Original George Iii Circa 1780 Double Sided Walnut Partner Desk Lion Head Handle

Original George Iii Circa 1780 Double Sided Walnut Partner Desk Lion Head Handle

Original George Iii Circa 1780 Double Sided Walnut Partner Desk Lion Head Handle

Now £4,500.00
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About this item

We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning very rare original George III circa 1780 walnut twin pedestal double sided partner desk with Lion's head handles and brown leather surface.

A very well made late 18th century desk, I have never seen another double-sided piece from this era, it is sublime, the front has nine traditional drawers, the back two cupboards, and three drawers, the concept was of course for two people to share the same desk, either in a legal context or for the boss and their assistant. The desk comes complete with all original Lion head handles and brown leather top which is distressed in the middle
We have cleaned waxed and polished it from top to bottom, as mentioned the desk leather has wear, there is an old repair to one of the cupboard hinges, various signs of patina from 240+ plus years of use, everything functions as it should
I can have the desk fully restored to include sorting out the old repair, a new leather top or this leather top restored and hand-dyed, the timber can all be washed back and French polished, for a price on any of the above please let me know, I have left the desk as it is because a lot of collectors are looking for genuine age-related patina, others are looking for fully restored
As things stand we have deep cleaned hand condition waxed and hand polished it from top to bottom

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

Additional dimensions information:

Legroom Height 57 cm Width 66.5 cm


W150.0 x H72.5 x D95.0 cm



Wear condition


Date of manufacture



Walnut, Leather


18th Century and Earlier


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