• Item: Bureau / Desk
• Circa: 1910
• Period: Edwardian
• Wood: Oak
• Provenance: England, UK
• Width: 2ft 5”
• Comprehensive fitted interior
• Freestanding / centre room desk
• Hinged fall
• Solid oak panels
• Original handles & interior brass label holders
• Working lock & key to fall
• 4 Internal drawers
• 12 Internal open compartments
• Original brass hinged stay
• Recessed pen well
• Pull out writing slide support
• 4 graduated drawers to pedestal
• Excellent original condition
• Single piece desk
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns policy
Here is a fine quality antique English Edwardian oak freestanding roll bureau pedestal desk, circa 1910, of unusual design, in excellent original condition. The desk has been constructed from good quality solid oak and the exterior of the desk features solid oak panels. Constructed with a single pedestal, it was designed to be freestanding in the centre of a room. The bureau roof comprises a wooden gallery, with a hinged oak fall below, supported by the original pair of brass stays, which support the writing surface when in use. The fall also retains its original brass working lever lock (with key) to allow you to lock the desk interior when not in use. The interior comprises of four internal drawers, including two smaller drawers disguised as trim, flanked by useful 12 pigeon holes and a useful recessed pen well below. The two main internal drawers retain the original brass label holders. 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 desk stands on a single large pedestal, which incorporate a pull-out slide and bank of four graduated drawers. The slide is useful for placing paperwork on and the drawers provide plenty of storage space. The drawers are constructed with dovetailed joints and retain the original oak cup handles.
This oak office desk offers an alternative to the classic example of a fine quality English roll top desks from the early 20th century period. The level of detail and craftsmanship displayed is high.
The desk features a mellow golden oak colour. The bureau been cleaned and French polished by hand, to a professional standard, in our workshop. Therefore, the finish, colour and patination are of an excellent standard. 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 desk would look superb in a variety of rooms from the work place to the home office or even bedroom. 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 fine quality antique English Edwardian oak freestanding roll bureau pedestal desk, circa 1910, of unusual design, in excellent original condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges, but nothing significant considering its age. The desk has been cleaned and professionally French polished by hand in our workshop, therefore the colour and patination are of an excellent standard. There are no 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 fall working surface, pull-out slide and insides of the drawers (see photos) but nothing significant considering its age. The fall retains the original working lock with key. 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. This item is well made, solid in joint and ready to use.
External Height = 118.4cm or 46⅝” or 3ft 10⅝”
External Width = 73.5cm or 29” or 2ft 5”
External Depth = 36.4cm or 14⅜” or 1ft 2⅜”
Writing Height = 77.5cm or 30½” or 2ft 6½”
Writing Width (lid width) = 64.5cm or 25⅜” or 2ft 1⅜”
Writing Width (in-between brass stays) = 59.7cm or 23½” or 1ft 11½”
Writing Depth = 35.4cm or 14” or 1ft 2”
Knee Height = 75.4cm or 29⅝” or 2ft 5⅝”
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