• Item: Ladies Writing Desk
• Circa: 1910
• Period: Edwardian
• Wood: Solid mahogany
• Cabinet Maker: S & H Jewell
• Bow fronted design
• Black gold tooled leather
• Satinwood floral & string inlay to drawers and frame
• Fan marquetry inlay spandrels
• 4 working drawers
• Oak drawer linings
• Hand dovetailed drawer construction
• Original circular brass knobs
• Tapered inlaid spade legs
• Original brass & mug castors
• Original polish & patination
• Excellent quality
• Free delivery to mainland England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• 14-day free UK returns policy
This is an attractive and superb quality antique Regency style Edwardian inlaid solid mahogany, satinwood and leather bow front ladies writing table / desk, circa 1901 – 1910, made by the renowned cabinet makers and retailer, S & H Jewell of London. Boasting a bow front design, the top of the table features a new black leather with a gold tool perimeter. Below, there is a bank of four hand dovetailed, oak lined drawers which feature top quality satinwood floral inlay to the drawer fronts, bounded by string inlay. The drawer fronts also feature their original circular brass knobs. The writing table also includes a kneehole, which boasts fan marquetry spandrels to either side. 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 mug 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 ladies writing desk would look superb in a variety of rooms from the 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 on your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
S & H Jewell were fine quality cabinet makers, established in London, in 1830. They worked as a family business on their premises at 29-31 Little Queen Street, Holborn, in London, later moving to 26 Parker Street, London, W.C.2. They are recorded as having sold furniture to the Arts and Crafts home, Standen House at East Grinstead in Sussex. Aside from constructing their own furniture, they also restored earlier antiques and sold them on from their London shop.
Height = 75.6cm or 29¾” or 2ft 5¾”
Width = 95.5cm or 37⅝” or 3ft 1⅝”
Depth = 59.9cm or 23⅝” or 1ft 11⅝”
Knee Height = 62cm or 24½” or 2ft ½”
Knee Width = 29.1cm or 11½”
This desk is in excellent condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges of the desk, but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The desk has been French polished by hand, to a professional standard, in our workshop. 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 desk has been professionally fitted with a new black and gold tool leather, which is therefore in excellent condition. The hand-dovetailed drawers are constructed of solid oak and boast the original brassware. The drawers close flush to the frame. This is a single piece desk. This desk is solid in joint; the desk does not wobble and is ready to use.
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