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Look at what I found on the Online Galleries website!
It has two glazed doors on top and three adjustable shelves, ideal for displaying your favourite books, the two panelled doors below open to reveal a shelf with useful storage space and the cylinder in the centre opens to reveal a pull out writing slide with gold tooled leather insets and a bank of small drawers and pigeonholes ideal for storing pens, papers, envelopes, etc.
In excellent condition having been beautifully restored in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 229 x Width 126 x Depth 57
Dimensions in inches:
Height 90.2 x Width 49.6 x Depth 22.4
Thomas Sheraton - 18th century furniture designer, once characterized mahogany as "best suited to furniture where strength is demanded as well as a wood that works up easily, has a beautiful figure and polishes so well that it is an ornament to any room in which it may be placed." Matching his words to his work, Sheraton designed much mahogany furniture. The qualities that impressed Sheraton are particularly evident in a distinctive pattern of wood called "flame mahogany."
The flame figure in the wood is revealed by slicing through the face of the branch at the point where it joins another element of the tree.
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