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.
Dutch colonial pedestal partner's desk, with 2 doors on each side opening to shelves and drawers, a centre drawer to one side only, divides into sections for removal, 154 cm wide, 103 cm deep, 78.5 cm high
An outstanding and rare German Kingwood and walnut pedestal desk. Circa 1830.The serpentine shaped front with a recessed breakfront centre, above a drawer, flanked by curved drawers, above pedestal doors, on a plinth.161 cm wide. Catalogued in a prestigiou
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 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 rare and important Japanese oak pedestal desk designed by Walter Burley Griffin for Newman College, University of Melbourne, circa 1917, with original pull out slides and timber handles, stamped James Moore and Sons, City Road, Melbourne, 79 cm high, 213
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 outstanding and rare German Kingwood and walnut pedestal desk, circa 1830. Catalogued in a prestigious 1895 Melbourne sale as being from the count Hohenthal Estate. Louis XIV influence. The serpentine shaped front with a recessed breakfront centre, abov
Colonial cedar twin pedestal writing desk, c.1860-1870, maker unknown, the desk front has two side drawers with twin, pedestals each having three drawers upon castors, the top has three tooled leather writing surfaces, the central slope is a lift-up type w
A late 19th century Australian cedar pedestal desk the supper structure with a rectangular top above a pair of cupboard doors enclosing an arrangement of pigeon holes, the desk with a tooled green leather writing surface above three short drawers and raise
Beard Watson single pedestal oak roll top desk 3 drawers and slide out shelf below, roll top with pigeon holes inside above. Maker's badge on back. Reading light has been fitted with some holes drilled. 107 cm wide, 75.5 cm deep, 108.5 cm high.
A kauri pedestal library desk, early 20th century, the rectangular leatherette-lined top above three frieze drawers and a pair of pedestals, each with four drawers, the opposing side with a long frieze drawer above a pair of folio cabinets, on a plinth bas
An early 20th century Australian blackwood pedestal desk with inset leather top and moulded edge, below a kneehole flanked by pedestals each with three drawers and moulded wooden handles. Provenance from the descendants of Lieutenant Colonel Sir Ernest Edw
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