Antique Marquetry Carlton House Desk Writing Table


  • £9,500.00
  • €11,124 Euro
  • $13,101 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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Antique Marquetry Carlton House Desk Writing Table

We take huge pleasure in presenting this beautiful mahogany, satinwood and marquetry antique Carlton House desk by the renowned London retailer and cabinet maker Druce & Co, dating from around 1880.
The top of this antique Carlton House desk is surmounted with a decorative brass gallery and it is inlaid with a stunning marquetry of baskets of flowers, swags and swirls, a musical trophy and scrolling foliage. The decoration extends right around to the back of the piece, which features classical urns and a prominent scallop shell. Matching functionality with elegance, this antique Carlton House desk has plenty of storage compartments to accommodate all of your stationery. In addition to the eight smaller drawers and five cupboards on top of the desk, there are five larger drawers below. To complete the piece, the top has been expertly relined with a fine quality gilt-tooled oxblood leather inset sliding writing surface. The central drawer bears the embossed brass trade label of Druce & Co.

This antique Carlton House desk stands on four elegant tapering legs that terminate in their original brass castors. Its authenticity is unimpeachable; all the locks, handles, keys and castors are present and original. Better still, the desk is finished all around, so it can be displayed in pride of place anywhere in your home.

This astonishing piece, redolent with history, is as useful as it is beautiful and is sure to prove the centrepiece of your collection, attracting admiring looks wherever it is displayed.

Condition Of This Antique Carlton House Desk
This antique Carlton House desk is in an exceptional condition having been wonderfully cleaned and polished and the leather relined on our workshops as can easily be seen in the photos we have included in our picture set. Kindly take a few seconds to have a look at them and assure yourself of this.

Dimensions in cm:
Height 100 x Width 136 x Depth 63

Dimensions in inches:
Height 3 foot, 3 inches x Width 4 foot, 5 inches x Depth 2 feet, 1 inch

Our reference: 09005


  • H: 100cm (39.37in)
  • W: 136cm (53.54in)
  • D: 63cm (24.80in)


circa 1880

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