A GEORGE II MAHOGANY KNEEHOLE WRITING DESK (4404811)
A GEORGE II MAHOGANY KNEEHOLE WRITING DESK (4404811)
A GEORGE II MAHOGANY KNEEHOLE WRITING DESK (4404811)

A GEORGE II MAHOGANY KNEEHOLE WRITING DESK (4404811)

c. 1745 England

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An important and rare mid 18th century Palladian period carved mahogany kneehole writing desk, having a rectangular top with moulded edge above a frieze with long single drawer applied with exquisitely carved drapes and tassels centred by a female mask, revealing a writing slide and compartments beneath, above a central arched recess with single door revealing a single shelf and flanked by four graduated drawers at each side with later ornate brass handles and divided by a finely carved guilloche border between the first and second tier of short drawers concealing a secret drawer; on acanthus scroll feet with concealed brass castors, and the sides fitted with the original ornate brass lifting handles.

English, circa 1745

Height: 33 ¾ in; 86 cm
Height of kneehole: 24 in; 61 cm
Width: 46 in; 117 cm
Depth: 23 ½ in; 60 cm

Price: £100,000 +
Collection of Sir James Horlick, Cowley Manor, Gloucestershire;
M. Harris & Sons, London;
Private collection, New York.
Illustrated:
M. Harris & Sons, ‘Catalogue and Index of Old Furniture and Works of Decorative Art’, Part II 1730-1780, 1925, p. 205.
Dimensions
Height 86.00 cm (33.86 inches)
Width 117.00 cm (46.06 inches)
Depth 60.00 cm (23.62 inches)
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