Antique Baltic Kidney Writing Table Desk c.1880
Antique Baltic Kidney Writing Table Desk c.1880
Antique Baltic Kidney Writing Table Desk c.1880
Antique Baltic Kidney Writing Table Desk c.1880
Antique Baltic Kidney Writing Table Desk c.1880
Antique Baltic Kidney Writing Table Desk c.1880
Antique Baltic Kidney Writing Table Desk c.1880
Antique Baltic Kidney Writing Table Desk c.1880
Antique Baltic Kidney Writing Table Desk c.1880
Antique Baltic Kidney Writing Table Desk c.1880

Antique Baltic Kidney Writing Table Desk c.1880

c. 1880 Latvia

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This gorgeous antique kidney desk is crafted from beautiful mahogany and features a beautiful leather top that has been hand dyed and gold tooled. It has been inlaid with brass by a master craftsman, the quality of the work is breathtaking.

The desk has five drawers which are mahogany lined and perfectly sized for all the stationary you could possibly need, making it not just a symbol of refinement but a practical furnishing as well. It stands on it's original brass castors as well as having the original handles and an elegant brass gallery around the top.

It is finished on all sides so that it can stand freely in the middle of a room, making it extremely suitable for a large home or business office.

Condition:

In excellent condition having been beautifully restored in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.




Dimensions in cm:

Height 81 x Width 134 x Depth 70

Dimensions in inches:

Height 31.9 x Width 52.8 x Depth 27.6
Mahogany is probably one of the largest ‘families’ of hardwood, having many different varieties within its own species.

Mahogany has been used for centuries in ship building, house building, furniture making etc and is the core structure of just about every 19th century vanity box, dressing case or jewellery box. It became more of a Victorian trend to dress Mahogany with these decorative veneers, such as Rosewood, Kingwood, Burr Walnut and Coromandel, so that the actual Mahogany was almost hidden from view.

Mahogany itself is a rich reddish brown wood that can range from being plain in appearance to something that is so vibrant, figured and almost three dimensional in effect.

Although Mahogany was most often used in its solid form, it also provided some beautifully figured varieties of veneer like ‘Flame’ Mahogany and ‘Fiddleback’ Mahogany (named after its preferred use in the manufacture of fine musical instruments).

Cuban Mahogany was so sought after, that by the late 1850′s, this particular variety became all but extinct.
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