Learn about Pedestal Desk

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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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

Vintage cedar pedestal desk, with lion mask drawer handles, 128 cm wide, 60 cm deep, 84 cm high approx

An Australian oak double pedestal roll top desk by Dicken, 117 x 127 x 68 cm

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

A solid birdseye huon pine twin pedestal desk, 19th century, 85 cm high, 127 cm, 56 cm deep

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 Kauri pine pedestal desk, late 19th century, 68cm high, 107cm wide, 51cm deep

Cedar pedestal desk with gallery top above 1 long and 6 short drawers, standing on brass capped turned bun feet, 102 cm wide, 55.5 cm deep, 84 cm high

Cedar pedestal desk with tooled insert writing surface and nine drawers, 152 cm x 80 cm, 78 cm high approx

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 Federation Australian Dickin oak double pedestal roll top desk (c. 1920) 115 cm high, 127 cm wide x 78 cm deep

Federation cedar twin pedestal desk. 4 drawers per pedestal with a tooled leather top. Height 76 cm. Width 130 cm. Depth 83 cm

Cedar twin pedestal desk c.1860 having 9 drawers & shield doors tooled lether top, colonial cedar knobs with mother of pearl inserts. Height 80 cm, width 142 cm, depth 111 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

A cedar pedestal desk, Australian, circa 1890, 114 cm high, 145 cm wide, 75 cm deep

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 Edwardian cedar double pedestal desk with inset leather top 72 x 138 x 73 cm

1920's twin pedestal kauri and rimu desk with central drawer, flanked by sliding trays and four drawers each side. Width 153 cm

English mahogany double pedestal campaign desk, the rectangular top inset with green tooled leather, brass pull hardware. Provenance: John Hawkins Antiques, Bowral, NSW

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

Cedar 19th century twin pedestal partners desk with cupboards and drawers turned rear legs and cross banded top with leather insert

Double pedestal cedar partners desk, Australia, with nine drawers and two cupboards, tooled leather inset top. Height 76.5 cm. Depth 96 cm. Length 142.5 cm

Andrew Lenehan cedar partners desk each pedestal with five drawers and cupboard, leather top, stamp to right hand top drawer 'A. Lenehan'. Height 74 cm width 137 cm depth 89 cm

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

Australian cedar twin pedestal partners desk - Ex Hardys Wines

Cedar twin pedestal desk. Eight drawer gallery back with tooled leather writing slope and side pads. Height 110 cm. Width 132 cm D 64 cm

A well-figured cedar twin pedestal desk Australian 82 x 132 x 58 cm very good patination

An important Australian Colonial cedar pedestal desk from the South Australian Railways fitted with 8 drawers on a plinth base