This is a superb quality late Victorian solid golden oak 4ft 2” wide roll top pedestal desk, circa 1880.
• Circa 1880
• “S” shaped fielded panel sides
• Period Late Victorian
• Wood Solid Oak
• Provenance England, UK
• Freestanding 4ft 6” wide desk
• Solid oak fielded panels to sides and back
• Working Angus of London” lock and key
• Working secret locking mechanism
• Posting side slots
• Original handles
• 13 internal drawers
• 12 internal compartments
• 8 graduated drawers to the base
• Central drawer
• Filing drawer
• 2 pull-out writing slides supports
• Oak modesty board
• Excellent condition
• Dismantles into 3 sections for transportation
• Free 14 day UK returns
This is a superb quality late Victorian solid golden oak 4ft 2” wide roll top pedestal desk, circa 1880. It boasts four graduated drawers in each pedestal. The right hand pedestal features a filing drawer in the bottom drawer of the pedestal. The desk boasts solid golden oak fielded panels throughout and features the original oak cup handles to the pedestal. There is an oak modesty board, with two pullout-writing slides above 4 drawers in each pedestal. The interior has 13 internal drawers and 12 internal compartments and with brass finger hooks and knobs. The desk features a secret locking mechanism when the roll-top is closed which locks all the drawers except the central drawer. The brass tambour lock and key are in working order. The desk sits on its original castors. The internal drawers are constructed of sycamore. The oak has an excellent tight grain with a golden wax finish. The desk dismantles into three sections for easy storage or transportation.
The sides of the desk are “S” shaped and have fielded panels allowing the desk to sit freestanding in the centre of a room. The desk is complete with a working lock and key, which operates a secret locking mechanism for the fall and the pedestal drawers. It is rare to see a roll top desk displaying such quality in a great condition.
The desk features a rich golden oak colour. As it boasts the original polish, it has a fantastic colour and patination this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received.
This desk would look superb in a variety of rooms from the work place to the home office. The desk would certainly grace any home or office and a great investment, as they are an extremely functional. So don’t miss out your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
The desk is in excellent original condition. It has recently been cleaned and is in complete working order. There are no missing drawers or compartments to the interior. The desk features its original secret locking mechanism when the roll-top is closed which locks all the drawers except the central drawer. The desk sits on its original castors. There are no large ink or water stains on the desk (which are common on these desks). There are also no splits in the tambour (which again, is common in these types of desks). Some nominal old use marks to the leading edges and drawers, but nothing significant considering its age. The internal pedestal drawer linings are constructed of sycamore. This item is solid in joint and ready to use.
External height = 130cm or 51⅛” or 4ft 3⅛”
External width = 127cm or 50” or 4ft 2”
External depth = 86.5cm or 34” or 2ft 10”
Knee height = 68cm or 26¾” or 2ft 2¾”
Knee width (at plinth) = 53.5cm or 21⅛” or 1ft 9⅛”
Knee width (pedestals) = 51.5cm or 20¼” or 1ft 8¼”
Writing height =79.7cm or 31⅜” or 2ft 7⅜”
Writing width = 116.5cm or 45⅞” or 3ft 9⅞”
Writing depth = 75cm or 29½” or 2ft 5½”