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GEORGE I HIGHLY FIGURED BURR ELMWOOD & FRUITWOOD KNEEHOLE DESK

England, c1725

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

 The quite dramatic wood with wonderful figuration and color, having a rectangular case with cross-banded book-matched top with canted front corners, over a long frieze cockbeaded drawer and two tiers of three graduated drawers centering a “prospect” (kneehole recess) fitted with a cupboard door, each side tier of drawers raised on bracket feet and an angular shaped apron; retaining two keys and the original brasses

 

 Condition : Excellent, with minor old repairs appropriate to age and usage; the closed batwing brasses original (what appears to be an imprint of a different brass on the top center drawer is wood figuration); several interior blocks replaced

 

Note :

These small chests were supposedly introduced as dressing tables, finding additional bedroom use as desks.  Personally, I find them among the most beautiful, with the most appealing proportions, of all early British furniture -- preferring this early period to the later mahogany versions.  Reputedly, the "prospect door" was named after the "view", as one would perceive through the upright trees (the two side tiers of drawers) to the grounds.

 

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

 

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George I Highly Figured Burr Elmwood & Fruitwood Kneehole Desk, England, c1725, Original Brasse