This is a superb quality late Victorian solid oak 4ft 2” wide roll top pedestal desk, circa 1880.
• Circa 1880
• “S” shaped fielded panel sides
• Period Late Victorian
• Wood Solid Oak
• Stamped “46895”
• Freestanding 4ft 2” wide desk
• Solid oak fielded panels to sides and back
• Working locks and keys
• Central locking drawer
• Working secret mechanism
• Posting side slots
• Original handles
• 10 internal drawers
• 22 internal compartments
• 8 graduated drawers to the base
• 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 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. On each side of the tambour, there is a posting slot for mail (this allowed people to post mail into the desk while the tambour was locked). The tambour also features the original leather studs, which stops the tambour slamming on the desktop. The tambour and pedestals are both stamped with a reference no. 46895. There is an oak modesty board, with two pullout-writing slides above 4 drawers in each pedestal. The interior has 10 internal drawers with brass finger hooks and 22 internal compartments. The desk features a locking mechanism when the roll-top is closed. The tambour lock and key are in good working order. The top central drawer features a working lock & key. The internal drawers are constructed of sycamore and features adjustable wooden dividers in each drawer. The oak has an excellent tight grain with a 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.
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 condition it has recently been cleaned and is in complete working order. There are no missing drawers or compartments to the interior. It features a working lock and key to the tambour and central top drawer to the pedestal. There are no ink or water stains on the desk (which are common on these desks). The tambour is free running and is not stiff to move up or down. Some nominal old use marks to the leading edges but nothing significant considering its age. The internal pedestal drawer linings are constructed of sycamore. Free of worm-worm, solid in joint and ready to use.
External height = 127.5cm or 4ft 2¼”
External width = 127cm or 4ft 2”
External depth = 81cm or 2ft 8”
Knee height = 62.7cm or 2ft 0¾”
Knee width (Body) = 52cm or 1ft 8½”
Knee width (Plinth = 50cm or 1ft 7¾”
Writing height = 76.8cm or 2ft 6¼”
Writing width = 117cm or 3ft 10”
Writing depth = 70cm or 2ft 3½”
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