Antique Danish "Hans Christian Andersen" Desk or Writing Table in Figured Walnut, circa 1850

Price: $4, 850.00

Product ID : TBL00359

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A very handsome "Hans Christian Andersen" writing desk in beautiful figured walnut with one drawer over kneehole, flanked by two drawers on each side for a total of 5 working drawers. The writing surface offers a wooden gallery in the way of a molding on three sides. It rests on four baluster-turned legs & is finished in the back so may float in the middle of a space, if desired. Desk comes with original brass key plates & pulls, working locks & 1 key. Denmark, circa 1850. In the Danish author's birthplace in Odense, which is a museum, there is a simpler version of this desk which gives this form its name. Restored in our workshop with French-polish finish. Makes a lovely nightstand, dressing table or vanity, too!

49 1/2" wide x 25" deep x 32" high to the top of the gallery;
30 1/2" from the floor to the writing surface. Knee hole is 19" wide with a 25" clearance from the floor to the underside of the center drawer. Work surface is 46" wide x 25" deep.

Louis Philippe (Of the Period)

Materials and Techniques:

Place of Origin:

Mid-19th Century

Date of Manufacture:
Circa 1850

Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use. Desk was restored and re-polished in our workshop. Hardware is original, drawer locks and complete and working.


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