• Circa: 1901 – 1910
• Period: Edwardian
• Wood: Solid mahogany
• Cabinet Maker: Maples
• Bow fronted design
• Olive green gold tooled leather
• Satinwood & ebony herringbone inlay to drawers
• Satinwood inlay to frame
• Five working drawers
• Flame mahogany drawer fronts
• Mahogany drawer linings
• Hand dovetailed drawer construction
• Original brass fretted handles
• Tapered inlaid spade legs
• Original brass & mug castors
• Original polish & patination
• Excellent quality
• Free 14 days UK returns
This is an attractive and superb quality antique Edwardian ladies inlaid mahogany and leather bow front writing table, circa 1901 – 1910, made by renowned cabinet makers and retailer, Maples & Co. Boasting a bow front design, the top of the table features an olive green leather with a gold tool perimeter. Below, there are a bank of five hand dovetailed, mahogany lined drawers which feature top quality satinwood and ebony herringbone string inlay to the drawer fronts along with the original brass fretted handles. This herringbone inlay is also present around the perimeter of the leather desktop. The drawer fronts also boast stunning flame mahogany veneers. The centre of the desk features a shaped apron kneehole, so that you can comfortably place your legs underneath the desk whilst working. The table stands on elegant tapering legs, all of which are decorated with refined satinwood string inlay. The legs terminate on the original brass square collars and castors. This is a single piece desk, with excellent proportions.
The desk boasts a rich brown mahogany colour. As it boasts the original polish, it has a fantastic colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received.
This desk would look superb in a variety of rooms from home office, drawing room or library. The desk would certainly grace any home or office and is a great investment, as it is extremely functional. So don’t miss out your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
Maple & Co. of 149 Tottenham Court Road, London, during the late part of the Victorian period and early 20th century were the most renowned English cabinetmakers of their time. They made and retailed their own furniture specialising in top quality pieces replicating Georgian designs, such as the Hepplewhite and Chippendale but also were well known for their quality Arts & Crafts furniture. Off the back of the expansion of the British Empire in the Victorian period, they rapidly grew their business to become the largest fine furniture maker, supplier to the interiors industry and furniture retailer globally.
Height = 78.1cm or 30¾” or 2ft 6¾”
Width = 122cm or 48” or 4ft
Depth = 56.8cm or 22⅜” or 1ft 10⅜”
Knee Height = 57.8cm or 22¾” or 1ft 10¾”
Knee Width = 51.8cm or 20⅜” or 1ft 8⅜”
This desk is in very good condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges of the desk, but nothing significant considering the age of the item. As it boasts the original polish, it has a fantastic colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received. The hand-dovetailed drawers are constructed of solid mahogany and boast the original brassware. The drawers close flush to the frame. The green and gold tool leather is in good condition; there are some natural variations to the leather surface; however there are no rips, damage, ink stains or watermarks. This is a single piece desk. This desk is solid in joint; the desk does not wobble and is ready to use.
The price does not include the chair. The chair is photographed with the desk to give you a sense of perspective; it is for illustration purposes only.
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