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George I Walnut Kneehole Desk

This English George I kneehole desk is crafted from English oak and veneered in walnut. It dates back to the early 18th century. The desk features a quarter-veneered top with thumb molding, indicative of the skilled craftsmanship utilised during its construction. The long drawer is embellished with feather banding, which extends to the kneehole and two banks of three drawers on either side. The brass escutcheon plates and ring handles serve to accentuate the desk’s elegance and sophistication.

The kneehole is equipped with a single-opening cupboard, providing ample storage space while maintaining the desk’s aesthetic appeal. The desk rests on ogee bracket feet, which contribute to its stability and balance. Its dimensions, measuring 50 cm in depth, 80 cm in height, and 89 cm in width, make it a practical piece of furniture suitable for a variety of settings.

In summary, this George I Walnut Kneehole Desk is an exceptional example of early 18th-century English furniture. Its superior craftsmanship, combined with its ornate embellishments and practical design, make it an impressive and functional piece that would make a valuable addition to any home or collection.

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George I Walnut Kneehole Desk

Stock Number: 22128

An early 18th-century walnut kneehole desk, the quarter veneered top with thumb molding above a long drawer with feather banding a kneehole with single opening cupboard and flanked by two banks of 3 drawers, all with feather banding and brass escutcheon plates and ring handles. raised on ogee bracket feet.
  • Height: 80 cm (31.5 inches)
  • Width: 89 cm (35 inches)
  • Depth: 50 cm (19.7 inches)

£10,000

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  • Height: 80 cm (31.5 inches)
  • Width: 89 cm (35 inches)
  • Depth: 50 cm (19.7 inches)

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