This attractive antique oak partners desk was made by the Glasgow firm of *Wylie and Lochhead, a famous Scots furniture maker.Each pedestal has a 'Wylie and Lochhead' stamp with the number 10043.
The desk has ben made from high quality and expensive quarter cut solid oak with very attractive figuring throughout and a pleasing honey coloured patina.
The top has a replacement black writing leather with gilt and blind tooling. This is surrounded by a 3 inch band of oak with a thumb moulded edge and rounded corners. Each of the working sides is fitted with three ash lined drawers with brass locks and turned wooden knob pulls.
The central drawer of the all drawer side is fitted with a writing / reading slope which is exposed when the drawer is opened. This can easily be removed if the standard drawer is preferred.The pedestals have rounded corners and are each fitted with three drawers to the front and a cupboard with shelf and paneled door to the reverse.
The pedestals stand on plinth bases with the original concealed castors making it very easy to move once assembled.
Width:60" - 153 cm
Depth:42" - 107 cm
Height:30.5" - 77 cm
Height to knee hole: 25" - 63 cm
Date: circa 1880
Our Reference: SN426
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*Robert Wylie and William Lochhead formed their successful cabinet making firm in 1829. By the 1880’s they employed over 1,700 people with workshops, showrooms and warehouses throughout Glasgow. By the turn of the century they had become a household name throughout Scotland for furnishing, artistic design and high quality craftsmanship. They also had branches in London and Manchester and numerous agents and buyers across Europe and the Empire.This strong position allowed the firm in 1900 to move quickly to supply the emerging demand created by the designs of George Walton, the Glasgow Four (Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Herbert MacNair, Margaret and Frances MacDonald) and the success of Miss Cranston’s famous tea rooms. Indeed the sheer size of the firm with its huge marketing and manufacturing skills allowed it to make the ‘Glasgow Style’ truly popular and available to a large market.They spared no expense to secure the best talent in the art market and, with the close association they had developed with the city colleges (there was a W&L prize for furniture design), they remained closely in touch with the stylistic developments that were taking place.
Wylie & Lochhead’s three key designers in this period were E A Taylor, who became their chief designer, John Ednie and George Logan. Indeed, the work of these three was of such quality that, at the Turin International Exhibition of Modern Decorative Art in 1902, it was displayed alongside The Glasgow Four and other leading designers of the Glasgow Style.
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- Width (cm):
- 60" - 153 cm
- Height (cm):
- 30.5" - 77 cm
- Depth (cm):
- 42" - 107 cm
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