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19th Century Amboyna Writing Desk
The finest quality late 19th century amboyna writing desk. Of excellent construction with stunning amboyna veneers onto a solid mahogany carcas. Embellished with inlaid detailing in ebony and walnut , with brass surrounds to the drawer fronts and a brass gallery to the top. The superstructure has two banks of 3 drawers and the table itself with a long central drawer flanked by tow pairs of drawers. All drawers are lockable, key supplied. Fitted with a sumptuous green leather writing surface complete with gilt tooled decoration. Standing on elegant square tapering legs with inlay. This desk is finished to the rear so could be free standing with a room if desired. Offered for sale in excellent condition with a rich colour and patina, ready to go straight into the home.

Dimensions:
Width 107cms
Depth 61cms
Overall height 103cms
Table height 73.5cmds
Kneehole clearance 59cms
Ref: 116
Price: £2,950
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Burr Walnut Partners Writing Desk
A superb quality burr walnut partners writing desk in the queen Anne style. Of generous proportions and of excellent construction in solid walnut with attractive burr walnut veneers onto an oak carcas. The top has an inverted break front and is fitted with sumptuous red leather writing surfaces. There is an arrangement of one long central drawer, flanked by two pairs of graduated drawers. All drawers are cross banded, fitted with their original solid brass hardware and are lockable (keys supplied). The rear of the desk has the same drawer arrangement but the drawers are "dummies". All standing on 8 elegant cabriole legs with carved shell motifs to the knees. Cleaned and waxed in our workshops and now offered for sale in excellent condition, with a great colour and patina, ready to go straight into the home or office.

Dimensions:
Width 153cms
Depth 93cms
Height 77cmas
Knee hole clearance 59.5cms
Ref: 719
Price: £2,950
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18th Century Burr Walnut Kneehole Desk
A splendid mid 18th century, Georgian, burr walnut knee hole desk. Of excellent construction in solid walnut with attractive burr walnut veneers onto a solid oak carcas, with oak drawer linings. With an arrangement of one long and six short drawers and a central cupboard, all cross banded and feather banded. The top is also cross banded and feather banded and fitted with a central panel of figured oak veneer. Sympathetically refinished in our workshops and now offered for sale in excellent condition, with a fine colour and patina.

Dimensions:
Width 94cms
Depth 55cms
Height 73cms
Ref: 795
Price: £2,850
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Kingwood and Walnut Bonheur Du Jour
A very attractive 19th century French kingwood and burr walnut bonheur du jour. Of excellent construction and in excellent original condition. The top section with a pair of glazed doors (lockable , key supplied) that open to access a shelved and lined interior. The base section with a single drawer and standing on cabriole legs. Embellished with crisply cast ormolu mounts throughout and inset with exquisite porcelain plaques. Offered for sale in excellent original condition, ready to go straight into the home.

Dimensions:
Width 77cms
Depth 54cms
Height 141cms
Ref: 571
Price: £2,750
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Maple and Co Carlton House Desk
A splendid Edwardian period inlaid mahogany Carlton house desk by Maple and Co of London. Of very good construction in solid mahogany with attractive flame mahogany veneers. The superstructure with an arrangement of drawers, cupboards and stationary compartments. The table with one long drawer, flanked by a pair of shorter drawers (all lockable, key supplied). Decorated with inlaid detailing throughout and fitted with a sumptuous brown leather writing surface. Finished to the rear so could be free standing within a room if desired. All standing on elegant tapering legs which terminate in their original solid brass castors. Offered for sale in excellent original condition, cleaned and waxed in our workshops and ready to go straight into the home or office.

Dimensions:
Width 122cms
Depth 65cms
Height 102cms
Knee hole clearance 60cms

Maple & Co was established by John Maple, a shopkeeper from Horley, Surrey, who later opened a furniture shop in Tottenham Court Road. However it was his son, John Blundell Maple , who made Maples & Co a success. With exceptional business skills, John B. Maple took over the company while still a young man. By the 1880s they were the largest furniture store in the world, exported their fine furniture to every continent.
Maples manufactured their luxury furniture entirely in-house, at a huge modern complex. A timber importer and furniture exporter, they landed prestigious contracts furnishing fine houses, hotels, embassies and palaces in Europe; among them Tsar Nicholas’s Winter Palace and the Hofburg Imperial Palace in Vienna . With his own empire established, John Blundell Maple achieved further fame in politics and horseracing – some lines, such as the Atherstoke antique cabinet, having racing connections in the titles.
Never compromising on quality, Maples produced a huge catalogue of fine furniture, covering every avenue of interior design. A Maples & Co sale today would cover everything from Chippendale Revival antique dining chairs , to Aesthetic style carved oak dressers, to Art Nouveau tulip carved antique dining tables – all from the same catalogue.
The exclusivity and high quality of craftsmanship of Maples’ antique cabinets, dining suites and bedroom furniture made them highly popular with Britain’s social elite. Today, they appeal to anyone who appreciates fine craftsmanship.
Ref: 116
Price: £2,650
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Fine Quality Kingwood Bureau Plat
A fine quality French kingwood bureau plat in the Louis XVI style. Of very good construction with attractive kingwood veneers onto a mahogany and oak carcas. Decorated with fine ormolu mounts throughout and the table top surrounded with a solid brass band. With a single lockable drawer to the freeze. Fitted with a sumptuous black leather writing surface with gilt tooled decoration. Offered for sale in excellent condition, with a great colour and patina, ready to go straight into the home.

Dimensions:
Width 100cms
Depth 60cms
Height 76cms
Ref: 716
Price: £2,650
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Early Victorian Mahogany Partners Writing Table
A splendid early Victorian period mahogany 4 drawer partners writing table. Of excellent construction in solid mahogany , the rectangular top fitted with a sumptuous leather writing surface. The are two pairs of opposing drawers , each fitted with solid mahogany bun handles. The legs are a real statement; turned and decorated with inverted stylised tulip carvings, terminating in brass castors. Offered for sale in excellent original condition, ready to go straight into the home or office.

Dimensions:
Width 137cms
Depth 91cms
Height 77cms
Ref: 069
Price: £2,350
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Shapland & Petter Bonheur Du Jour
A wonderful quality late 19th century bonheur du jour , or ladies desk, by the renowned firm of cabinet makers Shapland & Petter of Barnstaple. Of fine construction in mahogany in the French style. Embellished throughout with brass banding and gilt metal mounts. The superstructure with a series of 3 cupboards (all lockable with key supplied) which open to reveal fitted interiors. The writing surface is fitted with its original sumptuous tan coloured leather. The table has a pair of deeper outer drawers flanking a longer, central drawer. All drawer and cupboard fronts are decorated with inlaid panels with floral designs in kingwood, satinwood and boxwood. All standing on long elegant cabriole legs, terminating in stylish and delicate out-swept feet. All locks are stamped "S P B". Sympathetically repolished in our workshops and now offered for sale in excellent condition, with a splendid colour and finish, ready to go straight into the home.

Dimensions:
Width 81cms
Depth 50cms
Height 98cms

The Shapland and Petter factory was established by cabinetmaker Henry Shapland (1823 – 1909), following a trip to America in 1848. While there, he saw an ingenious new machine which he realised could be used for cabinetmaking. Upon his return to Barnstaple, he reproduced the machine from notes he’d made and set up business in a mill. He later met Henry Petter, an accountant, and together they achieved rapid success. In 1888 the mill burned down. Undeterred, they moved to larger premises. The same factory now produces high-quality joinery.

Hand-tooled or machine-made? Antique cabinets that were both

Furniture by Shapland and Petter, such as their antique dining chairs , is highly collectable by Arts & Crafts furniture enthusiasts, despite breaking the “rules” of the movement. Looking at the detailed carving on a Shapland and Petter antique chest today, it is hard to imagine it being produced in what was, for its time, one of the most cutting-edge factories in Britain.

The new factory was arranged in blocks, with a production line of up to 350 employees, which ran from the saw mills to the finishing sheds. However, keen as they were to adopt labour-saving devices, the men also saw the need for traditional craftsmanship. They imported American machine tools that were backed by an army of skilled cabinetmakers, carvers, designers and polishers.

From Victorian dining chairs to antique bookcases, Shapland and Petter furniture is defined its detailed carving. Those employed for this task underwent a 7-year apprenticeship, using up to 100 tools for the most elaborate designs. The factory was soon producing furniture and interiors to order, for banks, hotels, private homes and even Pullman railway carriages. Notable commissions included the London Guildhall, Edgar Wallace ‘s home, and the mansion house at Tapeley Park.

From Antique marquetry furniture to the Art Nouveau period

Shapland & Petter antiques range from simple rustic Arts & Crafts furniture to intricate antique marquetry furniture, embellished with the fluid organic designs of the Art Nouveau movement. Their antique cabinets often made use of finely detailed lead glass panels and delicate fruitwood inlays however, many of these intricately crafted pieces were mass-produced standards.
Ref: 985
Price: £1,895
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Late 19th Century Inlaid Kingwood Bonheur Du Jour
A charming and pretty, late 19th century French bonheur du jour. Of fine construction with stunning kingwood veneers onto a solid mahogany carcas. Decorated throughout with profuse floral marquetry inlay in boxwood and satinwood and further embellished with crisply cast ormolu mounts. The super-structure with a central cupboard (lockable with key supplied) flanked by a pair of drawers. The lower section fitted with its original brown leather writing surface and with 3 drawers to the freeze. The central drawer is lockable (key supplied). The writing surface has some imperfections and if you desire we can have it replaced with a new leather , colour of your choice. This lovely desk is offered for sale in excellent overall condition, with a great colour and patina, ready to go straight into the home.

Dimensions:
Width 75cms
Depth 48cms
Height 127cms
Ref: 174
Price: £1,850
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Inlaid Mahogany Bonheur Du Jour by Jas Shoolbred & Co.
A fine quality late 19th century inlaid mahogany bonheur du jour. Of excellent construction by the prestigious cabinet makers Jas Shoolbred & Co. Decorated with inlaid detailing of swags, urns, garlands and harebells throughout. The super-structure is surmounted with a solid brass gallery. There are a pair of cupboard doors flanking a series of 2 short over 2 long drawers. The cupboards are lockable (keys supplied) and open to reveal fitted interiors. Beneath is a fold over writing surface , fitted with a sumptuous blue leather. Below is a single long drawer, lockable with key supplied. All standing on elegant tapering legs, united by under-stretchers. Offered for sale in excellent condition, with a good colour and patina, ready to go straight into the home.

Dimensions:
Width 84cms
Depth 49cms
Height 109cms

James Shoolbred & Co
The name of James Shoolbred & Co is highly respected among admirers of Aesthetic Movement furniture. Their antique desks, Victorian dining chairs and antique marquetry furniture were produced for wealthy households up to 1931. A particularly fine example of James Shoolbred antique marquetry furniture – an ornate piano by designer Henry Batley – is on display at the V & A museum, London.

Established in the 1820s, James Shoolbred’s Tottenham Court Road company began life as a drapers. It began supplying textiles to the furniture trade, and expanded into the stores either side, branching into interior design. By the 1870s, the company was designing and manufacturing its own furniture.

A major factor of James Shoolbred’s success was their detailed catalogues, which were published from around 1873. Configured to showcase the company’s designs beyond the confines of London, they made Shoolbred an overnight success.

In the 1880s the firm moved to larger premises. Imaginatively laid out, with detailed room schemes showing off the company’s latest furniture and textile designs, it became an unmitigated success.

Although James Shoolbred & Co specialised in furniture of the Aesthetic Movement they encompassed all the fashionable trends of the time, from the motifs and patterns of Japanese design in their antique marquetry furniture, to Art Nouveau and gothic influences in their antique desks and Victorian dining chairs.
Ref: 481
Price: £1,395
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Burr Walnut Serpentine Fronted Knee Hole Desk
A good example of a burr walnut knee hole desk in the early Georgian style. Dating to the late 19th century and of excellent construction in solid walnut with attractive burr walnut veneers onto a solid oak carcas. Of gentle serpentine form with with the top and drawer fronts being cross-banded. There is an arrangement of one long central drawer flanked by two sets of 4 , shorter, graduated drawers. All fitted with their original charming brass handles. To the knee hole there is a bow-fronted cupboard (lockable with key supplied) which opens to reveal a shelved interior. Above this is a "secret drawer". The whole desk stands on elegant shaped bracket feet. Sympathetically refinished in our workshops and now offered for sale in excellent condition. It has a wonderful colour and patina and is ready to go straight into the home.

Dimensions:
Width 87cms
Depth 44cms
Height 77cms
Ref: 784
Price: £1,275
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19th Century Burr Walnut Bonheur Du Jour
An attractive French 19th century bonheur du jour. Of very good construction in solid walnut with attractive burr walnut veneers. Fitted with a sumptuous black leather writing surface, sitting over a pair of drawers to the freeze (lockable, key supplied). The superstructure with a pair of lockable stationary cupboards, flanking central mirrors all surmounted by a galleried top. All standing on elegant scrolling cabriole legs. Sympathetically repolished in our workshops and now offered for sale in excellent overall condition, ready to go straight into the home.

Dimension:
Width 107cms
Depth 64cms
Overall height 103cms
Table height 74cms
Ref: 116
Price: £1,195
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Serpentine Shaped Inlaid Mahogany Writing Table
A splendid serpentine shaped inlaid mahogany writing table from the late Victorian period. Of very good construction in solid mahogany and attractive mahogany veneers. Decorated with inlaid stringing and cross banding in boxwood throughout. The top is fitted with a sumptuous black leather writing surface which is embellished with gilt tooled decoration. There is an arrangement of 3 drawers to the freeze, all fitted with their original solid brass hardware. All standing on tapering legs, united by an under-tier. Cleaned and waxed in our workshops and now offered for sale in excellent condition, ready to go straight into the home or office.

Dimensions:
Width 100cms
Depth 53cms
Height 72.5cms
Knee hole clearance 62cms
Ref: 715
Price: £945
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Burr Walnut Writing Desk
A very good queen Anne style burr walnut writing desk. Well constructed in solid walnut with attractive burr walnut veneers. The top inset with its original 3 part leather writing surface. With an arrangement of one long central drawer (lockable , key supplied) flanked by two pairs of shorter graduated drawers. All drawers fitted with their original solid brass ornate handles. All standing on elegant carbriole legs with carved detailing to the knees. This desk is finished to the rear so could be free standing within a room if desired. Sympathetically refinished in our workshops and now offered for sale in excellent condition with a great colour and finish.

Dimensions:
Width 110cms
Depth 55cms
Height 77cms
Knee hole clearance 60cms
Ref: 517
Price: £795
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Burr Walnut Writing Table
A good queen Anne style burr walnut writing table. Well constructed in solid walnut with attractive burr walnut veneers. The rectangular top is surrounded by thumb nail moldings and fitted with a green leather writing surface, complete with gilt tooled decoration. With a central drawer, flanked by a pair of deeper drawers. The drawer fronts are cross banded and fitted with their original solid brass handles. All standing on elegant cabriole legs with carved shell motifs to the knees and terminating in ball and claw feet. Cleaned and waxed in our workshops and now offered for sale in excellent condition, ready to go straight into the home or office.

Dimensions:
Width 92cms
Depth 46cms
Height 76cms
Knee hole clearance 59cms
Ref: 794
Price: £595
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Victorian Mahogany Writing Table
A good Victorian period mahogany writing table. The rectangular top inset with a green leather writing surface embellished with gilt tooled decoration. With a pair of drawers to the freeze, fitted with solid brass handles. All standing on sturdy turned legs. This table is finished to the rear so could be free standing within a room if desired. Sympathetically refinished in our workshops and now offered for sale in excellent condition, ready to go straight into the home or office.

Dimensions:
Width 108cms
Depth 67cms
Height 76cms
Knee hole clearance 58cms
Ref: 597
Price: £595
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Large Inlaid Mahogany Carlton House Desk by Jas Shoolbred
A fine quality inlaid mahogany Carlton House desk by the prestigious cabinet maker Jas Shoolbred and Co of London. Dating from the late Victorian period and of excellent construction in solid mahogany and stunning mahogany veneers, decorated with satinwood banding and stringing throughout. Of generous proportions and fitted with a range of cupboards and drawers (all lockable with keys supplied). This desk is finished to the rear so it could be free standing within a room if desired. Fitted with its original sumptuous leather writing surface and standing on elegant tapering legs which terminate in their original brass castors. Sympathetically refinished in our workshops to a very high standard and now offered for sale in excellent condition. With a splendid colour and patina, ready to go straight into the home or office.

Dimensions:
Width 138cms
Depth 69cms
Height 105cms

James Shoolbred & Co
The name of James Shoolbred & Co is highly respected among admirers of Aesthetic Movement furniture. Their antique desks, Victorian dining chairs and antique marquetry furniture were produced for wealthy households up to 1931. A particularly fine example of James Shoolbred antique marquetry furniture – an ornate piano by designer Henry Batley – is on display at the V & A museum, London.

Established in the 1820s, James Shoolbred’s Tottenham Court Road company began life as a drapers. It began supplying textiles to the furniture trade, and expanded into the stores either side, branching into interior design. By the 1870s, the company was designing and manufacturing its own furniture.

A major factor of James Shoolbred’s success was their detailed catalogues, which were published from around 1873. Configured to showcase the company’s designs beyond the confines of London, they made Shoolbred an overnight success.

In the 1880s the firm moved to larger premises. Imaginatively laid out, with detailed room schemes showing off the company’s latest furniture and textile designs, it became an unmitigated success.

Although James Shoolbred & Co specialised in furniture of the Aesthetic Movement they encompassed all the fashionable trends of the time, from the motifs and patterns of Japanese design in their antique marquetry furniture, to Art Nouveau and gothic influences in their antique desks and Victorian dining chairs.
Ref: 611
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Inlaid Burr Walnut Bonheur Du Jour
A splendid mid Victorian period inlaid burr walnut bonheur du jour, or ladies writing desk. Of fine construction in solid walnut and attractive burr walnut veneers. Decorated throughout with inlaid marquetry detailing and banding. Further embellished with crisply cast ormolu mounts. The top section has a pair of cabinet doors (lockable, key supplied) flanking the recessed central section. Beneath are a row of 3 drawers. The base section has a single drawer to the freeze. Offered for sale in excellent condition with a wonderful colour and patina, ready to go straight into the home.

Dimensions:
Width 99cms
Depth 52cms
Height 134cms
Ref: 432
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Johnstone and Jeanes Burr Walnut Writing Table
An exhibition quality Victorian period writing table by the prestigious cabinet makers Johnstone and Jeanes of New Bond Street, London. Of fine construction in solid walnut and with stunning burr walnut veneers onto a mahogany carcas. Decorated with fine quality inlaid detailing throughout. The desk is finished to the rear so it could be free-standing within a room if desired. The top is fitted with a sumptuous green leather writing surface. There is an arrangement of 7 drawers, all lockable with the keys supplied. all standing on 6 elegant legs of solid walnut with fluting , capitols and terminating in original brass castors. Waxed and cleaned in our workshops and now offered for sale in excellent condition with a wonderful colour and patina, ready to go straight into the home.

Dimensions:
Width 112cms
Depth 60cms
Height 76cms

Johnstone & Jeanes were makers of fine quality furniture from the formation of their partnership in 1842. Johnstone had been in partnership with Robert Jupe who together patented the metamorphic dining table, but after a falling out Jupe went his own way.

Johnstone & Jeanes exhibited at all the major exhibitions in London in 1851 and 1862 and also in Paris in 1878. The Royal Collection has a piece of Johnstone & Jeanes furniture, a walnut veneered table.
Ref: 436
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Large Victorian Burr Walnut Partners Pedestal Desk
An excellent Victorian partners pedestal desk in burr walnut and of generous proportions. Well constructed in solid walnut and with attractive burr walnut and straight grained walnut veneers. The rectangular top is inset with a hand dyed traditional leather hide with blind and gilt tooled decorations to the edges. The desk top , and all of the drawer fronts are in burr walnut. To the front there is an arrangement of 8 drawers (the bottom drawer to one pedestal being double depth), to the verso is a traditional arrangement of 9 drawers. All fitted with their original charming solid walnut bun handles. Sympathetically refinished in our workshops to a very high standard and now offered for sale in excellent condition, ready to go straight into the home or office.

Dimensions:
Width 168cms
Depth 113cms
Height 78cms
Knee-hole height 61cms
Ref: 532
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