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Antique and Period Desks

As well as our comprehensive range of new desks, we also stock a large range of Period Desks, all fully restored to a high standard in our own workshops. These range from Desks made in the 1950’s through to Antique Desks made in the Edwardian and Victorian Period.

Please view our current stock listed below.

Current Stock

late Victorian Cylinder Top Desk.

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A fine quality late Victorian Cylinder Top Desk.
Made using American Walnut.


The top cylinder section works smoothly reveling the interior with six small satinwood drawers and letter racks. The pull out writing slide has three leathered sections, inlaid with new Bottle green leather. The middle slope can be hinged to work or write letters at.


A small mahogany gallery is located on the top surface.


Six locking Pedestal drawers with the original brass handles.

Fully restored and re polished.

Width

Height

Depth

Price

54" (137cm)

46" (117cm)

30" (76cm)

£2695

Edwardian '1901-1910', 'S' shaped Roll top desk

Width

Height

Depth

Price

47.5" (121cm)

50.5" (128cm)

30.5" (78cm)

£2095

A very unusual Edwardian '1901-1910', 'S' shaped Roll top desk made in Satin birch. Lovely interior made up of pigeon holes, letter racks & drawers.


The desk is paneled all the way around & has pull out brush slides, for extra writing platforms. There are 8 drawers the bottom right hand drawer being a double drawer. Each drawer has beautifully carved shaped hand made handles a real feature to this desk.

Width

Height

Depth

Price

43" (109cm)

53" (134cm)

12" (30cm)

£495

An interesting circa 1900 Oak Bureau Bookcase. The central Writing Bureau section, is flanked by two lockable cupboards. There are open shelves for books etc.


The locking Bureau fall, conceals a fitted pigeon hole interior. Restored and re polished to the original Medium Oak shade.

1900 Oak Bureau Bookcase Small Victorian Pitch pine pedestal desk

A Small Victorian Pitch pine pedestal desk, Nine single drawers fitted with the original solid brass handles.


Fully restored & wax polished, original olive green leather

Width

Height

Depth

Price

42" (107cm)

30" (76cm)

19" (48cm)

£625

Partners Desks

A 1930’s Mahogany Partners Office Desk. Each side of the Desk has six drawers including a double depth file drawer all fitted with the original Brass handles. Working locks with new keys.

There are a pair of pull out leathered platform slides each side giving useful extra working platforms.

Lovely solid mahogany panelled pedestal sides supported on brass capped legs.

Restored and re polished to a mid antique mahogany shade with a new Wine leather top fitted.  

Photographed with one of our Williams style leather desk chairs.

Width

Height

Depth

Price

60" (152cm)

30" (76cm)

48" (122cm)

£1955

An Edwardian ( 1901 - 1910 )  Oak Glazed Bookcase

An Edwardian ( 1901 - 1910 )  Oak Glazed Bookcase.  Two glazed doors, adjustable shelves inside.  Shaped Pelmet top section.


The base section has two drawers with the original art deco style handles. Cupboard doors with a further storage inside.  

Width

Height

Depth

Price

35.5" (90cm)

82" (208cm)

16.5" Top 12" (42cm-31cm)

£1095

All prices shown include VAT

A Charming, Edwardian ( 1910 ) Child's Writing Desk. Made in English Elmwood. Four single drawers with the original Brass handles. A pull out platform slide, a foot rest between the pedestal and side panel.


Fully restored and fitted with a new Wine leather top.


Width

Height

Depth

Price

33" (84cm)

26.5" (67cm)

18.5" (47cm)

£495

Width

Height

Depth

Price

60" (152cm)

30" (76cm)

36" (91cm)

£625

A 1960's Solid Mahogany Writing Table. Two drawers. Strong square legs.


Re polished to a rich antique mahogany shade with a new Bottle green leather top fitted.

An Edwardian ( 1901 - 1910 ) Dickens Style Desk. Made using solid Ash, which is similar in appearance to Oak.  


The desk section has nine drawers with the original brass ring handles. A further two drawers are located on the desk top with a brass gallery running along the back edge.

Polished to a light golden shade with an Olive Green leather inlays.

Width

Height

Depth

Price

48" (122cm)

35.5" (90cm)

24" (61cm)

£1195

Width

Height

Depth

Price

59.5" (151cm)

30" (76cm)

35.5" (90cm)

£695

A 1920's Country Style Writing Table. Manufactured in Pitch Pine, Oak and Beech. Three drawers with the original Brass Cup Handles. Gun Barrel style turned legs. Natural waxed finish.

Tan leather top.


Width

Height

Depth

Price

72" (183cm)

30" (76cm)

48" (122cm)

£2295

A Large impressive Solid Mahogany Edwardian Partners Desk (1901 -1910)

Each side of the Desk has the same drawer layout. The left side having three single drawers, the right side having one double and a single drawer, a large centre drawer and a pair of pull out platform slides, cleverly concealed under the desk top. Vertical reeded pedestal sides.

Solid brass swan-neck handles fitted.

The pedestals have paneled sides and are supported on small tapered legs with brass box castors.

Restored, french polished and fitted with a new one piece Bottle Green hide leather top with Rose patern gilding.

Made by Cookes of Finsbury London.

Pictured with one of our Bottle Green DC061 Directors Swivel Chairs.

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A 1920's  Four Drawer Oak Filing Cabinet. 

This useful period filing cabinet has been convert in our workshop to take modern foolscap files. Four large drawers with the original wooden handles and brass information plates.

Paneled sides and back. Re polished to the original medium oak shade.

Width

Height

Depth

Price

15.5" (39cm)

54" (137cm)

27.5" (70cm)

£1095

A Small 1920's Oak Desk. Two drawers with a pull out platform slide. Original period handles.

Re polished and fitted with a new Green leather top, snake pattern gilding. 

Width

Height

Depth

Price

38" (96cm)

28" (71cm)

20" (51cm)

£425

Width

Height

Depth

Price

41.5" (105cm)

28" (71cm)

26" (66cm)

£695

A lovely mahogany Victorian turned leg writing table on castors, two locking drawers with turned wooden knob handles.


Fully restored & re polished, the table has it's original green leather top with Grecian gold tooling .


late Victorian Cylinder Top Desk.

A rare 1920's solid oak 's' shaped roll top desk, made by T.inclesant & sons of Leicester stamped on the makers key plate.


The desk has lovely panels all the way around & a pair of pull out platform slides. Eight drawers including a double filing drawer.


The desk has been fully restored & re polished, fitted with a new Tan leather top.


Width

Height

Depth

Price

54" (137cm)

50" (127cm)

31.5" (80cm)

£2295

Width

Height

Depth

Price

52" (134cm)

30" (76cm)

27.25" (69cm)

£1195

A Mid sized Mahogany Victorian Pedestal Desk. ( circa 1880 )


Nine locking drawers with new keys cut. Brass decorative knobs. Plinth pedestal bases.


Restored and re french polished. Fitted with a new Wine leather top and Rose pattern gilding.


Width

Height

Depth

Price

54" (137cm)

30.5" (77cm)

34" (86cm)

£1845

A Lovely intermediate size Solid Walnut Paneled Desk, made in the 1920's.

Eight drawers that look like eleven when closed. These including a double depth drawer in the left pedestal and a triple depth drawer in the right pedestal.  Solid brass handles handles. The middle drawer locks.

There are a pair of pull out Walnut platform slides with matching wine leather inlays located under the desk top. ( useful for extra working space )

Fully restored and re french polished. New wine leather top and slides with rose pattern gilding.


Edwardian '1901-1910', 'S' shaped Roll top desk

Width

Height

Depth

Price

48" (122cm)

44" (112cm)

26" (66cm)

£1495

A 1930's English Oak Roll Top Desk. Compact size of 48" in width. Four single drawers in the left pedestal, three in the right pedestal including a larger filing drawer plus a centre drawer.

A pair of pull platform slides are located above each pedestal. The S Shaped tambour top shutter is lockable. The interior has two small drawers and letter compartments.

Polished to a medium oak shade. Original wooden handles.



Price £1495


Edwardian '1901-1910', 'S' shaped Roll top desk

Width

Height

Depth

Price

48" (122cm)

33.25" (84cm)

29" (74cm)

£1095

A Victorian Mahogany Slope top Writing Desk.

Each pedestal has four drawers with the original turned knobs.  The desk top has a lift up leather inlaid writing slope with two small drawers each side.

Inside the slope are two further small drawers and letter dividers.

Restored and re polished with new Olive Green leather inlays.


A small solid Mahogany Polished top Desk, circa 1950 s. Could also be used as a Dressing Table.  Seven drawers with figured Mahogany drawer fronts, decorative handles. The useful top drawer is full width.

Shaped O Gee style feet.  Re french polished.


Width

Height

Depth

Price

48" (122cm)

30" (76cm)

24" (61cm)

£695

A small attractive seven drawer Mahogany Desk, made in the 1930's.   The drawers all lock and are fitted with decorative Swan neck drop handles.

The Pedestals are supported on Cabriole style legs with Ball and Claw feet.

The desk top has a carved rope edge and has been re lined with a new Bottle Green leather inlay.

Re polished to the original lighter mellow mahogany shade.



Width

Height

Depth

Price

48" (122cm)

30.5" (77cm)

28" (72cm)

£895

Width

Height

Depth

Price

52" (132cm)

30" (76cm)

32" (82cm)

£1595

A fine quality Mahogany Desk made in the 1930's. We believe this desk would have been specially commissioned for a customer as it's an unusual size and specification.


The front working side of the desk has nine drawers which all lock. The drawer fronts are inlaid and cross-banded, fitted with the original brass swan neck style handles. Hand cut dovetailed drawer construction.


The back of the desk has a further three working drawers in the right pedestal, the rest of the drawer fronts are false.


Plinth pedestal bases .


Restored, re french polished and fitted with a new Tan leather top.

Width

Height

Depth

Price

60" (152cm)

30" (76cm)

48" (122cm)

£1195

A large Teak 1960's Retro Desk ( unusually deep at 122 cm ) Inset plinth bases with a breakfront middle drawer, useful pull out side platform slides. The right pedestal has a double filing drawer with bars to suspend files.


Brass Swan Neck style handles. New keys cut for the top three locks . Re polished and waxed, the top is lined with a one piece Wine Hide Leather top,  decorated with Gilt Rose patterned tooling.

Width

Height

Depth

Price

48" (122cm)

44.5" (113cm)

33" (84cm)

£1795

With most English Roll top desks being made in Oak, it's quite rare to find one made in Walnut. This example was made in the 1930's by Cabinet makers, Angus of London. 

Four drawers in each pedestal, including larger filing drawers. Original wooden handles.

There is a shaped middle section giving more legroom to work at the desk,  a pair of pull out leathered platform slides are located above each pedestal. The S Shaped tambour top shutter runs smoothly and has the original lock. The interior writing surface has been re leathered with Wine coloured skiver along with the two pull out slides. There are two small drawers, pencil trays and letter compartments inside.

Sympathetically restored retaining the original polishing shade.  A lovely example.


An Edwardian ( 1901 - 1910 )  Oak Glazed Bookcase An Edwardian ( 1901 - 1910 )  Oak Glazed Bookcase

An original 1920's Study chair.


Mahogany frame with Olive green leather upholstery.


Would make a comfortable desk or side chair.


Width 21" ( 53 cm )  Depth  22" ( 56 cm )    Height 35" ( 89 cm )


Price £345


Width

Height

Depth

Price

60" (152cm)

30" (76cm)

48" (122cm)

£2295

A Fine English Oak Partners Desk. Originally made for one of the Directors offices of Southampton Guildhall in the 1930's.

Each side of the desk has the same layout of seven drawers and a pair of pull out oak platform slides.

The two paneled pedestals are supported on 7" high turn legs.

We have fully restored this impressive desk. Re french polishing it to the original meduim oak shade, fitting a new Tan leather top and new Brass Swan neck style handles.


Pictured with one of our DC 054 Captains Swivel Desk chairs.