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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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Rare Pair of Mahogany Kidney Writing Desks by Waring and Gillow
A rare and splendid pair of kidney shaped writing desks by the renowned cabinet makers Waring and Gillow. Of excellent construction in the manner of Thomas Chippendale. Made in solid mahogany with attractive mahogany veneers and oak drawer linings. Each desk with a sumptuous green leather writing surface (decorated with gilt tooling) and a series of 1 long and 4 short drawers. All drawers are lockable (keys supplied). Standing on elegant cabriole legs with carved detailing to the knees and terminating in characteristic ball and claw feet. We have had them sympathetically refinished in our workshops to a very high standard. Now offered for sale in excellent overall condition with a great colour and finish, ready to go straight into the home or office.

Dimensions:
Width 123cms
Depth 70cms
Overall height 77cms
Kneehole height 60cms

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: 177
Price: £2,950
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Walnut Partners Pedestal Desk by Maple & Co.
A fine quality late Victorian period walnut partners pedestal desk by Maple and Co. of London. Of excellent construction in solid walnut , the top fitted with a sumptuous leather writing surface with gilt tooled decoration. One side with a series of 9 drawers , the reverse with a series of 3 drawers over a pair of cupboard doors. All fitted with their original solid brass hardware. All drawers and doors are lockable (keys supplied), the locks by Hobbs and Co.. The pedestals are raised on solid brass castors. The top is surrounded with a crisply carved gadrooned thumbnail border. The sides of the desk are of paneled construction. Offered for sale in excellent 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 98cms
Height 81cms
Knee-hole clearance 62.5cms

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: 819
Price: £2,750
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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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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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Large Burr Walnut Serpentine Pedestal Desk
A very good Queen Anne style burr walnut pedestal desk of generous proportions. Well constructed in solid walnut with attractive burr walnut veneers. Of serpentine form with a series of 9 drawers, all fitted with their original solid brass handles. The drawer fronts all cross banded with herring bone inlay. The top fitted with a sumptuous leather writing surface with Greek key tooling to the surround. All standing on squat cabriole legs with carved shell motifs to the knees. Sympathetically refinished in our workshops to a very high standard. Now offered for sale in excellent condition, with a great colour, ready to go straight into the home or office.

Dimensions:
Width 152cms
Depth 78cms
Height 77.5cms
Kneehole width 70cms
Kneehole height 60.5cms
Ref: 717
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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Large Victorian Mahogany Cylinder Desk
A superb quality mid-Victorian period mahogany cylinder desk. Of fine construction and of generous proportions. The cylinder (lockable with key supplied) rolls back to reveal a pull-out fitted interior, complete with racheted writing slope, leather writing surfaces and satin birch fronted stationary compartments and drawers. The pair of pedestals each has an arrangement of 3 graduated drawers. This wonderful desk is offered for sale in excellent condition, with a lovely colour and patina, ready to go straight into the home.

Dimensions:
Width 151cms
Depth 70cms
Height 117cms
Kneehole clearance 64cms
Ref: 150
Price: £1,795
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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: £1,300
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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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Burr Walnut Bonheur Du Jour
A charming and unusual burr walnut bonheur du jour. Of very good construction in solid walnut with attractive burr walnut veneers onto an oak carcas. The superstructure with a series of stationary drawers and a central small cupboard (lockable, key supplied). The top , sides and drawer fronts are all cross banded. The base section with a single drawer and long elegant cabriole legs which terminate in stylised cloven feet. Sympathetically refinished in our workshops. Now offered for sale in excellent condition with a warm colour and patina, ready to go straight into the home.

Dimensions:
Width 78cms
Depth 48cms
Height 89cms
Knee-hole clearance 64cms
Ref: 874
Price: £925
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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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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.
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Inlaid Burr Walnut Writing Table by Holland and Sons
A very fine quality inlaid burr walnut writing table by the prestigious London firm of cabinet makers Holland and Son. Exceptionally well made in solid walnut with stunning burr walnut veneers and of generous proportions. The rectangular top is inset with a sumptuous burgundy red leather writing surface finished with blind and gilt tooled decoration. To the freeze there is a pair of long drawers. The whole table stands on elegant turned and fluted legs which terminate in the original brass and ceramic castors and have carved decorations to the knees. The drawer fronts, sides and back of the table are decorated with satinwood inlay. This table could be free-standing with a room if desired. We have had this splendid table sympathetically repolished to a very high standard in our workshops, it is now offered for sale with a beautiful colour and patina. It is a refined table in excellent condition.

Dimensions:
Width 138cms
Depth 68cms
Height 76cms

Holland and Sons Antique Furniture (1803 – 1942)

Holland and sons were extremely good cabinet makers and they specialised in fine quality furniture. This is why such pieces are so well collected today as if you buy antique furniture by these makers you know you are buying quality. This English furniture making firm was founded in 1803 by William Holland and by the middle of 1800s, Holland and sons was one of the main competitions to the furniture makers Gillows, one of the greatest English furniture producers in History.

Original they were cabinet makers and upholsterers called Taprelland Holland but by 1843 they changed to Holland and Sons with William Holland in control, a relative of the well known Regency architect Henry Holland.

The business soon started to expand quickly and by1851 they employed over 350 cabinet makers and by 1852 took on the prestigious firm of Thomas Dowbiggin of 23 Mount Street, London, who had previously made the state throne for Victoria’s Coronation. Holland and Sons worked successfully not only as furniture makers but also as undertakers and became responsible for the Duke of Wellington’s funeral.

William Holland has the firm expanding at a rapid rate and became so well known for its quality in cabinet making, they became cabinetmakers and upholsters to the Queen. Their first commission was for Osborne House in 1845, supplying furniture in the Queen’s favourite style of the time, the Louis XVI style from France. They continued to supply furniture for Osborne and gained further commissions for Windsor Castle, Balmoral and Marlborough House. Holland and sons also worked for many leading institutions such as the reform Club (we have also supplied the reform club with our antique furniture in the past), the British Museum and the new Houses of Parliament. They were part of many of the important international Exhibitions including London in 1862, Vienna in 1873 and Paris in 1867 and 1872. They gained worldwide fame for their magnificent designs and super quality in cabinetmaking right throughout the Victorian era. Holland and sons stayed as a family run business but sadly closed in 1942 when it fell on hard times due to the ever changing world of the time
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Fine Quality Burr Walnut Bureau Plat
A superb quality inlaid burr walnut bureau plat, or writing table. Of fine construction with attractive burr walnut veneers onto a mahogany carcas. The serpentine shaped top is cross banded with tulip wood and fitted with a sumptuous brown leather writing surface. This table is fitted throughout with the finest quality, crisply cast, ormolu mounts. It has a single drawer to the front and is finished to the rear with a dummy drawer so it could be free standing within a room if desired. Offered for sale in excellent condition, with a great colour and patina, ready to go straight into the home.

Dimensions:
Width 103cms
Depth 56cms
Height 74cms
Ref: 745
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French Mahogany and brass Inlaid Pedestal Desk
A splendid French mahogany Empire period pedestal writing desk. Of very good construction in mahogany and decorated throughout with brass inlaid moldings and flutings. To the sides there are a pair of pull-out writing slides, these along with the desk top are inset with sumptuous black leather writing surfaces which are decorated with gilt tooling. There is one long central drawer flanked by two banks of 4 shorter graduating drawers, All drawers are lockable with the key being supplied, This desk is finished to the sides and rear so it could be free-standing within a room if desired. We have had it sympathetically repolished in our workshops to a very high standard. It is now being offered for sale in excellent condition with a great colour and patina.

Dimensions:
Width 144cms
Depth 80cms
Height 79cms
Ref: 884
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