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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
Price: £2,950
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Inlaid Rosewood Writing Desk by Collinson and Lock
A very fine quality writing table by the prestigious London firm of cabinet makers, Collinson and Lock. Made in the third quarter of the 19th century with Regency style influences. Of excellent construction in rosewood and attractive rosewood veneers onto a solid mahogany carcas. The table , or desk, is decorated throughout with inlaid brass work, this continues to the rear so that it could be free standing within the center of a room if required. The raised superstructure is supported by a series of finely turned bobbin supports and also fitted with a solid brass gallery. The table itself has a sumptuous black leather writing surface (decorated with blind tooling) and a series of three drawers. The central, longer, drawer is of concave form. All of the drawer fronts are embellished with fluting and fitted with their original solid brass ring pull handles. The table stands on extremely elegant turned and reeded legs, which are tapered. They are united by wonderful x-frame under-stretchers giving stability as well as aesthetic appeal.
The central drawer bears the makers stamp for Collinson and Lock. The whole desk is presented for sale in excellent original condition. It has a wonderful colour and patina and is of the highest of quality. It is ready to go straight into the home , or office.

Dimensions:
Width 121 cms
Depth 60 cms
Overall Height 99cms
Table height 75cms

The firm of Collinson & Lock, successors to John Herring, an upholsterer and cabinet maker of Fleet Street, est 1782, was established in London in the third quarter of the 19th century, firstly at their old master’s premises, and thereafter at the premises of the recently closed firm of Jackson and Graham. They quickly achieved both commercial success and a leading position in the field of design. In 1871 the firm issued an impressive illustrated catalogue of 'Artistic Furniture', with plates by J. Moyr Smith, assistant to Christopher Dresser, and in 1873 was trading from extensive newly built premises in St Bride Street, designed by T.E. Collcutt, who was retained as an advisor. E.W. Godwin was also employed, between 1872-1874..

The firm continued to produce very high quality items of furniture and soon began to experiment with new materials and designs, becoming especially renowned for their distinctive combinations of rosewood and ivory and their intricate Italianate arabesques, chimeric figures and scrolling foliage. This form of decoration clearly points to the involvement of Stephen Webb, Collinson & Lock’s chief designer who was later appointed Professor of Sculpture at the Royal College of Art. The company was merged with Gillows in 1897, just prior to their own merger with S.J.Waring of Liverpool.
Ref: 610
Price: £2,550
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Burr Walnut Pedestal Desk by Maple and Co
A superb quality burr walnut pedestal desk by the prestigious firm of Maple and Co. Of excellent construction in solid walnut , with stunning burr walnut veneers and oak lined drawers. There is an arrangement of 8 short and one long , central, drawer all fitted with their original brass swan -neck handles. The drawer fronts are all cross banded with feather banding. The top is fitted with a sumptuous black leather writing surface with blind tooled decoration. The whole desk stands on carved stylised ogee bracket feet. This desk is finished to the rear so it could be free-standing within a room if required. It breaks down into 3 sections for ease of installation. We have had this desk sympathetically repolished to a very high standard, it now has a wonderful colour and patina and is in excellent overall condition, ready to go straight into the home.

Dimensions:
Width 137cms
Depth 76cms
Height 78.5cms
Kneehole width 60cms
Kneehole height 63cms

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: 717
Price: £2,395
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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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Serpentine Fronted Pedestal Desk by Waring and Gillow
A splendid mahogany serpentine fronted pedestal desk by the renowned firm of cabinet makers Waring and Gillow. Of excellent construction in solid mahogany, attractive flame mahogany veneers and solid mahogany drawer linings. The serpentine shaped top is fitted with a sumptuous brown leather writing surface complete with gilt tooled decoration to the surround. There is an arrangement of one long central drawer flanked by two sets of 4 graduated shorter drawers. All fitted with original solid brass hardware , with keys supplied. This desk is finished to the rear so could be free-standing within a room if desired. It has canted corners and paneled sides. Sympathetically refinished in our workshops and now offered for sale in excellent overall condition. With a great colour and patina , ready to go straight into the home or office. It breaks down into 3 sections for ease of installation.

Dimensions:
Width 137cms
Depth 71cms
Overall height 76cms
Knee-hole height 61cms

Waring and Gillow a potted history:
Waring & Gillow is a noted firm of English furniture manufacturers formed in 1897 by the merger of Gillow of Lancaster and Waring of Liverpool.
The firm of Gillow's of Lancaster can be traced back to the luxury furniture and furnishings firm founded by Robert Gillow (1704–72) in 1730. Robert Gillow served an apprenticeship as a joiner. During the 1730s he began to exploit the lucrative West Indies trade exporting mahogany furniture and importing rum and sugar. Following his death in 1772, the business was continued by his two sons, Richard (1734–1811) and Robert (1745–93). In 1764 a London branch of Gillow's was established at 176 Oxford Road, now Oxford Street, by Thomas Gillow and William Taylor. The firm rapidly established a reputation for supplying high-quality furniture to the richest families in the country.
During the final years of the 19th century the company ran into financial difficulty and from 1897 began a loose financial arrangement with Waring of Liverpool, an arrangement legally ratified by the establishment of Waring & Gillow in 1903. Waring's of Liverpool was founded by John Waring, who arrived in the city from Belfast in 1835 and established a wholesale cabinet making business. He was succeeded by his son Samuel James Waring who rapidly expanded the business during the 1880s, furnishing hotels and public buildings throughout Europe. He also founded Waring-White Building Company which built the Liverpool Corn Exchange, Selfridge's department store and the Ritz Hotel. Samuel James's son and namesake Samuel James Waring (1860-1940) continued the family business and was elevated to the peerage as Baron Waring in 1922.
Gillow's had established a reputation for the outfitting of luxury yachts and liners, including the royal yacht Victoria and Albert, liners Lusitania, Heliopolis and Cairo, Queen Mary (1936) and Queen Elizabeth (1940) for Cunard. During the First World War the Lancaster factory was turned over to war production, making ammunition chests for the Navy and propellers for De Havilland DH9 aircraft. They also established a large tent-manufacturing facility of 8,000 workers during WW1 on the now closed former exhibition site at White City (the former Machinery Hall). They also made gas masks and trench covers from this site.During this time it was also at the White City site that the Workers Union first got recognition after a four-day strike mainly by women. The company also manufactured ammunition belts for use with machine guns, nosebags for horses and protective clothing for use during gas attacks.
During World War II the factory produced parts for gliders and the Mosquito aircraft, while kit-bags, tents and camouflage nets were made by the upholstery department.
However, the business of the firm began to decline and the Lancaster workshops closed on 31 March 1962. In 1980 Waring and Gillow joined with the cabinet-making firm Maple & Co, to become Maple, Waring & Gillow.

Ref: 717
Price: £2,150
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Large Edwardian Walnut Partners Pedestal Desk
This marvellous and substantial Edwardian walnut partners desk is supported on 8 carved paw feet and features the original brass pull handles. The desk has a lovely coloured green leather tooled top with a gadrooned mahogany edge. One side features 4 drawers on either side with one central drawer and the opposite side has 3 drawers across the top with 2 bottom cupboards, each with a central shelf. Supplied with working keys for most of the locks. Offered for sale in excellent original condition, with a great colour and patina, ready to go straight into the home or office. Splits into 3 sections for ease of installation.

Dimensions:
Width 152cms
Depth 104cms
Height 79cms
Knee-hole clearance 61.5cms
Ref: 117
Price: £2,150
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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: 471
Price: £1,950
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Late Victorian Inlaid Mahogany Writing Desk
A fine quality late Victorian period inlaid mahogany writing desk. Well constructed in solid mahogany with attractive mahogany veneers. Decorated throughout with inlaid stringing and satinwood banding. Further embellished with intricate inlaid decorations of floral swags, paterae , harebells and garlands. The super-structure with a central mirror fitted with its original beveled plate glass (some minor foxing), flanked by two pairs of short drawers and all surmounted with a solid brass gallery. The table is fitted with a sumptuous leather writing surface decorated with gilt tooling to the surround. To the freeze there are 3 drawers, each fitted with their original solid brass pulls. All standing on elegant tapering square legs which terminate in their original brass caps and castors. Offered for sale in excellent condition, with a warm colour and patina, ready to go straight into the home or office.

Dimensions:
Width 122cms
Depth 60cms
Overall height 105cms
Height to writing surface 76cms
Knee-hole clearance 62cms
Ref: 116
Price: £1,895
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Gillows Design 19th Century Mahogany Writing Table
An excellent quality mid 19th century mahogany writing table in the manner of Gillows of Lancaster. Of fine construction in solid mahogany with attractive mahogany veneers. The rectangular top surrounded with thumb-nail moldings and fitted with a sumptuous leather writing surface in "conker" brown. With a pair of freeze drawers to the front. All standing on classic turned and reeded legs terminating in brass castors. This table is finished to the rear so it could be free standing within a room if required. Offered for sale in excellent condition with a great colour and patina, ready to go straight into the home or office.

Dimensions:
Width 117cms
Depth 71cms
Height 75cms
Clearance height 61cms
Ref: 717
Price: £1,495
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Inlaid Satinwood Writing Table by Maple and Co
A fine quality inlaid satinwood writing table by the prestigious firm of Maple and Co of London. Dating to the late Victorian period and very well made with stunning satinwood veneers onto a solid mahogany frame. The top and drawer fronts are cross banded in rosewood and there is ebonised stringing inlay throughout. The drawer fronts are further decorated with extensive refined floral inlay. The top is fitted with a sumptuous black leather writing surface decorated with gilt tooling. There is an arrangement of one long central bow-fronted drawer flanked by a pair of deeper drawers. They are all fitted with their charming original brass handles and the left hand drawer is fitted with stationary compartments. This table is finished to the reverse so could be free-standing within a room if desired. It has elegant long tapering legs which terminate in original brass and ceramic castors. We have had this lovely table sympathetically repolished to a very high standard. It is now offered for sale in excellent condition with a great colour and patina.

Dimensions:
Width 107cms
Depth 63cms
Height 74.5cms

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: 301
Price: £1,450
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Military Style Pedestal Desk by Waring and Gillow
A stylish , great quality pedestal desk by Waring and Gillow. Made from solid mahogany with a lovely mid/light coloured finish and patina. Of wonderful quality, strong construction as you would expect from Waring and Gillow. It has been made in the Military/Industrial style with brass inset handles and a wonderful black leather writing surface to the top. The left hand pedestal has a long (filing) drawer above a cupboard. The right hand pedestal has a series of three graduated drawers to the front. To the reverse (rear) side there is a cupboard.There are also a pair of cross banded pull-out slides which sit over each pedestal.

This stylish desk comes into three pieces for ease of transport. It is offered for sale in excellent condition, ready to go straight into the home or office.

Dimensions:
Width 137cms
Depth 82cms
Height 72cms

Waring and Gillow a potted history:
Waring & Gillow is a noted firm of English furniture manufacturers formed in 1897 by the merger of Gillow of Lancaster and Waring of Liverpool.
The firm of Gillow's of Lancaster can be traced back to the luxury furniture and furnishings firm founded by Robert Gillow (1704–72) in 1730. Robert Gillow served an apprenticeship as a joiner. During the 1730s he began to exploit the lucrative West Indies trade exporting mahogany furniture and importing rum and sugar. Following his death in 1772, the business was continued by his two sons, Richard (1734–1811) and Robert (1745–93). In 1764 a London branch of Gillow's was established at 176 Oxford Road, now Oxford Street, by Thomas Gillow and William Taylor. The firm rapidly established a reputation for supplying high-quality furniture to the richest families in the country.
During the final years of the 19th century the company ran into financial difficulty and from 1897 began a loose financial arrangement with Waring of Liverpool, an arrangement legally ratified by the establishment of Waring & Gillow in 1903. Waring's of Liverpool was founded by John Waring, who arrived in the city from Belfast in 1835 and established a wholesale cabinet making business. He was succeeded by his son Samuel James Waring who rapidly expanded the business during the 1880s, furnishing hotels and public buildings throughout Europe. He also founded Waring-White Building Company which built the Liverpool Corn Exchange, Selfridge's department store and the Ritz Hotel. Samuel James's son and namesake Samuel James Waring (1860-1940) continued the family business and was elevated to the peerage as Baron Waring in 1922.
Gillow's had established a reputation for the outfitting of luxury yachts and liners, including the royal yacht Victoria and Albert, liners Lusitania, Heliopolis and Cairo, Queen Mary (1936) and Queen Elizabeth (1940) for Cunard. During the First World War the Lancaster factory was turned over to war production, making ammunition chests for the Navy and propellers for De Havilland DH9 aircraft. They also established a large tent-manufacturing facility of 8,000 workers during WW1 on the now closed former exhibition site at White City (the former Machinery Hall). They also made gas masks and trench covers from this site.During this time it was also at the White City site that the Workers Union first got recognition after a four-day strike mainly by women. The company also manufactured ammunition belts for use with machine guns, nosebags for horses and protective clothing for use during gas attacks.
During World War II the factory produced parts for gliders and the Mosquito aircraft, while kit-bags, tents and camouflage nets were made by the upholstery department.
However, the business of the firm began to decline and the Lancaster workshops closed on 31 March 1962. In 1980 Waring and Gillow joined with the cabinet-making firm Maple & Co, to become Maple, Waring &n Gillow.
Ref: 793
Price: £1,295
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Edwardian Inlaid Rosewood Writing Desk
An attractive Edwardian period inlaid rosewood writing desk. The top is fitted with a sumptuous leather writing surface, highlighted with gilt tooled detailing. Of good construction in solid rosewood with stunning rosewood veneers onto a mahogany carcas. Embellished with inlaid floral detailing and harebells and further inlaid stringing throughout. There is an arrangement of 2 banks of 4 graduated drawers flanking a central long drawer. All drawers are fitted with their original solid brass handles. Standing on short tapering legs which terminate in their original solid brass castors. This stylish desk is offered for sale in excellent condition, ready to go straight into the home office.

Dimensions:
Width 114cms
Depth 60cms
Height 77cms
Knee-hole clearance 62cms
Ref: 716
Price: £1,295
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Burr Walnut Writing Desk
An unusual writing table, or desk, in the Queen Anne style. Made from walnut with lovely burr walnut veneers. The top section has a series of stationary compartments and a pair of small drawers. The main body of the table has a pair of deep drawings flanking a central long drawers, all fitted with lovely crisp brass handles. The writing surface is fitted with a sumptuous red leather which is decorated with blind tooling of a floral pattern. All standing on elegant cabriole legs with carved shell motifs to the knees. This desk is finished to the back so it could be free standing in the center of a room if desired. We have had this desk sympathetically repolished to a very high standard and it is now offered for sale in excellent condition, ready to go straight into the home or office.

Dimensions:
Width 102cms
Depth 61cms
Height 101cms
Ref: SA 921
Price: £825
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Serpentine Fronted Burr Walnut Writing Table
A splendid burr walnut writing table, or desk, in the queen Anne style. Of very good construction in solid walnut and attractive burr walnut veneers. The serpentine shaped top is fitted with a sumptuous black leather writing surface and is edged with a gadrooned border. There is an arrangement of 1 long central drawer flanked by two pairs of graduated shorter drawers. This table is finished to the rear so could be free-standing within a room if desired. It stands on elegant cabriole legs with crisply carved decoration to the knees and terminating in "hairy lions paw" feet. This lovely table is offered for sale in excellent overall condition with a great colour and patina, ready to go straight into the home or office.

Dimensions:
Width 110cms
Depth 66cms
Height 80cms
Ref: 313
Price: £795
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Victorian Mahogany Writing Table
A very good mid-Victorian period mahogany writing table. With a galleried up-stand to the top and fitted with a sumptuous red leather writing surface. There is an arrangement of one long central drawer flanked by a pair of shorter end drawers. Standing on turned leg which terminate in their original brass castors. Offered for sale in excellent condition, wit a great colour and patina, ready to go straight into the home.

Dimensions:
Width 122cms
Depth 56cms
Height 83cms
Ref: 324
Price: £695
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Queen Anne Style Burr Walnut Writing Table
A charming burr walnut writing table in the Queen Anne style. Well constructed in solid walnut with attractive burr walnut veneers. The top fitted with a sumptuous black leather writing surface with blind tooled detailing to the edges. There is an arrangement of 3 drawers (lockable with key supplied) all fitted with their original solid brass drop handles. The drawer fronts are cross banded with feather and dart inlay. All standing on elegant cabriole legs with detailing to the knees. This desk is finished to the reverse so could be free-standing within a room if desired. Sympathetically refinished in our workshops to a very high standard 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 109cms
Depth 51cms
Height 78cms
Ref: 781
Price: £645
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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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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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Inlaid Satinwood Kidney Desk by Edwards and Roberts
A superior quality kidney shaped desk by the renowned London cabinet makers, Edwards and Roberts. Of fine construction in desirable satinwood with inlaid stringing and cross banded in tulip wood. The stunning satinwood veneers are applied onto a solid mahogany carcas, a sign of real quality. The top is fitted with a sumptuous hand-dyed leather. There are two banks of 4 graduated drawers, flanking the longer central drawer. All drawers are fitted with their original brass swan-neck handles and are lockable (key supplied). The desk stands on tapering legs which terminate in their original brass castors. The inlaid detailing and cross banding continues to the sides and rear of the desk so that it could be free standing within a room if desired. We have had this desk sympathetically repolished by our craftsmen to a very high standard. It is now offered for sale in excellent condition, with a marvelous colour and patina.

Dimensions:
Width 123cms
Depth 65cms
Height 77cms

Edwards & Roberts was founded in 1845, and had premises at 21 Wardour Street London. By 1892 they occupied more than a dozen buildings in Wardour Street, where they continued to trade until the end of the century. They became one of the leading London cabinet makers and retailers working in a variety of styles, both modern and revivalist. Their business also involved retailing, adapting and restoring the finest antique furniture and there are many examples of their earlier furniture with later embellishments bearing their stamp. Edwards & Roberts specialized in marquetry, inlay and ormolu.
Ref: 959
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