This is a rare desk and thats for sure, Ive never seen another like it both in finish and style. Firstly, its a very highly collectable shape, kidney desks with the sealed backs look amazing from every angle.
This one is detailed all over with solid bronze mounts, there are Sphinx heads, sideways facing solider heads, French laurel reefs, dancing ladies, the handles, the detail is absolutely epic. The green pillars are solid Malachite, not something I have ever seen on a desk before.
The timer is burr walnut veneer on a French oak frame. This desk is not hugely old, I would say its mid to latter part of the 20. Century but its based on a style from the early 19. In terms of the condition there are age related patina marks all over to include various little chips here and there, we have cleaned waxed and polished it from top to bottom. If you were ever looking for a show stopping desk then this is it, this is like eye candy.
Please note all measurements are taken at the widest point, if you would like any additional or specific measurements please ask. This item is available for collection from our Wimbledon warehouses SW19-3BE, we can have it delivered nationwide to include Scotland Wales and Ireland. Wimbledon-Furniture is a privately owned family ran business out of Wimbledon SW19, we have four large storage warehouses, if you have any questions my number is under the business sellers information, please feel free to call or text.Please view the very detailed pictures as they form part of the description around condition. 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. COURIER (LARGE ITEMS ONLY THAT CANT BE POSTED). Whoever delivers will always require help on the larger items to unload, the price you will be quoted will always be based on this assumption, if this is not possible please let us know as it will affect the price to send a two man team. The item "FRENCH EMPIRE REVIVAL BURR WALNUT KIDNEY DESK BRONZE SPHINX MOUNTS & MALACHITE" is in sale since Friday, February 21, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Furniture\Desks\20th Century". The seller is "wimbledon-furniture-01" and is located in London Wimbledon. This item can be shipped worldwide.