This is a handsome antique Carlton House writing desk which dates to the early 19th century.
Made of mahogany, mixed woods and veneers it is an elegant, well aged and evocative looking piece which is ideal for an office or study. It will make a nice alternative to a traditional desk and is a useful work space for any home.
The desk is classically styled with a curved back and sloping compartments to the top which sit in front of an arrangement of small drawers and compartments.
There is a pull out writing slide to the front which is fitted with a very aged leather scriver.
Below the top section are three useful drawers, all finished with small turned bone handles.
The desk is on tall tapered legs which are finished with metal castors.
The wood has a nicely polished finish.
height to top-96cms
height to desk top-75.5cms
The desk is in original unrestored condition and has a very aged look.
There are many cosmetic marks of age and use which give it a sense of history and a good amount of character.
There are various marks to the top and the leather is very aged and worn away in places.
There are old wood worm holes underneath the desk, these have been treated and filled and are long inactive.
H: 96cm (37.80in)
W: 98cm (38.58in)
D: 58cm (22.83in)