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Large George IV Oak Partners Desk By T Willson

Status: This item has been sold
Sold by: Camden Antiques

This antique has been viewed 14 times in the past month with the most views from Finland.


A superb quality George IV period oak partners pedestal desk. Of excellent construction in solid English oak, with stamps to the drawers for " T Willson, 68 Gtreat Queen Street, London". The oak timber showing lovey medullary rays and now with a warm, rich colour and patina. Of generous proportions, with an arrangement of 9 drawers to one side and 3 drawers over 2 cupboards to the verso. All drawers fitted with their charming original stylised bun handles and locks. The cupboard door are lockable (key supplied). The top of the desk is fitted with a sumptuous green leather writing surface complete with gilt tooled decorations. Cleaned and waxed in our workshops and now offered for sale in excellent condition, ready to go straight into the home or office. Splits into 3 sections for ease of installation.
Width 168cms
Depth 106cms
Height 78cms
Kneehole height 60.5cms
Kneehole width 78cms
Provenance: Thomas Willson is recorded as a furniture broker and appraiser at 68 Great Queen Street between 1821-29, and is probably the same Thomas Wilson recorded as an auctioneer at 28 Great Queen Street 1799-1825. From 1830-1837 the business was continued by his widow Mary and his son Matthew using the stamp ‘M.Willson’ and after 1838 Matthew is listed alone at the Great Queen Street address. It was commonly believed that Thomas Willson was solely a dealer in second-hand furniture who used his stamp as a means of identification (it has, for example, been found on pieces of late 18th century date or stamped by other firm’s such as that of Gillows). A rare and seldom seen paper label used by the firm states that he was a cabinet-maker as well as a broker. The label is illustrated in C.Gilbert, Pictorial Dictionary of Marked London Furniture 1730-1840, Leeds, 1996, p.483, pl.989. there is a mahogany writing table bearing the stamp of ‘M.Willson’ which is illustrated in C.Gilbert, op. cit., p.488, pl.1003 perhaps suggesting that these may both be pieces made by the firm.
Internal Ref: 18100


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as Georgian.


Height = 78 cm (30.7")
Width = 168 cm (66.1")
Depth = 106 cm (41.7")

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Camden Antiques
Units 20 & 19
The Vinery
West Sussex
BN18 9PY
United Kingdom

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