An extremely rare & beautiful English 'Travelling' Writing Desk in burr walnut from the reign of Queen Anne (c.1700)
The Desk was originally made for a country lawyer or doctor to take with them on coach journeys.. With brass lock and key, brass carrying handles ,old slightly worn green baize on the inside of the lid, the desk was basically intended for travelling but also has a specially made carved walnut pedestal. on which it can sit while in the home or office. The matching veneered loops in the walnut showing on the front of the lid are exceptionally beautiful and typical of best furniture making craft in England during that period.
Measures 36 inches wide x 16" high x18" deep.
A unique and handsome piece from one of the most sought-after periods in English furniture -making. In excellent condition. The desk is presently in my London home, and sits on a table top near my computer.
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