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Inlaid Mahogany Writing Desk by Collinson and Lock (1 of 17)
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Inlaid Mahogany Writing Desk by Collinson and Lock

REF: LA 18020 / LA456873
£1,650
€1,927
$2,075
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Description
A very fine quality writing table by the prestigious London firm of cabinet makers, Collinson and Lock. Made in the third quarter of the 19th century with Regency style influences. Of excellent construction in solid mahogany and attractive mahogany veneers.. The table , or desk, is decorated throughout with inlaid boxwood stringing. The raised superstructure is supported by a series of finely turned bobbin supports and also fitted with a brass gallery. The table itself has a sumptuous burgundy red leather writing surface (decorated with gilt tooling) and a series of three drawers. The central, longer, drawer is of concave form. All are fitted with their original solid brass handles. The table stands on extremely elegant turned and reeded legs, which are tapered. They are united by wonderful x-frame under-stretchers giving stability as well as aesthetic appeal. The whole desk is presented for sale in excellent condition. It has a wonderful colour and patina and is of the highest of quality. It is ready to go straight into the home , or office. Whilst it does not bears the makers label or stamp see Clive Edwards book , page 161 for a similar example. Dimensions: Width 126 cm Depth 61 cm Overall Height 96cm Table height 77cm Knee hole clearance 63cm The firm of Collinson & Lock, successors to John Herring, an upholsterer and cabinet maker of Fleet Street, est 1782, was established in London in the third quarter of the 19th century, firstly at their old master’s premises, and thereafter at the premises of the recently closed firm of Jackson and Graham. They quickly achieved both commercial success and a leading position in the field of design. In 1871 the firm issued an impressive illustrated catalogue of 'Artistic Furniture', with plates by J. Moyr Smith, assistant to Christopher Dresser, and in 1873 was trading from extensive newly built premises in St Bride Street, designed by T.E. Collcutt, who was retained as an advisor. E.W. Godwin was also employed, between 1872-1874.. The firm continued to produce very high quality items of furniture and soon began to experiment with new materials and designs, becoming especially renowned for their distinctive combinations of rosewood and ivory and their intricate Italianate arabesques, chimeric figures and scrolling foliage. This form of decoration clearly points to the involvement of Stephen Webb, Collinson & Lock’s chief designer who was later appointed Professor of Sculpture at the Royal College of Art. The company was merged with Gillows in 1897, just prior to their own merger with S.J.Waring of Liverpool.
measurements
Height:
96 cm
Width:
126 cm
Depth:
61 cm
declaration
Camden Antiques has clarified that the Inlaid Mahogany Writing Desk by Collinson and Lock (LA456873) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1885
condition
Excellent
location
This Inlaid Mahogany Writing Desk by Collinson and Lock is located in West Sussex, United Kingdom
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