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ANTIQUE WRITING DESK BY SHAPLAND & PETTER
A superb Antique Writing Desk by Shapland & Petter of Barnstable dating from c1900. This is an excellent example of a genuine Victorian Arts & Crafts Writing Desk in flame mahogany, by the renowned firm Shapland & Petter of Barnstaple. This excellent piece exhibits numerous classic Arts & Crafts characteristics including original copper handles and escutcheons and uniquely shaped splats forming the cut out perimeter of the desk. This desk design is recorded as Item Number 1478 in the original Shapland and Petter Catalogue of Library Writing Tables (Drawings).
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For more information about the 150 years of Shapland & Petter history, see 'Shapland & Petter Ltd of Barnstaple - Arts & Crafts Furniture' by Daryl Bennett - (ISBN No. 0 9550316 0 5). Bennett devotes a whole chapter to collecting Shapland & Petter furniture (pp 115-128) and comments that most Shapland & Petter pieces are "recognised and highly prized by collectors" (p115).