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    antique furniture: desks

    A form of table with drawers normally used for writing or a form of work to be carried out at.

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    • A LARGE PARTNERS DESK BY OSVALDO BORSANI

      A LARGE PARTNERS DESK BY OSVALDO BORSANI

      ebury trading, london, united kingdom

      A large Italian walnut partners desk by Osvaldo Borsani, with four tambour fronted drawers with brass fittings and the original green glass top. The opening is 59cm high x 64cm wide. c.1950's Measures: 189cm wide...

      £4,500.00

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    • Victorian Golden Oak Partners Desk

      Victorian Golden Oak Partners Desk

      georgian antiques, edinburgh, united kingdom

      Circa 1850, Victorian partners desk in a figured golden oak. The top with moulded edges and a new gilt-tooled, red hide writing surface. The front with adjustable pull-out hide-covered writing slide over 3 frieze drawers...

      £3,750.00

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    • William IV Mahogany Kneehole Writing Desk

      William IV Mahogany Kneehole Writing Desk

      georgian antiques, edinburgh, united kingdom

      Circa 1840, William IV mahogany kneehole writing desk. The rectangular top with quality gilt-tooled green hide surface over central frieze drawers with mouldings and finely turned original knobs. With a shelf cupboard flanked by banks...

      £2,290.00

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    • Antique pine school desk

      Antique pine school desk

      fabulous finds antiques, worcester, united kingdom

      Wonderful antique pine school desk with lift-up lid revealing large storage space with small shelf. Pen groove to top along with inkwell hole. Either side of the main body is a lift-up flap for extra...

      £250.00

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    • Antique Small Inlaid Rosewood Writing Desk

      Antique Small Inlaid Rosewood Writing Desk

      fabulous finds antiques, worcester, united kingdom

      This is a delightful rosewood writing table with inlaid motif and banding. There is a stationery compartment on the top with brass gallery and with replacement lining for stamps and letters. The shaped writing surface...

      £430.00

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    • Early 19th Century mahogany pedestal desk

      Early 19th Century mahogany pedestal desk

      martlesham antiques, martlesham, united kingdom

      A superb quality early 19th Century mahogany pedestal desk, the moulded edge top having a green leather writing surface decorated with gold and blind tooling, the desk has an arrangement of nine graduated mahogany lined...

      £3,450.00

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    • Antique Correspondence Desk, English, Mahogany, Writing Table, Regency, C.1820

      Antique Correspondence Desk, English, Mahogany, Writing Table, Regency, C.1820

      london fine limited, taunton, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.7619

      This is an antique correspondence desk. An English, mahogany and leather writing table, dating to the Regency period, circa 1820. 

      • Fine example of a classic staple from the Regency period
      • Displays a desirable aged patina throughout
      • Select mahogany shows fine grain interest and deep russet hues
      • Inset dark blue leather skiver in very good order
      • The generously sized skiver accentuated with gold tooling, foliate motif and embossed detail
      • Pair of drawers to front, each dressed with circular drop handle pulls over decorative flowerhead backplates
      • Inset, brass-lined locks to each drawer — in working order with key present
      • Standing upon a quartet of carved and reeded legs, riding smoothly upon brass castors

      This is an appealing antique correspondence desk, with a quality leather skiver and attractive Mahogany stocks. Solid joints and construction, delivered waxed, polished and ready for the home or office.

      Dimensions:
      Max Width: 107cm (42.25'')
      Max Depth: 65.5cm (25.75'')
      Max Height: 76cm (30'')

      Skiver Width: 90.5cm (35.75'')
      Skiver Depth: 49.5cm (19.5'')

      Kneehole Height: 60.5cm (23.75'')

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      Antique Correspondence Desk, English, Mahogany, Writing Table, Regency, C.1820

      £1,650.00

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    • Louis XV Style Mahogany and Rosewood Ladies Kneehole Desk

      Louis XV Style Mahogany and Rosewood Ladies Kneehole Desk

      georgian antiques, edinburgh, united kingdom

      Circa 1920, neat size Louis XV style mahogany and rosewood ladies kneehole desk. The shaped top with ormolu (gilded bronze) moulded edges and crossbanding has a dark blue leather writing surface. The crossbanded frieze drawer...

      £1,975.00

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    • A FRENCH MID-CENTURY CORNER DESK

      A FRENCH MID-CENTURY CORNER DESK

      ebury trading, london, united kingdom

      A French Mid-Century corner desk, ebonised, with brass detailing and a charcoal grey leather top. c.1950 Measures: 118cm wide x 76cm high x 52cm deep Stock Code ET03632

      £1,500.00

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    • Georgian Style Kidney Shaped Desk by Justice & Sons

      Georgian Style Kidney Shaped Desk by Justice & Sons

      georgian antiques, edinburgh, united kingdom

      Circa 1910, Georgian-style kidney shaped freestanding mahogany desk by famous Dundee cabinet makers Justice & Sons. The shaped top with cross banding and a gilt tooled, green writing surface above 3 frieze drawers with Georgian-style...

      £2,200.00

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    • Antique Writing Desk, English, Mahogany, Side, Correspondence Table, Edwardian

      Antique Writing Desk, English, Mahogany, Side, Correspondence Table, Edwardian

      london fine limited, taunton, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.7201

      This is an antique writing desk. An English, mahogany and leather side or correspondence table, dating to the Edwardian period, circa 1910. 

      • Wonderfully compact table transforms into an accomplished desk
      • Displaying a desirable aged patina and in good original order
      • Select mahogany offers fine grain interest and rich caramel hues
      • Pleasantly patinated leather skiver in an attractive mint green hue
      • Pair of articulated leaves enclose this delightful writing desk
      • Arranged with a pop-up gallery behind the skiver, ink wells and pen tray
      • Skiver sits upon a hinged lid, offering concealed document storage
      • Useful letter slides adorn the interior of each leaf
      • Further period appeal afforded by two useful glass ink wells with silver plated lids
      • Dressed with an inset circular lock to the front apron — key absent
      • Dashing shaped aprons to either side add a fascinating profile
      • Raised upon four slender legs with splayed feet

      This is a superb antique writing desk, with usefully compact proportion, but a generous width when in use. With its skiver, ink wells and letter slides, this table is ideal for the occasional missive or correspondence. Solid joints and construction, delivered waxed, polished and ready for the home.

      Dimensions:
      Max Width: 46cm (18'')
      Max Depth: 55cm (21.75'')
      Max Height: 76cm (30'')

      Extended Width: 92cm (36.25'')
      Extended Depth: 55cm (21.75'')
      Extended Height: 76.5cm (30'')

      Skiver Width: 38.5cm (15.25'')
      Skiver Depth: 28cm (11'')

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      Antique Writing Desk, English, Mahogany, Side, Correspondence Table, Edwardian

      £895.00

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    • Rare Georgian Period Adams Style Mahogany Desk

      Rare Georgian Period Adams Style Mahogany Desk

      georgian antiques, edinburgh, united kingdom

      Circa 1790, rare Georgian period Adams style desk/writing table. The rectangular top with crossbanded edges and a quality gilt-tooled burgundy hide writing surface, above Neoclassical carved fore-edges. The 3 frieze drawers with fine urn, garland...

      £6,600.00

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    • 19th Century Chinese hongmu pedestal desk

      19th Century Chinese hongmu pedestal desk

      martlesham antiques, martlesham, united kingdom

      A superb quality 19th Century Chinese carved hongmu twin pedestal desk, the top having a green leather writing surface with blind and gold tooling, with a lovely carved gadrooned edge, the frieze below consisting of...

      £11,500.00

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    • Antique Writing Desk, English, Burr Walnut, Oak, Lowboy, Table, Georgian, C.1800

      Antique Writing Desk, English, Burr Walnut, Oak, Lowboy, Table, Georgian, C.1800

      london fine limited, taunton, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.7528

      This is an antique writing desk. An English, burr walnut and oak lowboy or table, dating to the Georgian period, circa 1800. 

      • Captivatingly figured and of superb elegance
      • Displays a desirable aged patina and in fine antique order
      • Burr walnut stocks graced with fine grain interest
      • Rich caramel hues radiate beneath a quality wax polish finish
      • Classical lowboy form with an arrangement of three drawers
      • Bookmatched burr walnut top presents arresting figuring with inlaid border to edges
      • Drawer fronts finished with brass drop handles over bat wing backplates
      • Inset lock with escutcheon to central drawer — key absent
      • Oak drawer boxes with large dovetail joints exude quality craftsmanship
      • Dashing front apron with sinuous shaped brackets cascading to the broad knee
      • Raised upon a tall quartet of serpentine cabriole legs with broad pad feet

      This is a delectable antique writing desk, strikingly appointed with burr walnut bookmatching and delightful caramel hues. Solid joints and construction, delivered waxed, polished and ready for the home.

      Dimensions:
      Max Width: 107cm (42.25'')
      Max Depth: 57cm (22.5'')
      Max Height: 76cm (30'')

      Kneehole Width: 54cm (21.25'')
      Kneehole Height: 53cm (20.75'')

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      Antique Writing Desk, English, Burr Walnut, Oak, Lowboy, Table, Georgian, C.1800

      £1,985.00

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    • Maple & Co - Stunning Edwardian Marquetry Rosewood Library Writing Table Desk

      Maple & Co - Stunning Edwardian Marquetry Rosewood Library Writing Table Desk

      artsonline.org.uk, shepton mallet, united kingdom

      Maple & Co - Stunning Edwardian Marquetry Rosewood Library Writing Table Desk Brief Description: This is a stunning quality original signed/stamped 'Maple & Co' Edwardian Rosewood Marquetry Library Desk which is embellished in beautiful and...

      £2,350.00

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    • Antique Pine Writing Desk

      Antique Pine Writing Desk

      pinefinders old pine furniture, aylesbury, united kingdom

      Increasing in demand, now people are working from home, here we have a very nice antique pine writing desk c.1920, in very good condition throughout. Currently in the bare wood having recently been stripped. The...

      £797.00

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    • Small Antique Ladies Writing Desk, French, Oak, Bureau, Mirror, Victorian, 1900

      Small Antique Ladies Writing Desk, French, Oak, Bureau, Mirror, Victorian, 1900

      london fine limited, taunton, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.6843

      This is a small antique ladies writing desk. A French, oak bureau with mirror, dating to the Victorian period, circa 1900. 

      • Of wonderful proportion and rich in colour
      • Displaying a desirable aged patina and in good order
      • Delightful light French oak presents rich caramel hues
      • Superb grain interest and medullary rays beneath a wax polish finish
      • Shaped back stand with inset bevelled mirror showing a desirable light foxing
      • Serpentine fall front finished with carved foliate beading and an inset lock — key absent
      • Supported by a hinged arm, the front opens to offer a generously sized desk
      • Document boxes help arrange the interior over a central drawer, dressed with a small brass pull
      • Wide drawer to lower fascia with distinctive vine-shaped brass handles
      • Elegantly shaped lower apron with rolled edge and accentuated to centre with leaf forms
      • Raised upon a quartet of dashing cabriole legs, slender of form and terminating in pad feet

      This is a fascinating small antique ladies writing desk, with superb French oak stocks presenting fine colour and attractive craftsmanship throughout. Solid joints and construction, delivered waxed, polished and ready for the study or home office.

      Dimensions:
      Max Width: 72cm (28.25'')
      Closed Depth: 41cm (16.25'')
      Open Depth: 74cm (29.25")
      Max Height: 123.5cm (48.5'')

      Desk Width: 72cm (28.25'')
      Desk Depth: 53.5cm (21'')
      Desk Height: 70cm (27.5'')

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      Small Antique Ladies Writing Desk, French, Oak, Bureau, Mirror, Victorian, 1900

      £795.00

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    • Original Antique German Gründerzeit Pedestal Desk in Pine, circa 1880

      Original Antique German Gründerzeit Pedestal Desk in Pine, circa 1880

      anderton antiques, harbury, united kingdom

      Original Antique German Gründerzeit Pedestal Desk in Pine, circa 1880 This Pedestal desk has been made with quality in mind. We have seen a lot of pine desks, never to this kind of quality. Exceptional...

      £895.00

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    • Antique Clerk's Desk, English, Walnut, Pedestal, Writing Table, Victorian, 1880

      Antique Clerk's Desk, English, Walnut, Pedestal, Writing Table, Victorian, 1880

      london fine limited, taunton, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.7373

      This is an antique clerk's desk. An English, walnut pedestal writing table, dating to the Victorian period, circa 1880. 

      • Classic pedestal desk, pleasingly appointed
      • Displaying a desirable aged patina and in good order
      • Select walnut shows fine grain interest
      • Rich caramel hues beam beneath a quality wax polish finish
      • Arranged as a suite of nine drawers with two pairs of eight framing one to centre
      • Finished with a traditionally ebonised top, contrasting superbly with the natural walnut stocks
      • Deep, tiered edge creates a strong horizontal effect, the motif continued upon the drawer fronts
      • Each drawer dressed with brass drop handles over batwing shaped back plates
      • Wide central drawer replete with inset brass-lined lock — key absent
      • Benefiting from mahogany lined drawer boxes with stout fronts
      • Standing upon continuous plinth bases to each pedestal with tiered edges

      This is a delightful antique clerk's desk with striking ebonised top and attractive colour. Solid joints and construction, delivered waxed, polished and ready for the study.

      Dimensions:
      Max Width: 137cm (54'')
      Max Depth: 57.5cm (22.75'')
      Max Height: 74.5cm (29.25'')

      Kneehole Height: 57.5cm (22.75'')

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      Antique Clerk's Desk, English, Walnut, Pedestal, Writing Table, Victorian, 1880

      £1,465.00

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    • Antique Morning Room Desk, English, Walnut, Writing Table, Victorian, Circa 1880

      Antique Morning Room Desk, English, Walnut, Writing Table, Victorian, Circa 1880

      london fine limited, taunton, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.7289

      This is an antique morning room desk. An English, walnut writing table dating to the Victorian period, circa 1880. 

      • Delightful twin pedestal form and of superior quality
      • Displaying a desirable aged patina and in good antique order
      • Select walnut offers fine grain interest and rich russet hues
      • Drawer fronts crafted from stocks of attractive burr walnut
      • Generously sized top with large leather skiver with a width of 109cm (43")
      • Forest green leather enhanced with gold tooling and an embossed, chased edge pattern
      • Arranged as a suite of eight drawers, each dressed with inset brass lined locks — keys absent
      • Wide central drawer dressed with circular pulls decorated with fern leaf motif
      • Side drawers open smoothly with brass drop handles over pierced oval backplates
      • Upper right hand drawer fitted with a stationery divider for added purpose
      • Benefits from a useful, extra-deep lower filing drawer to left-hand bank
      • Finished rear offering the desk for prime central room placement
      • Shaped apron plinths with ogee bracket feet, the whole riding smoothly on concealed castors

      This is an attractive and superb quality antique morning room desk, with desirable figuring and rich colour. Solid joints and construction, delivered waxed, polished and ready for the study.

      Dimensions:
      Max Width: 120cm (47.25'')
      Max Depth: 59.5cm (23.5'')
      Max Height: 72.5cm (28.5'')

      Skiver Width: 109cm (43'')
      Skiver Depth: 49cm (19.25'')

      Kneehole Height: 60cm (23.5'')

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      Antique Morning Room Desk, English, Walnut, Writing Table, Victorian, Circa 1880

      £2,950.00

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    • Antique Victorian Coromandel Ladies Writing Desk

      Antique Victorian Coromandel Ladies Writing Desk

      georgian antiques, edinburgh, united kingdom

      Circa 1860, rare Victorian coromandel ladies writing desk. With a raised back shelf with cast brass gallery on ebonised, turned supports. The shaped writing surface with original, brown tooled leather with coromandel cross banding and...

      £2,200.00

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    • Antique Unusual French Mahogany Large Desk

      Antique Unusual French Mahogany Large Desk

      georgian antiques, edinburgh, united kingdom

      Circa 1850, exhibition quality French mahogany freestanding desk. The large rectangular shaped top with three-quarter pierced gallery to the recently re-leathered green writing surface with blind tooling and gilding. With 5 drawers to the frieze...

      £6,250.00

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    • Vintage Correspondence Desk, English, Library, Writing Table, Cotswold School

      Vintage Correspondence Desk, English, Library, Writing Table, Cotswold School

      london fine limited, taunton, united kingdom

      Our Stock # 18.7369

      This is a vintage correspondence desk. An English, solid teak library or writing table in the manner of the Cotswold School, dating to the mid 20th century, circa 1950. 

      • Strikingly figured desk of generous proportion and superb craftsmanship
      • Displaying a desirable aged patina and in very good order
      • Solid teak an arresting sight of fine grain interest throughout
      • Rich caramel hues radiate beneath the wax polish finish
      • Delightful pierced gilt metal gallery rail to the upper surface
      • Pair of raked cabinet doors open smoothly, resting neatly against the desktop
      • Door dressed with an oval brass lock escutcheon, with working inset lock — key present
      • Usefully sized interior arranged with document storage above the desk and inside each door
      • The desk measuring 80cm x 57cm (31.5" x 22.5"), over a comfortable kneehole height of 60.5cm (23.75")
      • Elegantly shaped brackets frame a set of three drawers, wider to centre and detailed with cockbeading
      • Each dressed with circular, gilt metal drop handles over pierced foliate backplates
      • Standing upon a quartet of tapering legs, terminating in arrow feet

      This is a superb vintage correspondence desk, in the manner of the Cotswold School and presented with fascinating teak figuring across the whole. An arresting sight, this generously sized desk offers a touch of elegance for those working from home, or the enthusiastic writer. Solid joints and construction, delivered waxed, polished and ready to enjoy.

      Dimensions:
      Max Width: 145cm (57'')
      Max Depth: 60cm (23.5'')
      Max Height: 109.5cm (43'')

      Interior Width: 80cm (31.5'')
      Interior Depth: 57cm (22.5'')

      Kneehole Height: 60.5cm (23.75'')
      Desk Height: 76cm (30")
      Wing Height: 73cm (28.75")

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      Vintage Correspondence Desk, English, Library, Writing Table, Cotswold School

      £3,750.00

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    • Early 20th Century rosewood and marquetry inlaid desk

      Early 20th Century rosewood and marquetry inlaid desk

      martlesham antiques, martlesham, united kingdom

      Early 20th Century rosewood and marquetry inlaid desk, the gallery superstructure with two flanking stationary compartments each with brass gallery and musical trophy inlaid hinged slope enclosing fitted interior and drawer below with original brass...

      £2,750.00

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    • Early 19th Century mahogany pedestal desk

      Early 19th Century mahogany pedestal desk

      martlesham antiques, martlesham, united kingdom

      Early 19th Century mahogany pedestal desk, the moulded edge top having a brown leather writing surface decorated with gold and blind tooling, the desk has an arrangement of nine graduated mahogany lined drawers with the...

      £1,950.00

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