftsmen, by hand in the traditional manner. The leather has been ‘distressed’, i.e. marks have been added deliberately to give the appearance of age. As always, there are some old marks underneath the polish, but in this case all exceptionally minor; we believe the photographs are representative.