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A Very Fine Writing Desk Firmly Attributed to Wright & Mansfield

A Very Fine Writing Desk Firmly Attributed to Wright & Mansfield

Dimensions: H: 36.5 in / 93cm  |  W: 54 in / 137 cm  |  D: 22 in / 56 cm

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Constructed in coromandel, with extensive gilt brass work fittings; rising from castor shod toupie feet, the two pedestals housing three lockable graduated drawers, with gilt brass cock beadings, and foliate cast swan neck handles; three long drawers in the apron, the fielded panelled sides having fitted extensible slides; the writing surface with an inset tooled leather, and having an outer moulded gilt brass guard edging; the superstructure of gilt brass trellis work, housed within turned and fluted columns, incorporating an upper shelf with an arcaded gilt brass gallery. Circa 1860

A virtually identical desk stamped Wright & Mansfield 104 New Bond Street, but in satinwood, was offered on the London market in June 2004

REF No. 1766

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