Late C19th Library/Writing Table By A. W. N. Pugin
A pitch pine Gothic revival table with canted corners. The top has been covered in ‘RAF’ blue, natural maroc leather from 36 Bourne Street. The soft leather having a tooled border, which is a process of hot pressed decoration replicating the original lined top. Below are two frieze drawers, each with a pair of brass stirrup handles (retaining the original key), supported on a trestle base, with pierced and heavily carved decoration, in the style characteristic of Pugin the Elder, including primarily a triplex of quatrefoils within a circle centred by sunflowers and roses, flanked by oak leaf carved corbels. The table should be raised on concealed castors, which are currently missing but can be easily replaced depending on floor surface. The table is good and usable, retaining all of its original surface having escaped any unnecessary restoration other than the replacement of the leather lined top. Who knows which statesman or politician may have sat at this desk. England, circa 1860
DimensionsLength: 1700mm / 67”
Depth: 900mm / 35½”
Height: 730mm / 28¾"