Rare Georgian Irish Mahogany Circa 1760 George Iii Architects Writing Desk Table

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Seller: wimbledon-furniture-01 (3,003) 99.6%, Location: London Wimbledon, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 202500975093 Wimbledon-Furniture Wimbledon-Furniture is delighted to offer for auction this very rare original George III circa 1760 Architects writing Georgian Irish table desk in solid mahogany with original lock and key Please note the delivery fee listed is just a guide, it covers within the M25 only, for an accurate quote please send me your postcode There are around 50-100 high definition super-sized pictures at the bottom of this page A beautiful find with the original well used patina throughout. As you can see you have a very tidy looking writing table which houses a campaign style secrataire compendium drawer, the drawer slides out, all legs have hidden carved spindle legs inside with castors so the sliding action is faultless The drawer once extended has a duel action writing top, this piece can be slid back inside the main body of the desk so you have full access to the drawers or you can simply lift the central flap and have quick access to less space The desk top is secured via a depression switch to the rear, press the button and the whole top lifts, it can be seated in one of five positions, as you raise the top a mount for holding paperwork rises at the base of the slope and produces out the front The piece has been deep cleaned hand condition waxed and hand polished from top to bottom, it will have normal patina marks here and there consistent with fair use and honest age, the piece can be fully restored to include a complete French polish for around £400 This era defining piece of Georgian furniture gained popularity in the early eighteenth century owing to the explosion of interest in classical architecture. The Palladian revival popularised by Colen Campbell with the release of his Vitruvius Britannicus between 1715 and 1725 was supported by rich and influential benefactors such as the Earl of Burlington whose interest stretched much further than the ability to commission property. Numerous landed gentry were only too eager to try their hand at architectural design and many country houses in the UK carry the influence of their original owners. Architectural publications such as Batty Langley’s “Treasury of Designs” served as the crossover from architecture to furniture design and writing tables with ratcheted tops appear in the first edition of Chippendale’s Director in 1754. Ince & Mayhew’s “Universal System of Household Furniture” provides similar designs which bear closer resemblance to this piece where they are considered as “writing and reading tables” reflecting the enormous enthusiasm for learning and knowledge during the years of the enlightenment. Their inclusion in both of these influential works is testament to their popularity and the growing interest in metamorphic furniture that peaked in popularity during the Regency period. Dimensions Height:- 75.75cm with the top raised to maximum height 124cm Width:- 91cm Depth:- 60cm with the desk drawer section extended 98.5cm Please note all measurements are taken at the widest point, if you would like any additional or specific measurements please ask Any questions please feel free to ask before you bid DELIVERY OR COLLECTION This item is available for collection from our Wimbledon warehouses SW19-3BE, we can have it delivered nationwide to include Scotland Wales and Ireland. Please contact me via email or my contact information is under the business seller section of the listing with your postcode for a delivery quotation. Please be sure to include which item you would like to buy as the price is determined on size and distance, if you would like more than one piece of furniture the courier offers a substantial discount on the second and third item, for international shipping please view the below information ABOUT US Wimbledon-Furniture is a privately owned family ran business out of Wimbledon SW19, we have four large storage warehouse’s, if you have any questions my number is under the business sellers information, please feel free to call or text PAYMENTS We accept payment via card at the warehouse on the day of collection, PayPal or bacs prior to collection We would kindly ask that all items are paid for within 48 hours and collected within 7 working days, we can hold all paid items for 14 days free of charge, there after a £10 a week storage fee will apply for the first two weeks Please ask before purchase should you wish us to hold something for longer than two weeks, if after three months your item isn’t collected you will forfeit your payment and the item will be placed for sale again CONDITION Please view the very detailed pictures as they form part of the description around condition Please also ask any questions before you bid and not after, all of our items are sold as seen and as listed Please note vintage period and original items such as leather seating will always have natural patina in the form of cracking creasing and wear, we recommend regular waxing to ensure no moisture is lost, also hand dyed leather is not recommended to sit in direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time as it will dry out and fade COURIER (LARGE ITEMS ONLY THAT CAN’T BE POSTED) Absolutely nothing is sent for free, every item has a specific price for delivery, please ask for a quote before you bid and not after Your invoice will be sent with zero balance in the delivery section, this is because all delivery fees are paid directly to the courier company to keep your costs down, if we charge you through ebay we have to add ebay and paypal fees, vat and other taxes to make sure the courier company are paid the exact amount they charge We can arrange delivery nationwide, mostly with Wimbledon couriers, for Europe we use two reasonably priced professional companies that we trust, for the rest of the world it is location specific Whoever delivers will always require help on the larger items to unload, the price you will be quoted will always be based on this assumption, if this is not possible please let us know as it will affect the price to send a two man team Delivery is to the ground floor only, again if you need help upstairs or in flats etc that's absolutely not a problem, the couriers charge £10-£20 per flight per man per item, if you have a working elevator then naturally there’s no additional fee All courier fees are paid by yourself directly to the courier company, the contract for delivery is between yourselves the client and whichever courier you chose from those available I’m happy to accommodate your own courier after a cleared payment has been received, they need to book in a collection time with at least 24 hour’s notice, all collections must be made within 14 working days of the close of the auction unless agreed by prior arrangement INTERNATIONAL DELIVERYS 2018 Delivery time can take two to three weeks depending on the courier’s routes for the above mentioned countries The price listed is just a guide, please contact us for a quote before buying, if you have your own courier or wish to book the collection in yourself we are happy to accommodate you Style: Adams, Original/Reproduction: Original, Material: Mahogany

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