Late Victorian Child‘s Mahogany Twin Pedestal Desk, Green Leather Skiver Circa 1890-1900

Late 19th Century
107cm x 59cm x 68cm (h)
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£ 350
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13A Bangor Road
Late Victorian child‘s Twin Pedestal writing desk. Made from mahogany with a green leather skiver on the top. Nine drawers all with original brass pressed plate drop handles. There is a London address written in ink on one of drawers: 14 Kensington Crescent, Addison Bridge, Kensington.
This desk is a cut above the majority of childrens desks which are usually much simpler in form and finish. Some historical restoration but a stylish and functional addition to a child‘s bedroom.
In July 1822 Lord Kensington agreed to let some nine acres of land on the south side of the Hammersmith Road, bounded on the west by the Counter‘s Creek sewer and on the east by what is now Warwick Road. The developer was Adam Tirrell, who built fourteen substantial houses (Nos. 1–14). Kensington Crescent was demolished in the mid-1930s and was replaced in in 1948–50 by Charles House, a large block of offices now occupied by government departments to the designs of Arthur S. Ash. Lord Kensington lived at No. 23 from at least 1845 until his death there on 10 August 1852. Other famous residents include German-born electrical engineer (Sir) William Siemens ( No. 1) and Kenneth Grahame, author of The Wind in the Willows and Secretary of the Bank of England (No. 5).