This is a superb quality fielded panel golden walnut roll top desk circa 1880 – 1900 constructed with the best quality walnut. It has recently been restored and boasts four graduated drawers in each pedestal and a central drawer. The right hand pedestal features a segmented filing drawer in the bottom drawer of the pedestal. The desk boasts solid golden walnut fielded panels throughout and features the original walnut cup handles. The desk has an walnut modesty board, two pull-out writing slides and the interior has 4 internal drawers (two of which are secret) 18 internal compartments with a 2 pen trays and 4 drawers in each pedestal. The desk features a locking mechanism when the roll-top is closed (this also locks the central drawer which is very rare to see). The original lock and key are intact. The internal drawers are constructed of sycamore. The walnut has an excellent tight grain with a wax finish. The desk dismantles into three sections for easy storage or transportation.
The sides of the desk are “S” shaped and have moulded panels allowing the desk to sit freestanding in the centre of a room. The desk is complete with the original lock and key which operates a secret locking mechanism for the fall and all exterior drawers. It is rare to see a roll top desk displaying such quality in a great condition.
External height = 116.5cm / 3’ 10”
External width = 125cm / 4’ 1 ¼” /
External depth = 82cm / 2’ 8 ¼” /
Knee height = 63cm / 2’ 0¾” /
Writing height = 78cm / 2’ 6¾” /
Internal desk depth = 74cm / 2’ 5” /
Internal desk width = 115cm / 3’ 9 ¼” /
Knee width = 53.5cm / 1’ 9”
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