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As the days are shortening we are all spending more time indoors. On of my favourite refuges from the gloom is the study or library and featured here are some pieces that would grace either room.

If you ever struggle to reach a book on the top shelf the ladder is the ideal accessory.

The William IV partner's desk at 6 ft wide is larger than most examples and has a generous kneehole which makes it very comfortable to sit at.

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A large William IV partner's desk.

A large William IV partner's desk.

1835

Height: 31.5" (80cm)

Depth: 41.25" (105cm)

Width: 72" (183cm)

Height to top of kneehole: 24.5" (62cm)

Width of kneehole: 34" (86.5cm)

A large William IV period mahogany partner's desk; the leathered top crossbanded in mahogany above three oak lined frieze drawers to either side with three graduated drawers below to either side of the kneehole to the front and cupboard doors to the rear; raised on a plinth base.

Two of the drawers are stamped A. Solomon, 59 Gt. Queen St. Abraham Solomon was working in this area in 1839 as a furniture broker trading in secondhand items so this desk will can be dated to earlier than 1839.

Ref: 2133

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A set of 19th Century library steps.

A set of 19th Century library steps.

1860

Height: 77.25" (196.25cm)

Depth: 17" (43cm)

Width: 32" (81.25cm)

A fine set of mid Nineteenth Century library steps; the rungs made from elm and uprights from fruitwood, all carved to simulate bamboo.

Ref: 2162y

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A fine Chippendale period mahogany secretaire bookcase.

A fine Chippendale period mahogany secretaire bookcase.

1765

Height: 90"

Depth: 23.25"

Width: 43.5"

The crisp dentil moulded cornice above 13 pane astragal glazed doors; the secretaire drawer which opens to reveal an arrangement of pigeon holes and drawers, with three further graduated drawers below and raised on shaped bracket feet. In beautifully untouched, original condition, having a good colour and patination and retaining its original swan neck handles and feet.


The quality of this bookcase suggests it was made by a leading London workshop for a discerning client. The crispness of the cornice and the shaping of the bracket feet show a fine attention to detail and the bookcase has been made out of the finest quality materials. The internal drawers have fire gilded handles, the mahogany on the table is beautifully figured and the drawers are all lined in high quality oak. All these details show this bookcase to be a fine example of Chippendale period furniture.

For more information on Thomas Chippendale please have a look at our blog entry

We have also written an article about the importance of patination which you may find interesting.

Ref: 1792y

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A fine 19th Century oak humidor in the form of a railway wagon.

A fine 19th Century oak humidor in the form of a railway wagon.

1860

Height: 6.25"

Depth: 7"

Width: 13"

The lid decorated with faux coal opens to reveal space for cigars, a strike, place for matches and an ashtray. The front and rear decorated with the initials GER. Raised on revolving railway wheels.

Ref: 1860



Reindeer Antiques Ltd
81 Kensington Church Street, London, W8 4BG, telephone: +44 (0)207 937 3754, Fax: +44(0)207 937 7199
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