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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
Special February offer price £2195

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

Width

Height

Depth

Price

47.5" (121cm)

50.5" (128cm)

30.5" (78cm)

£2095
Special February offer price £1695

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.

English Oak Roll Top Desk

An English Oak Roll Top Desk. Made around 1920. This wonderful example has recently undergone a full restoration in our workshops. This included a full re french polish to the original medium oak colour.


Generous proportions, being 55" ( 140 cm ) in width and 49" ( 125 cm ) in height. The smooth running S Shaped locking Tambour Shutter reveals a detailed interior with four small drawers, pull out pencil trays and letter compartments.


The Desk itself has four single drawers on the left pedestal , a double and two single drawers on the right pedestal. Original Wooden handles and two pull out platform slides located under the desk top. Paneled sides and back with a rear modesty back board fitted between the two pedestals.

Width

Height

Depth

Price

55" (140cm)

49" (125cm)

32" (81cm)

£2195

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

Victorian Mahogany Pedestal Desk.

A popular size Victorian Mahogany Pedestal Desk.

Nine locking drawers with turned wood knobs. Rounded top and plinth corners.

Cleaned and french polished.  Lovely mellow colour with a Bottle Green leather top.

Width

Height

Depth

Price

48" (122cm)

29.5" (75cm)

27" (69cm)

£1395

Mahogany Victorian ( circa 1890 ) Pedestal Desk.

A fine quality Mahogany Victorian ( circa 1890 ) Pedestal Desk.


A very usable mid size. Nine locking single drawers with round brass knobs, hand cut dovetails.


Restored and re polished, retaining the lovely mellow mahogany shade. The top is fitted with a new olive green skiver leather.

Width

Height

Depth

Price

54" (137cm)

30" (76cm)

31" (79cm)

£2295
Special February offer price £1849

Partners Desks

1930’s Mahogany Partners Office Desk

A 1930’s Mahogany Partners Office Desk. Each side of the Desk has six drawers including a double depth file drawer plus a pair of pull out leathered platform slides.


Lovely 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.  

Width

Height

Depth

Price

60" (152cm)

30" (76cm)

48" (122cm)

£1955
Special February offer price £1495

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)

£1045

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

42" (107cm)

28.5" (73cm)

23" (59cm)

£849

A very small, petite Mahogany Edwardian ladies Writing Desk. (circa 1910)


Nine single drawers with the original fine quality brass plate handles. The plinth pedestals bases have round turned feet fitted to increase the working height.


Fully restored and fitted with a new Olive Green leather top.


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.


A very large impressive 1920's oak partners desk. On one side of the desk it has 9 single drawers & a pair of pull out platform slides located under the top. On the opposite side of the desk it has a pair of cupboards with shelves inside & a pair of pull out platform slides located under the top also a central drawer. This desk has it's original brass & copper handles . The pedestals have small tapered legs at the bottom, paneled sides & doors.


The desk unscrews to make it easy to move. Fully restored & re polished to a lovely medium colour &  fitted with a new green hide leather.

Width

Height

Depth

Price

72" (183cm)

30" (76cm)

48" (122cm)

£1995
Special February offer price £1595

Width

Height

Depth

Price

72" (183cm)

30" (76cm)

48" (122cm)

£2295
Special February offer price £1895

A Large impressive 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.

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.

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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

Width

Height

Depth

Price

60" (152cm)

30" (76cm)

36" (91cm)

£1745

This fine quality, Nine drawer Pedestal Desk which was made in the 1920's, features an inset middle drawer, a three paneled leather top, carved top edge detailing, rounded edges and carved cabriole legs.


All the drawers are locking and have the original shell design brass handles.


Re polished and fitted with a new Bottle green leather inlays with Rose gilt tooling.

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

54" (137cm)

31.5" (80cm)

24" (61cm)

£1349

A very unusual 1920's Art Deco Desk. Solid Oak construction. Nine drawers with brass cherub head handles. Diamond shaped patterned veneered drawer fronts with black line detailing.

Carved fretwork on the bottom front plinths. Turned oak feet.

Angled sloping pedestal sides.  Restored and re french polished to a lovely mid golden oak colour. Fitted with a new black leather top with thin line gilding detail.


Width

Height

Depth

Price

66" (168cm)

31" (79cm)

38" (97cm)

£2795

A fine quality 1920" Oak Panelled Desk. Eight drawers including a double depth drawer in the right pedestal. Lovely hand carver handles. A pair of pull out platform slides located under the Desk top, plus a panelled modesty panel fitted between the back pedestals.


Cleaned and re french polished to the original medium to dark oak shade. The top has been re lined in Tan leather with Rose gilt edging.


As with most of these Period desks, it is made in sections for easy transportation and assemble.

Mahogany Victorian ( circa 1890 ) Pedestal Desk.

A lovely Oak 1920's pedestal desk with panel sides & back. Nine drawers with solid brass pull original handles.


Full restored, the original polished surface has been cleaned down & re polished to a very nice golden oak shade.


The top has been re lined with a new Tan leather top with gold rose tooling.


Width

Height

Depth

Price

60" (152cm)

31.25" (80cm)

36" (92cm)

£1595

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 .


Width

Height

Depth

Price

54" (137cm)

29.5" (75cm)

32.5" (82cm)

£1795

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

Eight drawers including a double depth drawer in the right pedestal. Original wooden handles. The middle drawer locks.

There are a pair of pull out oak platform slides located under the desk top. ( useful for extra working space )

The back of the desk has a modesty panel fitted between the pedestals.

Fully restored and re polished to the original Medium Oak shade and fitted with a new Wine leather top.


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

Width

Height

Depth

Price

44" (112cm)

30.5" (77cm)

20.5" (52cm)

£895

A Mahogany Victorian Ladies Desk with Matching Chair.

The attractive Desk has five drawers with the original decorative brass knobs fitted, supported on slim tapered legs. Shaped kneehole space.

Re polished and fitted with a new Wine leather top.

The Victorian Single Chair is polished to the same shade as the desk with a wine leather seat making them a nice matching set.