Plantation Desk Padauk Wood 19th C

Plantation Desk carved with the rare Padauk wood in a beautifully carved floral motif. This desk was custom made probably for a very wealthy plantation owner in the late 19th century. The wood is Padauk a rare African or Asian wood looking similar to walnut but extremely heavy. Starting at the top are brass & wood gallies and on either side are locked cabinets which when opened display cubby holes for storage. The doors on the cabinets are carved with trumpet flowers and leaves with a fan in each corner. In the center are three vertical separations probably to store large accounting records. There is a small writing service and when you open the middle drawer there is a larger writing service which when lifted has quite a bit of storage. Small compartments on either side are likely to have held change. On either side of the center drawer are two smaller drawers with all drawers having Chippendale style brass hardware. Everything about this desk spells quality as even the sides of the desk are beautifully paneled. This exquisite desk is supported by four reeded legs with the same carved trumpet flowers and leaves on top ending with bun feet. The condition is perfect one of a kind with the following measurements: Bottom Section: 48” Wide x 18 ¾” Depth x 29” High to writing surface: Top Section 56 ½” High to top of Galley x 36” Wide x 12” Depth: Center Open Drawer Section: 16” High x 13 7/8” Wide.

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