An extremely rare and important mid 18th century Chippendale period serpentine shaped mahogany partner's desk, retaining the original black blind tooled leather insert within a crossgrain moulded edge, above two drawers in the frieze with an arched kneehole below and a further three graduated drawers each side, and having the same arrangement on the reverse side, all retaining their original ornate brass handles; on a moulded plinth terminating in ogee bracket feet.
Note: Only very few examples of serpentine shaped desks survive.
Percy Macquoid and Ralph Edwards, The Dictionary of English Furniture, revised edition, 1954, vol III, p. 250, fig 22.
F. Lewis Hinckley, A Directory of Queen Anne, Early Georgian and Chippendale Furniture, 1971, p. 219, pl. 175.
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