I have an antique mahogany partner’s desk and it has decorative curved areas on either side where your knees would slide under so you won’t bang your knees on the underside of the desk. (Pictures attached). Does anyone know what this is called or does it even have a name?
Thank you! I bought this desk from an ex co-worker about 5 years ago. He was only asking $250 for it which I thought was a steal so I couldn’t pass it up. I inherited a desk last September when a family member passed at the age of 86 and not having room for two large desks I decided to sell this one so I started doing research on it to see if I could find out anything on the date, manufacturer, etc.
After a little digging I discovered it was made in the mid 19th century. The cabriole legs, ball & claw feet and gadrooned molding are in the style of Queen Anne or Chippendale and the antique brass drawer pulls are more Victorian.
I contacted Sotheby’s of NY and they have agreed to sell my desk on commission. I’m glad it will go to a good home and maybe I’ll make a little profit on it as well. So happy ending. 😀