You are viewing an absolutely stunning English satinwood partners desk with exquisite Sheraton inlay. I hope the photos do this stunning piece some justice, it’s certainly better in the flesh and this would make a great addition to any home interiors scheme. The auction is for the desk only – although the chair and inkwell are also available if you are interested!
The desk is a true partners desk and features two cupboards and three drawers on one side and nine drawers on the opposite side so there is ample storage space. The drawers are dovetailed and open out smoothly. On every surface of the desk is the stunning inlay work. If you imagine how each shape has to be hand cut from the softer fruitwoods and then embedded into the main structure of the desk you can only appreciate the time involved in crafting this. Typical to the Sheraton aesthetic the motifs include acanthus leaves, rosettes, plumes,classical urns with garlands and other arabesques and curlicues. Even the drawers feature inlay as does the perimeter to the desk top replete with acanthus leaves. There is also inlay on the inside of the knee hole – wow. Visually it makes for a stunning affect and is the height of craftmanship.
To the top the desk features three tooled green leather segments with gold leaf banding. There is ample writing space and this would make for a great home office set up and would fit a laptop or PC. At other points the desk also features hand carved features such as the emblems to the sides.
The desk is solid and sturdy, built to last, this will serve you for generations, hence making it an heirloom. It is offered ready for home use right away. We bought this from a dealer in Debenham and we will ship to anywhere in the world.