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Title Important Colonial Australian cedar banker's desk leather inlaid 2 drawers original patina on turned legs 

Description

An important gorgeous antique Colonial Australian cedar banker's desk with two drawers and original patina raised on turned legs .

The solid Australian cedar top with inlaid black leather writing surface with gilt and tooled highlight borders.

Two fitted drawers below the top with cedar turned handles. both fitted with brass locks and one key operates the left drawer. Raised on four substantial solid cedar turned legs terminating in porcelain and brass castors.

Desks such as these are rarely offered on the market and this one has an Australian colonial pedigree.

A perfect desk for anyone with respect for Australian colonial furniture.

Good original finish and patina.

 


Colonial Australian 19th century


Dimensions

Height 76cm

Width 145cm

Depth 84cm

Legroom clearance below drawers 59cm


Price AUD $1850

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Title    Original vintage Danish mid century walnut desk double sided 1950's with brass handles and feet

Description

Original 1950's Danish walnut desk with curved sides and six drawers and working original key.

Excellent proportion desk with elegant brass handles to drawers and shaped curved kneehole of generous height of 68cm.

Gorgeous walnut feature veneer in original polished condition.

The shaped curved sides accentuated by the top curves and raised on elegant turned tapering legs with brass feet.

Polished all round so it can stand in the centre of a room. The other side has a fitted bookshelf in walnut for storage.

All locks and key in working order good finish, nice and sturdy.

Classic design with superb use of elegant timbers, see all images to show just how good this desk really is.

Denmark 1950 orignal.

Dimensions:

Height 75 cm

Width 147 cm

Depth 73 cm


Price AUD $1550

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Title  Georgian painted and gold leaf bureau desk on chest with fitted interior and brass handles Circa 1790

 

Description

Antique Georgian bureau fall front desk on chest. Beautifully fitted interior with 9 interior drawers with single door and pidgeon holes.

The drop front desk opens with a steel key to reveal a writing surface of w 98cm D 58 cm and at a convenient height of 76cm.

Below the fall front are three drawers  with brass handles and escutcheons and original brass locks. The top drawer is  flanked by brass knob mounted pull out desk top supports.

Solid oak or elm in very solid condition and with French provincial painted details and gold leaf finish highlights.

All drawers open smoothly and draw runners have all been serviced and adjusted for easy operation.

 

 

Georgian English late 18th century

Extreme Dimensions

Height 109cm

Width 104cm

Depth 50cm

Desk height : 76cm



 


Price AUD $1595

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Title  Northern European painted and gilt secretaire bureau desk ormolu mounts French Empire style circa 1830



Description

A well proportioned late Empire provincial Gustavian secretaire bureau desk in hand painted oak with exquisite fitted inlaid elm interior.

The shaped empire moustache top with gold leaf detail with convex central door below with ornate bronze ormolu sculpture. This is flanked by two convex door compartments and a fitted drawer drawers below.

The slope top opens to reveal an ebonised piano black interior fitted with 11 drawers and central inlaid door compartment.

Below the drop front writing surface are four gradutated sized drawers with gilt bronze Gustavian handles and matching escutcheons.

 

The Piano black writing surface is 72 cm off the ground with generous legroom clearnace of 70cm below top. When opened the writing surface measures D59cm x W 104 cm.

Elegant hand painted finish with subtle greys, parcel gold leaf and verdigris bronze painted mouldings.


Northern Europe early 19th century

 


Dimensions

Height  193cm

Width 111 cm

depth 50 cm

 


Price AUD $ 2799

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Title  Antique mahogany cylinder roll top desk with fitted drawers bronze knobs and marquetry inlay 1910

 

 



Description

Superb quality mahogany cylinder top writing desk with fitted interior.

This beautiful piece dates from around 1910  northern Europe.

It is of the Biedermeier revival era just prior to Art Deco 1920's.

This furniture is the ultimate in a Biedermeier desk with the gorgeous patina and cylindre top desk with fitted interior and pull out writing surface.

The fitted interior drawers are curved front and withstring inlay and ebony turned knobs. A central locking cabinet door with ornate marquetry inlay featuring venus and cupid, ideal for storing all those love letters!

The three drawers below are each fitted with bronze knobs and inlaid brass escutcheons . All locks are original and working and there are keys supplied.

Beautiful original french polished patina.


Danish or north German Circa 1910


Overall Dimensions

Height 109cm

Width 102cm

Depth 55cm

 

Writing surface pull out :

Width 84cm

Depth 38cm

Height 74cm / clearance 72cm below


Price AUD $995

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Title    Large carved oak partner's writing desk ornate carved all round original leather inlay double sided

 

 
Description

 

An antique solid English oak carved Victorian era Baronial Gothic partners double sided l writing desk of impressive dimensions and quality.

The hand polished  top with carved oak border features the original inlaid tan leather hide with gold leaf details.

Five drawers per side below the writing top supported by ornate architectural carved oak legs terminating in fluted turned legs with porcelain castors.

. Each drawer with framed oak  and with brass handles flanked by columns and ornate oak carvings in the neoclassical manner.

Each drawer with original brass locks Stamped for London and working keys supplied.

Finished all round this commanding desk is ideal for the centre of a room or office. The golden oak with superb original french polished finish.

 

The kneehole space below the drawer is a luxurious 61cm high.

 

The original leather is a value point and has a beautiful patina found amongst the best antique book bindings.

 

 

Victorian English  1880

 

Dimensions

Height 80 cm

Length 152 cm

Depth 91 cm

Legroom clearance 61cm below central drawer

 


Price AUD $4795

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Title Antique gilt French writing table desk kidney shaped carved 5 drawer dressing table Louis XVI


Description

Antique gilt French writing table desk kidney shaped carved 5 drawer dressing table Louis XVI

Ideal as a glamorous ladies desk  or a dressing table with beautifully carved front drawers. Raised on turned , fluted and carved neoclassical legs. The shaped front drawers with polished brass handles.

Beautiful vintage gold leaf finish in the French or Florentine manner.


European Circa 1960 in the 18th century French manner


Dimensions

height 74cm

Length 119cm 

depth 43 cm
legroom clearance below centre drawer 56cm

 


Price AUD $695

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Title Antique style Writing table mahogany desk Regency two drawer and inlaid leather top


Description

Good quality antique style writing table mahogany desk Regency two drawer and inlaid gilt tooled leather top.

 

Ideal as a desk with or hall table with brunswick green leather inlaid top over two dovetail jointed drawers with turned knobs. Raised on substantial turned solid mahogany legs with solid brass cup castors.

 

Beautiful rich mahogany french polished finish in very good condition.

Excellent legroom clearance below the drawers of 63cm .


Circa 1995


Dimensions

height 80cm

Length 122cm 

depth 60 cm

 


Price AUD $795

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Title Antique Writing table mahogany extension desk Regency single drawer and inlaid drop leaves


Description

Good quality antique mahogany desk or writing table with fitted single drawer raised on elegant solid out swept regency legs. The unusually large drop leaf extensions 22 cm each allows for dining or supper uses with total length extended to 142cm.

Ideal as a desk with large extension for a heavy work load.

Beautiful mahogany french polished finish with satinwood string inlay and Georgian Sheraton satinwood inlay.


Scandinavian late 19th century


Dimensions

height 76cm

Length 95cm /118/142cm

depth 74 cm

 


Price AUD $1,750

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Title  Impressive antique Biedermeier mahogany cylinder front desk with fitted interior and secret drawers  1820

 

 



Description

Superb quality mahogany cylinder front desk with fitted interior.

This beautiful 1820 Bureau secretaire is the ultimate in a Biedermeier desk. The cylinder top rolls back and the desk top pulls out smoothly with a desk height of 78cm with clearance below of 69cm. Interior is fitted with several secret drawers and various pull out compartments and slides. A tooled gilt leather adjustable central writing surface to centre is flanked by two sliding storage compartments.

Beautifully veneered in book matched pyramid flame mahogany retaining original French polished finish.

Three bookcase compartments with curved doors above and with central drawer all crowned by scroll top.

Below the pull out desk are three drawers, all open with the same steel key and open very smoothly.  Raised on elegant bracket feet all with lovely original patina surface .


North German Circa 1820

 

Dimensions

Height 220cm

Width 120cm

Depth 61cm

 


Price AUD $8350

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Title    Large carved solid oak Baronial pedestal writing desk ornate carved all round original leather inlay

 

 
Description

 

An antique solid English oak carved Baronial Gothic pedestal writing desk of impressive dimensions and quality. The hand polished  top with carved oak border features the original inlaid leather hide with gold leaf details.

Three drawers below the writing top rest on two separate pedestal bases. Each featuring three drawers with turned oak columns and ornate brass handles. each drawer with original brass locks and two keys supplied.

Finished all round this commanding desk is ideal for the centre of a room or office. The warm oak with superb french polished finish.

Raised on turned oak feet.

The kneehole space is a luxurious 60cm high and 55cm wide.

The original leather is a value point and has a beautiful patina found amongst the best antique book bindings.

 

 

English  1870

 

Dimensions

Height 77 cm

Length 155 cm

Depth 79 cm

Legroom clearance 60cm below central drawer

 


Price AUD $4850

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Title    Provincial English pitch pine writing desk with original gilt tooled leather top finished all round

 
Description

An antique Provincial English pitch pine writing desk with original gilt tooled rouge leather top. The waxed pine is finished all round to stand in the centre of a room or office. Each of the drawers with Georgian brass handles and brass locks. A key is supplied. All very sturdy and beautifully waxed finish.

The original leather is a value point and has a beautiful patina found amongst the best antique book bindings.

Correct desk height for library or office at 76cm.

 

English 1880's

 

Dimensions

Height 76 cm

Length 118 cm

Depth 69cm

Legroom clearance 61cm below locking central drawer.

 


Price AUD $1695

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Title Antique Writing table mahogany desk Regency 1825 single full depth drawer and extension drop leaves


Description

Good quality antique mahogany desk or writing table with fitted single drawer (original lock with working key) raised on out swept regency legs. The unusually large drop leaf extensions 36 cm long each, allow for dining or supper uses with total length extended to 165cm.

Ideal as a desk with large extension for a heavy work load.

Beautiful mahogany french polished finish with satinwood string inlay.


Scandinavian Circa 1825


Dimensions

height 78cm

Length 93cm + 36 + 36cm

depth 73 cm
+ 2 extension of 36cm each

 


Price AUD $3,750

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Title Provincial Austrian Biedermeier period walnut writing desk with carved detail 1 drawer circa 1835


Description

 

Antique Austrian Imperial Biedermeier desk in walnut .

The shaped top with Gothic moulding over a walnut veneered apron with carved mouldings and canted corners. A single full depth drawer with original carved escutcheon working lock and steel key .

Raised on four scroll shaped legs with gothic and baroque influence so popular in the 1830's.

This is a provincial made desk with real charm to the design . It still retains its original warm patina . Minor professional repairs to a couple of legs makes this a nice and sturdy writing desk. Ideal as an informal dining table and will seat up to 6 persons. The clearance below the apron is a luxurious 63cm .

 

Austro-Hungarian Empire 1835

 

Dimensions

Height 78 cm

Width  126 cm
Depth 68 cm

 

  


Price AUD $ 1550


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Title  Rare 18th century European baroque walnut inlaid secretaire bureau desk with fitted interior and brass handles



Description

Antique museum quality walnut baroque 1760's secretaire desk in well figured walnut with cherrywood string inlay with exquisite fitted interior.

The 3 shaped serpentine front drawers below the shallow drawer flanked by pull out supports to the desk top.

The drop front writing surface with carved walnut baroque molding and brass escutcheon.

 

The writing surface is 77 cm off the ground with generous legroom clearance below top.. allowing for armchair space!

When opened the writing surface measures W 111cm and an overall depth of 69cm.

The ornate interior with serpentine shaped drawers comparments and central door with steel key.

The three large serpentine shaped front lower drawers with marquetry inlay.  All drawers open smoothly and have been well serviced. Two original brass keys for the locks included.

Fabulous polished patina finish makes this a very rare and desirable desk.

It is made in the traditional manner in two sections  for easy relocation: desk top and three drawer chest below.


Northern Europe circa 1760

 

uperb condition alll fully restored 


Overall Dimensions

Height  105cm

Width 127 cm

depth 61 cm

 


Price AUD $ 11,500

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Title  Rare 18th century European baroque oak secretaire bureau desk with fitted interior and brass handles



Description

A well proportioned late provincial oak baroque 1730's secretaire desk in well figured oak with exquisite fitted interior.

The shaped serpentine front drawers below the drop front writing surface with brass Chippendale handles and escutcheons.

Two arch top carved panel doors with intricate moldings above the desk section with canted corners and carved oak pediment top.

The writing surface is 85 cm off the ground with generous legroom clearance of 82cm below top.. allowing for armchair space!

When opened the writing surface measures W 110cm. There is a central recess for handy lap top storage and in tradition there is a sliding compartment inside the writing surface...but this desk has a secret! The shallow height drawer below the desk top surface is actually not a drawer. It hides a secret compartment above the three large serpentine lower drawers.  All drawers open smoothly and have been well serviced. Three original keys for the locks included.

Fabulous original patina finish makes this a very rare piece.


Northern Europe circa 1730

 


Dimensions

Height  214cm

Width 130 cm

depth 63 cm

 


Price AUD $ 9750

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Title  Impressive multi funcion writing desk with roll top, pull out surfaces, cabinets, drawers and tooled leather

Description

 

Antique  impressive pedestal desk with tambour roll back top in bookmatched flame mahogany. Writing surface with gilt tooled leather surface pulls out to make the desk very ample and comfortable giving a desk top area of 119cm width, 68cm depth and 76cm height. Desk internal has a total of 6 drawers and central compartment.  Above the roll top is a pull out and fold down drawer giving a further surface area three drawers above.

Below the pull out desk top is a full width break front drawer sitting over a recessed central door compartment. It is flanked either side by further storage consisting of 3 individual drawers to the left and a false drawer front door on right side..

On each side of the mahogany cabinet are two pull out writing extension surfaces.

Overall dimensions

Height...127cm

Length...130cm

Depth ...76cm

 

 

 

Europe circa 1845


Price AUD $11,500

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Title   Well carved Chippendale rococo writing table desk in mahogany


Description

 

A very well carved Chippendale style desk or writing table in solid mahogany. in the French Louis XV rococo manner, Bureau Plat ( flat top ) desk with shaped serpentine top with ornate carved edge. The shaped apron below with separtely carved and applied carved shell motif and acanthus scrollwork , screwed on separately so may be removed if desired for the desk side legroom. The table is raised on elegant mahogany cabriole legs with acanthus carvings trailing down the elegant legs , terminating with claw and ball feet.

 

Ideal as a centre table with is certainly an impressive table of superb quality carving.

Original finish and patina.

English early 1900's in the 18th century manner.

 

Dimensions

Height 77 cm

Width  137 cm
Depth 74 cm

 

 

 

 


Price AUD $ 1750


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Title  Antique blonde Scandianvian Art Deco pedestal desk in tiger birch

Description

Antique Art Deco tiger birch or satin birch desk . The beautifully grained top with three drawers below, each with original turned handles brass locks and working key. Below this are two separate pedestals raised on stylised bracket feet. Each pedestal with spring loaded locks to door , opens with a key and pushes shut without key. Once opened there are 3 drawers within each pedestal all in solid blonde oak. 

A subtle shaped black marble piece has been added to the back to prevent paper slipage.

Height...78cm

Depth ...55cm

Length...130cm

 

Legroom clearance.. H64cm x W51cm

 

Scandinavian circa 1920


Price AUD $2200

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Title    English Georgian Sheraton bureau bookcase   desk marquetry mahogany with inlay & astragal glazing

Description

English Georgian Sheraton bureau bookcase marquetry mahogany with inlay and true astragal glazing top.

The fold down desk top reveals a fitted Georgian interior in oak and arcaded gothic birch compartments. Four drawers below the writing surface top . The whole raised on Georgian bracket feet.

Restored in the 20th century with french polished finish and replaced hinges.

 

English  Edwardian circa 1910 in the Georgian 18th century manner

 

Overall Dimensions:

Height : 199cm

Width : 91cm

Depth: 41cm

 

 Bookace interior :

Height 84cm

Width 84cm

Depth 15cm

 

Desk top height : 69cm

Depth of desk top : 49cm

Width of desk top 87cm


Price  AUD $ 1195


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Title  Rare 18th century European baroque oak secretaire bureau desk with fitted interior and ormolu handles



Description

A well proportioned Georgian period English provincial oak bureau desk in well figured oak with exquisite fitted interior.

The fall front cabinet flanked below by reeded 1/4 column moldings.

The four molded front drawers below the fall front writing surface with gilt Chippendale bronze rococo handles and matching ormolu escutcheons.

 

When opened the writing surface measures width 111cm and depth 58cm. Inside  there is a central panel door that opens with a key and reveals two internal drawers. A full width drawer below is flanked by two pidgeon hole letter scroll compartments above with two arched shaped front drawers above.

Three drawers flank these central compartments.

Fabulous original patina finish makes this a very rare and desirable piece.


English circa 1780

 


Overall Dimensions

Height  110cm

Width 117 cm

depth 56 cm

 The writing surface is 83 cm off the ground with generous legroom clearance of 80cm below top.. allowing for armchair space!


Price AUD $ 2850

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Title Substantial antique partners desk double sided with original gilt tooled leather top



Description

Impressive sized antique twin pedestal desk with nine drawers to one side and two door cabinet and three drawers to the other side. This is designed to be placed in the centre of the room. Brass swan neck Georgian handles to all drawers.

A wonderful gilt tooled leather top in wonderful patina cigar coloured leather. In excellent condition for its age.

 Desks this size and age are very much sought after and hence seldom offered on the market.

The Kneehole opening is a generous 58 cm high and 60 cm high.


English circa 1910

 

Dimensions

Height  76 cm

Width 152 cm

Depth 106 cm

 


Price  AUD $4850

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Title  Georgian Sheraton style writing table with marquetry inlay and lift top letter box



Description

A gorgeous antique Georgian mahogany Sheraton style writing table with marquetry inlay and lift top letter box.

A black leather inlaid and gilt writing surface centred to marquetry inlaid top and next to this is a lift lid that reveals various adjustable paper or letter boxes, ideal for filing or jewellery.

A long single drawer with original brass locks and working key below the writing desk top. A false frotn drawer and a full depth drawer below, all with brass Sheraton swing handles.  original marquetry corners and elegant tapering legs with satinwood stringing terminating in brass castors.

 

A good kneehole clearance below long drawer of 57cm .


English late 19th century


Dimensions

Height 73cm

Width 84cm

Depth 51cm

 


Price AUD $1450

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Title   A Dutch baroque bureau chest with fall front desk and inlaid details

 

A good Dutch baroque ornate desk or bureau chest. The ornate carved front chest with fall front desk top. This opens with the original key and has automated supports that come out when the desk is opened...very rare!

Inside you will find six drawers and pigeon holes with a central door with working lock and key.

Below the desk are three shaped front drawers with ornate brass escutcheons and brass handles. 

Raised on squat carved cabriole legs and shaped carved apron.

 

Dimensions:

Height 95cm

Width 97cm

Depth 54cm

 

Desk height 69cm.

clearance below ..67cm

total desk surface Width 86cm

Depth before drawers 54cm

 

Dutch early 1920's


Price AUD $895

 


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Title  Provincial  painted fall front bureau desk with fitted interior in solid pine from Seggelund

 


Description

An antique solid pine fall front desk in the 18th century Gustavian manner painted with name and date of 1848.

 

The fall front writing writing desk with oval cartouche panels indicating owner date and village  painted in copper script black on sienna yellow background.

 

The desk top surface with traditional pegged construction and molded frame opens with a steel key revealing two flights of drawers with a central compartment flanked by turned columns and a matching central drawer leading to the writing area.

Below this are two pull out supports flanking a casetted frame long drawer in the Swedish 18th century manner. Two full width doors below open with steel Gustavian keys and matching escutcheons. Raised on Georgian pedestal legs .

The painted in green body with Falun red highlights and with yellow oval fields. Patina with well waxed finish and is most probably of Danish in origin.

 


Scandianvian 19th century in the gustavian 18th century manner.

 

Overall Dimensions

Height 107 cm

Depth 46 cm

Width 81 cm

Legroom clearance below desk height 74cm

Desk height 68cm

 

 


Price AUD $ 1395

 

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Title   French marquetry and ormolu Louis XV BUREAU PLAT desk


Description

 

A truly impressive French marquetry Bureau Plat (French for flat top writing table) desk in the Louis XV manner with shaped rococo top and gorgeous marquetry veneers in mahogany and satinwood.

Well proportioned brass shaped moldings and double sided. This desk is suited to  centre of the room use. One side is fitted with three shaped drawers opening with a single brass key in the traditional manner. The other side imatches the drawer side in appearance.

Beautifully hand french polished finish and good sought after pale blond timber colours in keeping with original 18th century interiors.

 

 

French  early 20th century

Dimensions

Height 76 cm

Width  113 cm
Depth 66 cm

 


Price AUD $ 4750


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Title  19th century Baronial walnut writing desk with carved legs and Renaissance brass handles



Description

A well proportioned late 19th century Baronial walnut writing desk with carved legs and Renaissance brass handles.

The original walnut patina top with ebony inlay and burl walnut centre. Incredible carved walnut apron all round o this desk can be used in the centre of a room.

Two fitted drawers with ornate brass handles with matching carved apron fronts. A key is supplied for the original working brass locks. Raised on four turned and carved walnut legs joined by carved shaped stretcher.

Fabulous original patina finish makes this a very desirable piece.


French circa 1875

 


Dimensions

Height  76cm

Width 96 cm

depth 54 cm

Clearance below drawers: 62cm


Price AUD $ 1775

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Title  Rare 19th century European rococo bureau plat desk with three shaped drawers and gilt ormolu handles



Description

19th century European rococo bureau plat desk with three shaped drawers and ornate gilt bronze ormolu handles.

Superb quality walnut with well french polished desk top. Serpentine shaped  front and polished all round this is a gorgeous smaller french Louis XV desk. Raised on carved cabriole legs and polished right round to stand in the centre of a room. A steel key is supplied for working brass locks.

Fabulous polished patina finish makes this a very rare and desirable desk.


Northern Europe circa 1870

 


Overall Dimensions

Height  75cm

Width 105 cm

depth 58 cm

 


Price AUD $ 1875

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Title   Antique French Directoire desk or Bureau Plat with insert leather top and slide extensions

 

Description

An ornate carved French fruitwood desk of Directoire bureau plat manner. Polished all round it can stand in the middle of the room. one side with a double front drawer and three other drawers, all with brass handles locks and a key. The writing surface with inset with leather and framed in cherrywood, below this on each side is an extension slide. Traditional 18th century pegged joints all round. Raised on turned and fluted tapering legs terminating in brass sabot feet.

Kneehole clearance 62cm Width 55cm .

 

 

French mid 19th century

 

Dimensions:

Height 77cm

Width 140cm

Depth 65 cm

Slides W48cm L29cm each


Price  AUD $3875

 

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Title  Northern European Biedermeier oak secretaire bureau desk with glazed bookcase top circa 1825



Description

A well proportioned late provincial Empire  or Biedermeier secretaire desk in well figured oak with exquisite fitted cherrywood interior.

The shaped empire cartouche front drawers below the drop front writing surface with brass handles and escutcheons.

A two glazed cabinet doors above with canted corners and neoclassical  shaped pelmet.

Traces of black painted ebonised details.

The writing surface is 77 cm off the ground with generous legroom clearnace of 75cm below top. When opened the writing surface measures D58cm x W 88 cm. There is a central recess for handy lap top storage and measures 31 cm wide , but when the drop front is closed measures 42  cm deep.

The whole cabinet raised on solid oak square feet.


Northern Europe 19th century

 


Dimensions

Height  206cm

Width 109 cm

depth 51 cm

 


Price AUD $ 3799

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Title  French provincial oak secretaire bureau desk with panel door bookcase top circa 1790



Description

An impressive elegant and well proportioned late 18th century provincial Louis XVI bureau bookcase or secretaire desk in well figured oak with fitted interior drawers.

The solid oak doors with diamond chevrons in the French Louis XVI manner.

The carved oak front writing desk top below the doors reveals an interior with 7 brass knob drawers with central storage space space.

Below the desk are three graduated size drawers all with ornate brass handles and matching escutcheons.

Raised on elegant taper legs, this cabinet is made in the traditional 18th century manner with oak peg construction. Good golden oak waxed finish.

All keys and locks working well.

The writing surface is 76 cm off the ground with generous legroom .


French late 18th century

 


Dimensions

Height  205cm

Width 119 cm

depth 56 cm

 


Price AUD $ 3950

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Title    Rare elm slope front bureu desk with fitted interior drawers with beautiful patina Georgian 18th Century

 


Description

Rare Georgian solid elm wood bureau writing desk.

The fold down slope top reveals a fitted interior with carved central drawer flanked by 3 a side drawers with pidgeon holes etc. 

All drawers with solid brass swan neck handles with Chippendale back plates and matching escutcheons.

An ornate dentilled moudling surounds the cabinet.

Raised on elegant bracket feet.

Good original polished patina and complete with two working keys.


English  or Dutch circa 1790


Dimensions
Height 103 cm

Width 106 cm

Depth 57 cm

Leg/ knee clearance below desk 72cm

 


Price AUD $2350

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Title    Large carved solid oak Baronial library table  writing desk

 

 
Description

 

An antique solid English oak carved Baronial style Gothic writing library table of impressive dimensions and quality. The hand polished piano black top with carved oak border. Aprons with carved oak details moldings and raised on acanthus carved oak Elizabethan legs. These are joined by a subtantial oak stretcher. All very sturdy and beautifully polished finish.

Correct table height for library or desk .

 

English 19th century

 

Dimensions

Height 78 cm

Length 155 cm

Depth 107 cm

Legroom clearance 63cm below apron

 


Price AUD $1850

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Title   Well carved large Louis XV marble top Bureau Plat or dining table


Description

 

Beautifully carved from solid oak this massive 30mm thick marble top table is ideal as a dining table or writing desk  bureau plat. Carved all round this table can sit in the centre of any room.

 

The impressive 30mm thick  carved edge marble is in one slab and is the original to the table base making this table multi purpous.  Raised on well carved solid oak cabriole legs and shaped ornate apron.

 

French 19th century

 

Dimensions

Height 77 cm

Width  153 cm
Depth 90 cm

Clearance below apron 57-64cm


Price  AUD $ 5500

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Title   Original Scandinavian blonde Art Deco flat top 5 drawer desk with keys Swedish 1930's


Description

 

Original Scandinavian blonde Art Deco flat  top 5 drawer desk with keys Swedish 1930's. This sort of large elegant desk is often referred to as a bureau plat.

The large flat top in satinwood with rounded birch molding to corners.  A central drawer opens with a key in the traditional Swedish manner. A darker section above the central drawer indicates where a removable leather writing pad desktop was used.  The sides and back with matching vertical veneers matching the blond birch surround drawer fronts. All drawers open very smoothly and retain their original brass locks , black metal escutcheons and two working keys supplied.

Raised on elegant square legs with rounded arch molding to meet the main body. Smooth sides almost hint to a Biedermeier revival style.

Beautiful hand polished original finish all round so can stand in the middle of a room.

 

Swedish circa 1930

 

Dimensions

Height 75 cm

Width  150 cm
Depth 75 cm

 

Clearance below apron:

Height 63cm

Width 60cm


Price AUD $2995

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Title   Art Deco Biedermeier revival writing table in ornate rare Karelian birch ideal as dining table for 6

 

 


Description

Blonde biedermeier style small dining table for 6 people raised on turned gun barrel legs with ebonised details.

The blonde surface with highly figurative Karellian or Russian birch veneer and ebonised molding.

Nicely polished finish  and very compatible with Art Deco interiors

 

 

20th century

 

Dimensions

Height 76 cm

Length  129 cm
Depth 74 cm

 

Clearance below apron 63cm

 


Price AUD $1725

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Title  Georgian Irish pine twin pedestal writing desk with nine drawers inlaid leather top circa 1845



Description

A gorgeous antique Georgian Irish pine twin pedestal writing desk with nine drawers with inlaid leather top circa 1845.

 

The solid pine framed top with an olive green leather inlay with gilt tooling has a superb polished patina . Nine drawers below with swan neck brass handles and provincial waxed finish. Finished all round so it can stand in the middle of the room. A good kneehole clearance below central drawer of 58cm to floor and 61cm wide.


irish pine mid 19th century


Dimensions

Height 74cm

Width 155cm

Depth 70cm

 


Price AUD $2950

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Title  Antique Colonial Australian cedar executive desk 4 drawers original patina on turned legs castors

Description

A gorgeous antique Colonial Australian full cedar desk with four drawers and lovely patina raised on turned legs.

The massive solid Australian cedar top with patina polished cedar writing surface that speaks volumes. Four full cedar drawers below the top with polished turned knobs. Raised on four substantial solid cedar turned legs terminating in brass and white ceramic castors.  rare to see a larger desk like this with polished cedar finish right round so it can stand in the centre of a room.

Desks such as these are rarely offered on the market and this one has an Australian colonial pedigree.

A perfect desk for anyone with respect for Australian colonial furniture and would suit any executive.

 


Colonial Australian mid 19th century


Dimensions

Height 79cm

Width 137cm

Depth 93cm

Legroom clearance below top 74cm


Price AUD $2495

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Title Important Colonial Australian cedar banker's desk two drawers original patina on turned legs 

Description

An important gorgeous antique Colonial Australian cedar banker's desk with two drawers and original patina raised on turned legs .

The massive Australian cedar top with inlaid leather type writing surface. Two fitted drawers below the top with cedar turned handles. Raised on four substantial solid cedar turned legs.

Desks such as these are rarely offered on the market and this one has an Australian colonial pedigree.

A perfect desk for anyone with respect for Australian colonial furniture.

Good original finish and patina.

The large size of this desk may also be used as a dining table or conference desk . The impressive size will allow for luxurious seating for 6 persons.....possibly 8 depending on chair size.


Colonial Australian 19th century


Dimensions

Height 77cm

Width 183cm

Depth 122cm

Legroom clearance below drawers 61cm


Price AUD $2375

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Title  Impressive vintage cigar leather upholstered pedestal desk  by Maitland Smith on Brass legs



Description

A gorgeous antique Georgian style impressive vintage cigar leather upholstered pedestal desk  by Maitland Smith .

Upholstered all round with stitched edges with nine drawers all paper lined and raised on solid brass turned legs

The surface complete with tooling and ornamentation.  The top with three well polished full depth drawers with brass handles below the top with further 3 deep drawers to each pedestal. Finished all round so it can stand in the centre of a room this desk is raised on well turned brass taper feet matching the brass turned knob handles. Could be considered in the style of Steam Punk this campaign is beautifully hand finished like a vintage LV suitcase.

Made by reknowned designers and furniture makers Maitland Smith USA. Generous legroom clearance of 65cm below centre of drawer.


American late 20th century


Dimensions

Height 78cm

Width 138cm

Depth 72cm

Kneehole Height 65cm Width 52cm

 

 


Price AUD $3875

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Title  English flame mahogany Georgian writing desk with 9 drawers leather inlay and brass handles



Description

A gorgeous antique English style flame mahogany Georgian writing desk with 9 drawers leather inlay and brass handles.

This twin pedestal desk has been finished all round so can stand in the middle of the room.

Raised on turned bracket feet in the Sheraton Georgian manner this sturdy writing table is fitted with a nine drawers with brass swan neck handles central brass escutcheon.

The solid top with cross banded mahogany and tooled leather inlay has a superb polished patina and would be ideal as hall table, childs desk or office bureau desk.  A good clearance below drawer of 62cm to floor and 53cm width,.


English Georgian style mid 20th century in the late 18th century manner.


Dimensions

Height 76cm

Width 115cm

Depth 53cm

 


Price AUD $1395

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Title French Louis XV Fall front marquetry desk Ormolu mounts



Description

French Louis XV style Bonheur du Jour or bureau desk with fine gilt ormolu mounts and veneers in king wood, satinwood and pallisander rosewood. Fitted with one full length drawer below the fall front shaped desk top. The ornate marquetry surface adorned with gilt bronze ormolu including a pierced gilt bronze gallery top.

The original cardinal rouge tooled gilt embossed leather top should speak volumes !

Although in the French Rococo style this goregous desk is more likely made in England in the mid 19th century and is of superb quality.

The interior is fitted with three drawers inlaid with rosewood on biredseye maple and with turned ivory knobs. The internal shelf is removable and again edged in rosewood . Desk height 75cm clearance 71cm .


English 1850's in the French louis XV manner of the 18th century.


Dimensions

Height 105cm

Width 87cm

Depth 45cm

 

 


Price AUD $3950

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Title  Sheraton bow fronted Georgian desk with five fitted drawers locks and brass handles

 

 



Description

Superb quality craftsmanship Georgian bow front desk with fice drawers. Crossbanded and inlaid each drawer with brass handles and locks and dove tailed jointed oak casework. The whole raised on elegant chamfered tapering legs of the Sheraton manner.

The elegant shaped kneehole of luxurious clearance of 60 cm .


English early 19th century

 

Extreme Dimensions

Height 76cm

Width 107cm

Depth 52cm


Price AUD $4299

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Title  Gorgeous Sheraton satinwood writing desk with ebony and leather top

 

 


Description

Superb quality craftsmanship Sheraton Georgian style antiqueserpentine front desk with gilt tooled leather top and crossbaning in rosewood ebony and satinwood. Below this are three drawers and then one double fronted door to each side.. Crossbanded and inlaid satinwood and conolly hide leather top with gorgeous patina. Each drawer with brass handles and dove tailed jointed mahogany casework. The whole raised on elegant tapering legs in the Sheraton manner highlighted by ebony stringing and ebony feet.

Raised on solid brass castors. This desk is a great example of master craftsmanship when all work was still done by hand and with great skill.

Polished all round to stand in the middle of a room. A shaped glass top is also available for protection.


English Edwardian era  early 20th century

 

Extreme Dimensions

Height 79cm

Width 139cm

Depth 63cm


Price AUD $4650

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Title  Large Art Deco blonde walnut desk with 8 fitted drawers all with beautiful patina

 

 

Description

A large Art Deco period double pedestal desk .

The solid walnut top with original back board to stop paper sliding away. Nicely molded surround top meets flush to the edges pedestals, each with three drawers and solid oak pull handles.

Above the geneous kneehole are two more smaller drawers for writing equipment etc.

All drawers with horizontal book matched walnut veneers gives this solid desk an elegant appearance.

Raised on solid plinth with intergral backing panel to kneehole to avoid those chilling 1900's drafts. Good original patina throughout.

Belgium  or English Period 1930

 

 

Dimensions

Height 79cm ,

Width 141 cm

Depth 59 cm

 

Overall height at back 83 cm


Price  AUD $ 1485

 


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Title  Antique Art Deco pedestal desk with superbl Piano black french polished finish Scandinavian circa 1925

 

 



Description

Superb quality Antique Art Deco pedestal desk with beautiful Piano black hand french polished finish.

The serpentine shaped top with three shaped drawers . The concave central drawer with original steel key and lock and with polished turned metal knobs . This is flanked by two convex front drawers . All drawers are solid oak and dovetail jointed front and rear.

 The curved front pedestals with brass hinged doors and long Deco nickel plated handles open to reveal 3 oak internal drawers in one  pedestal and an open space for folders and books to the other side.

Entirely hand made from solid wood in the early 1900's with superbly restored finish. Ideal for any minimalist interior the black will fit into any room's colour scheme.

Kneehole dimensions : H 58cm W 52cm .

The desk top lifts off the pedestal bases for easy transport.


Scandinavian Circa 1925

 

Dimensions

Height 76cm

Length 126cm

Depth 60cm

 


Price AUD $3385

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Title Superb Biedermeier mahogany ormolu fall front secretaire desk fitted interior secret drawers  1820



Description

Superb quality original Empire design Biedermeier period fall front desk. A beautiful piece of 1820 furniture is the ultimate in a Biedermeier secretaire desk. It is beautifully veneered in book matched pyramid Flame mahogany with contrasting string satinwood inlay.  Recessed  black chevron to drawer fronts with ormolu bronze escutcheons. Fitted drawers still retain most of the original locks and working keys with bronze escutcheons.

The writing surface opens with a steel key and has an internal counter balance weight with stops, so no need to pull out desk rests on either side!

Once open it reveals a pidgeon holes drawers and recesses with ormolu mounts and lots of secret drawers and compartments within. A central locking door with a fitted internal drawer  and a large open area below for your laptop.

 

Desk top measures W79 cm D56 cm H79 cm.

All original patina and superb well cared for contition - a value point !


Scandinavian or North Germany

Circa 1820

 

Dimensions

Height 154cm

Width 96cm

Depth 51cm

 


Price AUD $7595

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Title    Large  impressive carved rococo solid blonde cherrywood French Provincial carved desk with two drawers

Description

 

Superb quality impressive sized French bureau plat desk. Rustic carved rococo solid cherrywood Provincial executive writing table.

The large desk top is carved from solid cherrywood with traditional pegged construction. Of large impressive dimensions this desk is beautifully polished all round so it can be in the centre of a room.

The public side with 3 fielded panels raised on scallop carved apron and ornate cabriole legs. The sides with matching panel facades.

The desk front with two deep drawers with steel runners and rail interior. Each drawer front with patinated hand carved solid cherry rococo panel fitted with bronze rococo pull handle.

All surfaces are hand polished with a gorgeous golden French polished finish.

Joints are all hand made with traditional pegged construction consistent with original 18th century french provincial furniture.

 

 

French 18th century style but made in the late 20th century

 

Overall Dimensions

Height 77 cm

Length 160 cm
Depth 91 cm

Kneehole Clearance  height 66cm

Kneehole width 48cm

 


Price AUD $1735

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Title North German Empire Biedermeier mahogany fall front desk with secret drawers  1825


Description

Superb quality early Biedermeier period fall front secretaire desk.

This beautiful piece of 1825 furniture is the ultimate luxury in a Biedermeier desk. It is beautifully veneered in book matched pyramid flame mahogany. All four drawers still retain their original working locks. A working key is supplied to match. Empire brass shield escutcheons and ring pull handles adorne this gorgeous facade.

 

The top has a demi lune fronted mounted platform for your favourite empire clock or ornament. The writing surface opens with a key and is supported by internal steel arms within the body to counter balance. Once open it reveals a flight of 6 drawers with solid wooden turned knobs with mother of pearl inlay and a pierced fretwork gallery above. Each pair of drawers is flanked by secret pilasters that are actually tall drawer compartments that pull out.

In all there are 8 drawers within.

Central compartment within the desk measures W79 cm D26 cm D34 cm.

Drop down desk surface is raised to standard 79-80 cm from floor.


North Germany Circa 1825


Dimensions

Height 152cm

Width 103cm

Depth 50cm

 


Price AUD $5950

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Title  Carved Brazilian rosewood EnglishRegency console table writing desk raised on carved legs


Description

Antique Brazilian rosewood English Regency occasional table writing desk raised on carved legs with neoclassical anthenium carvings. Polished all round this multi purpose table is in beuatiful rich grained Brazilian rosewood with good colour and patina.  

This sturdy table is ideal as a hall table as a small desk or as a bedside table. It has a generous legroom clearance below the skirt of 67cm and is desk height.

Original brass castors are hidden within the legs for easy moving.

 

English Regency period 1810

 

Dimensions

Height 76cm

width 122cm

Depth 60 cm


Price  AUD $ 3795




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Title Superb Biedermeier mahogany fall front desk with secret drawer  1820

Dimensions

Height 160cm

Width 106cm

Depth 50cm

Description

Superb quality Schinkel design Biedermeier period fall front desk. this beautiful piece of 1820 furniture is the ultimate in a Biedermeier desk. It is beautifully veneered in book matched pyramid Flame mahogany. Fitted drawers still retain most of the original ivory escutcheons and all original locks. keys supplied to match. The writing surface falls open, but has an internal counter balance weight and stops, so no need to pull out desk rests on either side!. Once open it reveals a flight of 10 drawers with solid ivory turned knobs, a central door and a secret drawer below. The top drawer is full width.

Central compartment measures W32 cm h28 cm D35 cm.

Desk surface is raised to standard 80 cm off ground.


Berlin Germany ( Prussia)

Circa 1820

Price AUD $7900

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Title   Empire period secretaire chest sideboard with ormolu and marble columns leather writing surface



Description

An antique Empire period secretaire chest or sideboard with ormolu and marble columns  flanking a mirror door.

The very top with three drawers with brass mouldings. Below this is a central mirrored door with surved sides and flanking carrara marble columns. three further drawers below  for writing instruments etc. A flip top extension with gilt tooled leather insert. Below this are three further drawers all opening with gilt bronze handles in the Russian Imperial manner.

Raised on elegant tapering legs with ormolu mounts .

 

Quality such as this is very hard to find and is usually made by noted cabient makers such as David Roentgen .

Such a practical piece of furniture in good condition. Working keys supplied.

 

More images available .


Imperial   Russian 1820's

 

Overall dimensions:

 

Height 182 cm

Width 93 cm

depth 51 cm

 



Price AUD $5750

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Title  Antique Biedermeier mahogany cylinder front desk with secret drawer  1820

 

 



Description

Superb quality Mahogany Cylinder front desk with fitted interior.

This beautiful piece of 1820 furniture is the ultimate in a Biedermeier desk with the inclusion secret central drawer and various pull out compartments and slides.

It is beautifully veneered in book matched pyramid flame mahogany. Fitted interior drawers with turned ivory knobs  the secret drawer inlaid with ornamental harp design.

Once opened the gilt tooled leather writing surface has a ratched support  and can be elevated to the precise angle desired and is flanked by two sliding compartments.

The upper section of 3 doors with convex shaped compartments and central book compartment and "spoon' rack interior all open with the same key.

Lovely golden original patina surface .


Danish or north German Circa 1820

 

Dimensions

Height 207cm

Width 102cm

Depth 52cm

 


Price AUD $6800

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Title  Ornate carved oak 3 drawer desk in the gothic Baronial or Tudor manner polished all round

Description

 

An antique Baronial Tudor style three drawer desk in solid oak. The well carved dentilled moulding apron polished all round with three deep drawers complete with original key and working locks and with brass pull handles.

Raised on well carved substantial Elizabethan cup and cover legs and oak scroll feet with solid oak stretcher base.

Good original patina finish in rich golden oak colour.

This impressive desk is polished all round so it can stand with pride in the middle of the room.

A brass keys supplied for the working locks.

Height...75cm

Depth ...85cm

Length...151cm

 

Legroom clearance...standard 58cm

 

English late 19th early 20th century in the 16th century Elizabethan manner.


Price AUD $ 2250

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Title  Georgian blonde elm bureau desk on chest with marvelous fitted interior and brass handles Circa 1790

 

Description

Antique Georgian bureau fall front desk on chest. Beautifully fitted interior with 11 interior drawers in elm lockable single door. Two secret drawers within. Original turned white knobs  and escutcheons.

The drop front desk opens with a steel key to reveal a writing surface of w 111cm D 63 cm and at a convenient height of 75cm.

Below the fall front are four drawers  three with brass handled drawers with ivorie bone inlaid escutcheons and brass locks. The top drawer complete with working steel key to drawer. this is  flanked by brass knob mounted pull out desk top supports.

Blonde elm in very solid condition original pale patina and nicely waxed finish. All drawers open smoothly and draw runners have all been serviced and adjusted for easy operation.

 

 

Georgian English late 18th century

Extreme Dimensions

Height 108cm

Width 118cm

Depth 56cm

Desk height : 75cm



 


Price AUD $1895

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Title  Gustavian fall front bureau desk on chest with fitted interior in solid oak

 


Description

An antique solid oak fall front desk in the Swedish Gustavian manner of the 18th century.

The fall front writing surface with traditional pegged construction and molded frame opens with a steel key revealing two flights of drawers , compartments and a matching central door inside thw writing area.

Below this are two pull out supports flanking a ribbed or reeded front drawer in the Swedish 18th century manner. Two full width drawers below open with brass Gustavian handles. Raised on fluted tapering legs with pegged construction.  The key works on all locks. The whole has a lovely blonde oak patina with well waxed finish and is most probably of Swedish origin.

 


Scandianvian 19th century in the Gustavian 18th century manner.

 

Overall Dimensions

Height 95 cm

Depth 45 cm

Width 99 cm

Legroom clearance below desk height 67cm

Desk height 69cm

 


Price AUD   $ 1650

 

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Title  English Louis centre table writing table in rare burl Amboyna marquetry

 


Description

Superb quality English made Louis XV style desk centre table or writing table with exquisite marquetry featuring the rare and exotic burl amboyna veneers, fruitwood floral inlays and brazillian rosewood crossbanding. This table also features original mercury gilt bronze ormolu mounts and lock and key, all working smoothly of course as you would expect from any product s offered by Antiques Design Online
The lock is stamped "VR " with a crown above and the words Patented

 

English circa 1860

 

Dimensions
Height 73 cm

Width 90cm

length 56 cm

 


Price  AUD $4795

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Title   Scandinavian Regency writing desk with five drawers and good original patina finish dated 1849

 


Description

Antique Scandinavian Regency style writing desk with five drawers and good original patina finish dated 1849.

Lovely faded patina , the rectangular solid mahogany top fitted with gallery sides and back. Below this is a central drawer with lock and working key.  This is flanked on either side by pairs of drawers all with working locks and gilt brass handles

Raised on elegant turned Regency legs

 

May also be used a sideboard or writing table with gallery height of 83cm and generous legroom clearance below centre drawer of H62cm

Good faded original condition and patina ...a value point

 

 The central drawer has a pencil inscription "Elizabeth Nygard 1849"  .

 

  

Swedish mid 19th century

 

 

Dimensions

Height 78 cm

Width  109 cm
Depth   51 cm

 

 


Price AUD $795

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Title   English full mahogany writing desk fitted sever drawers and good original patina finish circa 1855

 


Description

English Regency style writing desk  with 7 fitted drawers and good original patina finish circa 1855.

The solid mahogany top with mahogany shaped gallery back and sides .

A lower central drawer is flanked by two flights of three drawers each side.

Raised on elegant turned Regency legs with original brass cup castors.

Each drawer is opened by a turned wooden knob and is in solid mahogany throughout.

Good original patina, this desk is made to stand agains a wall or up against a settee back and is polished on three sides.

 

May also be used a sideboard with overall height of 81cm to top of gallery .

A and generous legroom clearance below central drawer of   63cm

Good original condition and patina ...is a value point

 

 

  

English Victorian period circa 1855

 

 

Dimensions

Desk Height 77 cm

Width  114 cm
Depth   53 cm

 

 


Price AUD $1355

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Title  Antique blonde Biedermeier secretaire bureau desk with fitted writing interior in elm and ashwood 1830

 


Description

An antique blonde Biedermeier period secretaire desk drop front desk  top and fitted writing interior in blonde ash and elm wood 1830.

Fabulous use of vertical ashwood veneers inlaid with ebony escutcheons and original patina and polished finish.

Each bureau drawer and door opens smoothly with a key as is traditional. The moulded corners with rounded shape and stepped mouldings. The top drawer surrounded with facette edges veneers .

The drop front desk opens to reveal a finely fitted interior with 15 drawers flanking a central compartment and two secret drawers.

Below this are three long drawers, all opeing very smoothly. Raised on stepped and shaped plinth base.

This sturdy European design originates from the Biedermeier period.


Central European Germanic circa 1830


Dimensions

Height 134 cm

Depth 46 cm

Width 117 cm

 

 


Price AUD $ 3875

 

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Title French Empire perior mirrored mahogany writing desk secretaire with gilt ormolu and marble top

 

 


Description

Antique French Empire secretaire writing desk .

An original white marble top below which is a fitted ormolu mounted drawer.  A mirror front door folds down to reveal a tooled leather desk surface .

A sumptuous interior within of Brazilian rosewood veneered fitted with further columns gilt ormolu and four drawers.

A lower drawer  opens with gilt bronze key and working locks.

The lower section raised by mahogany columns with gilt bronze ormolu mounts and with mirrored back.

Each lock with ormolu gilt and steel keys.

Paris French 1830

 


Dimensions

 

Height 134cm

Widdth 58cm

Depth 34cm

 


Price AUD $5899

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Title   Antique cylinder roll top desk circa 1780 original fitted interior and good original patina finish Dutch

 


Description

Late 18th century antique neoclassical cylinder top desk.

The top with pierced brass gallery and mahogany obelisks. The cylinder top mechanism opens by pulling the desk top out. this reveals a gilt tooled leather writing surface with a tambour front compartment secret drawers and shaped interior in mahogany with ormolu mounts to columns.

When closed the desk has three shape front drawers to the curvaceous bombe shaped body. The leading edges with ormolu mounts and sabot scroll feet.

A substantial high quality desk for the collector of fine antiques.

Good original condition and patina ...a value point

 

 

  

Dutch circa 1780

 

 

Overall Dimensions

Height 125 cm

Width  122 cm
Depth   63 cm

 

Height to top without gallery: 117cm

Desk height 79cm Width 111cm

pull out depth 46cm

 


Price AUD $6300

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Title  Biedermeier style desk Huon pine blonde wood fitted below writing surface in black leather style inlaid front

 


Description

An antique Biedermeier style large partners desk with 3 drawers  below a fully inlaid leather style top edged with brazilian rosewood.

The large surface is ideal as a central partners desk or conference table and may easily be used as a large dining table with versatile finished top.

The apron supporting the top with inlays of chevron of diamond shapes with brass ring pull handles. Two full width drawers can be opened from either side. The centre drawer is a half depth on one side and the other side has a false drawer front that can be pulled out to reveal a secret finished compartment inside.

This table is made in the Biedermeier  or Directoire manner of the early 1800's and this example would date from the late 20th century. It is made in solid blonde wood and may even be in Huon pine due to its close grain and fine birdseye knots. Please satisfy yourself with more images as to the material.

Four matching chairs available listed separately  are inlaid with rosewood chevrons to backs.


Australian bespoke made 1980's in the 1800 Empire manner.

Original patina.


Dimensions

Height 75 cm

Length 180 cm

Width 110 cm


Clearance below drawers 62.5cm.

 

 


Price AUD $ 1975

 

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Title  Solid  oak baronial carved twin pedestal desk with beautifully polished top and fitted interiors.

Description

Solid oak baronial carved twin pedestal desk with beautifully polished top and fitted interiors pedestals.

The golden oak french polished top  with three carved front drawers below. Each with original brass locks and working key with ornate brass knobs.

Sitting on two separate pedestals with spring loaded locks and key . Hinged doors open with a key and reveal one side with a removable shelf and the other side with three oak dovetailed drawers inside.

The whole raised on turned bun feet.

A large kneehole opening will suit most at height of 62cm and generous 54cm width.

French or Belgium late 19th century

in the baroque manner


Dimensions
Height 78 cm

Width 140cm

Depth 76 cm

 

Clearance below centre  drawer 62cm.


Price AUD $2395

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Title   Danish Biedermeier revival writing table desk sofa table with drop leaves and single drawer to frieze

Description

 

Danish Biedermeier revival blonde mahogany writing table desk sofa table with drop leaves and single drawer to frieze.

The Biedermeier revival period was initiated in Vienna in 1898 by the MAK exhibition. It reintroduced a style of pure symplicity and elegance and this in turn was adopted by and mutated into the industrialist Art Deco exhibition in Paris in 1925. Sofa or multi purpose tables such as these were often used as desks, and with the added benefit of drop leav extensions, allowed for supper or dining purposes.

Good original patina with steel key and working lock to drawer.

 

Danish early 1900's

 

Dimensions

Height 72 cm

Width  93 cm + drop leaves
Depth 61 cm


Price  AUD $ 1150

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Title    Solid oak Georgian bureau fall front desk with fitted interior, 18th century

Description

 

Superb quality solid oak bureau desk on chest. This gorgeous provincial 18th century bureau with waxed finish with original locks and working keys The sloping writing top opens with a key and rests on two support struts with brass knobs. The interior fitted with 16 drawers with locking door central compartment. The top one opens with the original lock and key and is flanked by the desk top supports.
Below this are four further drawers, the upper with carved grecian key pattern opens with a hidden key. The lower three drawers opening with ornate brass ring pull handles with matching escutcheons. The desk is raised on four fluted bracket feet .

 

English or Dutch circa 1780

 

Overall Dimensions

Height 112 cm

Length 121 cm
Width 58 cm

Clearance below Desk top 77cm

Open desk interior L 111cm D 49cm

 


Price AUD $2250

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Title   French Louis XV leather top Bureau Plat writing desk double sided with ormolu mounts

Dimensions

Height 77cm

Length 152cm

Depth 74cm

Description

French Louis XV style Bureau Plat desk with fine gilt ormolu mounts and veneers in kingwood and pallisander (rosewood). Fitted with two full length drawers and false drawers to the other side. The original gilt tooled embossed leather top should speak volumes! A nice genuine turn of the century (1900's) piece of French furniture.


France Circa 1920

Price AUD $9,800

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Title  Antique Art Deco pedestal desk Seccesionist style  Scandinavia circa 1900

Description

Antique Art Deco pedestal desk Seccesionist style  from Scandinavia circa 1900.

The solid flame mahogany top with well patinated original finish with three lcokable drawers with brass locks an d gilt brass handles. This top section lifts off the two elegant pedestals. Each pedestal with a full length solid door with a unique design click lock and key. these open to access an interior in solid oak with a single removable shelf.

This antique desk is quite rare in that it still retains all original features and is polished right round so it can stand in the middle of the room.

Overall this desk is in very good antique condition . All locks serviced and keys working. Doors open automatically with a spring once the key is turned .

 

Swedish or Danish late 19th early 20th century.

Height 76cm

Length 110cm

Depth 62cm

Legroom :

height 61cm

width 46cm

 


Price AUD $1650

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Title  Solid Colonial Australian cedar twin pedestal desk with shield door and drawers original patina

Description

Solid Australian cedar twin pedestal desk with shield door and drawers original patina. The top made from two planks of cedar resting on two pedestals. Left hand with three cedar drawers and turned handles, with original brass locks. The right hand with a shild shaped cedar door, brass lock and key, opens to a large compartment for storage.

A large open kneehole will suit most at height of 71cm and 46cm width.

 


Colonial Australian 19th century


Dimensions
Height 75 cm

Width 138cm

Depth 60 cm

 

Clearance below centre 71cm.


Price AUD $1395

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Title    Original Danish mid century Ole Wanscher brazillian rosewood desk double sided 1950's

Description

Original Danish Ole Wanscher Brazilian rosewood desk with original key. Denmark circa 1950.

Of good proportions and with elegant brass handles to drawers and extension slides all in brazillian rosewood , pallisander rosewood. The other side with two fold down doors a central book compartment and two lower drawers.

All locks and key in working order good finish, nice and sturdy.

Danish mid century classic design with superb use of elegant timbers, see all images to show just how good this desk really is.

Denmark 1950 orignal.

Dimensions:

Height 74 cm

Width 160 cm

Depth 85 cm


Price AUD $4995

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Title  Antique Biedermeier mahogany cylinder roll top desk with fitted drawers gilt ormolu handles  1820

 

 



Description

Superb quality Mahogany Cylinder front desk with fitted interior.

This beautiful piece dates from around 1820 furniture is the ultimate in a Biedermeier desk with the gorgeous patina and cylindre top desk with fitted interior and pul out writing surface.

It is beautifully veneered in vertical matched pyramid flame mahogany. Fitted interior drawers still ivory knobs  and a central locking cabinet door with ornate marquetry inlay . The three drawers below are each fitted with gilt bronze empire handles and escutcheon in shield shape. All locks are original and working and there are three keys supplied.

Original patina surface .


Danish or north German Circa 1820


Dimensions

Height 113cm

Width 110cm

Depth 57cm

Writing surface pull out :

Width 94cm

Depth 43cm

Height 76cm / clearance 74cm below


Price AUD $4975

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Title  Rare drop side Biedermeier Empire writing sofa table with lyre supports and full  width drawer

Description

Biedermeier Empire Mahogany sofa table with one full width fitted drawer to apron and fold down extension leaves.

Wonderful pale solid mahogany top with original patina polish. Raised on a two lyre form pedestals in the Regency manner with shaped sabre leg supports joined by a shaped central stretcher.

The full width drawer with original lock and key opens very smoothly.

Good sturdy writing table .


Northern Europe 1840


Dimensions
Height 72 cm

Width 95 +26+26cm extension leaves

Depth 66 cm

Fold down leaves at 26 cm each in width

Clearance below drawer 60cm.


Price AUD $975

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Title Rare drop side Biedermeier Empire writing table , Berlin Circa 1820 in the Schinkel manner


Description

Prussian German Empire Mahogany sofa table with one full width fitted drawer to apron and fold down extensions.

Wonderful Cuban mahogany top and mahogany veneers with intricate inlays and ebonised fruitwood details. Raised on a two lyre form pedestals in the Regency manner with sabre leg supports. The fruitwood (cherry) inlays are typical of the quality of workmanship demanded by Prussia's most famous neoclassical architect K F Schinkel and may well have been intended for one of his royal patronage.
Berlin Prussia, Circa 1820

 

Dimensions
Height 74 cm

Width 95 cm

Depth 76 cm

Fold down leaves at 25 cm each in width

 


Price AUD $7,750

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Title    Antique 18th century French cherrywood desk ornately carved and with marquetry inlaid

Description

 

Ornately carved French 18th century solid cherrywood desk.

A rectangular top with well carved 3 drawers with ormolu handles with ornate twin pedestals flanking the centre. Each pedestal door with its own brass lock and key and ornate barrel hinges. The public side of the desk with carved ornate panels and marquetry inlay. The whole raised on carved cabriole legs. A good polished patina finish with solid cherrywood top completes this gorgeous provincial desk.

Of note, this is an 18th century provincial piece that started its life as a very ornate trunk or chest  and the desk side is a later adaption as desks of this size and design did not exist in the 18th century. The alteration is beautifully made with traditional hand carved details and pegged construction all in solid french cherrywood.

 

French Louis XV 1750 and later.

 

Dimensions

Height 75 cm

Length 121 cm
Depth 62 cm

Desk kneehole height 59cm , Width 44cm

 

 


Price AUD $4850

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Title    Solid Scandinavian pine bureau fall front desk with secret compartments

Description

 

Superb quality Scandinavian spruce bureau chest . This gorgeous provincial pine bureau with waxed finish with original lock and key and carry handles to side. The sloping writing top opens with a key and rests on two support  strutts with bras knobs. The interior fitted with 9 drawers  with ornate shaped central compartment and hides several secret compartments.

 

Below the desk are four graduated size drawers. The top one opens with the original lock and key and is flanked by the desk top supports. below this are three further drawers opening with ornate cast bronze Gustavian handles.

The clean lines and superb workmanship of this late 18th century desk are very pleasing.

 

 

Sweden circa 1780

 

Overall Dimensions

Height 117 cm

Length 129 cm
Width 62 cm

Clearance below Desk top 68cm

Open desk interior L 113cm D 68cm

 


Price AUD $2395

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Title Antique Swedish satin birch chest of drawers with writing bureau top drawer and secret compartment.

Description:
Antique Swedish satin birch Biedermeier chest of drawers with writing bureau top drawer and ingenious large secret compartment.

The satinwirch top with arched neoclassical molding and rounded corners. The top drawer with original steel locks , fitted with four internal drawers and central door. Below this are 3 graduated sized drawers. Each with ebony escutcheon inlays and original steel working locks. 2 keys supplied.

Raised on elegant shaped masur or Karelian birch carved bracket feet.

Good original golden patina . The desk surface of height 66cm and leg clearance below of 64cm

 

Swedish Karl Johan period early 1820's

 

Dimensions:

Height 93cm
Width 90 cm
Depth 46cm

Price AUD $4695


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Title    French antique Cherrywood writing table with leather top and single drawer.

Description

 

French antique single drawer writing table in the French Louis XVI or 2nd Empire manner. This solid cherrywood desk has a wonderfully patinated finish and a tan leather top and an inlaid full width drawer below with marquetry string inlay and ormolu ring pull handles.

Raised on turned cherry legs in the Directoire or late Louis XVI manner.

 

French circa 1910.

 

Dimensions

Height 74 cm

Length 84 cm
Depth 52 cm

legroom clearance below drawer  62cm

 


Price AUD $750

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Title  French Napoleon III antique writing table with ormolu mounts on ebonised piano black finish


Description

An antique French Louis XVI writing table . Well framed and raised on turned and fluted legs with ormolu mounts . The whole with gorgeous chic hand polished ebonised piano black finish.

The single drawer below the top with ormolu handle and lock with key.


French 1870's in the 18th century manner.


Dimensions

Height 79 cm

Depth 65 cm

Width 100 cm

Kneehole opening below drawer

Height 61cm


Price   AUD $ 850

 

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Title English Chippendale desk with 5 drawers and two writing slides and Georgian handles


Description

An impressive antique English solid mahogany and oak writing desk in the Georgian Chippendale manner.

Showing superb craftsmanship and carving this gorgeous bureau plat flat top tesk with solid mahogany top and carved border. Directly below and hidden within the frieze, are two practical pull out extension surfaces in solid oak. Five ornate framed flame mahogany drawers  fitted with brass working locks and keys and with Regency handles. Raised on traditional 18th century cabriole legs with delicate acanthus scroll knees and terminating in claw and ball feet.

Polished right round in flame mahogany vertical veneers so it can stand with pride in the centre of a room or office.

Original well cared for patina surface.... more images available.


English Circa 1910 in the 18th century manner.


Dimensions

Height 75 cm

Depth 78 cm

Width 145 cm

 

 


Price   AUD $5595

 

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Title    Superb quality marquetry inlaid bureau desk with fitted interior. Danish early 1900's

Description

 

Superb quality Danish Bureau chest . This gorgeous Biedermeier revival fall front desk in solid mahogany with the finest quality marquetry in satinwood and rosewood. The slope top opens with a key and has automated supports that come out when the desk is opened. The interior fitted with 8 drawers surrounded bu rosewood and satinwood marquetry and a Biedermeier arched arcade with columns. A tooled leather writing surface completes the interior. Interior drawers are ideal for A4 size paper.

Below the desk are three marquetry inlaid graduated size drawers, again all open with the same key.

The clean lines and superb workmanship with excellent polished finish. All orriginal .

 

Danish circa 1910.

 

Dimensions

Height 110 cm

Length 114 cm
Width 53 cm

Desk height 74cm

Open desk interior L 101cm D 62cm

 


Price AUD $4950

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Title    French antique Cherrywood writing table with leather top and single drawer.

Description

 

French antique single drawer writing table in the Empire manner. This solid cherrywood desk has a wonderfully patinated and gilt tooled leather top and an inlaid full width drawer below with marquetry string inlay and ormolu handles.

Raised on turned cherry legs in the Directoire or late Louis XVI manner.

 

French circa 1910.

 

Dimensions

Height 74 cm

Length 84 cm
Width 50 cm

legroom clearance below drawer  62cm

 


Price AUD $950

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Title   Well carved Chippendale rococo writing table desk in mahogany


Description

 

A very well carved Chippendale style desk or writing table in solid mahogany. in the French Louis XV rococo manner, Bureau Plat ( flat top ) desk with shaped serpentine top with ornate carved edge. The shaped apron below with separtely carved and applied carved shell motif and acanthus scrollwork , screwed on separately so may be removed if desired for the desk side legroom. The table is raised on elegant mahogany cabriole legs with acanthus carvings trailing down the elegant legs , terminating with claw and ball feet.

 

Ideal as a centre table with is certainly an impressive table of superb quality carving.

Original finish and patina.

English early 1900's in the 18th century manner.

 

Dimensions

Height 77 cm

Width  137 cm
Depth 74 cm

 

 

 

 


Price AUD $ 1750


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Title   Well polished Georgian double pedestal desk with tooled leather top.

Dimensions:

Height 74cm

Width 121cm

Depth 71 cm

Description

An gorgeous English georgian double pedestal desk. The tooled green leather top with gilt banding inset into solid mahogany. Below this are three deep drawers and these rest on two pedestals ( comes apart into three sections for easy transport). each pedestal with three drawers on bracket feet. Castors raise the desk to modern usage height and allow easy mobility if required.

Original brasskeyholes and locks to each drawer and brass ring pull handles.

this desk has been fully restored some 10 years ago and is in excellent condition.

Kneehole height is 58.5cm Width 55cm

Polished all round to stand in the middle of any home or office with pride.

 

 

English early 19th century

 
Price  AUD $4295

 

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Title  Scandinavian Art Deco writing table in amazing flame mahogany

Dimensions

Height 76 cm

Depth 85 cm

Width 120 cm

Legroom Height 61cm

 


Description

A Scandinavian Art Deco writing table or desk . This sturdy table with beautifully matched flame mahogany top and cross banded edge. Raised on substantial architectural turned legs and carved neo gothic apron. Perfect as a breakfast or dining table too.


Scandianvian early 1900


Price   AUD $ 895

 

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Title   Impressive solid maple Art Deco period executive desk stamped and dated

Dimensions:

Height 77cm

Width 167cm

Depth 106 cm

Description

An early pre Art Deco or Federation period desk of large size. The black leather inlaid top with solid timber surround. Below this are four solid wood drawers with twin brass military or campaign handles . Each drawer with original brass locks ( no key). Raised on solid blonde wood tapering Federation legs. This is a most  impressive sized desk for the period. There are traces of former "call button installations" to the legroom apron that have been inlaid with matching wood.. all part of the character of this large desk.

It bears two impressed stamps. One with initials W . D and the year date 3712 for 3rd July 1912. The other stamp is a gold embossed serial number  4048.

 

 

Australian Circa 1912

 
Price  SOLD

 

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Title  Georgian blonde oak bureau desk on chest with marvelous fitted interior

 

Extreme Dimensions

Height 106cm

Width 119cm

Depth 57cm

Desk height : 76cm

Description

Antique Georgian bureau desk on chest. Beautifully fitted interior with 17 drawers in oak satinwood and marquetry and with original turned white knobs . The drop front desk opens with a steel key to reveal a writing surface of w 114cm D 57 cm and at a convenient height of 76cm.

Below the fall front are four brass handled drawers with brass escutcheons and steel locks, complete with working steel key .

Blonde oak in very solid condition and nicely waxed finish. All drawers open smoothly and draw runners have all been serviced and adjusted for easy operation.

 

Georgian English late 18th century



 


Price AUD $2350

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Title  Late 18th  Century Captain's cylindre top Campaign desk Marquetry inlaid "the Schmetterling Desk"

Dimensions

Height 107cm

Length 99 cm

Depth 55cm
Writng surface height 73cm off floor


Description

A gorgeous antique 18th century Cylindre top desk in the sheraton manner. This beautifully made piece of georgian made furniture has two lower drawers above a pull out writing surface that opens the cylindre top, revealing a fitted interior with five drawers.

The superb inlay with fruitwood and boxwoods and the butterfly crest centre is carried forward in the lower drawer escutcheons.

All locks work and are with keys.

The lower taper legs were originally demountable so that they would fit into the drawers when the desk was used abord a sailing ship. Note the anchor emblems to the handles.

Red leather tooled writing surface interior. Well polished finish and all marquetry drawers with brass handles.

 

Dutch  circa 1780


Price AUD $7499

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Title Antique Australian colonial five drawer desk in blonde pollard oak and Australian red cedar Georgian style


Description

A late Victorian writing desk with five drawers in pollard oak and Australian cedar . The solid oak top with carved molding surround. Each solid oak drawer with lovely polished brass Georgian handles and dovetails joints. The top right hand drawer with working lock and key. The whole supported by well turned solid cedar legs raised on polished brass cup castors. Late Victorian origin Australian colonial circa 1880 in the Georgian manner..
This piece could also be used as a sideboard, dressing table or hall table due to its elegant design and depth. Nice patina finish .

 

Dimensions

Height 76cm

Length 101 cm

Depth 66cm
Kneehole height 58cm.

 


Price AUD $1150

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Title   Impressive three drawer Boulle writing desk Bureau Plat leather top

Dimensions

Height 81 cm

Width  162 cm
Depth 91 cm

Standard Leg room clearance 61cm


Description

A very impressive ebonised and Boulle inlaid writing desk in the French Louis XIV manner. Superbly inlaid in brass with ornate design and ormolu mounted in the manner of master cabinet maker to King Louis XIV , Andre Charles Boulle 1642-1732.  This magnificent three drawer example is a 20th century replica of an original early 1700's desk, no doubt still standing in the Palace of Versailles . Two ornate drawers in solid timber and shaped fronts flank the central drawer complete with lock and key and all drawers have heavy ornate Rococo handles. Superbly finished rights round it can stand with pride in the middle of any spacious room.

 

 

 

20th century in the early 18th century French manner.

 


Price AUD $ 3995

 


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Title Elegant Marquetry extension writing table in the neoclassical manner of Empire design 1800's

Dimensions

Height 78cm

Length 141cm

Depth 73cm

Description

Solid mahogany extension table with two drop down leaves raised on elegant Regency sabre legs. The apron with neoclassical satinwood marquetry inlays.  perfect as a writing table or as a centre of sofa table .

legroom clearance is a luxurious 63cm


Circa 1890

Price AUD $1799

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Title   English 19th century flame mahogany double sided desk red leather insert

Dimensions

Height 78 cm

Width  122 cm
Depth 73 cm

Leg room clearance H63


Description

An antique William IV writing desk in flame mahogany. The gilt tooled red leather top over seven drawers to one side and dummy drawers to the other. Raised on solid mahogany turned legs terminating in brass cup castors. In excellent french polished finish with only minor signs of "experience" . A superbly made piece of English 19th century furniture that can stand in the centre of a room. English, first half of the 19th century

 

English first half of the l 19th century

 


Price AUD $3875

 


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Title   Large antique double sided desk in flame mahogany and green leather inlaid top

Dimensions

Height 78 cm

Width  137 cm
Depth 83 cm

Kneehole clearance H61cm x W62cm


Description

An antique Victorian twin pedestal writing desk in solid mahogany and cedar .

The dark green leather top with gold gilt tooled design.  Below this from left to right are three drawers with turned knobs brass locks and a key .  This section of the desk lifts off in the traditional constructed manner and rests on two separate pedestal sections, each with three graduated sized drawers . These rest on plinth bases raised on elegant turned mahogany bun feet.

In excellent condition with french polished finish and only minor signs of "experience", this is a superbly made piece of English 19th century furniture that can stand in the centre of a room as it is polished all round, a value point as most desks were made to sit aginst a wall. Good modern proportions that are unusual for an antique desk with lots of legroom for the more prosperous executive.

 

English, first half of the 19th century

 


Price  AUD $ 4350

 


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Title  Scandinavian Art Nouveau Art Deco marquetry pedestal desk with interior drawers locks and key

 

  Description

Antique Art Nouveau single pedestal desk of superb quality. The well polished solid top supported by carved molded pediment. The two inlaid marquetry drawers below the top with original working locks and ornate brass handles. These are supported by a single pedestal, a "modesty" panel and a shaped column leg with footrest and is adorned with Empire marquetry inlay.

The whole raised on tapering club feet.

The pedestal door opens with an ingenious spring loaded lock with working key supplied, that pushes the door open when unlocked and reveals three fitted internal polished elm drawers.

The kneehole space has a comfortable clearance of 58 cm and width 51cm , complete with solid mahogany foot rest.


Scandianvia circa 1890- 1905

 

Extreme Dimensions

Height 80cm

Width 96cm

Depth 54cm


Price AUD $1699

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Title Rare drop side Regency or Biedermeier writing table with two fitted drawers 1820

Dimensions
Height 73 cm

Width 92 cm

Depth 71 cm

Fold down leaves at 26 cm each in width


Description

German English Regency inspired , 1820 Biedermeier Mahogany sofa writing table with two full depth fitted drawers to apron and fold down extensions.  table is double sided with dummy drawers on the opposite side. Clearance below drawers is 60 cm .

Wonderful original patina pale blonde mahogany top and mahogany veneers with intricate inlays and ebony string and fruitwood details. Raised on two lyre shaped form supports in the Regency manner with sabre leg supports terminating in brass claw feet. The craftsmanship and fruitwood (cherry) inlays are typical of the quality of workmanship demanded by Prussia's most famous neoclassical architect K F Schinkel and may well have been intended for one of his royal patronage.


Berlin Prussia, Circa 1820

Price AUD $5,500

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Title  Rare English Regency brazillian rosewood bureau plat two drawer desk library writing table


Description

English late Regency period desk or library writing table . The desk is double sided but has two drawers on one side and two false drawers on the other. The highly figural brazillian rosewood top on mahogany base with lyre shaped supports and acanthus carved ornaments. The beuatiful rounded sides hint at a centre of the room use.

Good original polished patina


English circa 1825

 

Dimensions
Height 77 cm

Width 167 cm

Depth 70 cm

Clearance below drawers 63cm

 


Price AUD $7,600

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Title    Rare English ELM slope top desk with fitted interior Georgian 1780's

Dimensions
Height 109 cm

Width 98 cm

Depth 50 cm

Fold down knee clearance 75cm


Description

Rare English Georgian solid ELM bureau writing desk.

The fold down slope top reveals an aray of fitted drawer , three a side with pidgeon holes above  all flanking secret drawers and a central key locked door with another fitted drawer within.

All drawers with brass swan neck handles . Raised on elegant bracket feet.

Good original polished patina and complete with two fitted keys.


English circa 1780

Price AUD $3,300

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Title  Marquetry straight fronted Georgian writing desk sideboard dresser Sheraton with 6 drawers

 

 



Description

Superb quality craftsmanship Georgian straight front desk with six drawers. Crossbanded and inlaid each drawer with brass handles and dove tail jointed oak casework. The whole raised on elegant chamfered tapering legs in the Sheraton manner with satinwood inlay.

The elegant shaped arched kneehole with satinwood and ebony detail.


English early 19th century

 

Extreme Dimensions

Height 78cm

Width 118cm

Depth 61cm


Price AUD $3499

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Title  Rare Swedish satin birch blonde 1820 Biedermeier Secretaire desk

Dimensions

Height: 128 cm

Width 110 cm

Depth: 50cm



Description

Wonderful antique Karl Johan period Swedish satin birch escritoire secretaire or fall front desk in superb condition circa 1820-1830. Beautifully fitted with internal drawers and central door. The fall front is counter balanced and has an invisible internal steel hinge. Complete with all locks and keys , it very hard to find such a beautiful piece of Empire or Biedermeier furniture in such excellent condition. All locks work smoothly. There is even a cubby hole for your laptop or tablet in the central open compartment. This internal compartment measures for depth 40 cm width 39.5 cm and height 7.5 cm.

Flanked by well turned and carved columns and with nicely detailed top edge. Dates from the first quarter of the 19th century and is very compatible with Biedermeier, Art Deco , Empire or Regency interiors. Superb Satin Birch figuring.


Swedish first half of the 19th century

Price AUD $12,200


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Title  French Empire Bureau Abattant in flame mahogany and ormolu

 

 

Extreme Dimensions

Height 141cm

Width 98cm

Marble top Depth 46cm

Description

An antique French Empire Secretaire bureau desk in highly figured flame mahogany veneer on oak case . Solid marble top rests on a full width drawer with ormolu mounts. The fall front desk below is flanked by ormolu caryatid supports and opens to reveal internal drawers and columns flanking a central cabinet space all in flame mahogany. The inlaid leather writing surface appears to be the original with traces or gold leaf tooling.

Lovely ormolu escutcheons and original working lock and key.

The interior writing surface opens to with gilt border leather top and desk height 73cm, depth 53 cm and width 73 cm .

Below the fall front desk , locked behing two solid doors are three drawers, the bottom one with working lock and key.

Perfect as a hallway piece due to its narrow depth of body.

 

French Empire early 1800's

 


Price AUD $4495

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Title  Antique Italian neoclassical mahogany cylinder front desk with marquetry inlay 19th century

 

 

Dimensions

Height 191cm

Width 105cm

Depth 51cm

Description

Superb quality Mahogany Cylinder front desk with fitted interior.

This beautiful piece of early 1800's furniture is elegant and with ornate inlay in fruitwood .

 

It is beautifully veneered in vertical book matched mahogany.

Three compartments with doors , the central door is concave shaped and features Sphynx inlays and open to internal shelved spaces. The full width drawer below this and with wrtiting desk cylinder top and pull out writing surface. Fitted interior with four drawers with turned ivory knobs.

Three good sized drawers underneath, all with marquetry inlays in fruitwood and mahogany on oak case. The whole raided on short tapering legs.

All locks, drawers open smoothly work well and keys are supplied

Writing surface measures Height 80cm, Width 91 cm, Depth 40 cm


North Italian   19th century

 


Price AUD $2650

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Title  Georgian 18th century inlaid oak fall front bureau desk

 

 

Extreme Dimensions

Height 107cm

Width 117cm

Depth 58cm

Description

Gorgeous antique 18th century oak bureau desk on chest, with fall front writing surface that opens with a key and original lock to reveal 8 internal stepped drawers and compartments and a further four drawers behing a locked inlaid central door, complete with key.

Two pull out desk rests flank each side of the first drawer and three draduated size drawers fitted below.

The whole resting on original squat shaped legs. The desk writing surface height is 78cm from floor.

Lovely original patina ads to the charm of this piece.


English 18th century

 


Price AUD $4950

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Title Antique Art Deco Biedermeier writing table in mahogany with full length drawer and extension leaves


Description

Good quality antique Mahogany desk or writing table with fitted full length single drawer (original lock with working key) . The flame mahoganyshaped front is nicely book matched and the ogee shape echoes the opposite side.

Raised on elegant lyre shaped supports with ebonised detailed moldings and out swept Regency scroll legs. The unusually large drop leaf extensions allow for dining or supper uses.

 

Beautiful ebonised piano black polished top and drop leaves


Scandinavian Circa 1885


Dimensions

height 73cm

width 95/119/143cm

depth 68 cm
Clearance below drawer 57cm

 


Price AUD $1,750

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Title: Antique Biedermeier lyre based occassional table

Dimensions

Height 73 cm

Width  106 cm
Length 65

 

 


Description

Pale mahogany and fruitwood Biedermeier period inlaid centre table with shaped lyre supports and string inlaid legs.

German possibly Berlin 1825 .

 

Ideal size for a desk or centre table. Original french polished patina finish.

 

German Biedermeier 1825

 


Price $ 975 AUD

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Title   large English Regency style mahogany drum table library table

Dimensions

Height 82 cm

Width  104 cm
Depth 104 cm

Height under apron 70 cm


Description

Antique Mahogany drum shaped library table with tooled gilt leather top and four fitted drawers and four false drawers. Raised on gun barrel turned centre column and four sabre legs ending in heavy brass claw feet on solid brass castors. Dovetailed mahogany drawers with beaded edges and brass ring pull handles. Original patina in the English Regency manner

 

 

English early 20th century

 


Price AUD $ 3875

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Title French Louis XV Style rosewood marquetry five drawer Bureau Plat Desk



Description

French ladies desk, Louis XV style Bureau Plat with fine gilt bronze ormolu mounts and veneers in kingwood and pallisander (rosewood). Fitted with five drawers and false drawers to the other side. The original green coloured tooled gilt embossed leather top should speak volumes!

 

French furniture early 20th century


Dimensions

Height 77cm

Length 115cm

Depth 65cm



Price AUD $3895

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Title    Gorgeous Biedermeier pale cylinder top writing desk Empire influence marquetry inlaid Artd Deco interior


Description

A rare small Scandinavian cylinder top writing chest in pure empire manner. The smooth lines when closed clearly influenced the Art Deco period of the century that followed.

Empire design but of Biedermeier simplicity, the vertical veneered case in pale bleached mahogany, a scandinavian sun effect.

The solid cylinder roll top opens up with a key and reveals a flight of 3 drawers each flanking an ornately inlaid central door with lock and key. The pull out writing desk drawer surface 78cm from ground and apron clearance height below at 67 cm.

All locks and keys open smoothly.

 

Danish late 19th century


Dimensions

Height 105 cm

Width 85 cm

depth 47 cm

 


Price  AUD $1840

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Title  Superb Danish Art Deco 1930's Teak  double pedestal desk


Description

Superb quality Scandianvian Art Deco period desk in pale teak. Beautifully made with molded plinth base and rounded  outer corners to give that true art deco flow to this quality bureau plat desk. Three drawers are fitted below the top frieze , each with inlaid brass escutcheons and the twin pedestals , one with fitted internal drawers each open with the original brass key and lock. This desk would make a great impression in any office or home. Excellent condition for its age, a well cared for piece that in a few years will become a genuine antique - built to last.

 The kneehole area is a standard 60 x 60 cm.


Danish early  20th century

Price SOLD

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Title Rare antique Biedermeier walnut flat top desk 1830 with gilt leather top bronze escutcheons



Description

Beautifully well figured walnut  antique Biedermeier desk. Well polished and unusually veneered all round so it can stand in the middle of a room. This signifies that this piece was made for the nobility with much larger rooms available for reception.

Tthe twin pedestals with a flight of three drawers on one side joined by a central drawer and a false drawer front door to the right hand side.

Gilt tooled leather top and bronze shield shaped escutcheons. Each drawer with its own key in the traditional method to open and close Biedermeier cabinets with.

With chamfered corners for elegance and lightness the  whole raised on taper legs.


South German circa 1830

 

Dimensions

Height 75 cm

Width 152 cm

Depth 76 cm

 


Price AUD $12,850

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Title  Rare 12 column Biedermeier mahogany fall front desk with secret drawer  1820

Dimensions

Height 196cm

Width 117cm

Depth 56cm

Description

Superb quality Mahogany on solid oak

Schinkel design Biedermeier period fall front desk.

This beautiful piece of 1820 furniture is the ultimate in a Biedermeier desk with the inclusion of 12 turned mahogany columns . It is beautifully veneered in book matched pyramid Flame mahogany. Fitted drawers still retain most of the original Mother of Pearl escutcheons and all original locks. 3 keys supplied to match. The writing surface opens with a lead internal counter balance weight  for easy. Inside you will find a flight of 8 drawers flanking an inlaid central door with column pilasters and arched top. Above this is an array of pidgeon holes in mahogany  which has a secret compartment hidden within.

The heart shaped cartouche to the centre is a beautiful reminder that in any writing of letters always be ture to your heart.

The writing surface fall front measures H 85cm D 54 cm W 94 cm


German Circa 1820

Price AUD $14,300

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Title rare double sided Swedish Empire Mahogany Sofa Table Early Karl Johan period centre table


Description

Swedish Empire Mahogany sofa table with two fitted drawers to apron and fold down extensions. Wonderful flame mahogany veneers and raised on a central lyre form pedestal supported by four scroll form legs in the neo-classical style of the Empire periodand raised with original brass castors.

 


Sweden Circa 1815

 

Dimensions
Height 80 cm

Width 95 cm

Depth 65 cm

Extended width 135 cm

 


Price AUD $5795

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Title French Empire Mahogany Desk 1830
French Empire Mahogany desk 1830

Dimensions Height 76cm Length 135cm Depth 64cm
PLUS 44cm extension slides to each end, leather topped.
Description Antique French Empire Mahogany with brass trip molding , ormolu mounts and handles. Complete with key this rare empire desk dates from the first half of the 19th century. It has a tooled green leather top and has a leather top writing slide extensions each end. This type of desk that is meant to be set up against a wall not free standing, in order to save space in the interior.
Circa 1830

Price AUD $13,500

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Title  Elegant curved blonde Biedermeier revival desk in birdseye maple and ebony in the Dannhauser manner

  Description

A grand designed Biedermeier revival desk of convex and concave shape, fitted with two shaped drawers that open in radiating angles. With ebonised inlays  and mouldings and birdseye maple feature veneers. The desk has a generous clearance of 62cm below drawers.

This design follows some classic examples of the best known Viennese Biedermeier factory of Joseph Dannhauser. Some of his original masterpieces survive in the Hofmoebel Sammlung in Vienna.


20th century origin in the Biedermeier style of 1820


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Title Large double pedestal mhogany and satinwood inlaid French executive desk

Description

Double pedestal desk in mahogany with four fitted drawers each side , central drawer and two pull out extensions. The top lifts off the base for easy transport. The desk surface recently repolished shows the gorgeous flame mahogany and satinwood inlay with cross banded edge. Solid brass polished drawer handles to each drawer, and of course polished right round so this impressive desk can take centre place in any room. The elegant tapering legs add a touch of lightness to this impressive large desk.

Kneehole size is H64cm W  71cm


French circa 1910

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Title   Large LIBRARY TABLE or desk with tooled leather top and drawers

An antique library table  in blonde oak.. The massive top with gilt tooled edge leather inlay below which three drawers are fitted to the apron . All drawers with brass handles, escutcheons and brass locks.

Clearance below apron is 57cm .  Tables such as these are usually on castors to raise them up a little and make moving a breeze. However these legs are very sturdy and solid.

 

Australian early 1900's


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Title  Scandinavian Empire desk Pompeiian red painted secretaire bureau with fitted interior

 

Description

A well made tall secretaire desk on chest. Beautifully made with pyramidic shaped body tapering upwards, crowned with a neoclassical pediment complete with raised oval platform. Below this is fitted a single drawer with ebonised roundells.

The fold down desk opens with a key and reveals a marvelously fitted interior with nine drawers and a central mirrored collonade complete with arched vaulting and bronze capitals and bases to columns.

below the desk are three drawers with brass lion head handles , all in the traditional manner.

The painted finish in Pompeiian red is highlighted with ebonised lines to edges, very ancient Roman in design. Bespoke made in the traditional manner.


Scandinavian  20th century in the manner of 1820 late Empire

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Title  Gorgeous tooled leather writing desk in mahogany

Description

An antique Victorian mahogany desk with fitted single length drawer in apron. The gilt edge tooled leather top of superb quality and the whole raised on elegant tulip turned legs with porcelain castors.

Flame mahogany drawer opens smoothly with a hidden grip under apron. This desk has a nice well cared for patina.

Kneehole apperture is H64 W47 cm


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Title   A french kingwood and gilt metal mounted two drawer Louis XV bureau plat desk

A  practical and ornate desk in the French rococo manner. Beautifully veneered in kingwood tulip wood and mahogany. The unusual shape with concave side with two fitted drawers .

Beautifully shaped cabriole legs with ormolu mounts.

Perfect writing table for a small space and ideal as a boutique office desk to truely impress clients with.

 

French , second half the the 20th century in the 18th century manner.


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Title  French Louis Philippe oak bureau desk with gilt edge top under glass and with secret drawers.


Description

A quality oak Louis Philippe period desk with four drawers with brass Empire handles. the two drawers on the left , a large central drawer with working original lock and key and the right hand double fronted drawer with a secret.

Once pulled open there is an oak removable compartment with four sections, all in solid oak. lift this out and you will see a key that operates the original locked compartment within. Once unlocked the top slides open to  reveal.....

 

French 19th century

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Title   Large carved Victorian LIBRARY TABLE or dining table to seat up to 10 persons

A well carved antique library table . The massive top in crossbanded pollard oak with black leather insert with gilt edge detail.

Most unusual to have a large table of this size and design to offer. It's rarity feature makes it a highly versatile family dining table , in the reading room, or in the architects office. Ideal for enjoying every page of the broadsheet Sunday newspaper. The clever design allows luxuriously comfortable dining with 3 persons a side and two at each end.

The solid refectory style base with twin column supports and stretcher with shaped pad feet.

 

Probably American late 19th century


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Title Scandinavian baltic pine  pedestal writing desk with brass handles mid 19th century

Description

An antique Danish Baltic pine twin pedestal desk. The solid top with rounded corners fitted with three drawers all with working locks and key and with polished georgian brass handles.  This lift off section rests on two pedestals, each with rounded corners and panel doors. A key opens the ingenious spring loaded locks that open the doors. Interior with loose fitted shelves, Each pedestal resting on turned bun front feet and block back feet.

Great golden honey colour finish .


Scandinavian 19th century


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Title  Northern European Biedermeier fall front secretaire desk flame mahogany , all original

Description

Antique mahogany fall front bureau secretaire desk. The gorgeous flame mahogany on solid oak base with all original finish including mother of pearl escutcheons locks and keys. The interior is fitted with a full width writing slide that doubles the surface area. Above this are three drawers per side flanking a central key locked compartment and a full length drawer above.

In beautiful original considtion, this is a gorgeous Biedermeier desk. All drawers open smoothly and all locks and keys in very good order. The whole raised on original turned front feet and block rear feet and of the period.


North German  or Scandinavian circa 1840


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Title   Antique 19th century full Australian cedar pedestal desk French polished all round

A Colonial Australian Cedar writing desk of twin pedestal form the two flights of graduated size drawers with turned wooden knobs and fitted with later brass locks and escutcheons . The pedestals are joined with a "harbour bridge arch" to both front and back. Nicely polished all round so it can stand in the centre of a room. It is most unusual to see a desk of this quality made entirely of Australian cedar, including the drawer backs and bottom, which of course feature hand cut dovetail joints. Each pedestal has been raised on later hidden castors under the pedestal, for ease of moving and to modern 76cm height.  Nice original patina to the surface shows the love and care of a bygone era. All drawers open smooth as silk .

 

Australian colonial 19th century

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Title  French carved Louis XV provincial painted writing table with single drawer

Description

A French Provincial style antique painted single drawer desk or writing table raised on well carved cabriole legs.

Bespoke made In the 18th century manner , this lovely versatile table  is ideal as a desk with plenty of leg room, or can be used as a breakfast table. Well carved legs and apron painted in duck egg grey and constructed in the 18th century manner complete with square pegged joints and dovetail drawer.  Good patina finish and polish.

French 20th century


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Title Antique Biedermeier writing table in mahogany in the Regency manner North German

Description

Good quality antique mahogany writing desk or sofa centre table with fitted full depth single drawer. A table that is ideal for the centre of a room and is polished all round. The desk top with flame mahogany quarter veneers and cross banded edge being raised on very elegant solid mahogany turned coumn. This is raised on a shaped platform base with four out swept regency feet.  these feet hide the very practical castors .

North German or Scandinavian 1830's origin.

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Title   Largesolid English oak executive desk with 8 drawers  polished all round

 

An antique executive desk  in blonde English oak. The massive top has been beautifully polished and has a lovely golden hue. Below this are two flights of 4 drawers to each side and joined by a Chippendale arched centre with plently of legroom at H69cm W50 cm .

Each dovetailed oak drawer with patinated Georgian bronze handles.  The desk is polished all round so it can stand in the middle of a room. The whole raised on elegant oak georgian bracket feet.

All drawers open smoothly and are in very good condition.


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Title  Antique French 2nd Empire desk brass inlaid mahogany 1860 Paris

Description

An antique French desk .

This beautifull smaller petite desk is from France and it dates to the Napoleon III/Second Empire period of 1852-1870. It is made from solid mahogany french polish finished to a warm reddish color. There are bronze inserts in flutes of the legs and in the top ornamentation. The writing surface is gilt tooled leather in perfect condition.

This is a very high quality piece with excellent fit and finish including a pireced brass gallery and original bevelled edge mirror back.

All the drawers open and close smoothly and the main drawer locks and there is an ornate brass key.   Raised on turned and fluted legs with brass fillets and with brass turned feet.

Overall this desk is in very good antique condition .

French mid 19th century


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Title   Provincial Georgian 18th century period bureau chest writing desk

Description

 

A Georgian period fall front writing desk with fitted satinwood interior. The fall front opens to reveal nine internal drawers with brass knobs and a central door , where a further two drawers are hidden. When opened the writing top , with the key and fully working lock , the surface is a height of 71 cm from ground.

Four graduated size drawers below the writing top, the top drawer flanked by pull out supports , all with brass handles and escutcheons.

Finished in a lovely neutral grey painted finish, perfect for the modern interior or that country chic look.

English late 18th century.

 
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Title   rare Brazillian rosewood Victorian deveport desk

 

A well inlaid jacarada or brazillian rosewood devenport desk . The ornate shelf back with fruitwood inlay and stringing with integrated pen and ink stands. The tooled leather writing top opens with a key Internal storage ideal for laptop or ipad and there are four shaped pidgeon holes inside.

Raised on elegant tapering legs and with original brown ceramic castors.

The narrow depth lends itself perfectly as a hall table or console too!

The sloping writing to or desk top height is 71 cm and upwards

Clearance below is 62cm .

 

English late 19th century


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Title  Biedermeier secretaire desk with 3 drawers fitted writing interior in brazilian rosewood 1835

 
Description

An antique Biedermeier period secretaire desk with 3 drawers  below a drop front desk top and fitted writing interior in brazilian rosewood 1835.

Fabulous use of flame mahogany and original patina and polished finish.

Each drawer and door opens with a key as is traditional. The moulded corners with ornate carved acanthus scrolls and turned legs and finials.

The drop front desk opens to reveal a finely fitted interior with six drawers flanking a central compatment. Below this is a pull out writing desk top complete with black leather surface.

This sturdy northern European design originates from the Biedermeier period.


Northern European circa 1835

 


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Title Georgian style mahogany  leather desk

Description

A quality mahogany desk in the English Georgian manner. Crossbanded mahogany top with gilt tooled leather insert. Three fitted drawers below , with solid brass Sheraton handles. Raised on solid mahogany taper legs and brass castors. Good patina.

Kneehole sixe is a luxurious W60 cm by 61 cm high.


English 20th century in the 18th century Georgian manner

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Title  Elegant Flame mahogany Biedermeier late Empire twin pedestal desk circa 1825


Description

Antique Empire Biedermeier twin pedestal  desk with flame mahogany panels and top. The top with flame mahogany  and rounded corners and gilt tooled leather insert and surrouded by a mahogany gallery to three sides.

Each drawer and door with solid bronze ormolu escutcheons . Traditional minimalism style using steel keys to open and close. the right hand side pedestal with three fitted drawers securely locked away when not in use. Each drawer having gilt bronze ring pull handles.  Free standing this piece has later back panels in mahogany to allow centre of room use.

Kneehole apperture measures H62cm x W56cm

 

Northern European 1825


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Title Danish teak oak writing desk with fitted drawers

Description

Superb quality twin pedestal early 20th century desk from Denmark. The main body is made of stained rosewood oak and with teak top. Three large drawers below the well polished writing surface  with brass handles and original brass locks, working and with key.

Below this are the pedestals, the writer's side has doors that enclose internal oak drawers, the other side or front of the desk with cleverly designed and spaced integrated bookcase shelves.

Kneehole measures H 62cm W 60 cm


Danish early 20th century

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Title   Late Regency writing table with twin hidden drawers 1830

Description

 

A late Regency writing table in flame mahogany with carved corner acanthus moldings and twin hidden drawers within the frieze.

Raised on well shaped end supports with vitruvian scrolls and hidden castors within scroll feet.

Good original patina.

 

English 1830.
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Title  English late Regency period two drawer library table fitted with gilt leather inlaid desktop, seats 4-6.

Description

A late Regency period library table with gilt edge tooled leather top on flame mahogany. Two lower fitted drawers in the apron with original turned mahogany knobs. The whole raised on elegant turned mahogany legs raised on brass and ceramic castors.

Polished all round as is expected of a centre or library table . it would also suit dining as it is the appropriate height and could easily seat up to 6 persons.


English early 19th century

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Title Impressive Art Deco Zebra wood and steel desk


Description

A truly impressive Art Deco style desk with three fitted drawers with chrome handles and interior all veneered in highly figurative Zebra wood.

Raised on twin u shaped polished steel supports and joined by elegant curved block slab feet .

This bespoke made desk was made to order by Eric Brand in the USA.

Height below apron and drawer is a luxurious 64cm .

This desk or its twin was used in the US movie True Blood.

 


American  late 20th century


Price $12,800

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Title  Unusual English Pollard oak desk on mahogany with nine drawers and leather top

Dimensions

Height 75 cm

Depth 61 cm

Width 121 cm

Knee hole opening :

Height 59 cm

Width 51 cm


Description

An unusual smaller sized nine drawer pedestal desk with tooled and gilded leather top . Of Victorian origin this is quite unusual in that the desk drawers are made of mahogany and has a pollard oak figurative veneer surface.

All drawers and runners operate smoothly and locks have been serviced. One key is supplied.

The three drawer top lifts off the pedestals for easy moving.

This is a centre of the room desk as it is finished all round

Good original patina finish with a lovely golden glow of well cared for antique piece of furniture. Straight into the home or gallery.

 

The top with what appears to be the original tooled leather with gilt edging and darkened borders.


English 19th century


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Title   French louis XV style walnut serpentine front drop front desk Bureau

Dimensions

Height 103 cm

Width  98 cm
Depth 45 cm

Height of desk top 81 cm


Description

French Louis XV rococo style desk with fitted interior with dovetailed drawers . The slope top opens up to reveal a surface of L 86cm D 43 cm .

The three lower drawers are all carved in solid walnut and have integrated carved handles . The whole raised on elegant carved cabriole legs.

 

 

20th century

 


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Title    Impressive Captains campaign desk Lfame mahogany on oak Brass handles signed

Dimensions

Height 80 cm

Width 133 cm

depth 67 cm

Description

An impressive mahogany desk with threaded screw in legs for  easy transportation. The solid oak carcase with flame mahogany veneers indicate this to be a piece of high quality. Brass military style campaign handles  are stamped  F. Sage, London. ( 1830-1898) the central drawer with key and lock.

Scottish or English 19th century

 

Kneehole apperture is H64 W47 cm


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Title French Louis XVI Directoire style Cherrywood colour Bureau Plat Desk

Dimensions

Height 75 cm

Depth 75 cm

Width 135 cm

Description

A superb and practical solid French Cherrywood coloured faded mahogany flat top desk with five drawers , with gilt brass ring pull handles and key.

The gilt tooled dark green leather top inserted into the top with a brass fillet edging.

Raised on elegant taper legs fitted with brass feet.

This Directoire style desk is finished all round so it can stand in the middle of a room.

The knee area measures a generous H 65cm x W 54cm.
French  20th century

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Title Substantial Australian blackwood partners desk, double sided

Dimensions

Height  76 cm

Width 168 cm

Depth 107 cm

Description

Impressive sized Australian blackwood twin pedestal desk with nine drawers to one side and two door cabinet to the other side. This is designed to be placed in the centre of the room. Brass swan neck Georgian handles to all drawers.

A wonderful gilt tooled leather top in fonderful faded rouge colour. In excellent condition for its age.

 Desks this size and age are very sought after and hence seldom offered on the market.

The Kneehole opening is a generous 56 cm wide and 59 cm high.


Australian early 20th century

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Title Impressive Empire style Chin de Noir and gold leaf desk.

Dimensions

Height 82 cm

Depth 92 cm

Width 183 cm

Description

A truly impressive Empire Style desk in carved mahogany with gold leaf decoration, gilt bronze mounts and black laquer finish. The three drawers to frieze with grecian key pattern fronts mounted with gilt lions head handles.

a Substantial piece of furniture that can stand in the middle of the room.

The top with three leather inserts with gold tooled edges.


American  late 20th century
Originally retailed in the USA by Luxury Furniture for $17,750 USD


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Title   large double sided English Regency style teak brass and leather hide desk raised on sabre legs,

Dimensions

Height 73 cm

Width  152 cm
Depth 91 cm

 


Description

A truly impressive antique Georgian Regency style writing table or library desk with three drawers to each side, double sided as a true partners desk should be. Six drawers all up.

Dovetailed drawers with solid brass handles and raised on Regency sabre legs terminating with fine brass lions paws feet and brass castors. The top with dark green gilt leather inlay . Only a few minor marks from 40 years of use. Overall in wonderful good used condition , see all images.

 

 

English mid to late 20th century,

 


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Title Teak trhee drawer desk with brass handles

Dimensions

Height 77cm

Length 142cm

Depth 73cm

Description

French Directoire style desk, Louis XVI style Bureau Plat with brass handles to three drawers. All solid teak or rosewood the desk is raised on elegant taper legs terminating in brass sabot feet. This is a free standing desk  ie can be in the centre of a room. The previous owner used this in a conservatory as the back has faded in colour, lending itself beautifully for a painted finish if required. The desk is entirely made of solid wood throughout and good polished finish.


20th Century

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Title  French Directoire Style Bureau Plat Desk in mahogany with extension slides at each end

Dimensions

Height 76cm

Length 130cm

Depth 70cm

Extensions each :

Width 54cm

Length 42 cm

Description

French Louis XVI style or Directoire Bureau Plat desk, raised on turned and fluted legs with fine brass turned mounts and gilt engine cut gilt bronze inlaid panels.

Each side is veneered with flame mahogany and framed in solid brass moldings and is finished right round as a centre of the room desk.

the drawers are hand cut oak dovetailed and fitted brass handles. the centre drawer has the original brass lock and key.

(1920's French made) piece of French furniture. Superb quality. The original leather top has tooled edges in gilt and retains the patina of a well used bureau that only comes with time.
Circa 1920

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Title   Antique 19th century full Australian cedar pedestal desk French polished all round

Dimensions

Height 76 cm

Width  121 cm
Depth 64 cm

Leg room clearance 71cm


Description

A Colonial Australian Cedar writing desk of twin pedestal form the two flights of graduated size drawers with turned wooden knobs and fitted with later brass locks and escutcheons . The pedestals are joined with a "harbour bridge arch" to both front and back. Nicely polished all round so it can stand in the centre of a room. It is most unusual to see a desk of this quality made entirely of Australian cedar, including the drawer backs and bottom, which of course feature hand cut dovetail joints. Each pedestal has been raised on later hidden castors under the pedestal, for ease of moving and to modern 76cm height.  Nice original patina to the surface shows the love and care of a bygone era. All drawers open smooth as silk .

 

Australian colonial 19th century

 


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Title Superb French Louis XV Style Secretaire Bureau Desk
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Dimensions

Height 141cm

Length 90cm

Depth 46cm
Writing table height:  78cm


Description

French Louis XV style Secretaire desk with fine bronze ormolu mounts and tulip wood marquetry with cross banded veneers in satinwood. Fitted with four full length drawers and middle drop down desk front with Gold tooled gilt embossed leather top... should speak volumes!

A superb Sienna marble top with shaped molded edging. All locks work and all drawers opperate smoothly. two original brass keys included .

A very desirable and practical piece of French furniture from the first half of the 20th century.


France Circa 1930

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Title English Georgian mahogany fall front Bureau with fitted interior

Dimensions

Height 114 cm

Depth 52 cm

Width 112 cm

Description

A Georgian mahogany fall front desk or Bureau with unusually wide proportions. The mahogany fall front writing surface when opened reveals a morocan red leather surface with gold tooled edging. A flight of two drawers and pidgeon holes flank a central locking compartment.

Elegant brass handles and escutcheons and keys supplied.

When open the entire writing surface is a luxurious 61cm deep and 97 cm wide.

 

The knee area measures a generous H 84cm from floor.


English 18th century

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Title   English Gerogian original oak bible box with original carved initials and dated 1749

Dimensions

Height 28 cm

Width  64 cm
Depth 39 cm

 


Description

Antique oak documents box usually termed as a bible box. the original carved initials and date to the front, and original WORKING lock with key. Ithe sloping top with oak ledge to hold books whilst reading lifts up to reveal a fitted interior with single shelf and fitted oak drawer inside.

 

 

English   18th century

 


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Title   French Art Nouveau period writing table BUREAU PLAT desk in solid mahogany


Description

 

A very rare and truly impressive French Art Nouveau period centre table, ideal as a writing desk. The massive carved legs in solid mahogany with ornate hand carved wheat sheaves and curled shaped feet. Steel castors are hidden inside the massive mahogany legs. The organic nature of the Art Nouveau design period translates beautifully into a gently curved shaped  arch for the apron that supports the solid curved edge mahogany top.

Good Art nouveau furniture is rarely offered outside Paris and this is certainly a remarkable piece of the period 1890-1910.

 

 The table could also be used as a dining table and would comfortably seat up to 6 persons in luxury.

 

French  circa 1900

Dimensions

Height 76 cm

Width  157 cm
Depth 128 cm


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Title  Rare captains desk with 5 drawers and shaped gallery ebony inlay and bronze handles

Dimensions

Height 75 cm

Depth 60 cm

Width 121 cm

Kneehole opening

Height 61cm width 50cm


Description

An antique walnut late 19th century five drawer writing desk.  Each drawer with ebony inlay edging, Georgian style bronze handles and original brass working locks, a key is supplied. All drawers work very smoothly.

This unusual Captains campaign desk is raised on detachable turned legs for easy moving into tight cabins, a very versatile design. The legs have wooden screw threads and fit very tightly. Original patina and polished finish. This sturdy northern European design originates from the Biedermeier period.


Danish late 19th century


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Title English mahogany Campaign desk, with inlaid tooled leather top ( fully experienced)

Dimensions

Height 76 cm

Width 154 cm

Depth 77 cm

Description

Superb quality Campaign desk with solid cast brass corner mounts , inlaid brass handles and insert gilt edged tooled leather top surrounded by solid brass moulding.

In the Georgian manner, desks such as these were originally used on campaigns, hence the brass protecting corner mounts. The desk comes into three sections; two pedestals with drawers each and the top with its three drawers. As it is polished right round, it may be placed in the centre of a room .

The knee hole is a generous size of 61cm x 64 cm and the depth of the desk makes it very versatile.


English 20th century

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Title Grand French Louis XV Style Bureau Plat Desk
Dimensions Height 76cm Length 170cm Depth 86cm

Description French Louis XV style Bureau Plat desk with fine gilt ormolu mounts and cross banded veneers in mahogany and satinwood. Fitted with three full length drawers and three false drawers to the other side. Gold tooled gilt embossed leather top should speak volumes! A nice piece of French mid century furniture .
Circa 1970

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Title Beautiful French Cylindre top marquetry ladies desk

Dimensions

Height 95 cm

Width 75 cm

Depth 46 cm
Pull out desk top L70.D40.H72cm
Description

Beautifully French Louis XV style carved and marquetry adorned cylinder roll top desk  raised on cabriole legs with gilt bronze mounts. The cylinder top opens to reveal a  set of three ivory knobbed drawers with a turned wood gallery above.

The writing surface pulls out from the desk to expand the writing surface. the height of the desk top is 72 cm from the floor and the desk top dimensions are length 70cm wide and 40 cm deep.

  Fruitwood marquetry applied to the desk cylindre with circular cartouche of floral design.

Below the pull out desk top are two large moulded drawers aith ornate mercurial gilt bronze handles.

Superb quality workmanship in the 18th century manner but of Scandinavian origin.


Swedish early 20th century

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Title  French Louis XVI Style Bureau Plat Desk in mahogany

Dimensions

Height 80cm

Length 140cm

Depth 74cm

Description

French Louis XVI style Bureau Plat desk, raised on turned and fluted legs with fine brass turned mounts.

Each side is veneered with flame mahogany and framed in solid brass moldings and is finished right round as a centre of the room desk.

the drawers are dovetailed and fitted brass handles. the centre drawer has the original brass lock and key.

(1950's French made) piece of French furniture. Superb quality. The original leather top has tooled edges in gilt and retains the patina of a well used bureau that only comes with time.
Circa 1950

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Title French walnut library table with turned legs and leather tooled top

Dimensions

Height 75cm

Length 183cm

Depth 99cm

Description

French walnut library desk or writing table with tooled leather top and well tunred legs and stretcher. Lovely patina and good sturdypiece of furniture with little wear.

Could also be used for dining table.
Circa 1930

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Title Regency style mahogany desk on lyre supports

Dimensions

Height 74 cm

Depth 51 cm

Width 91/145 cm

Description

An English Regency style desk with tooled leather tops and fitted two frieze drawers. The whole riased on twin lyre supports and sabre legs terminating in brass lions paw castors. These are joined with twin turned stretchers.

original patina and finish. this desk can stand in the middle of a room as the opposite sides has two dummy drawer fronts to match. Brass handles to both sides.


English 1960's

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Title Flame mahogany Campaign desk, with inlaid Prussian blue tooled leather top

Dimensions

Height 76 cm

Width 137 cm

Depth 59 cm

Description

Superb quality Campaign desk with solid cast brass corner mounts , inlaid brass handles and inlaid Prussian blue gilt edged tooled leather top.

In the Georgian manner, desks such as these were originally used on campaigns, hence the brass protecting corner mounts. the desk comes into three sections; two pedestals with 3 drawers each and the top with its three drawers. may be placed in the centre of a room as it is finished all round.

The knee hole is a generous size of 63cm x 63 cm and the depth of the desk makes it very versatile.


English 20th century

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Title   Large and impressive solid cherrywood 18th century French provincial bureau plat Desk

Dimensions:

Height 78cm

Width 184cm

Depth 82 cm

Description

A truely impressive sized and ornate solid cherrywood large provincial French desk from the 18th century. Solid cherrywood top with traditional pegged construction  with twin plank centre . below this is a shaped cherrywood apron carved with shell motifs and scrollwork in the Louis XV manner of the period. One side has three drawers fitted within the apron  whilst the other three sides are finished and allow this desk to be in the centre of a room .

the drawers with crossbaded ebony and satinwood inlay. The centre drawer with steel lock and key. All drawers with gilt bronze ring pull handles and escutcheon.

Raised on carved cabriole legs .

Legroom clearance is a generous 62cm .

 

 

French late 18th century

 
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Title French rosewood and onyx top Louis XV centre table with gilt Ormolu mounts

Dimensions

 

height 76cm

Width 112 cm

Depth 62 cm

Description

 

A gorgeous very high high quality gilt bronze ormolu mounted centre table with highly figured Onyx top. the well shaped body with palisander rosewood veneers on oak carcass. Adorned with superb chisselled fire gilt ormolu mounts .

tables such as these are often erroneously referred to as Oyster tables , due to the stone top. The apron height from floor is a generous 62 cm  allowing for desk or writing purposes too.

Possibly by the famous ebeniste Francois Linke 1855-1946

Provenance : From Werrington house Sydney 1832.


French 19th century


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Title  Antique Danish Biedermeier extension leaf desk 1820

Dimensions

Height 72cm

Length 107cm extended 142cm

Depth 76cm

Description

Good blonde wood regency style PERIOD BIEDERMEIER sofa table or writing table with shaped frieze and fitted single drawer. This piece is meant to be in the centre of a room as it is finished all round. The shaped drawer front with cross banded ebony veneer and cherrywood chevron influenced from the French Empire or Directoire manner. Raised on elegant shaped and ebonised lyre supports and sabre legs. A good sturdy piece of furniture. The table top has a drop leaf to each side measuring 20 cm in width so with both raised it adds another 40 cm to the width of the desk / table top. Original steel hinges are hidden under the shaped moulding edge as are the pull out supports.

Original from Northern European, possibly Danish and would date to around 1820-1825. The drop leaves have minor repairs to one corner at some time, but has been done very well. Please see all images below for details.



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Title SWEDISH ANTIQUE Painted ROCOCO fold down desk on chest

Dimensions Height 104cm Length 104cm Depth 53cm

Description An Antique Provincial Scandinavian painted pine secretaire chest with mercury gilded handeles and escutcheons and fine fitted interior. Traces of original paint  to interior, with traditional lime wash finish to exterior. Finely sculpted body with shaped lower apron. All external drawers have fully functioning locks and key is provided. The internal 9 drawers have shaped sides and a central lockable door with key.

Iron hinges with hand cut steel screws and a central pull out support for the fall front.

A lovely piece of early Gustavian style furniture , hard to find in Australia. 19th century Danish or Swedish origin.

 

 


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Title  Rare Biedermeier cherrywood writing table circa 1825 Lyre base string inlay

Dimensions

Width 63cm

Height 74cm

Depth 47 cm



Description

Rare antique Biedermeier cherrywood writing table circa 1825 Lyre base string inlay in the Dannhauser manner. This Austrian cherrywood table or desk is a superb example of the early Biedermeier period.

The single drawer fitted below the shaped and crossbanded polished top. Raised on twin lyre supports and joined by a solid turned cherry stretcher.

Superb craftsmanship with defined rosewood or ebony sting edging all round. This piece is finished all round and can be used in the centre of a room.

 


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Title Swedish Birch Sofa Table Biedermeier 1825

Description Wonderful Biedermeier or Karl Johan sofa table with fitted central drawer. Good original patina. Circa 1825-30, solid satin birch throughout. Lyre shaped twin pedestals and shaped out swept sabre legs
Circa 1825

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Title English Regency Mahogany library table two drawer desk


Description EnglishRegency style Mahogany leather top library table  with two drawers and two dummy drawers. this is a centre of the room pice and is finished all round. It is in the Regency style with elegant swan neck handles on both sides and raised on shaped slay feet terminating in brass castors. Mid 20th century English Regency style vintage

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Title   English Colonial Regency writing table with three drawers

Description

A British colonial late Regency or William IV desk in teak with rosewood trim and ebony inlay. Three rosewood framed drawers with turned rosewood handles are fitted below the well carved solid top. The central drawer has a working lock and key of superb quality engineering. The sides are inlaid with banded ebony stringing inlay. A geometric reeded carved pattern below the apron and with carved and turned "Rraj Style' legs with reeded details, raise this solid timber desk. 

 

British Colonial 19th century

 
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Title Scandianvian Pine Bureaux Plat Desk

Description Scandianvian pine Bureaux Plat or flat top desk, Gustavian style antique pine 5 drawer desk , raised on elegant outward swinging taper legs in norwegian spruce. Brass handles and escutecheons. Mid 19th century.

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Title Continental Mahogany Two Drawer Desk
Continental Mahogany two drawer desk Description Continental Mahogany two drawer desk with leather top in the Karl Johan style, Sheraton manner.
Circa 1880

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Title Cherrywood tall fall front desk Leather top

DescriptionFrench cherrywood fall front desk with fitted interior and lower double doors. nicely inlaid and with crossbanded marquetry banding and square peg construction. Brass ormolu mounts finish this lovely french provincial desk superbly detailed. Keys to all drawers and doors. Leather top writing surface.


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Title English oak pedestal desk with leather insert 5 drawers and spindle gallery trays 

An antique English late 19th century solid oak writing desk. The tooled and gilt leather inset top over two pedestal bases with five fitted drawers. Each drawer with original brass handles and centre drawer with working lock and key. Two lower spindle galleries are ideal for books storage or printer platform.


English late 19th century


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Title   Large Colonial Cedar Victorian LIBRARY TABLE or dining table to seat up to 6 persons

 A well tooled gilt leather antique library table . The cedar top surrounds an ornate green tooled leather surface with amazing gold leaf design. Perfect as a library table or even as an impressive desk.

The top rests on four turned cedar legs, raised on brass cups and with brown porcelain castors. This allows for aluxurious 65cm clearance below the apron.

This goregous table has all the polished patina of a bygone era and is very practical for many purposes.

 

Australian 19th century


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Title   Large blonde Louis XVI  or Biedermeier style library table desk

 

Blonde wood and ebonised Biedermeier style writing table of large proportions. The original olive green leather top with gilt toolingsurrounded by blond wood frame. The apron with ebonised recessed moulding all round with three elegant brass handled deep drawers to one side. the whole raised on Tapering louis XVI style legs that termniate in brass sabot feet.  Its size is truely impressive. It could also be used as a dining table and would seat up to 8 persons comfortably. Clearance below apron is a luxurious 62 cm .

 

European early 20th century in the early 19th century manner


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Title    Impressive Captains campaign desk in mahogany with brass handles

Description

An impressive mahogany Captains campaign desk . The three drawer top with black leather inserts and brass campaign handles. Each drawer is dovetailed and works smoothly.

The solid mahogany turned legs with brass caps and brass castors and original patina.

Brass military style campaign handles  open and close to leave a flat surface. brass corners complete the piece. The legs can be unscrewed for transport and are fitted in pairs. The ingenious design allows for minimal space storage and ideal for any steamship era transport!

Knee height clearnace is 61cm .


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Title Victorian two drawer desk with original gold leaf tooled learther top

Dimensions

Height 75 cm

Depth 75 cm

Width 137 cm

Description

An elegant victorian desk with original sienna tan leather top with original gold tooled designs , a value point!

Below the top are two brass handled drawers, each with original working brass locks and a working key is supplied. Polished all round this is a centre of the room desk and is raised on solid turned legs. The timber is a blonde wood that has been stained too look like walnut possibly maple or satinwood.

The original leather tooled top is very rare to find and with such a good amount of gold in the tooling represents significant value. To replace with a modern hide it would cost in excess of the cost of this desk....PLUS you have the benefit of all that experience that the leather shows with pride...patina!


English late 19th century


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Title  Ornate carved oak one drawer desk in the French Baronial Henri II manner, polished all round

Description

An antique French Baronial writing table . A green gilt tooled leather top insert addes luxury to this desk and with carved front full length drawer. Raised on ornate renaissance turned and fluted legs with "H" shaped stretcher with turned details.

A full length deep drawer with carved oak scroll handle with trailing vines. Polished all round so it can stand in the centre of a room with pride.

 

French late 19th century circa 1880


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Title  Beautiful flame mahogany Biedermeier cylinder top desk bureau on chest with marquetry interior

Overall Dimensions

Height 114 cm

Depth 58 cm

Width 100 cm

Legroom clearance below desk height 68cm

 


Description

A french polished Biedermeier revival bureau chest in flame mahogany. The cylinder top rotates out of the way back into the cabinet and reveals multiple drawers and secret compartments with marquetry inlay. The pull out writing surface drawer also holds three compartments. Below this pull out desktop are a further three drawers, the upper two with bow front curve and the bottom drawer with moulded wave front. Rare to find such a good desk in original condition . A key is supplied for to open the drawers with in thetraditional scandinavian manner. The addition of turned and carved columns flanking the two bow fronted drawers is a lovely architectural touch as is the marquetry inlay to the central door in the writing compartment ( key supplied) . Would suit any Art Deco or Danish modern minimalist interior.

 


Scandianvian early 20th century in the Biedermeier 1820 manner


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Title   Impressive solid oak Refectory desk Gothic renaissance carved ornate with three drawers.

Dimensions:

Height 76cm

Width 156cm

Depth 87 cm

Description

An ornate solid oak carved Renaissance style desk with Gothic inspired carved details. The desk has three very deep drawers to one side and is finished all round to stand in the middle of the room. It is raised by amaizingly carved solid oak turned baluster legs  and joined by equally well carved stretchers. A truely impressive desk in solid oak . Each drawer opens witj bronze handles and has a brass key to opperate each working lock.

Legroom clearance is a generous 62cm .

 

 

European 19th century

 
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Title English oak pedestal desk with 6 drawers and brass handles Federation era

Description

An antique English solid oak writing desk raised on two pedestals. Unusual in that it is polished right round so can stand in the centre of a room, this fully restored desk has 6 drawers with brass georgian handles. Brass cylinder locks to each drawer with working brass keys.

Drawers will fit A4 paper.

Knee hole opening is a luxurious 67cm high and 50cm wide.

In excellent polished restored condition.

All drawers open smoothly.


English Circa 1910


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Title Cherrywood French Provincial Desk
Cherrywood French Provincial desk
Description Cherrywood French Provincial desk with lovely shaped solid french cherrywood legs and peg construction. Fitted with two drawers brass knobs and shaped edge moulding and aprons. Price Reduced to clear!

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Title English Sheraton Style Desk
English Sheraton style desk

Description English Sheraton style desk with breakfront shaped drawers and lovely inlay and ornate gilt brass handles.
Circa 1890

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Title Biedermeier Cylindre Top Desk Mahogany
Biedermeier cylindre top desk mahogany

Description Biedermeier cylindre top desk in mahogany with many sliding compartments and secret drawers etc. Nice curved front lowers drawers flanked by full columns.

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Title Scandinavian Art Deco Desk in Birch
Scandinavian Art Deco desk in birch
Description Scandinavian Art Deco desk in birch figurative veneers. Fall front with fitted interior with six drawers. This lovely Swedish made Art Deco piece is much sought after in interior design and is also a practical piece of furniture. Original brass handles to lower drawers with book matched satin birch veneers.
Circa 1920

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Title Provincial Cherrywood Desk Well Shaped
Provincial cherrywood table well shaped
Description Small provincial Biedermeier lamp or reading table with well carved legs fitted with a single drawer with ornate key hole escutcheon. Solid Cherry top traditional peg jointing. First half of the 19th century.
Circa 1830

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