• Circa: 1910
• Period: Edwardian
• Wood: Oak
• Provenance: England, UK
• Width: 4ft 2”
• Stunning comprehensive interior
• Freestanding / centre room desk
• “S” shaped design
• Solid fielded oak panels
• Original interior turned knobs, cup handles & brass label holders
• 27 internal drawers
• 5 Internal open compartments
• 2 side posting slots
• 2 pull out writing slide supports
• 7 graduated drawers to pedestals
• Large filing drawer (right pedestal)
• Central modesty board
• Working lock and key
• Excellent condition
• Dismantles for easy transportation
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14 days UK returns policy
Here is a fabulous quality antique English Edwardian oak 4ft 2” wide freestanding roll top pedestal desk, circa 1910, with a stunning comprehensive interior, in excellent condition. The desk has been constructed from the best quality oak and the exterior of the desk features good quality pronounced fielded (bevel edged) oak panels. The number of small drawers within the top section of the desk denotes the quality of the desk and status of its owner. This desk boasts 27 internal drawers and 5 vertical pigeonholes to the top section.
Constructed with an “S” shaped design to the top section, the 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 interior houses 27 internal drawers, 12 of which incorporate label holders. While none of the old original labels survive, a replacement set has been faithfully reproduced to fit the label holders (see photos). The new labels feature several extra options, to best suit the user’s needs. If extra labels are required, including new category names, these can be produced for no additional cost. The internal drawers feature their original turned knobs. Incorporated into the bank of drawers are 5 pigeonhole compartments, ideal for storing paperwork, letters and other accoutrements. A letter rack is also situated at the back of the cubby hole to the centre of the drawers. Each side of the desk incorporates the original posting slots, where letters can be posted into the desk, whilst the tambour is closed.
When the sliding tambour is pulled down and secured using the lock and working key, this will lock the top section (the drawers to the pedestals will still be accessible – these are not lockable). The central pedestal drawer incorporates a working brass lever lock and key, and can be locked. The original tambour lock and key are in working order.
The desk stands on two large pedestals, which incorporate a bank of graduated drawers. The bottom right drawer features a large open filing drawer. The drawers retain their original, oak cup handles. Sitting on top of each pedestal are two large pull-out-writing slides, ideal for organising additional paper work around you, whilst you work. There is a solid oak fielded panel modesty board in between the two pedestals at the back of the desk. The desk dismantles into three main sections for easy storage or transportation.
This desk is a truly classic example of English Edwardian roll top desks from the early 20th century period. The level of detail and craftsmanship displayed is second to none. It is rare to see an example, which is not only missing no drawers, but is also in excellent original condition, with such a large number of drawers.
The desk features a mellow golden 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 Edwardian roll top 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.
The desk is in excellent original condition and is in complete working order. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges, but nothing significant considering its age. There are no 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 a 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 drawers to each pedestal will still be accessible – they do not lock). The central pedestal drawer incorporates a working brass lever lock and key, and can be locked. There are no splits in the tambour (which again, is common in these types of desks). The desk boasts all its original internal brass label holders and turned knobs. While none of the original labels survive, an updated, extended set of labels has been produced to fit the label holders; these are brand new and free from damage. Additional labels, including ones with new category names, can be supplied at no extra cost. The desk has been French polished in our workshops. It is rare to see an Edwardian roll top desk displaying such quality in such good condition. This item is well made, solid in joint and ready to use.
External height = 129.3cm or 50⅞” or 4ft 2⅞”
External width = 127.7cm or 50¼” or 4ft 2¼”
External depth = 81.6cm or 32⅛” or 2ft 8”
Writing height = 78.2cm or 30¾” or 2ft 6¾”
Writing width = 117.4cm or 46¼” or 3ft 10¼”
Writing depth (to drawers) = 49cm or 19¼” or 1ft 7¼”
Writing depth (including alcove) = 71cm or 28” or 2ft 4”
Knee height = 63cm or 24¾” or 2ft 0¾”
Knee width (pedestals) = 52.5cm or 20⅝” or 1ft 8⅝”
Knee width (at plinth) = 50.5cm or 19⅞” or 1ft 7⅞”
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