• Item: Freestanding desk
• Circa: 1890
• Period: Late Victorian
• Wood: Solid oak
• Size: 4ft wide x 1ft 9” deep
• Arts & Crafts design
• Triple thumb moulded top
• Original brassware
• “Bell shape” brass drop handles
• Floral escutcheons
• Dark blue & gold tool leather
• 9 working graduated drawers
• Hand dovetailed drawer construction
• Oak lined drawers
• Original locks & working key
• Significant storage space
• Victorian rounded plinths
• Original polish & patination
• Excellent condition & quality
• Working locks & keys
• Single piece desk
• 14 day free UK returns policy
Here is an example of a very good quality 4ft wide antique Victorian Arts & Crafts oak and leather pedestal office desk, circa 1890, in excellent condition. The style of this desk and its brassware accentuate the best of the Arts & Crafts movement. The desk boasts a good quality dark blue (near black colour) and a gold tool inset leather flanked a by a triple thumb moulded top. Below, there are 4 large working graduated drawers to each pedestal and a central drawer above the kneehole area. The front of the desk boasts moulded drawers along with the original “bell shape” brass drop handles and floral key escutcheons. The hand dovetailed drawer linings and drawer bottoms are constructed of top quality solid oak; they even feature quarter beading in the corners of the drawer linings (which is a sign of quality). Each of the drawers boast their original locks with a working key. Below, the pedestal bases feature traditional Victorian round corner plinths. The desk was designed to be freestanding in the centre of a room. The back of the desk combines dummy cupboard doors with dummy metal strap hinges on a polished back. This is a single piece desk, which does not dismantle.
The desk boasts a mellow 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 is a great investment, as it is extremely functional. So don’t miss out your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
This desk is in very good condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges of the desk, but nothing significant considering the age of the item. 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. The hand-dovetailed drawers are constructed of solid oak and each drawer boasts the original working lock (with a key). The drawers close flush to the frame. The dark blue and gold tool leather is in excellent condition with no marks, damage or stains. We can replace the desk with a different colour leather if preferred. This is a single piece desk, which does not dismantle. This desk is solid in joint; the desk does not wobble and is ready to use.
External height = 74.7cm or 29⅜” or 2ft 5⅜”
External width (top) = 121.5cm or 47⅞” or 3ft 11⅞”
External width (plinth) = 117cm or 46” or 3ft 10”
External depth (top) = 52.5cm or 20⅝” or 1ft 8⅝”
External depth (pedestals) = 49cm or 19¼” or 1ft 7¼”
Knee height = 55.8cm or 22” or 1ft 10”
Knee width (plinth) = 39.5cm or 15½” or 1ft 3½”
Knee width (body) = 43.1cm or 17” or 1ft 5”
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Ref. Arts Crafts Desk 28