6530 - Retro Mid Century Fred Ward Myrtle Desk – 7 Drawers – Fully Lockable - Slide out Return

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This fabulous fully lockable desk is a superb example of Fred Ward furniture made for Myer Heritage. A highly regarded designer (1947 – 1988), his furniture design is characterised by his pioneering use of unstained Australian timbers. Among some of the timbers he used to make furniture were Australian blackwood, myrtle, coachwood, walnut, fiddle-back and whitegum; all used to compliment the clean, simple and flowing lines of his designs.

  • solid Myrtle timber construction
  • circa 1960’s
  • beautiful deep bevel edge to the top
  • recessed shaped front edge
  • 7 dovetail joined drawers
  • slide-out return
  • 5 locks, 1 key
  • complete turned knobs
  • tapered & splayed legs
  • finished back
  • makers plate; Myer Heritage

Condition overview; in good condition, relative to its age, it is an extremely solid (and heavy) beautifully crafted piece. The drawers, locks and slide-out return all work well.  As expected on a used piece of this vintage, it displays a general wear, knock and surface marks and the finish is inconsistent in areas.  In addition, the knob on the bottom right-hand side drawer is not original to the piece.  Also, the back left-hand side leg has been damaged, however this does not affect its structural integrity. 

Dimensions; 1650mm wide x 905mm deep (return open; 1285mm deep) x 760mm high.  Return; 375mm deep x 710mm high.  Knee hole; 680mm wide x 730mm high.

Please review the photos and the condition overview as they form part of the description. There may be variances in colour, as it can be difficult to capture exact colour at times. Also, it is impossible to mention / photograph every mark, therefore apart from general wear and tear marks, we endeavour to report and capture as many specific marks or damage, however we may inadvertently miss something. With this in mind; we encourage and highly recommend viewing of items.