Lot 37

A 19TH-CENTURY MAHOGANY PEDESTAL DESK

With nine drawers about the knee 101cm wide; 60cm deep

Estimate: £80 - £120
Hammer price: £140
Bidding ended. Lot has been sold.

Condition report: 

No keys. 

Scuffs to the leather top with a few small holes - please see extra images. Together with a few scratches and scuffs at the front edge, from use and wear. 

Some veneer chips and losses in areas exposed to the most wear, as to be expected with some losses to the back plinth bases. See extra images. 

Mild shrinkage, as to be expected, with a thin/light vertical shrinkage crack to one side and some movement to the drawer linings, also as to be expected. 

General knocks and abrasions commensurate with use but other wise a functional and structural solid desk.

Provenance: Hylda and Lewis Gilbert, Sheldrake Place, London. 


Lewis Gilbert (d.2018), the celebrated film director, producer and screenwriter, best known for his 007 James Bond movies and Alfie.

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