Here we have a beautiful antique William IV figured Mahogany partners desk that was likely made between 1830 and 1850. It is substantially sized at approx. 6′ wide and a full 4′ deep. This desk has 6 drawers, 3 on a side, each with a keyhole and lockset. It sets upon 4 beautifully crafted massive turned and reeded legs. Each leg sets on its original brass castor, making this table very easy to move about. This desk features elaborate rope moldings all around. The leather top was replaced very authentically about 45 years ago.
This desk was purchased at an antique store in London by the father of the present owner while he was traveling there in the early 1970’s. He was a prominent businessman who could have whatever he wanted. Family records indicate that he paid $20K plus a hefty sum to have it transported to Providence, RI. He then had the desk meticulously restored with particular attention to maintaining the original character of the finish along with perfect replication of the leather top. The desk was used daily in his office for the following 30 years, so it again is showing a bit of it’s age, but in a good, “broken-in” kind of way. Clearly it is up to the task of serving another family for generations to come.
The desk presents beautifully, with some minor surface imperfections consistent with age and use. The leather table top shows a few minor abrasions, and a few superficial marks that appear to be from paint. There are a few minor white paint spots on the outside edge of the desk as well that could most likely be removed, but we will leave this to the new owner. One corner joint on the wood molding that borders the leather top has separated (this can be seen in our photos). It could be re-glued if you wished but you likely won’t bother. Some of the drawers show some slight (non-structural) cracking in the wood, consistent with age.
An important piece that is as useful today as the day it was made, and sure to become an heirloom and wise investment.
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approx 72″ w x 47″l x 30″h