About this Piece
A fine kidney shaped mahogany and rosewood, brass inlaid ladies writing desk or dressing table. The brass bound top fitted with a central shaped frieze drawer. The undertier with a pierced brass swag cast gallery supported on four turned legs with fluted feet terminating in brass cappings and castors.
The original Victorian circa 1850 attributed to Gillows of London. From a Private Collection.
Brights of Nettlebed is proud to present this item, which is part of our Pedestal Desks & Writing Desks range. The Gillows kidney shaped ladies desk in mahogany and rosewood is £2,825 to purchase and can also be viewed in your nearest showroom as well. Brights carries a large range of Pedestal Desks & Writing Desks and other bespoke pieces can be commissioned on request. If you like more information on the Gillows kidney shaped ladies desk in mahogany and rosewood, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us!
The taste for replica furniture can be said to have started in England in the 18th c. It is difficult to pin point exactly, because of course designers have always taken influence from something which has gone before. Technically, one might ascertain the Renaissance as the beginnings of the tradition. From this period, designers were taking inspiration from Greek and Roman designs and interpreting them in to furniture. Up until the reign of Queen Anne, the influences on furniture were continuations and refinements of Gothic and Baroque colloquial styles – Queen Anne style being very refined and light. After Queen Anne came George I, and through the reigns of subsequent Georges did furniture become more and more influenced by Neo Classical designs, imported from the continent by the new King, from Germany.
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