British Colonial Mahogany Partners’ DeskMid 19th century
A British colonial mahogany writing/partners desk with a rectangular moulded top with a black tooled leather writing insert. It sits above a deep frieze with floral carving, a rosewood moulded edge and two drawers on both sides with brass pulls. The desk stands on four attractive reeded tapered legs ending in a ring and 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 desk.
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British colonial India
H: 79 cm W: 153 cm D: 92 cm
H: 31” W: 5ft D: 3ft