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GEORGE I HIGHLY FIGURED BURR ELMWOOD

KNEEHOLE DESK

England, c1725

 


 

 

These small chests were  introduced as dressing tables, finding additional bedroom use as desks.

Personally, I find them the most beautiful - with the most appealing proportions -

of all early British furniture.

I further much prefer this early period to the later mahogany versions.

 

This example has dramatic wood with both superior figure and glorious color - being more vibrant than a faded walnut.  It has the added feature of the graceful shaped arch over the "prospect" (kneehole recess) Reputedly, the "prospect door" was named after the "view", as one would perceive through the upright trees (represented by the two side tiers of the drawers) to the manor grounds.

 

The book-matched top is unusually grained and cross banded with canted front corners.  The front, the prospect door and the sides are veneered with highly figured burr woods. The desk retains its original closed batwing brasses and 2 keys.  It is finished to a high polish, in the best London tradition.

 

29" High x 30" Wide x 19 1/4" Deep

 

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Millicent Ford Creech

 

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George I Highly Figured Burr Elmwood Kneehole Desk, England, c1725, retaining original closed batwing brasses