• Item: Desk
• Circa: 1870
• Style: Victorian
• Wood: Mahogany
• Size: 4ft 5⅞” wide x 2ft ⅜” deep
• New olive green leather with gold tooling
• Inverted breakfront design
• Original turned mahogany knobs
• Fine dovetailed drawer construction
• Ash lined drawer sides
• Original working brass lever locks to pedestal drawers (with key)
• 9 working drawers in total
• Hidden central drawer
• Cock beaded drawer fronts
• Moulded rounded plinths
• Original polish & patination
• Significant storage space
• Free delivery to England, Wales & Southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns
Here is a lovely antique English Victorian mahogany & green leather 4ft 5⅞” inverted breakfront pedestal desk, circa 1870, in excellent original condition. The desk incorporates a newly fitted good quality full grain green inset leather with elegant gold tooling border, which is flanked by mahogany banding and a thumb moulded top. If you prefer a different colour leather, we can replace it with a colour of your choice for an additional £125. The top also retains its original shaped up-stand to the rear, to ensure items kept on the desk cannot fall off the rear of the desk. The desk comprises a pretty shaped breakfront top section with two fixed pedestals. There are 9 graduated working drawers to the front of the desk; the drawers residing in the pedestals feature cock beaded fronts and original turned mahogany knobs. The drawers also retain their original brass lever locks with working key. The central drawer, between the pedestals, is a hidden drawer, disguised as a shaped frieze with moulded edge. The drawers are lined with top quality solid ash and constructed with fined hand dovetail joints. The pedestals rest on the original moulded plinths. The desk is designed to reside against a wall. This is a single-piece desk.
This desk features a rich mahogany colour. As it boasts the original polish, it has a lovely rich colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and the years of care and cleaning it has received.
This item would look superb in a variety of rooms from the work place to the home office. This item would certainly grace any home and is a great investment as it is extremely functional. So don’t miss out your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
This desk is in excellent original condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges of the desktop frame, pedestals and plinths but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The desk incorporates a newly fitted quality full grain olive green leather, which is in excellent condition. If you prefer a different colour leather, we can replace it with a colour of your choice for an additional £125. The drawers retain their original mahogany knobs and brass lever locks (with working key). All drawers run smoothly, close flush to the frame. This desk is solid in joint and ready to use.
External height = 86.3cm or 34” or 2ft 10”
Writing height = 74.9cm or 29½” or 2ft 5½”
External width = 136.8cm or 53⅞” or 4ft 5⅞”
External depth = 61.7cm or 24⅜” or 2ft ⅜”
Knee height = 59.7cm or 23½” or 1ft 11½”
Knee width (pedestals) = 50.8cm or 20” or 1ft 8”
Knee width (plinths) = 46.4cm or 18¼” or 1ft 6¼”
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Ref. Desk 57