MANLY ANTIQUE CENTRE
COMBINATION WRITING DESK & SEWING TABLE
It is a most unusual design with the almost triangular pull out drawer
below the table to store the current needlepoint being worked on at the time
and a drawer above to house the silks, needles etc required for this pastime.
Above this though the table top is leather inlaid as per a desk and on top
is more storage but this time for writing accoutrement.
All this is housed within this diminutive piece of furniture measuring
no more than 69cm wide, 48cm deep and 104cm at the highest point.
Condition is good albeit a little 'tired'.
There's the odd bit of string inlay missing, not a lot but small
bits here and there.
The Rosewood veneers are showing their age a little but there are
no missing chunks off it which is good.
As with most delicate stretcher based antique tables of this era
and before there is a bit of wibble when you use it but itís not bad.
I presume it has been restored at some point as the pullout sewing
drawer has been re-lined with green baize (probably would have been
a pretty paper lining originally) and there was an ornate escutcheon
on the top central cupboard which we have removed because it wasn't
in keeping with the rest of the piece.
There were some small holes filled with wax because of this but
they're not obvious and we think better than the Rococo escutcheon.
Pieces like this go for 800 pounds plus in the UK but as ours is
not in 'perfect' condition we have priced it accordingly.
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