Anglo-Indian Teakwood Cylinder Desk with Original Makers LabelLate 19th century
A beautiful and unique British colonial teakwood cylinder desk. It features a rectangular moulded top above a panelled cylinder fall front. The top opens to reveal a fitted interior which consists of pigeon holes, four drawers and two pencil holders. Underneath the writing surface it has a pull out writing slide with an adjustable writing surface and more storage space. The leather covered writing part of this pull-out surface can be unfolded to create an even larger writing surface.
The top rests on two pedestals, each with three drawers with wooden pulls. In between the pedestals another drawer with lock. Each pedestal has a flat plinth base around.
During our travels through India we sometimes come across antique pieces of furniture with the makers label on it: varying from a simple paper label or a small brass plate to a label imprinted into the wood. As labeling didn’t happen on every piece of furniture, such a find does not happen too often. Usually these labelled pieces are of the highest quality and show remarkable craftsmanship. This desk has a label imprinted of the famous carpenter “C. Lazarus & Co Manufacturers Calcutta”.Calcutta
British colonial India
H: 107 cm W: 120 cm D: 77 cm D: pulled out: 110 cm
H: 42” W: 47” D: 30½” D: pulled out: 43½”