The painted pedestal desk is circa 1940-50, decorated and painted by the Marquis d'Oisy, with a leather top, raised on pedestals with drawers, the sides and drawer fronts painted with flowers and urns. Little is known of his early life, but he was a Benedictine monk and moved to North Essex in around 1917. He designed church furnishings, most notably in Thaxted church, painted furniture and was involved with staging and designing pageants in Essex and the Midlands. He was a man who reinvented himself numerous times, was declared bankrupt in the early 1930s and was seen as'one of those artistic hangers-on to whoever lived in the great house'.
The desk itself looks to be a late 19. Century solid oak pedestal desk, its very very heavy, disassembles into three easy to transport pieces, the paint finish is in fine order throughout.
Knee hole space, Height 68.5cm, width 42cm. Please note all measurements are taken at the widest point, if you would like any additional or specific measurements please ask. This item is available for collection from our Wimbledon warehouses SW19-3BE, we can have it delivered nationwide to include Scotland Wales and Ireland. Wimbledon-Furniture is a privately owned family ran business out of Wimbledon SW19, we have four large storage warehouses, if you have any questions my number is under the business sellers information, please feel free to call or text. Please view the very detailed pictures as they form part of the description around condition.
Please note vintage period and original items such as leather seating will always have natural patina in the form of cracking creasing and wear, we recommend regular waxing to ensure no moisture is lost, also hand dyed leather is not recommended to sit in direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time as it will dry out and fade. COURIER (LARGE ITEMS ONLY THAT CANT BE POSTED). Whoever delivers will always require help on the larger items to unload, the price you will be quoted will always be based on this assumption, if this is not possible please let us know as it will affect the price to send a two man team.
The item "RARE HAND PAINTED PEDESTAL DESK BY THE ARTIST AMBROSE THOMAS MARQUIS D'OISY" is in sale since Saturday, September 28, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Furniture\Desks\20th Century".The seller is "wimbledon-furniture-01" and is located in London Wimbledon. This item can be shipped worldwide.