Here we have a beautiful yew wood writing desk with a green leather writing surface. It is actually a faux partners desk meaning that it appears to have drawers on both sides, but on the ones on the side you sit at work. This stunning piece was made in England around the year 1960 and has several unique and wonderful features which we have outlined below.
Drop Leaf Desk
The first wonderful feature is the fact this piece is a drop leaf. It works very well with the leaves down at 53″ wide but each leaf can raise up (supported by a wooden swing out arm underneath) to increase the width of the top to 75.75″! Very versatile! Both the main top and the leaves are covered in green leather panels with gold tooling around the outside.
The wood itself is unique as well. Yew wood is a beautiful English wood that strongly resembles maple. It has a wispy grain peppered with tiny knots. Satinwood banding was added to the drawers for further effect.
Finally the base is also a really beautiful feature for this writing desk. Four splayed legs are connected to the top and to each other with beautifully turned supports. Another curved support runs from the legs to the underside of the desk for more stability. The combination of these is quite elegant.
Condition and Construction
This yew wood English leather top writing desk is in good condition. It is structurally sound and strong. There are numerous minor surface wear marks throughout on the wood and leather as you will see in the close up pictures. These are small and tend to add character rather than detract. The center drawer has a key and the lock works. All drawers were made with dovetailed joints and work easily. Overall a wonderful piece of furniture that will serve you and your family for many years to come!
The knee hole area measures 21.5″ wide and is 25″ from the floor.
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