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Antique English Georgian Chippendale Style 5ft Mahogany & Leather Partners Library Table Desk (circa 1880)


£1,995 | $2,656 USD | €2,260 EUR
Item Number: SA458503
Date of manufacture: 1880
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Yolanda Gray Antiques
This antique has been viewed 44 times in the past month with the most views from the United Kingdom.


This is an attractive and fine quality antique Chippendale style mahogany and leather library table, circa 1880 (late Victorian period), in good condition.

• Item: Library Table
• Circa: 1880
• In the style of Chippendale Period
• Provenance: England, UK
• Size: 5ft wide by 3ft 5Ύ” deep
• Wood: Solid mahogany
• 3 panel sage green & gold tool leather
• Carved floral moulded top
• 2 pull out slides + 2 large drawers
• Flame mahogany drawer fronts
• Mahogany drawer linings (sign of quality)
• Hand dovetailed + cock-beaded drawers
• Original brass swan neck handles
• Original working lever locks (with key)
• Carved gadroon apron
• Carved acanthus leaf knees
• Elegant cabriole legs
• Ball and claw feet
• Free-standing desk
• Good condition
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14 days UK returns policy

Constructed in the style of the Chippendale period, which was between 1750 – 1780, it boasts classic Chippendale detailing such as carved floral moulded top, carved gadroon apron, cabriole legs with carved acanthus leaf knees, and the ball and claw feet. Consisting of a three-panel sage green and gold tool leather encompassed by a carved floral thumb moulding. The table benefits from two pull out mahogany slides (to the rear) and two large cock-beaded drawers at the front, that retain the original bass carved swan neck handles and back plates. The drawer fronts benefit from stunning flame mahogany veneers (a sign of quality), with mahogany drawer lining and hand dovetailed joints. The frieze is decorated with astragal beading and central carved floral motifs to the sides and back of the table along with a classical gadroon. Raised on four substantial cabriole legs, which incorporate fine acanthus leaf carvings at the knees, they terminate on pronounced ball and claw feet.

This type of table was designed to stand in the centre of a room, as there is decorative beading and moulding to all sides of the table, along with the pull out slides on the rear.

Writing height = 77cm or 30?” or 2ft 6?”
Knee height = 60.5cm or 23?” or 1ft 11?”
Width = 152.6cm or 60” or 5ft
Depth = 106cm or 41Ύ” or 3ft 5Ύ”

Condition Report:
This library table is in good condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges of the table but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The table has been wax polished in our workshops. The table features a new three-piece sage green and gold tool leather. Therefore, the leather is clean and free from any wear, damage, and stains. The drawers retain their original bass handles and back plates, along with key escutcheons and the original working lever locks (with keys). The drawers are mahogany lined and hand dovetailed; which is a further sign of quality. The drawers are in good working order and close flush to the frame and table stands on its original legs. There are no missing carvings. The table is solid in joint and ready to use.

Free UK Delivery*:
We offer free delivery to mainland England, Wales, and Southern Scotland. *We do not offer free delivery to locations north of Stirling in Scotland, Northern Ireland, or any British Islands off the mainland. If you live in one of the areas, please contact us for a delivery quote.

Free 14 Days UK Returns & Refunds:
A free 14-day “no quibble” returns policy (from the date you receive the item) is available if you are not happy with this item. We will collect the item free of charge from you.

International Buyers:
Please contact us before purchasing the item, so that we can obtain an accurate shipping quote and delivery lead-time.

Ref. Library Table 23

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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1880.


Height = 77 cm (30.3")
Width = 152 cm (59.8")
Depth = 106 cm (41.7")

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Yolanda Gray Antiques
Unit 4
Organsdale Farm
United Kingdom

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