• Item: Library Table
• Circa: 1890
• Period: Victorian
• Provenance: England, UK
• Size: 5ft 9⅝” wide x 3ft 7⅝” deep
• Wood: Mahogany
• Regency style
• Sage green leather
• Gilt tooled surround
• Cyma recta moulding
• Chamfered corners
• Brass circular drop ring handles
• Hand dovetailed drawer construction
• Cedar drawer linings (sign of quality)
• Brass key escutcheons
• 6 working drawers in total
• 3 working drawers each side
• Elegant splay reeded legs
• Original brass lion paw toes
• Original brass castors
• Working locks & keys
• Original polish & patination
• Very functional
• Good condition
• 14 day free UK return policy
This is a fine quality antique Regency style 5ft 9⅝” wide mahogany partner’s leather library table, circa 1890, in good condition. Constructed in the style of the Regency period, which was between 1810 – 1820, it boasts classic Regency detailing from the elegant brass studded drop ring handles and escutcheons to the splay reeded legs. The top incorporates a new single piece sage green, gilt and blind-tooled leather, flanked by a mahogany cross-banding, chamfered corners with a quality cyma recta moulding below three large working drawers either side. This type of table was designed to stand in the. The drawers are decorated with twin-beaded moulded fronts, constructed with hand-dovetail joints, cedar linings and internal quarter beading. The drawers retain their original brassware, consisting of elegant brass circular drop ring handles and key escutcheons, adorned with fine floral stud detail. All six drawers retain their original working locks with keys. The table is raised on reeded rectangular columns, supported by splay reeded legs, which terminate on the original brass lion paw toes and castors.
Both sides are a mirror-match of each other; the table was designed to stand in the centre of a room so that the three working drawers were accessible either side. This library table is a truly classic design from the Regency period. All in all, this is a very pretty and good quality table.
The item features a superb rich mahogany red-brown 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 item would compliment any home, office or library and is ideal as either a library table 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 = 60cm or 23⅝” or 1ft 11⅝”
Width = 176.7cm or 69⅝” or 5ft 9⅝”
Depth = 110.7cm or 43⅝” or 3ft 7⅝”
This item 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 features a new single piece sage green and gold tool leather. Therefore, the leather is clean and free from any wear, damage, and stains. The brassware to the drawers (handles and key escutcheons) is original, as are the drawer locks, which come with a working key. 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. This table is solid in joint and ready to use.
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