A Stunning Edwardian Desk by Edward and Roberts London
A stunning Edwardian mahogany desk by Edward and Roberts, London. Line inlaid throughout and with exquisite marquetry detail depicting Neoclassical motifs of ribboned swags of foliate and trailing bell husks. The moulded top fitted with green gilt embossed tooled leather writing skiver surface raised over frieze with single centred long drawer flanked with two sets of three graduated drawers, all fitted with brass escutcheons and decorative ring pulls, supported on square tapering leg terminating on brass casters.
Edward & Roberts
Edward and Roberts were founded in 1845, and had premises at 21 Wardour Street London. By 1892 they occupied more than a dozen buildings in Wardour Street, where they continued to trade until the end of the century. They became one of the leading London cabinet makers and retailers working in a variety of styles, both modern and revivalist. Edward and Roberts specialized in marquetry, inlay and ormolu.
W: 122.5cm (48.2")H: 75.5cm (29.7")D: 59cm (23.2")
Early 20th Century, Edwardian (1901 to 1910)
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