A mahogany partner's pedestal desk
the rectangular moulded top inset with a gilt tooled leather inset writing surface, with a central hinged ratcheted writing slope and a detachable book rest, above three frieze drawers, over a central arched kneehole flanked by six drawers, with a conforming opposing arrangement of simulated drawers, on plinth bases and castors, remodelled or reconstructed, late 18th century elements,, 173cm wide, 76cm deep, 75cm high (68in wide, 29 1/2in deep, 29 1/2in high).
- Please note the Provenance for the present lot should read as follows:
Formerly housed at Marshalls, High Cross in Hertfordshire, the family home of Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Martin-Leake, V.C. and bar. LRCP, FRCS.