Writing or Side Table. English. 1860. Rosewood. Height: 33 inches (84 cm.) Width: 19 inches (49 cm.) Depth: 21½ inches (47 cm.) [Click on these images for to enlarge them.]

“This elegant rosewood small antique writing table / side table, dates from circa 1860 and is of outstanding quality with a beautifully figured rectangular top with rounded corners above two mahogany lined frieze drawers and original small turned handles. The antique writing table top sits above shaped sides with a beautifully turned cross stretcher and stands on four small turned bun feet with brass castors. This formation is typical of writing tables made by Holland & Sons. This table is a rich, warm, medium rosewood with a striking grain.”

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