Here is an example of a fantastic quality antique Edwardian large size mahogany partner’s office desk stamped with the cabinet maker’s name, ‘Ralph Johnson of Warrington’, circa 1901 – 1910.
• Circa 1901 – 1910
• Period Early Edwardian
• Wood Solid Mahogany
• Stamped ‘Ralph Johnson of Warrington’
• Size 5ft 6” wide x 3ft 6” deep
• Freestanding partners large desk
• Reeded edge to top of desk
• Original brass swan neck handles
• Single panel green and gold leather tooled insert
• Hand dovetailed drawer construction
• 9x cock-beaded drawers on one side side
• 2x working cupboard doors on one side
• Original working locks with key
• Plinth base
• Fantastic colour
• Excellent condition
• Superb quality
• Dismantles into three sections for easy transportation
Here is an example of a fantastic quality antique Edwardian large size mahogany partner’s office desk stamped with the cabinet maker’s name, ‘Ralph Johnson of Warrington’, circa 1901 – 1910. The desk boasts the original brass swan neck and figured handles on the desk. The top of the desk features a reeeded edge. The four graduated cock-beaded drawers in each pedestal on both have working original locks and key. The drawer fronts, drawer lining and top are constructed of the best quality mahogany. The desk dismantles into three sections for easy storage or transportation.
This desk would look superb in a variety of rooms from the work place to the home office. The desk would certainly grace any home or office and a great investment as they are an extremely functional. So don’t miss out your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
The leather is in excellent condition there is small area where the leather has lifted but this is hardly noticeable and does not warrant the leather being replaced (see photo). There is some very minor fading to the gold tooling on the leather on one side. Please remember that this is an old leather. Free of worm-worm, solid in joint and ready to use. It features the original working locks and a key. Please remember that this item is over 150 years old so there will always be some minor wear.
On the back of the Inside cupboard door is the small cabinet maker’s stamp of ‘Ralph Johnson of Warrington’. Ralph Johnson set up his business in 1860 as a cabinet maker and upholsterer operating from two premises in Warrington – one in Bridge Street and one in Rydale Street. His father had been a cabinet maker and Ralph quickly gained a reputation as a very high quality maker. His furnishings were bespoke made using the finest materials and he particularly worked in oak. He was one of the craftsmen said to have influenced Robert ‘Mouseman’ Thompson and the Cotswolds School.
External height = 74cm or 2’ 5”
External depth = 106.5cm or 3’ 6”
External width = 168cm or 5’ 6”
Knee height = 58.7cm or 1’ 11”
Knee width Pedestals = 52cm or 1’ 8½”
Knee width Plinth = 49.5cm or 1’ 7½”
Cupboards internal depth = 30cm or 1’
Cupboards internal width = 49.5cm or 1’ 7½”
Cupboards internal height = 46cm or 1’ 6”
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