Antique Victorian Mahogany Writing Table Desk C 1860

Antique Victorian Mahogany Writing Table Desk C 1860


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This gorgeous antique desk is crafted from beautiful flame mahogany, it features the original faded green and gold tooled leather inset, and is Circa1860 in date.

It is finished on all sides so that it can stand freely in the middle of a room, making it extremely suitable for a large home or business office.

The desk has two capacious mahogany lined drawers that are perfectly sized for all the stationary you could possibly need, making it not just a symbol of refinement but a practical furnishing as well. It is raised on tapering reeded legs that terminate in their original brass and brown porcelain castors.

With working locks and keys

This elegant antique desk will make a wonderful addition to one room in your home or office.


In excellent condition having been beautifully restored in our workshops, the leather inset shows signs of wear commensurate with age that adds to the beauty of this piece, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 78 x Width 172 x Depth 103

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 7 inches x Width 5 feet, 8 inches x Depth 3 feet, 5 inches

Flame Mahogany
Thomas Sheraton - 18th century furniture designer, once characterized mahogany as "best suited to furniture where strength is demanded as well as a wood that works up easily, has a beautiful figure and polishes so well that it is an ornament to any room in which it may be placed." Matching his words to his work, Sheraton designed much mahogany furniture. The qualities that impressed Sheraton are particularly evident in a distinctive pattern of wood called "flame mahogany."

The flame figure in the wood is revealed by slicing through the face of the branch at the point where it joins another element of the tree.


W172.0 x H78.0 x D103.0 cm



Wear condition


Date of manufacture



19th Century




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