Rare Georgian mahogany kneehole desk lift up top, 18th century, circa 1780 A rare 18th century George III mahogany gentleman's kneehole desk, England, circa 1780, the lockable hinged lift up top enclosing an arrangement of compartments, above a deep frieze carved with blind fretwork, the niche and pedestals each with three graduated cockbeaded drawers, a total of nine drawers, brass bat shaped drop handles and brass carry handles to sides, all raised on bracket feet with brass casters, comes with one original working key, an incredible desk with great provenance. Provenance: Lord Vincent Constantine collection, from the 17th century Cross Hall Manor Grade II-listed house near St Neots, Lord Constantine a friend of Baroness Thatcher was asked to host a party for former US President George Bush Senior and his wife Barbara. The Lord Constantine Collection, Lyon & Turnbull, October 2007, lot 416 George III period England’s longest-ruling monarch before Queen Victoria, King George III (1738-1820) ascended the British throne in 1760. During his 59-year reign, he pushed through a British victory in the Seven Years’ War, led England’s successful resistance to Revolutionary and Napoleonic France, and presided over the loss of the American Revolution. After suffering intermittent bouts of acute mental illness, he spent his last decade in a fog of insanity and blindness. Summery: Antique Rare? George III Provenance Lord Constantine?, 18th century, circa 1780 ?Mahogany ?Kneehole desk Lift up top Nine drawers Brass casters ?Investment ?Practical & beautiful Condition: Offered in excellent antique condition, drawers open and close smoothly, all locks present and working with original key, no odors or smells, no signs of past or present woodworm, excellent patina. Dimensions: Width 41.3” / 105cm Depth 22.8” / 58cm Height 30.3” / 77cm Kneehole 24” / 61cm Delivery: Free delivery is offered with this item, please allow between 21-28 days delivery.