A desk with an enclosed, box-like pedestal on either side of the central kneehole section, usually containing three or more drawers or sometimes a cupboard with shelves. To enable movement through door and passage ways, they are usually made in three sections, with the writing top, containing two or three drawers, fitted separately to the two pedestals which it help to hold it secure. Pedestal desks are wider than kneehole desks and have no cupboard in the middle section where the occupant sits. Roll top desks are frequently pedestal desks with the addition of a superstructure containing pigeonholes and a slatted roll top.
Victorian mahogany Dickens desk, c. 1850, the galleried back flanked by two banks of drawers above a three section leather inset top, over a frieze fitted with three drawers, raised on two pedestals, each pedestal featuring three short drawers, height 107
A rare Indo Dutch Colonial standing Clerks desk, 19th century, the shaped gallery top rail embellished with embossed brass roundels and mouldings above central drawer flanked by two curve fronted drawers, on turned cup and cover pedestal base on the scroll
A Victorian mahogany pedestal desk, retailed by James Shoolbred & Co., London (stamped and labelled), 1880s, the rectangular top with original gilt-tooled leather writing surface above three frieze drawers and a pair of pedestals, each with three drawe
A Victorian mahogany twin pedestal desk, later 19th century, the desk with a brown tooled leather writing plane above a central drawer flanked by pillars with four graduated drawers, each with turned knob handles, raised on slightly extended plinth base wi
An Italian Renaissance style oak pedestal desk, with a rectangular leather inset top, above three frieze drawers to either side, each pedestal with a single carved panelled door to each side, carved with hunting trophies, mask heads and leaf tip borders, 1
A carved Chippendale style oak pedestal desk, circa 1920s, the English made desk with a felted top and relief carved edging above a frieze drawer and pedestals each with fleur de lys embellishments and cast brass swing handles and shaped plates, a gadroon
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
An Edwardian oak, roll top action, Cutler style desk, early 20th century. the desk has a roll-top sliding door action with interior drawers and stationery compartments. the base has twin pedestal drawers with pull out writing shelves, with makers label Ang
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 small twin pedestal mahogany desk, early to mid 20th century. The desk with a frieze drawer and two pedestals each with four drawers of equal depth and turned timber pull handles, raised on ball feet. Height 80 cm. Width 117 cm. Depth 53 cm
A fine antique French kingwood Bonheur-de-jour, 19th century, of transitional rococo style, the parquetry horseshoe shaped desk with a shaped timber gallery and conforming shelves to a central marble topped pedestal with two small drawers above a leather w
A Victorian mahogany cylinder top pedestal desk, second half 19th century, in warm honey tonings, the desk with a three quarter gallery above a cylinder top with turned handles with mother-of-pearl buttons opening to an arrangement of shaped pigeon holes f
A George II mahogany kneehole desk, circa 1750 the cross banded rectangular top with moulded edge above a slide out writing surface and over a long frieze drawer, each pedestal has three drawers flanking the kneehole and recessed cupboard, on bracket feet
A Victorian burr walnut cylinder desk, 19th century, the cylinder pedestal desk with a timber gallery having a frieze drawer opening to reveal a fitted compartment with a hinged leather writing plane, a series of birch decorated drawers and arched pigeon h
An antique oak pedestal desk in the Gothic/Jacobean manner, 19th century, having a tooled and extendable green leather top above a central drawer flanked by pedestals each with two drawers with gothic strap brass pull handles above two tiers of open shelvi
An American oak, roll top Cutler desk, early 20th century. The desk has a roll-top sliding door action with interior drawers and stationery compartments. The base has twin pedestal drawers with pull out writing shelves, with makers label: 'Cutler'. Height
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
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