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19778

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

19778

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

Published in ‘British Furniture 1820 to 1920’ by Christopher Payne, 2023, p. 256, illustrated figs 5.72.

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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