• Circa: 1910
• Period: Edwardian
• Wood: Oak
• Provenance: England, UK
• Width: 4ft
• Comprehensive fitted interior
• Freestanding / centre room desk
• “S” shaped design
• Solid oak panels
• Original drawer cup handles & interior brass label holders
• 4 internal drawers
• 19 Internal open compartments
• 2 letter racks
• 2 pull out writing slide supports
• 7 graduated drawers to pedestals
• Central drawer between pedestals
• Central modesty board
• Working lock and key
• 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 4ft wide freestanding roll top pedestal office desk, circa 1910, with a practical fitted interior, in excellent condition. The desk has been constructed from good quality solid oak and the exterior of the desk features solid oak panels.
Constructed 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 interior houses 4 internal drawers, 2 of which incorporate label holders. The two further internal drawers are pen drawers, disguised as decorative trim (see photos). While the original labels haven’t survived, a brand-new set has been faithfully reproduced to fit the label holders (see photos). The new labels feature multiple options, to best suit the user’s needs. If further labels are required, including new category names, these can be produced for no additional cost. The internal drawers feature their original brass label holders. Set within the bank of drawers are 19 pigeonhole compartments, ideal for storing paperwork, letters and other accoutrements. A letter rack is also situated either side 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 and pedestal drawers. The lock is original and functional, with a working key.
The desk stands on two large pedestals, which incorporate a bank of graduated drawers; the left pedestal contains four drawers, while the right pedestal contains three, including a double-depth filing drawer. The drawers retain their original, carved oak cup handles. Between the pedestals is a further single drawer. 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 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 oak roll top office desk is a truly classic example of a fine quality Edwardian 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 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.
This oak roll top office desk is in excellent condition and is in complete working order. The desk has been professionally French polished by hand 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 (which is common on these types of desks). 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 and pedestal drawers. The tambour lock and key are in working order. 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 oak handles. 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. 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 = 126cm or 49⅝” or 4ft 1⅝”
External Width = 122cm or 48” or 4ft
External Depth = 76.5cm or 30⅛” or 2ft 6⅛”
Writing Height = 76.8cm or 30¼” or 2ft 6¼”
Writing Width = 111.2cm or 43¾” or 3ft 7¾”
Writing Depth = 64.1cm or 25¼” or 2ft 1¼”
Knee Height = 61.8cm or 24⅜” or 2ft ⅜”
Knee Width (pedestals) = 49.3cm or 19⅜” or 1ft 7⅜”
Knee Width (plinths) = 46.7cm or 18⅜” or 1ft 6⅜”
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