Victorian 1880 Hobbs & Co London Panelled Walnut Desk Enclosed Back Hand Made

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Seller: wimbledon-furniture-01 (3.134) 99.5%, Location: London Wimbledon, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 202564280012 Wimbledon-Furniture Wimbledon-Furniture is delighted to offer for auction this period Victorian circa 1880 Hobbs & Co solid Walnut desk with panelled back Please note the delivery fee listed is just a guide, it covers within the M25 only, for an accurate quote please send me your postcode There are around 50-100 high definition super-sized pictures at the bottom of this page This desk is very rare, its solid walnut which is a luxury high end timber, it has the enclosed panelled back which again is a rare thing, it looks very sophisticated when outward facing, if you have clients visiting its nice that they don't have to look at your legs and can instead see a beautiful piece of furniture in all its glory We have deep cleaned hand condition waxed and hand polished it all over, the desk is showing its patina well and has a glorious grain to it, all the locks are original and are fully stamped Hobbs & Co London Dimensions Height:- 75.5cm Width:- 136.5cm Depth:- 75.5cmLeg space height 58cm width 61cm Please note all measurements are taken at the widest point, if you would like any additional or specific measurements please ask History Hobbs Hart was founded by Alfred Charles Hobbs, an American lock dealer having famously picked the rival, and previously regarded as impregnable, Bramah and Chubb locks at the 1851 Great Exhibition. He established the firm in 1852 as Hobbs and Company to manufacture locks based on his patents. By 1855 there was a factory at 33 Lawrence Lane, City of London with showrooms at 97 Cheapside. In 1860, following Hobbs’ death, John Matthias Hart took over management of the firm and began manufacturing safes and strong room doors. The company held a Royal Warrant from 1861 and supplied safes to the Bank of England. The firm was incorporated in 1887 as Hobbs Hart and Company Limited, the year Hart died. The registered address was 76-77 Cheapside, City of London, with manufacturing of safe and strong-room doors at Wharncliffe Works, Arlington Street, Islington. Operations moved to works and offices built in Staffa Road, Leyton in 1936. The range of products was increased and supplied to major banks, the royal household, government, hospitals and railways, and overseas exports developed. Any questions please feel free to ask before you bid DELIVERY OR COLLECTION This item is available for collection from our Wimbledon warehouses SW19-3BE, we can have it delivered nationwide to include Scotland Wales and Ireland. Please contact me via email or my contact information is under the business seller section of the listing with your postcode for a delivery quotation. Please be sure to include which item you would like to buy as the price is determined on size and distance, if you would like more than one piece of furniture the courier offers a substantial discount on the second and third item, for international shipping please view the below information ABOUT US Wimbledon-Furniture is a privately owned family ran business out of Wimbledon SW19, we have four large storage warehouse’s, if you have any questions my number is under the business sellers information, please feel free to call or text PAYMENTS We accept payment via card at the warehouse on the day of collection, PayPal or bacs prior to collection We would kindly ask that all items are paid for within 48 hours and collected within 7 working days, we can hold all paid items for 14 days free of charge, there after a £10 a week storage fee will apply for the first two weeks Please ask before purchase should you wish us to hold something for longer than two weeks, if after three months your item isn’t collected you will forfeit your payment and the item will be placed for sale again CONDITION Please view the very detailed pictures as they form part of the description around condition Please also ask any questions before you bid and not after, all of our items are sold as seen and as listed 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 CAN’T BE POSTED) Absolutely nothing is sent for free, every item has a specific price for delivery, please ask for a quote before you bid and not after Your invoice will be sent with zero balance in the delivery section, this is because all delivery fees are paid directly to the courier company to keep your costs down, if we charge you through ebay we have to add ebay and paypal fees, vat and other taxes to make sure the courier company are paid the exact amount they charge We can arrange delivery nationwide, mostly with Wimbledon couriers, for Europe we use two reasonably priced professional companies that we trust, for the rest of the world it is location specific 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 Delivery is to the ground floor only, again if you need help upstairs or in flats etc that's absolutely not a problem, the couriers charge £10-£20 per flight per man per item, if you have a working elevator then naturally there’s no additional fee All courier fees are paid by yourself directly to the courier company, the contract for delivery is between yourselves the client and whichever courier you chose from those available I’m happy to accommodate your own courier after a cleared payment has been received, they need to book in a collection time with at least 24 hour’s notice, all collections must be made within 14 working days of the close of the auction unless agreed by prior arrangement INTERNATIONAL DELIVERYS 2018 Delivery time can take two to three weeks depending on the courier’s routes for the above mentioned countries The price listed is just a guide, please contact us for a quote before buying, if you have your own courier or wish to book the collection in yourself we are happy to accommodate you Style: Adams, Original/Reproduction: Original, Material: Walnut

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