• Item: Library Table
• Circa: 1880
• In the style of Chippendale Period
• Provenance: England, UK
• Size: 5ft wide by 3ft 5¾” deep
• Wood: Solid mahogany
• 3 panel sage green & gold tool leather
• Carved floral moulded top
• 2 pull out slides + 2 large drawers
• Flame mahogany drawer fronts
• Mahogany drawer linings (sign of quality)
• Hand dovetailed + cock-beaded drawers
• Original brass swan neck handles
• Original working lever locks (with key)
• Carved gadroon apron
• Carved acanthus leaf knees
• Elegant cabriole legs
• Ball and claw feet
• Free-standing desk
• Good condition
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14 days UK returns policy
This is an attractive and fine quality antique Chippendale style mahogany and leather library table, circa 1880 (late Victorian period), in good condition. Constructed in the style of the Chippendale period, which was between 1750 – 1780, it boasts classic Chippendale detailing such as carved floral moulded top, carved gadroon apron, cabriole legs with carved acanthus leaf knees, and the ball and claw feet. Consisting of a three-panel sage green and gold tool leather encompassed by a carved floral thumb moulding. The table benefits from two pull out mahogany slides (to the rear) and two large cock-beaded drawers at the front, that retain the original bass carved swan neck handles and back plates. The drawer fronts benefit from stunning flame mahogany veneers (a sign of quality), with mahogany drawer lining and hand dovetailed joints. The frieze is decorated with astragal beading and central carved floral motifs to the sides and back of the table along with a classical gadroon. Raised on four substantial cabriole legs, which incorporate fine acanthus leaf carvings at the knees, they terminate on pronounced ball and claw feet.
This type of table was designed to stand in the centre of a room, as there is decorative beading and moulding to all sides of the item, along with the pull out slides on the rear.
This library table is a truly classic design in the style of the Chippendale period. All in all, this is a very pretty and good quality table.
This item would compliment any home, office or library and is ideal as either a library / writing table or large desk. So, don’t miss out your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture!
Writing height = 77cm or 30⅜” or 2ft 6⅜”
Knee height = 60.5cm or 23⅞” or 1ft 11⅞”
Width = 152.6cm or 60” or 5ft
Depth = 106cm or 41¾” or 3ft 5¾”
This library table is in good condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges of the table but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The table has been wax polished in our workshops. The table features a new three-piece sage green and gold tool leather. Therefore, the leather is clean and free from any wear, damage, and stains. The drawers retain their original bass handles and back plates, along with key escutcheons and the original working lever locks (with keys). The drawers are mahogany lined and hand dovetailed; which is a further sign of quality. The drawers are in good working order and close flush to the frame and table stands on its original legs. There are no missing carvings. The table is solid in joint and ready to use.
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Ref. Library Table 23