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Antique English George V 3ft 6” Oak Roll Top Pedestal Office Desk (circa 1920)

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Sold by: Yolanda Gray Antiques


Here is a good quality antique English George V oak 3ft 6” wide freestanding roll top pedestal desk, circa 1920, in good working original condition. The desk has been constructed of oak and features a panelled exterior. Constructed with an “S” shaped design to the top section, this roll top desk was designed to be freestanding in the centre of a room. The sliding tambour can be lifted up to reveal a bank of internal drawers and compartments. The interior houses 4 internal drawers. Set within the bank of drawers are 10 pigeonhole compartments, ideal for storing paperwork, letters and other accoutrements. A letter rack is also situated either side the desk to store letters upright. Each side of the desk incorporates the original posting slots, where letters can be posted into the desk, whilst the tambour is closed.

When the sliding tambour is pulled down and secured using the original lock and working key, this will lock the top section and pedestal drawers. The lock is original and functional, with working key.

The desk stands on two large pedestals, which incorporate a bank of graduated dovetailed drawers. The bottom drawer of each pedestal features a large open filing drawer. The drawers retain their original, shaped oak cup handles. Sitting at the top of each pedestal are two large pull-out-writing slides, ideal for organising additional paper work around you, whilst you work. There is a solid oak modesty board in between the two pedestals at the back of the desk. The desk dismantles into three main sections for easy storage or transportation.

Condition Report:
This oak roll top desk is in good original condition and is in complete working order. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges, as well as historical scratches to the desktop, but nothing significant considering its age. There are no ink or water stains to the main desktop. There are old use marks to the tops of the writing slide supports and insides of the drawers (see photos). The tambour incorporates the original working barrel lock, with a working key. When the sliding tambour is pulled down and secured using the original lock and working key, this will lock the top section and pedestal drawers. The original tambour lock and key are in working order. There are no splits in the tambour (which again, is common in these types of desks). The desk has been waxed polished in our workshops. This item is well made, solid in joint and ready to use.

External Height = 116.2cm or 45Ύ” or 3ft 9Ύ”
External Width = 106.8cm or 42” or 3ft 6”
External Depth = 78.5cm or 30?” or 2ft 6?”
Writing Height = 76cm or 29?” or 2ft 5?”
Writing Width = 96.6cm or 38” or 3ft 2”
Writing Depth = 66cm or 26” or 2ft 2”
Knee Height = 67.7cm or 26?” or 2ft 2?”
Knee Width = 40.4cm or 15?” or 1ft 3?”

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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1920.


Height = 116.2 cm (45.7")
Width = 106.8 cm (42.0")
Depth = 78.5 cm (30.9")

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Yolanda Gray Antiques
Unit 4
Organsdale Farm
United Kingdom

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