• Circa: 1900
• Period: Edwardian
• Provenance: England, UK
• Item: Cylinder desk
• Wood: Mahogany
• 3ft 10½”wide
• Moulded gallery
• Mahogany ribbed tambour
• Sliding / pullout writing base
• Green leather inset panels
• Adjustable angle writing panel
• 9 internal pigeon holes
• 4 internal drawers
• Original turned knobs & wooden escutcheons
• Original brass handles & brass escutcheons
• Original working locks & keys
• Hand dovetailed mahogany & oak drawer linings
• Reeded pedestal frame
• Original castors
• Very good condition
• Lovely colour & patination
• Dismantles into 2 sections for easy transport / access
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14 days UK returns policy
This is a fine quality antique English Edwardian mahogany and leather inlaid cylinder desk, circa 1900, in good condition. The top section features a moulded gallery, with a lovely ribbed mahogany sliding tambour below, incorporating the original turned knobs. The tambour retains the original working brass lever lock and key. The frame of the desk is adorned with reeded mouldings; this is visible on the edge of the desktop and the pedestals below which are also finished with decorative spandrels in between the pedestals. The pedestals incorporate graduated drawers, decorated with further reeded detail and constructed with hand-dovetailed joints using oak drawer linings. The drawers retain their original brass handles and back plates, including the original brass lever with working key. The pedestals terminated on moulded plinths, with the original castors below. The desk dismantles into two sections for easy transport and access into the home.
The cylinder tambour slides open to reveal nine pigeonholes (incorporating a large central pigeon hole) with a row four internal hand-dovetailed mahogany lined drawers below. The desk features a pullout-writing base, which increases the writing space available. There are three elegant gold-tooled inset green leathers to the writing surface. The central leather panel features its original brass ring pull to enable you to adjust the angle of the writing surface. Below the central writing panel, there is a conspicuous storage area for paperwork and stationery.
The desk features a mellow mahogany 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 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 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. The sliding tambour is in good condition, with no damage and runs smoothly. There are no ink or water stains on the top of the desktop (which is common on these desks). The leather writing surfaces are in good condition and free from any marks, stains or wear and tear. The cylinder roll-top opens freely. The desk pedestals boast hand-dovetailed oak lined drawers and its original external brass handles and escutcheons. The pedestals drawers open and close freely. This desk is solid in joint and ready to use.
External Height = 116.7cm or 46” or 3ft 10”
External Width = 118cm or 46½” or 3ft 10½”
External Depth = 64.6cm or 25½” or 2ft 1½”
Writing Height = 75.1cm or 29½” or 2ft 5½”
Writing Width = 107.8cm or 42⅜” or 3ft 6⅜”
Writing Depth = 54.8cm or 21½” or 1ft 9½”
Raised Writing Width = 44.9cm or 17⅝” or 1ft 5⅝”
Raised Writing Depth = 49.1cm or 19¼” or 1ft 7¼”
Knee Height = 63.2cm or 24⅞” or 2ft 0⅞”
Knee Width (Pedestals) = 46cm or 18⅛” or 1ft 6⅛”
Knee Width (Plinths) = 42.5cm or 16¾” or 1ft 4¾”
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Ref. Cylinder Desk 32