A fine mid-18th century George II period Cuban mahogany kneehole desk of diminutive proportions in remarkably original condition.


English, c. 1750


The moulded rectangular solid mahogany top, over a long frieze drawer, above the knee hole with a concealed shallow drawer above a recessed door, enclosing a shelf, flanked by three smaller drawers to either side. Raised on original double bracket feet; the oak backboards and brass handles with plates are original too. Complete with an 18th century key; locks in working condition. Oak lined, lip-moulded and finely dovetailed drawers; solid mahogany side boards, top and façade; original surfaces, superb colour and patination. Minor historic restorations.


For a related example see Bonham’s, 9 Mar 2016, Lot 59.

Fine George II Cuban Mahogany Kneehole Desk

  • Height: 31.25 in / 79 cm
    Width: 31 in / 78.5 cm (across side boards); 32.5 in / 82.5 cm (across feet)
    Depth: 21 in / 53 cm

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