A double-sided desk at which two people can sit facing each other. Usually containing drawers on either side and generally leather-topped. Sometimes described as a library desk or library table. They may take the form either of pedestal desks or conventional four-legged tables. Many such desks have survived in red cedar from Australian colonial days, for the most part preserved in banking chambers, court houses, police stations and public service offices. Such colonial government furniture dating from the later part of the 19th century is often stamped with a crown, the 'V.R.' monogram, and sometimes a date.
An Australian cedar partners desk by W.H. Rocke & Co. of Melbourne, with unusual banks of 6 graduated drawers on each side, makers plaque in top drawer, 19th century, Purchased from the Franklin Hesterman estate Hawthorn, 75 cm high, 190 cm wide, 119 c
A mahogany double pedestal partners desk, in the Georgian style, the moulded top with tooled navy leather insert, above a central apron drawer flanked by two smaller drawers, each pedestal with three graduated drawers, all cockbearded and mounted with bras
An Australian Colonial cedar partners desk, circa 1870-1880. the top section with three drawers and tooled leather writing surface over twin pedestal base; each having three drawers. Height 76 cm. Top: 152 x 99.5 cm
A fine walnut partners desk, mid 1940s. The double pedestal desk with four cockbeaded drawers and cast swing handles, cupboards to the reverse long side and raised on an Art Deco waisted plinth base, with a bevel glazed top; provenance: the property of the
A Victorian mahogany twin pedestal partners desk, mid 19th century, with tooled red leather writing surface, three long drawers over twin pedestal bases. One pedestal with three graduated drawers and single door cupboard verso; other pedestal with false dr
A Victorian mahogany partners desk, 19th century, the top with a stepped edge and a tooled mahogany toned leather writing plane, a trio of panels to the short ends, with conforming cupboards to one side and open partitioned compartments to the other below
Antique twin pedestal Australian cedar partners desk, fitted with six drawers below the resurfaced tooled leather writing surface, recessed panelled cupboards and sides, Ex Bank of NSW Purchased 1950's. 196 cm wide x 118 cm depth x 79 cm high
An important 19th century English walnut partner's pedestal desk by makers: 'W. Walker & Sons, Buntill Row E.C' of Gothic Revival fitted with 9 drawers and two cupboard doors, heavy gothic cast brass handles & a leather writing top.
A Continental burr walnut partners desk, the top inset with leather, with a moulded edge, above three frieze drawers to the front and reverse, on end pedestals, each with drawers to the front and cupboards to the reverse.
A Victorian mahogany partners desk late 19th century, with tooled leather insert top the desk has three upper drawers, over twin pedestal bases, each pedestal containing three drawers. Height 77 cm. Width 151 cm. Depth 91 cm
A Victorian cedar partners' desk, circa 1880s, of substantial form and with much patina, with a deep apron enclosing two narrow drawers with turned handles above baluster and knopped legs, the top with a deep green tooled top. Height 74 cm. Width 147 cm. D
A fine early 20th century French partners desk, the top inset with gold embossed leather with a moulded edge, above three frieze drawers on end pedestal with graduated drawers. 77 cm high, 191 cm wide, 120 cm deep.
A large mahogany twin pedestal partners desk, circa 1860, with a tooled green leather writing plane above two pedestals each with four drawers with brass escutcheons conforming to the recessed hinge style handles, and to the rear two keyed cupboards each w
A good French walnut partners desk, the inset leather top, above a knee hole flanked by frieze drawers, on end pedestals, each with three drawers to front and reverse flanked by fluted pilasters. 76 cm high, 18 cm wide, 105 cm deep.
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