8 item holders next to writing pad. Small compartment with press stud lid closure. This is a fine quality antique English Victorian mahogany folding campaign-writing table, circa 1890, in good working original condition, made to be taken on campaign due to its compact size and ability to be carried easily and folded away when not in use. Functioning as a means of writing or working table while travelling, this desk comprises a mahogany panelled case, decorated with cross banded satinwood inlay & ebonised string border. The case features the original working lock & key.
To open the writing table, the key must be pushed in and then turned. The case can then be folded out until it locks into place. When the table is sitting horizontally, the metal ball locks are fixed in position to stop the table collapsing inwards.
With the case open, this reveals a full grain olive green leather lined interior. The interior also boasts a writing surface with paper insert.
Either side of the writing surface are a total of 8 small item holders (in two of these can be found a letter sealing wax block). Additionally, there is a small lidded compartment with press stud closure. The folding table also boasts a built-in ink well, two large item holders, between which is a locking leather pocket, below further storage provision for small items. Underneath is document / paper storage pocket. To close the writing table, the two ball-locks, located on the underside, must be pushed in.When closed, the writing desk can be easily stored in a confined area. The table is attached to four supporting pretty folding legs, with the innermost legs having two stretchers for additional strength. This item is well constructed, solid in joint and ready to use. The table feature a rich brown mahogany colour. As it boasts the original polish, it has a fantastic colour and patination this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received. The table would look superb in the office or library. It would certainly grace any home and is a great investment as it is extremely functional. So, dont miss out on your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
A variety of similar writing tables to this one was made by a number of companies in the late 19th century, and in various woods. Albert Barker, Harrods and the Army & Navy Store Club Ltd. This one is however unnamed and the provenance is unknown. This writing table is in good working original condition. The internal dark green leather skiver is original and in excellent condition.Nominal old use marks are present, but nothing significant, considering the age of the item. The interior retains all its original components, with no missing or damaged pieces. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges of the oak exterior but nothing significant, considering the age of the item. The case also retains the original working lock with working key, as well as the original working metal ball locks, which keep the writing table locked in place when open. The internal locking pocket also retains its original working lock, with working key.
The folding leg mechanism is in excellent working order. The table stands firm on the ground it does not wobble, is solid in joint and is ready to use.External Height = 78.9cm or 31 or 2ft 7. External Width = 60.8cm or 24 or 2ft.
External Depth = 67.5cm or 26 or 2ft 2 Writing Height = 72.2cm or 28 or 2ft 4 Writing Width = 38.9cm or 15 or 1ft 3 Writing Depth = 28.2cm or 11 Knee Height = 70cm or 27½ or 2ft 3½. Height = 96.4cm or 38 or 3ft 2 Width = 60.8cm or 24 or 2ft Depth = 37.2cm or 14 or 1ft 2.All items are professionally packaged and fully insured in transit, therefore, we can assure you, your items will be securely protected in transit and arrive safely with you. Before placing your order(s) please make sure this is the item for you. CINOA is the world association of Art & Antique dealer associations. All LAPADA & CINOA members abide by their strict code of practice by adhering to reputable standards of quality, expertise and integrity. Yola Gray has dealt in fine art and antique furniture for over 40 years.
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The item "Antique English Victorian Mahogany Folding Office Writing Compendium Desk Table" is in sale since Thursday, October 31, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Furniture\Desks\Victorian (1837-1901)". The seller is "yolandagrayantiques" and is located in Tarporley, Cheshire.This item can be shipped worldwide.