Antique 19th Century Victorian Heavily Carved English solid Oak Twin Pedestal Green Man Desk. Beautiful condition has just been professional polished , New brown real leather top solid item with green man carved faces as drawer handles , Lovely handmade by victorian craftsman. The green man was a popular early to mid Victorian Subject and was captured in art and furniture. The spirit of the Oak is represented in the expressions of the carved faces its a fortuitous symbol of prosperity and fertility for affluent Victorian families this representation was popular on a global scale and was commissioned and collected worldwide with slight variations in style always with the Male oak wood spirit detailed often with Pomegranates again another symbol of fertility. Superficially the Green Man would appear to be.Perhaps a fertility figure or a nature spirit, similar to the. (the wild man of the woods), and yet he frequently appears, carved in. Cathedrals, where examples can be found dating through to the 20th century. The earliest example of a green man disgorging vegetation from his mouth is from St. The tradition of the Green Man being carved on to Christian churches exists across Europe, including examples such as the Seven Green Men of Nicosia in Cyprus, a series of seven green men carved in the thirteenth century on to the facade of St Nicholas Church in Nicosia. This is an original antique piece not a reproduction. Antique English Oak is more sort after and popular as slow grown English oak is now a wood that unfortunately is extinct and no longer available to be used for furniture a true part of historical English heritage.
A Real statement piece with nine drawers all solid and functioning. Genuine antique furniture has real history behind it and a quality of craftsmanship that cannot be found in the many reproductions.
Fully oak Panelled to both sides and the back , Tooled leather inset top. A Stunning piece well worth a look at rare to find one that is recently restored to its original glory. We are only 15 mins from M25 junction 27, Five minutes from A12 & A130.The item "Antique 19th Century Victorian Carved Oak Twin Pedestal Green Man Desk" is in sale since Friday, August 30, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antique Furniture\Desks\20th Century". The seller is "rare-curious" and is located in Chelmsford , Essex. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.