A smart mid-19th century mahogany twin pedestal library desk of Gillows quality

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Lot 470
A smart mid-19th century mahogany twin pedestal library desk of Gillows quality

Sold for £ 5,640 (US$ 7,799) inc. premium
A smart mid-19th century mahogany twin pedestal library desk of Gillows quality
And freestanding form, the rounded corner, rectangular, moulded edge top with an old, if not original, mellow leather, tooled and inset writing surface, on two pedestals with deep moulded edge panels, centred to the front and back by a carved lion's mask and flanked by riband, leaf and fruit carved pilasters, minor losses, fitted to the front with a door to each pedestal, concealing five graduated drawers each with a leaf cast gilt brass handle, on bracket plinth bases and brass castors, lacking central friezes between each pedestal, 181cm wide, 79cm deep, 75cm high.

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A smart mid-19th century mahogany twin pedestal library desk of Gillows quality
A smart mid-19th century mahogany twin pedestal library desk of Gillows quality
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