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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

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

Width

Height

Depth

Price

47.5" (121cm)

50.5" (128cm)

30.5" (78cm)

£2095
Special offer price £1495

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.

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
February Special Offer £559

Partners Desks

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
February Special Offer £979

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
February Special Offer £395

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
Special offer price £795

Width

Height

Depth

Price

59.5" (151cm)

30" (76cm)

35.5" (90cm)

£695
February Special Offer £625

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
Special offer price £1795

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.

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

Width

Height

Depth

Price

48" (122cm)

33.25" (84cm)

29" (74cm)

£1095
 February Special Offer £979

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
February Special Offer £625

Width

Height

Depth

Price

52" (132cm)

30" (76cm)

32" (82cm)

£1595
February Special Offer £1429

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
February Special Offer £1075

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
February Special Offer £1595

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.


Small Victorian Pitch pine pedestal desk

A Pretty Queen Ann Style Walnut Desk.  Five drawers with Burr Walnut drawer fronts and Brass pierced back handles. Queen Ann style legs. Polished and fitted with a new Olive Green leather top.

Width

Height

Depth

Price

44" (112cm)

30.5" (77cm)

22.5" (57cm)

£895
February Special Offer £795

Special sale clearance price !!!!  £600 Off

Special sale clearance price !!! £500 Off

Special sale clearance price !!! £400 Off

Width

Height

Depth

Price

60" (152cm)

30.5" (78cm)

36" (91cm)

£1595
February Special Offer £1429

A large Mahogany 1920's Paneled desk on shaped bracket feet. Nine single locking drawers with there original swan drop brass handles.


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


This desk is made in three sections.


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

Width

Height

Depth

Price

60" (152cm)

30" (76cm)

36" (91cm)

£2195
February Special Offer £1949

A lovely quality Light Oak 1920's Pedestal Desk

The Desk has solid fielded oak panels all the way around, a back paneled modesty panel and a pair of pull out wooden platform slides. Eight drawers including a double depth filing drawer.

The middle drawer locks with a new key cut. Original wooden handles, plinth pedestal bases,  Fully restored & re polished. We have fitted a new tan leather to the top with Rose gilt decoration.



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

A circa 1930's Art Deco light oak Pedestal Desk. Eight drawers with the original wooden handles including a double file drawer in the right pedestal. There are two pull out wooden platform slides under the desk top with curved front edges.

Inset black plinth bases and nice art deco vertical detailing on the pedestal sides. Re polished and fitted with a new black leather top in keeping with the Art Deco look.

Width

Height

Depth

Price

60" (152cm)

30" (76cm)

36" (91cm)

£2095
February Special Offer £1879

An Edwardian ( 1901 - 1910 )  Oak Glazed Bookcase

A 1930’s Original Oak Filing Cabinet. The locking tambour shutter concealing nine pull out filing trays with brass info tag holders. Cleaned and french polished. Medium oak shade.

Width

Height

Depth

Price

20" (50cm)

46" (117cm)

17" (44cm)

£695
February Special Offer £625

Width

Height

Depth

Price

60" (152cm)

30" (76cm)

36" (91cm)

£1595
February Special Offer £1429

A 1920’s Mahogany Pedestal Desk. Nine locking drawers, solid brass handles. Vertical reeded pedestal ends. Plinth bases. Restored and fitted with a new wine leather top.


Width

Height

Depth

Price

49" (125cm)

30" (76cm)

35" (89cm)

£1795
February Special Offer £1559

A 1920’s Walnut Panelled Desk. Useful extra depth of 35” . The left pedestal has four drawers, the right pedestal has three including a double depth drawer. a shaped middle section giving more leg room to work at the desk. Original Craved handles.  There are two pull out platform slides located under the desk top.

Panelled sides and back. Re polished to the original mid brown walnut shade and fitted with a new black hide leather.

Width

Height

Depth

Price

72" (183cm)

30" (76cm)

42" (107cm)

£1695
February Special Offer £1495

Made in 1936 this large mahogany desk would have been made for a Government office back in the day. Four single drawers in the left pedestal and two single and a double depth file drawer in the right pedestal. Working locks and solid brass handles fitted. No centre drawer giving more leg room to work at the desk. Panelled sides and polished back pedestals mean the desk could be positioned in the middle of a room a viewed from the back.. We have re polished the desk to its original antique mahogany shade and fitted a new one piece Tan hide leather top with Rose pattern gilding around the edge. A lovely large, strong pedestal desk.

Width

Height

Depth

Price

86" (219cm)

30" (76cm)

42" (107cm)

£1495
February Special Offer £1345

A very large and fascinating Mahogany Desk made in the 1960’s by the Abbass Office Furniture Company.  Having been made with large overhangs to enable papers and charts to be spread over the working surface and also allow clients or staff to sit around the desk for meetings.


There is a locking centre drawer with four single drawers in the left pedestal and a filing drawer and two further single drawers in the right pedestal.  The original flat bar, curved Brass and Baker light handles have been polished and re fitted after the desk was re french polished to it’s original mahogany shade. Also located under the desk top are two pull out slides, one with a leather inlay and the other with compartments for pencils and stationary bits and pieces. The rear of the desk has a removable modesty panel. The desk top and one of the pull out slides have been re leathered with new Black leather with a thin gilding line for decoration.  The desk is photographed with one of our Single style desk chairs to show scale.


The desk was used by a member of staff working for the steel company ARMCO LTD ( American Rolling Mills Company ) in Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire for many years until they retired and took the desk home with them.

An Edwardian ( 1901 - 1910 )  Oak Glazed Bookcase

A 1920’s solid oak, four drawer filing cabinet. Each of the four drawers has its original wooden handle and brass name tag plate. We have added  filing bars supports to take modern-day files which can be removed if not wanted.

Panelled sides and a polish top surface. Lovely original colour.

Width

Height

Depth

Price

18.5" (47cm)

52.5" (133cm)

29.5" (75cm)

£975
February Special Offer £879

Width

Height

Depth

Price

48" (122cm)

43.5" (110cm)

25" (64cm)

£1695
February Special Offer £1495

This superb quality Mahogany Victorian Cylindrical Writing Desk dates from around 1870. There is a raised wooden gallery on the top section, the lockable cylindrical front lifts to reveal a pull out writing surface with three leather panels that have been re lined in tan skiver leather and thin gilt line decoration.

The centre panel can be raised for writing with storage beneath. Six small working satinwood drawers and five faux drawers. The lower section has six lockable drawers with the original turned wooden knobs. The desk has been lovingly restored retaining the mellow mahogany shade.


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

A small, petite Mahogany Edwardian ( 1901 - 1910 )  ladies writing desk. Nine locking drawers with the original period brass plate handles. Plinth pedestal bases with round turned wooden feet to raise the working height.

Restored and polished with a new olive green leather insert.



Width

Height

Depth

Price

42" (152cm)

28.5" (76cm)

23" (91cm)

£725
February Special Offer £649

An Edwardian ( 1901 - 1910 )  Oak Glazed Bookcase

A fine quality 1930’s Mahogany Writing Bureaux. Three locking drawers with attractive brass handles, inlaid with figured mahogany grain. A Locking bureau flap and shaped cabriole legs. The bureau interiors writing flap has been inlaid with a new tan skiver leather and has letter racks and three inlaid drawers.

Width

Height

Depth

Price

36" (92cm)

40" (102cm)

18" (46cm)

£725
February Special Offer £649

Writing Bureaux

Width

Height

Depth

Price

60" (152cm)

30" (76cm)

36" (91cm)

£1595
February Special Offer £1429

A popular larger size Mahogany 1920's Panelled desk on plinth based pedestals. Nine single locking drawers with the original swan neck drop brass handles.

The desk top has canted corners and bevelled front pedestal edges.


We have re polished the desk keeping the original lighter mahogany shade and fitted a new olive green leather top with snake pattern gilding.


This desk is made in three sections.


Width

Height

Depth

Price

50" (127cm)

50" (127cm)

34" (86cm)

£1795
February Special Offer £1595

A lovely example of a 1920’s English made Oak Roll Top Desk. Original supplied by M.W. EDGLEY. Office Furniture 154 Fleet Street, London, as seen on the original brass key escution plate.

Eight drawers including a double depth drawer in the right pedestal with the original wooden handles. Panelled sides and back panels. A pair of pull out platform slides are located under the writing surface.


The impressive interior has number of small drawers with brass name plate slots and various letter racks.

We have sympathetically restored the desk retaining the original patina and colour.


An Edwardian ( 1901 - 1910 )  Oak Glazed Bookcase