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A' Abatant or Fall Front Forms

Bookcase Forms

Secretaire forms
Butler's form in America; secretaire form in UK and Continent

Slant Front
American slant front or English Bureau

Table Forms

Wd-216z: Writing Table by John Kendall & Co:
A significant c.1835 early Rococo Revival Writing Table of Brazilian rosewood & mahogany secondary by the fine Leeds cabinetmaker, John Kendall & Co, with their original label. In business from the 18th to mid-19th century, Kendall began in 1833 or 1834 to label all of their furniture. Signed English furniture is extremely rare - even the finest makers only occasionally labeled a piece. This desk is marked by a superb selection of woods, the finest quality gilt bronze gallery & excellent design with full drawer, faux drawer, asymetrical stretcher & handsome supports. 38 1/2" w., 26" d., 29" h. $2,400

Wd-230z: Late 19th Century French Lady's Writing Desk:
An elegant late 19th century French Lady's Writing Desk of rosewood with elaborate floral marquetry. Brass gallery. Fitted serpentine interior with letter well. 36 1/4" h., 30 1/4" w., 27 1/2" d. open, 17" d. closed. $1,800

Wd-236z: Louis Philippe Walnut Secretaire:
An attractive burl walnut French rococo revival Louis Philippe period small secretaire raised on cabriole legs. The overall movement gives interest from every direction. Replaced door escutcheons. 42" w., 28" d., 54" h. $2,200

WD-238: c. 1940 Art Modern Polished Steel Executive's Desk:
A smart Art Modern polished steel Executive's Desk, c. 1940, with a heavy hide surface and black banding. Turned, tapered legs and full width finger troughs to open drawers, creating horizontal interest. 71 1/2"w., 30 1/8"d., 31 1/4"h. $4,500

WD-239: c. 1780 George III Mahogany Slant Front Desk :
A handsome George III mahogany slant front desk (bureau), c.1780, raised on original bracket feet of excellent proportions. Original bail & rosette handles. Superb timbers. Interior of 10 drawers, prospect door, and 7 cubicles for stationary. 40" w., 22 1/4" d., 41 1/8" h. $3,400

Wd-243: Country French Bonheur du Jour (Lady's Desk):
A country French cherry bonheur du jour (lady's desk) raised on graceful cabriole legs, c.1860, with interesting steel loper supports for the writing surface. Rococo Revival bronze pulls. Parquetry veneers. Stepped interior. 26" w., 18" d., 37 1/4" h. $2,100

WD-243z: The Lawyer's Own Wooten's Patent Rotary Desk c. 1878:
The "Lawyer's Own" Wooten's Patent Rotary Desk - the double pier rotary desk, Extra Grade, c. 1878 of walnut and walnut veneers with lion mask pulls. Descended in family of Judge Charles Simonton who acquired it for his home, the Sword Gate House, 32 Legare St., Charleston, SC. Used throughout his legal career and descended through the family. Minor veneer repairs, re-polishing. Simonton had a Confederate army career of some fame as a Captain and Colonel. $9,000

WD-244z: c. 1880 French Bureau Plat:
A very fine c. 1880 French walnut bureau plat in transitional Louis XV-XVI taste. The feet and pulls are superbly cast bronze. 52 1/4"w., 27 5/8"d., 31'h. $2,400

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