This is a superb quality late Victorian solid oak 3ft 6” wide roll top pedestal desk, circa 1890 – 1910.
• Circa 1890 – 1910
• “S” shaped fielded panel sides
• Period Late Victorian
• Wood Solid Oak
• Freestanding 3ft 6” wide desk
• Solid oak fielded panels to sides and back
• Working lock and key
• Posting slot
• Original handles
• 2 internal drawers
• 18 internal compartments
• 8 graduated drawers to the base
• Filing drawer
• 2 pull-out writing slides for supporting paper work
• Oak modesty board
• Excellent condition
• Dismantles into 3 sections for transportation
This is a superb quality late Victorian solid oak 3ft 6” wide roll top pedestal desk, circa 1890 – 1910. 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. In the centre 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 2 internal drawers, 18 internal compartments and the original finger knobs. The desk features a locking mechanism when the roll-top is closed. The lock and key are in working order. The central drawer features a working lock. 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 moulded panels allowing the desk to sit freestanding in the centre of a room. 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. The tambour is smooth running to open and close. It features a working lock and key to the tambour and central drawer. 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 = 123.5cm or 4ft 1”
External width = 107cm or 3ft 6”
External depth = 77cm or 2ft 6¼”
Knee height = 63.5cm or 2ft 1”
Knee width (at plinth) = 45cm or 2ft 5¾”
Knee width = 47cm or 2ft 6½”
Writing height = 77.5cm or 2ft 6½”
Writing width = 96.5cm or 3ft 2”
Writing depth = 66cm or 2ft 2”
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