Bookcases and Tables

The Langley Collection

Desk Bookcase: Boston Massachusetts

Desk Bookcase 

Boston Massachusetts 

Mahogany and Pine 

Circa 1775


Rare Oxbow form to desk with drawers hewn from a solid mahogany log .

Raised on cabriole legs with ball and claw feet.


Retains the original bat wing brass handles. 

Chippendale period breakfront library bookcase

Circa 1760

Black Walnut , Pine and Cedar

From an Oxfordshire Manor House.




Closely related in design and proportion to the illustration in  Chippendale's Director.  This example is higher waisted with shallower cupboards. 
Similar examples with the addition of blind fret decoration are known in Charleston US attributed to Thomas Elfe (1719 -1775).

Locks replaced.

George II Kneehole Desk

Mahogany , Oak and Pine Circa1750

Possibly Lancashire or Cumbria


A rare and unusual kneehole desk  . The banks of drawers flanked by fluted columns. The prospect door is designed to slide giving a duel appearance to the desk.

Raised on boldy shaped scrolling cabriole legs front and back.

All handles original.

Night Table: Circa 1770

Night Table,  Mahogany and oak, circa 1770

Possibly Philadelphia.


Superb quality Mahogany with a pleasing mixture of blind fret chinoiserie and rococo carved floral motifs. 

Pot shelf later converted to an oak lined drawer.

Philadelphia Tea Tables