The Palladian revival popularised by Colen Campbell with the release of his Vitruvius Britannicus between 1715 and 1725 was supported by rich and influential benefactors such as the Earl of Burlington whose interest stretched much further than the ability to commission property. Numerous landed gentry were only too eager to try their hand at architectural design and many country houses in the UK carry the influence of their original owners. Architectural publications such as Batty Langleys Treasury of Designs served as the crossover from architecture to furniture design and writing tables with ratcheted tops appear in the first edition of Chippendales Director in 1754.
Ince & Mayhews Universal System of Household Furniture provides similar designs which bear closer resemblance to this piece where they are considered as writing and reading tables reflecting the enormous enthusiasm for learning and knowledge during the years of the enlightenment. Their inclusion in both of these influential works is testament to their popularity and the growing interest in metamorphic furniture that peaked in popularity during the Regency period.Height:- 75.75cm with the top raised to maximum height 124cm. Depth:- 60cm with the desk drawer section extended 98.5cm. Please note all measurements are taken at the widest point, if you would like any additional or specific measurements please ask. This item is available for collection from our Wimbledon warehouses SW19-3BE, we can have it delivered nationwide to include Scotland Wales and Ireland.
Wimbledon-Furniture is a privately owned family ran business out of Wimbledon SW19, we have four large storage warehouses, if you have any questions my number is under the business sellers information, please feel free to call or text. Please view the very detailed pictures as they form part of the description around condition.Please note vintage period and original items such as leather seating will always have natural patina in the form of cracking creasing and wear, we recommend regular waxing to ensure no moisture is lost, also hand dyed leather is not recommended to sit in direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time as it will dry out and fade. COURIER (LARGE ITEMS ONLY THAT CANT BE POSTED). Whoever delivers will always require help on the larger items to unload, the price you will be quoted will always be based on this assumption, if this is not possible please let us know as it will affect the price to send a two man team. The item "RARE GEORGIAN IRISH MAHOGANY CIRCA 1760 GEORGE III ARCHITECTS WRITING DESK TABLE" is in sale since Wednesday, February 12, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Furniture\Desks\Pre-Victorian (Pre-1837)". The seller is "wimbledon-furniture-01" and is located in London Wimbledon. This item can be shipped worldwide.