Lot 40: A George I walnut caddy top kneehole desk, W.2ft 4in. D.1ft 6in. H.2ft 7in.
November 29, 2016
Lewes, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: A George I walnut caddy top kneehole desk, with slide and eight drawers, W.2ft 4in. D.1ft 6in. H.2ft 7in.
Top is rather faded down to a pale gingery tone and quite possibly has been re-veneered at some distant point in the past, a number of small losses to the veneer and patching in the top, handles are later replacement, holes showing where loop handles were fitted in the past to the inside of both of the current upper handles, drawer linings are all in oak, locks missing from one right hand side drawer and the cupboard, minor small patches and repairs to various small scuffs, dents and wear acquired over the years, right hand side bleached slightly lighter than the left, again both sides with old splits and repairs, feet probably old but later replacement but still showing signs of many years of wear, overall an attractive piece that requires some re-colouring and repolishing but essentially is in fair order.
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