An Important Pair of English George II Brass–Inlaid Mahogany Back-to-Back Desks, ca. 1740

Each bow-breakfronted leather-lined top fitted with a book stand on ratchet support, one top additionally with a compartment for pen and ink, within cross-banded and feather banded veneered borders; the three frieze drawers inlaid with feather bandings above an arched kneehole flanked on either side by a secret spring-release door opening to a short drawer, above a cupboard door similarly inlaid, the whole raised on scrolled feet.


Whitehall, Hertfordshire (?)


39” wide, 26.5” deep, 31.5” high

99 cm wide, 67.5 cm deep, 80 cm high


Reference Number: K_102


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