British Colonial Rosewood and Mahogany Partners’ DeskMid 19th century
A British colonial partners’ desk with a nicely contrasting mahogany top within a rosewood frame with a gadrooned edge.. It sits above an arched frieze with two drawers with rosewood pulls on both sides. The desk is made in the form of a partners’ desk, i.e. with fittings on both sides so that it can also easily stand in the centre of a room. The desk stands on four carved legs that are bulbous at the top, tapering and ending in a ring and a peg foot.
Partners’ desks were first made to accommodate banking partners, usually senior bank officials who wished to work together while keeping the convenience and the prestige of a (pedestal) desk.
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British colonial India
H: 77 cm W: 150 cm D: 100 cm
H: 30 ½” W: 59” D: 39 ½”