ENGLISH GEORGIAN STYLE MAHOGANY ARCHITECT. Composed of late 18th century components during the early 20th century Item # 806BPP16Q. This is a gorgeous reproduction of an original George III architects desk, faithfully made using old components rescued from tables and desks to allow it to remain as authentic to the originals as possible. It was likely made at the turn of the 20th century, perhaps a bit earlier.The quality and careful approach to matching patinas of each component is noteworthy and the timbers selected are top knotch. There is a transformational quality about the desk that is always so striking in these architect forms - the top lifts over hinges and a gated footing drops down from the back to allow it to be angled while the gate drops into grooves along a track for support; this can then be adjusted for height by lifting the entire top, which rises on a pair of hinged ratcheting posts. The front of the desk fully withdraws, including the front leg facades, another writing slope further rising from this section of the table, also secured on a hinged gating with grooved tracks. This writing slope can be pushed back to reveal a tidy storage compartment for papers and instruments, while a hidden drawer in the right side of the front rotates outward easily to give access to pens and ink. On either side of the desk are candle slides that are withdrawn on brass pulls at a sharp angle so that the candles are moved towards the architect. This is a very striking piece that remains in excellent overall condition and sturdiness for regular use in the study. 40 1/2 W x 24 D x 32 1/4 H.
Condition Report: A very carefully made reproduction using old (mostly 18th century) components; refinished, having a later s prayed shellac finish to each writing surface. Minor wear, scuffs and abrasion, overall remaining sturdy and strong. Missing one castor from a back foot. No key for the desk. Please scroll down and view all images of this piece for a full overview of condition.Is a family business founded by Andrew and Grace Silla in 2009 after years of collecting. The full service shop is now located in the heart of the Cumberland Valley in the historic downtown of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. Our 9000 square foot gallery is home to a large collection of carefully curated period furniture, works of art and interesting objects from the late 18th century through the middle of the 20th century. Our company specializes in French bronze sculpture from the last quarter of the 19th century, particularly the Animaliers, and we have a focus on the Barbizon period in fine art. We carry a large selection of fine furniture from the whole spectrum of periods; we are always seeking out pieces that are unusual in form, objects that are stand alone strikepoints for the room, items created by interesting designers and makers, or pieces that are just difficult to find. The common thread in all of our objects is the unwavering standard of quality, originality and excellence in form. Each object is individually selected for these attributes, restored where appropriate, balancing pure originality against a clean presentation in today. All available stock can be viewed by. We welcome your visit to the gallery! As we travel quite extensively, it is generally a good idea to make an appointment before visiting, but the gallery is almost always staffed on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9a-5:30p or by chance on Monday and Friday. We are conveniently located just a few minutes from route 81 at 117 W Burd St. Your satisfaction and confidence is our priority. And addressed to the gallery at 117 W Burd St. Buyers are responsible for unpacking, moving the item into their home and disposing of all packing materials without assistance from the driver. Because we professionally package each item in-house, damage is incredibly rare. However, we understand the disappointment that can occur in this unlikely event and will work hard to help you through the situation. Concealed damage and/or damage not noted on the Bill of Lading will not be covered, so be sure to fully inspect the item before signing the Bill of Lading and releasing the driver. S responsibility to retain all packing materials until the claim process is complete. The carrier reserves a "right to repair" a damaged item to industry standard. We are happy to provide paperwork or any other required documentation to assist in the claim process. _gsrx_vers_841 GS 7.0.16 (841). The item "18th Century English Georgian Mahogany Architects Desk Writing Console Table" is in sale since Wednesday, December 5, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Desks & Secretaries\Pre-1800". The seller is "sillafineantiques" and is located in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.