• Circa: 1910
• Period: Edwardian
• Wood: Oak
• Cabinetmaker: Angus of London, UK
• Provenance: England, UK
• Width: 3ft
• Comprehensive fitted interior
• Freestanding / centre room desk
• “S” shaped design
• Solid oak panels
• Original drawer cup handles & interior brass label holders
• 10 pigeon holes
• 2 internal drawers
• 2 Internal open compartments
• 2 letter racks
• 1 pull out writing slide support
• 4 graduated drawers to pedestals
• Central modesty board
• Working lock and key
• Working floor castors
• Excellent condition
• Dismantles for easy transportation
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns policy
Here is a good quality antique English Edwardian solid oak 3ft wide freestanding Angus of London rolltop pedestal desk, circa 1910, in excellent original condition. Constructed by the world-renowned desk furniture cabinetmaker, Angus of London, the desk has been constructed from good quality solid oak and the desk exterior also features solid oak panels. Fashioned with an “S” shaped design to the top section, this roll top desk was designed to be freestanding in the centre of a room. The sliding tambour can be lifted up to reveal a bank of internal drawers and compartments. The desk boasts two internal drawers constructed of lace wood and 10 pigeon holes to the top section. Amongst the internal drawers, two of them are pen drawers, disguised as decorative trim (see photos) and two further pen trays. A letter rack is also situated either side and to the back of the desk to store letters upright.
When the sliding tambour is pulled down and secured using the original lock and working key, this will lock the top section. The lock is original and functional, with a working key. The central and pedestals drawers below retain a working lock and key too. The desk stands on a single right-hand pedestal, which incorporate a bank of three cushion fronted graduated drawers. The drawers retain their original, carved oak cup handles. Sitting on top of the pedestal is a single large pull-out-writing slide, ideal for organising additional paper work around you, whilst you work. There is a solid oak panel modesty board in between the pedestal and side panel at the back of the desk. The desk stands on its original working floor castors. The desk can be dismantled into three main sections for easy access into the property if required. However, it is currently assembled and will be shipped and delivered as whole desk unless notified otherwise.
This oak rolltop desk is a truly classic example of a good quality English roll top desks from the early 20th century period. The level of detail and craftsmanship displayed is high. It is rare to see an example, which not only retains all its internal drawers, but is also in excellent original condition.
The desk boasts a mid-brown oak colour. It has a fantastic colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received. This truly is a very beautiful item with quality construction and is original throughout. It is rare to see one in such good condition.
This oak rolltop 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 on your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
Here is a good quality antique English Edwardian solid oak 3ft wide freestanding Angus of London rolltop pedestal desk, circa 1910, in excellent original condition. The desk has been cleaned and wax-polished to a professional standard in our workshop. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges, but nothing significant considering its age. There are no significant ink or water stains or scratches to the main desktop. There are old use marks to the tops of the writing slide supports and insides of the drawers (see photos). The tambour incorporates the original working barrel lock, with a working key. When the sliding tambour is pulled down and secured using the original lock and working key, this will lock the top section. The original tambour lock and key are in working order. The central and pedestals drawers retain a working lock and key too. There are no splits in the tambour (which again, is common in these types of desks). The desk boasts all its original internal drawer knobs and oak handles. The desk stands on its original working floor castors. It is rare to see a roll top desk displaying such quality in such good condition. This item is well made, solid in joint and ready to use.
External Height = 112.5cm or 44¼” or 3ft 8¼”
External Width = 91.1cm or 36” or 3ft
External Depth = 76cm or 30” or 2ft 6”
Writing Height = 76.8cm or 30¼” or 2ft 6¼”
Writing Width = 81.3cm or 32” or 2ft 8”
Writing Depth = 65.3cm or 25¾” or 2ft 1¾”
Knee Height = 61.6cm or 24¼” or 2ft 0¼”
Knee Width = 51.5cm or 20¼” or 1ft 8¼”
Terms & Conditions:
Before you purchase this item, please ensure you have read and are in agreement with our Terms & Conditions of Sale. If you have any questions regarding our Terms & Conditions of Sale, please contact us to discuss them, before purchasing this item.