British Colonial Teakwood Partners DeskLate 19th century
A British colonial teakwood pedestal partners’ desk with an inset black leather panel within a rectangular teakwood top with rounded corners. The central kneehole is flanked by two pedestals with on the left side a paneled door that opens to reveal one shelve and on the other side three drawers with the original brass handles Both pedestals within a rosewood frame. A conforming arrangement is found at the other side of the desk. The desk stands on eight short legs and consists of three parts: the top and the two pedestal which is easy for transportation.
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.
The desk is in excellent condition and has been lovingly restored and finished to its former glory using a traditional form of French polishing and waxing.
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British colonial India
H: 76 cm W; 168 cm D: 107 cm
H: 30” W: 66” D: 42”