Of heavy Cuban (Santo Domingan) mahogany,
and retaining the rich original surface and rocaille brasses,
the tray top having shaped handles to each end,
above a case with a writing / brushing slide to one long side,
one end with two short drawers, the top drawer fitted for writing pens and ink pot,
the opposing end with a cupboard door,
raised on round tapering legs ending in club feet
Small 18th century tables often served a variety of functions - this one fitted with both a cupboard and writing fittings.
A somewhat similar mid-18th century George II mahogany "writing-table"
attributed to Yorkshire's fine cabinetmakers 'Wright & Elwick', with a lower shelf and candle-slides,
sold at Christies London Important English Furniture in November 2007.
Condition : Excellent, with wear consistent with age and usage;
some expected stains to the top surface; the lower drawer with lock likely replaced;
some later blocking verso
30" High x 25.5" Wide x 17" Deep