Ebony Aesthetic Movement Writing Table | Bruce Talbert | Jackson & Graham

Aesthetic Movement Writing Table

A rare masterpiece from the English Aesthetic Movement, this aesthetic movement writing table exemplifies the era’s exquisite craftsmanship and innovative design. Crafted primarily from deep-hued ebony, the table’s beauty is further accentuated by its veneered cedar components, best seen in the three sophisticated drawers embedded in the elegantly panelled frieze. What sets this table apart is the security feature; all drawers can be locked and secured using a single, trusted Chubb lock, providing an efficient solution for safeguarding one’s precious documents or belongings.

The structure of the aesthetic movement writing table showcases solid ebony legs, designed in a distinctive splayed reeded columnar fashion. These legs not only provide unwavering support but also contribute to the table’s stately aesthetics. Adding to its stability and visual appeal, the legs are interconnected by a stretcher crafted with similar attention to detail and design.

This aesthetic movement writing table’s unique design is attributed to Bruce Talbot, a renowned designer of the period. There’s also a possibility that the eminent firm of Jackson and Graham, known for their unparalleled craftsmanship, constructed this work of art. Hailing from England, circa 1860, the table’s dimensions are as follows: a height of 74cm, width spanning 137cm, and a depth of 76cm.

Now, for those intrigued by this piece of history and keen on incorporating it into their collection or space, it is currently available for sale. To cater to a global clientele, international shipping is available, ensuring that this timeless piece can find its way to any corner of the world.

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Ebony Aesthetic Movement Writing Table | Bruce Talbert | Jackson & Graham

Aesthetic Movement Writing Table

Stock Number: 14320

A highly unusual English Aesthetic Movement writing table in ebony. There are three ebony veneered cedar drawers in the panelled frieze all locked from a single Chubb lock. The table is supported on solid ebony splayed reeded columnar legs, joined by a similarly made stretcher. The design attributed to Bruce Talbot and possibly made by Jackson and Graham.



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Approximate Dimensions

  • Height: 74 cm (29.1 inches)
  • Width: 137 cm (53.9 inches)
  • Depth: 76 cm (29.9 inches)


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We will ship worldwide however the costs vary between countries so please email us for a quote. Depending on the item we will recommend the most suitable method.

Our preferred international shipping methods include fine art shippers Gander and White, Art Logistics, Cadogan Tate for items over £5,000. For Fedex, DHL or UPS shipments we expertly pack in-house in wooden crates or heavy duty cardboard – Suitable for most items under £5000. If you have your own shippers we are very happy to coordinate with them.


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