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.
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A fine Victorian walnut twin pedestal desk, 19th century, with a brown leather tooled writing surface with decoration in the neo-gothic manner with three frieze drawers with looped strapping and quatrefoil motifs in low relief, the side drawers with simila
A Victorian mahogany pedestal desk, 19th century, the desk with a tooled green leather writing surface, mitred edges and a stepped edge, three frieze drawers and pedestals each with three cockbeaded graduated drawers with turned handles above plinth bases.
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
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.
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
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
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