A kneehole desk, which dates back to the early 18th century, has sets of drawers on either side of the recessed or “knee hole” area that provides room for the legs when a chair is pulled up to the desk. This kneehole desk is more for display and interest but has many storage drawers which are useful. This desk would have been used alongside a settee/couch in a parlour and would have held all the household accounts and staff records which would be administered by the lady of the house.
Phil O’Mahony Interiors
Phil O’mahony interiors’ is renowned for fine English Furniture, which we import direct from England. All our furniture is new and hand, made using traditional skills and the finest timbers such as Mahogany, Burr Walnut, Burr Elm and Yew wood.
These classic traditional pieces and many more have been adapted for modern day living, and are considered contemporary (belonging to or occurring in the present). As well as all our pieces being functional and practical they remain timeless and will enhance any interior whether it be modern or classic.
We believe that good quality furniture can always be mixed together when decorating, and different woods complement one another. Polish will also soften and blend any marks and over time give your furniture a deep glow. This glow is referred to as the patina. Patina can be defined as the surface color and finish of the wood produced, through the age, natural wear and generations of polishing.
Our locally manufactured upholstered furniture is all individually hand made using the finest materials, solid timbers and metal springs. These pieces together with our fine English furniture have enhanced many homes and offices over the years. We are so confident in our manufacturing process that we offer a 30 year guarantee on all upholstered frames.
Phil O’Mahony Interiors have been creating exclusive interiors throughout South Africa for over 40 years. We have a loyal customer base that has followed us over the years. Our beginnings are in Bedford center, Rosebank, Sandton City and now the Nicolway center in Bryanston Sandton.