Queen Anne walnut and feather banded kneehole desk

Stock Code: 1898 - SOLD

Description: A fine and extremely rare Queen Anne walnut and feather kneehole desk of unusual form, retaining fine original colour and patina. The rectangular top with applied moulded front edge and quartered veneered top and feather and cross banded perimeter, opening to provide a large working surface supported by retractable side lopers. A long top drawer sits above a central kneehole recess, border by three short drawers either side all fitted with engraved brass escutcheon handles, with a cupboard compartment in the kneehole. The desk is supported on unusual and probably original walnut Braganza shaped feet. A highly collectable piece.

Further Information: Mr J L Rose was an ardent collector in the sixties, regularly frequenting fairs like Grosvenor House where he was a good customer of Charles Lumb & Sons of Harrogate who exhibited at the fair at this time. We are delighted to be able to offer several notable pieces from his collection.

Condition: Excellent. Possible minor old restorations, waxing. Brassware and feet believed to be original.

Country of Origin: England

Origin/Age: English, Queen Anne, circa 1710

Provenance: Sherriff Hutton Park, Yorkshire (the seat of George Lowther Thompson, Esq) sold by Charles Lumb & Sons Harrogate to Mr J L Rose of Quarndon, Derby on 14th July 1966 for £2600.00 after being exhibited at the 1966 Grosvenor House Fair, London.

Dimensions: Height 30.00 inches (76.20cm) Width 30.00 inches (76.20cm) Depth 21.00 inches (53.34cm)

Price: £27,950