Desk Converted from an 18th Century Pianoforte

Desk Converted from an 18th Century Pianoforte


Antique Converted Piano Writing Table


An unusual and quirky desk converted from a pianoforte made by William Southwell in the late 18th century.


The conversion has been executed well, using all the original, high quality materials to make it a usable, beautiful piece of furniture in it's own right. Hard to pin down but I would say it was probably converted in the late 19th/early 20th century looking at the bracing joints on the back and the level of workmanship.


Apart from the large table surface there are many features, including a pull out writing section a drawer on the right hand side, a shelf underneath and a cubby hole section on the left.


It really is stunning to look at and whoever has converted it has done a good job retaining the original features, including the old speaker sections and beautiful makers name with foliate decoration, marquetry inlay and stringing.


This would work well as a desk/writing table, as a sideboard/TV stand in a living room or even in a large hallway for post etc. and is a great interior design piece.


Measuring: 170cm wide X 61cm deep X 83cm high.


The desk is in good vintage condition, it has a lovely warm patina, the marquetry inlay is in good order. There are a couple of things to note: firstly the lift up flap on the left hand side is missing but it is still a very usable cubby hole storage, secondly on the underneath shelf a portion of the left hand side is missing. Please see photos.

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