Antique English Edwardian 4ft” Solid Oak Roll Top Pedestal Office Desk (Circa 1910)


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Object Description

Here is a good quality antique English Edwardian solid oak 4ft” wide freestanding roll top pedestal desk, circa 1910, in good working original condition.

• Item: Roll Top Desk
• Circa: 1910
• Period: Edwardian
• Wood: Solid Oak
• Provenance: England, UK
• Width: 4ft
• Freestanding / centre room desk
• “S” shaped design
• Original drawer cup handles
• 4 internal drawers
• 13 Internal open compartments
• 2 side posting slots
• 2 pull out writing slide supports
• 8 graduated drawers to pedestals
• Central drawer between pedestals
• Large filing drawer to each pedestal
• Central modesty board
• Working lock and key
• Excellent condition
• Dismantles for easy transportation
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns policy

Here is a good quality antique English Edwardian solid oak 4ft wide freestanding roll top pedestal desk, circa 1910, in good working original condition. The desk has been constructed of oak and features an inset panelled exterior. Constructed with an “S” shaped design to the top section, this roll top desk was designed to be freestanding in the centre of a room. The sliding tambour can be lifted up to reveal a bank of internal drawers and compartments. The interior houses 4 internal drawers. Set within the bank of drawers are 13 pigeonhole compartments, ideal for storing paperwork, letters and other accoutrements. A letter rack is also situated either side the desk to store letters upright. Each side of the desk incorporates the original posting slots, where letters can be posted into the desk, whilst the tambour is closed.

When the sliding tambour is pulled down and secured using the original lock and working key, this will lock the top section and pedestal drawers. The lock is original and functional, with working key.

The desk stands on two large pedestals, which incorporate a bank of graduated dovetailed drawers. The bottom drawer of each pedestal features a large open filing drawer. The drawers retain their original, shaped oak cup handles. Sitting at the top of each pedestal are two large pull-out-writing slides, ideal for organising additional paper work around you, whilst you work. There is a solid oak modesty board in between the two pedestals at the back of the desk. The desk dismantles into three main sections for easy storage or transportation.

This oak roll top desk is a truly classic example of a fine quality English roll top desks from the early 20th century period.

The desk features a rich brown oak colour. It has a fantastic colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received.

This oak roll top desk would look superb in a variety of rooms from the work place to the home office. The desk would certainly grace any home or office and is a great investment, as it is extremely functional. So, don’t miss out on your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.

External Height = 117cm or 46” or 3ft 10”
External Width = 121.9cm or 48” or 4ft
External Depth = 69cm or 27⅛” or 2ft 3⅛”
Writing Height = 77.7cm or 30⅝” or 2ft 6⅝”
Writing Width = 112.6cm or 44⅜” or 3ft 8⅜”
Writing Depth = 56.7cm or 22⅜” or 1ft 10⅜”
Knee Height = 67.8cm or 26⅝” or 2ft 2⅝”
Knee Width (pedestals) = 48.5cm or 19⅛” or 1ft 7⅛”
Knee Width (plinths) = 46.3cm or 18¼” or 1ft 6¼”

The price for this item is £1,150 including free delivery to England, Wales & Southern Scotland*.

Free UK Delivery*:
We offer free delivery to mainland England, Wales, and Southern Scotland (anywhere south of Stirling). *We do not offer free delivery to locations north of Stirling in Scotland, Northern Ireland, or any British Islands off the mainland; for example, the Isle of Man, Isle of White and Channel Islands. If you live in one of the areas where we do not offer free delivery, please contact us for a delivery quote before purchasing the item. Delivery will be made by our specialised antique furniture delivery service, or in some cases we will use a courier service for distant deliveries.

Delivery times are usually 1-4 weeks depending on location; we aim to deliver the majority of items within 2 weeks. All items are professionally packaged and fully insured in transit, therefore, we can assure you, your items will be securely protected in transit and arrive safely with you.

Once you have purchased an item, we will contact you by email and/or telephone and provide you with a provisional delivery date, in order for you to confirm if it is suitable for you. Once you have confirmed you can accept delivery on the provisional delivery date, we will book the delivery in with our shippers and it then becomes a confirmed delivery date.

We will also provide you with our shippers’ contact details, in case you need to contact the driver on the day of delivery. It’s helpful if you can provide us with both the landline and mobile telephone number, in case the driver cannot reach you on one of the numbers on the day of delivery, they can contact you on your alternative number.

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Free 14 Days UK Returns & Refunds:
A free 14-day “no quibble” returns policy (from the date you receive the item) is available if you are not happy with this item. We will collect the item free of charge from you (we do not charge a return fee / collection fee). You will be given a full refund as long as the item is returned in the same condition. We will collect returns using our own specialist furniture delivery company. We will not accept returns via a courier service (due to experience of damaged items in transit). This refund policy only applies to deliveries to the UK.

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If you live outside the UK and you would like to purchase this item, please contact us before purchasing it, so that we can obtain an accurate shipping quote and delivery lead-time. The shipping quote provided is a global estimate only. The actual shipping cost will vary by country and postcode. Due to the distances and costs involved with shipping outside the UK, a returns policy is therefore not available for international buyers. Before placing your order(s) please make sure this is the item for you. We request payment by bank transfer (we do not accept payment via PayPal, credit or debit cards for international purchases). Payment is requested within 10 days of the purchase. Payment must be cleared before the items are collected or delivered to our shippers. The advertised price of the item does not include the shipping cost, sales tax, import duty or custom fees.

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About the Seller:
This item is being sold by Yola Gray Antiques who is an accredited member of LAPADA (the UK’s largest Trade Association of Professional Art and Antique Dealers) and CINOA. CINOA is the world association of Art & Antique dealer associations. All LAPADA & CINOA members abide by their strict code of practice by adhering to reputable standards of quality, expertise and integrity.

Yola Gray has dealt in fine art and antique furniture for over 40 years. Yola Gray has a special interest in Colonial furniture, specifically Colonial Four Poster Beds. Yola Gray also provides a variety of fine English Antique Furniture, Art and Fabrics to clients in the UK, Europe and further afield.

Please visit the Yola Gray website at for further items and information.

Ref. 41625

Object Condition

This oak roll top desk is in good original condition and is in complete working order. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges, as well as historical old use marks to the desktop writing surface, but nothing significant considering its age. There are old use marks to the tops of the writing slide supports and insides of the drawers (see photos). The tambour incorporates the original working barrel lock, with a working key. When the sliding tambour is pulled down and secured using the original lock and working key, this will lock the top section and pedestal drawers. The original tambour lock and key are in working order. There are no splits in the tambour (which again, is common in these types of desks). The desk has been professionally waxed polished in our workshops. This item is well made, solid in joint and ready to use.

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