This is a superb quality late Victorian solid oak 4ft 6” wide roll top pedestal desk, circa 1800.
• Circa 1880
• “S” shaped fielded panel sides
• Period Late Victorian
• Wood Solid Oak
• Freestanding 4ft 6” wide desk
• Solid oak fielded panels to sides and back
• Working lock and key
• Working secret mechanism
• Posting side slots
• Original handles
• 14 internal drawers
• 13 internal compartments
• 8 graduated drawers to the base
• Filing drawer
• 2 pull-out writing slides supports
• Oak modesty board
• Excellent condition
• Dismantles into 3 sections for transportation
This is a superb quality late Victorian solid oak 4ft 6” wide roll top pedestal desk, circa 1880. It boasts four graduated drawers in each pedestal. The right hand pedestal features a filing drawer in the bottom drawer of the pedestal. The desk boasts solid golden oak fielded panels throughout and features the original oak cup handles to the pedestal. On each side of the tambour, there is a posting slot for mail (this allowed people to post mail into the desk while the tambour was locked). There is an oak modesty board, with two pullout-writing slides above 4 drawers in each pedestal. The interior has 14 internal drawers and 13 internal compartments and with brass finger hooks and knobs. The desk features a locking mechanism when the roll-top is closed. The lock and key are in working order. The two top drawers feature a working lock & key. The internal drawers are constructed of sycamore. The oak 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 fielded panels allowing the desk to sit freestanding in the centre of a room. The desk is complete with a working lock and key, which operates a secret locking mechanism for the fall and the pedestal drawers. It is rare to see a roll top desk displaying such quality in a great condition.
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 a great investment, as they are an extremely functional. So don’t miss out your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
The desk is in excellent condition it has recently been cleaned and is in complete working order. There are no missing drawers or compartments to the interior. It features a working lock and key to the tambour and two top drawers to the pedestal. There are no ink or water stains on the desk (which are common on these desks). Some nominal old use marks to the leading edges but nothing significant considering its age. The internal pedestal drawer linings are constructed of sycamore. Free of worm-worm, solid in joint and ready to use.
External height = 126.2cm or 4ft 2”
External width = 137.3cm or 4ft 6”
External depth = 86cm or 2ft 10”
Knee height = 61.8cm or 2ft
Knee width (at plinth) = 58cm or 1ft 10¾”
Knee width = 59cm or 1ft 11¼”
Writing height = 76.5cm or 2ft 6”
Writing width = 125cm or 4ft 1¼”
Writing depth = 74.5cm or 2ft 4¼”
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