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.
A rare parquetry and marble top pedestal writing desk, French, late 18th century, with a central inlaid scalloped motif opening to reveal a writing compartment, with fine parquetry work throughout in rare exotic woods, 116 cm high, 143 cm wide, 69 cm deep
A striking Biedermeier revival Art Deco Inspired birch desk, circa: 1930s, the squared desk with a kidney shaped front, with a key fret tooled black leather writing plane above a central drawer and pedestal cupboards and single drawers with curved profiles
Hawaiian Single Pedestal Desk, exotic wood, with floral carved pulls, together with a matching side cabinet (2), height 77 cm, width 153 cm, depth 90 cm. Provenance: The Estate of Betty May Harris, Sydney
A Victorian mahogany pedestal desk with gallery, three frieze drawers, on end pedestal each with three drawers, 76 cm high, 120 cm wide, 63 cm deep. Provenance: Windsor Antiques, The Estate of Stanley Crawford Stevens.
Edwardian mahogany and oak kidney shaped desk, c. 1905, the top inset with gilt tooled brown leather, the frieze with three drawers over six pedestal drawers all with Robert Adam style gilt metal pierced handles, height 76 cm width 114 cm depth 66 cm. Prov
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
A carved hardwood pedestal desk, 19th/20th century, the wood with attractive grain and colour resembling huanghuali, the rectangular flush panelled top within a broad mitred frame, set at the front with three drawers, each carved with pairs of archaic styl
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 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
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
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