• Circa: 1900
• Period: Edwardian
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Mahogany
• “D” shaped cylindrical desk top
• Width: 2ft 6⅛”
• Open brass fretwork gallery
• Boxwood & ebony inlay to exterior & drawer fronts
• Satinwood banding
• Sliding / pullout writing base
• Original red leather
• 9 internal pigeon holes
• 4 internal drawers
• Original working locks & keys
• Original brass handles
• Hand dovetailed mahogany drawer linings
• Fine tapered leg with string inlay
• Original brown mug castors & brass collars
• Completely original
• Stunning original polish & patination
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14 days UK returns policy
This is a superb quality antique Edwardian ladies mahogany and leather inlaid cylinder desk, circa 1900, in good original condition. The desk features a pretty baluster shaped open fretwork gallery. To the front of the desk, the sliding cylindrical roll-top features stunning satinwood cross banding, flanked by geometric boxwood inlay. Similar geometric boxwood inlay can also be seen on the sides and legs of the desk. The cylinder retains the original working brass lever lock and key.
The cylinder slides open to reveal nine pigeonholes (incorporating two letter trays) and four internal hand-dovetailed drawers. The desk boasts its original inset red leather and gold-tooled pullout writing base, which increases the writing space available. The pullout-writing base features the original brass knobs; likewise, the cylinder and external drawer fronts feature the original brass knobs and handles. Below, there is a single mahogany-lined hand-dovetailed drawer, which features also features its original bras working lever lock and key. The desk incorporates a straight frieze and is raised on four tapering legs, which incorporate boxwood string inlay and terminate on square brass plates and the original brown mug castors. It is rare to see a cylindrical desk displaying such quality in good working original condition.
The desk features a rich mahogany 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 they it is extremely functional. So don’t miss out your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
The desk is in good original working condition. Some nominal old use marks to the leading edges but nothing significant considering the age of the item. There are no missing drawers or compartments to the interior. There are no ink or water stains on the top of the desktop (which is common on these desks). It also boasts the original leather, which is rare to see. There are old use marks to the leather but nothing significant considering it’s original. The cylinder roll-top opens freely. The desk boasts hand-dovetailed mahogany lined drawers and its original external brass knobs and handles. As it boasts the original polish, it has a fantastic colour and patination. This desk is solid in joint and ready to use.
External height = 107.7cm or 42½” or 3ft 6½”
External width = 76.6cm or 30⅛” or 2ft 6⅛”
External depth = 53.1cm or 20⅞” or 1ft 8⅞
Knee height = 60.5cm or 23⅞” or 1ft 11⅞”
Writing height = 77.2cm or 30⅜” or 2ft 6⅜”
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Ref. Cylinder Desk 31