Antique English Edwardian Mahogany & Leather Cylinder Office Roll Top Writing Table / Desk (Circa 1905)


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Object Description

This is a superb quality antique Edwardian lady’s solid mahogany and green leather marquetry inlaid cylinder desk, circa 1905, in excellent original condition.

• Circa: 1905
• Period: Edwardian
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Mahogany
• “D” shaped cylindrical top
• 2ft 6⅛” wide
• Inlaid pediment / gallery
• Decorative marquetry satinwood & olivewood inlay
• Satinwood banding to whole of desk
• Sliding / pullout writing base
• Dark green leather
• 7 internal pigeon holes
• 2 internal drawers
• Original working locks & keys
• Original brass handles
• Hand dovetailed mahogany drawer linings
• Fine tapered leg with string inlay
• Original castors & brass collars
• Completely original
• Stunning original polish & patination
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14 days UK returns policy

This is a superb quality antique Edwardian lady’s solid mahogany and green leather marquetry inlaid cylinder desk, circa 1905, in excellent original condition. Incorporating a shaped pediment back above a sliding retractable cylinder front inlaid with a ribbon-tied urn with leafy scrolls and swags, enclosing a sliding plateau, with inset green leather writing surface, consisting of 7 pigeon holes and 2 small drawers. Below, the frieze consists of a pair of drawers, outlined throughout with boxwood stringing and constructed with solid mahogany hand dovetailed drawer linings. The desk stands on satinwood string inlaid tapered square legs, terminated on brass casters. The cylinder retains the original working brass lever lock and key. The desk has been traditionally French polished by hand to a professional standard in our workshop, therefore the patination and colour of an excellent standard.

The desk features a rich mahogany colour. As it boasts the original polish, it has a fantastic colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received.

This 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 they it is extremely functional. So, don’t miss out your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.

External Height = 113.2cm or 40⅝” or 3ft 4⅝”
External Width = 84cm or 33” or 2ft 9”
External Depth = 49.5cm or 19½” or 1ft 7½”
Writing Height = 79.2cm or 31⅛” or 2ft 7⅛”
Writing Width = 76.6cm or 30⅛” or 2ft 6⅛”
Writing Depth = 36.1cm or 14¼” or 1ft 2¼”
Knee Height = 76cm or 29⅞” or 2ft 5⅞”

The price for this item is £1,495, which includes free delivery to mainland England, Wales & southern Scotland* and free 14-day returns.

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.

In order to be able to offer you free delivery, it is based on a 1-man delivery only. For any large items that require 2 people to lift the item, we ask that you are available at the time of delivery to be able to give our shipper a lift off the van and into your house with the item. If you are not able to lift items yourself, we ask that you have someone on hand at the time of delivery to assist our shipper with lifting the item.

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.

UK Buyer Payment:
For UK buyers, we accept cash on collection or delivery; cheque, credit card, BACS (free bank to bank transfer) or PayPal. Payment is requested within 5 days of the sale. Payment must be cleared before the items are collected or delivered.

International Buyers:
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. 49480

Object Condition

This Edwardian mahogany cylinder desk is in excellent original working condition. The cylinder desk has been traditionally French polished by hand to a professional standard in our workshop, therefore it boasts a stunning colour and patination. Some nominal old use marks to the leading edges but nothing significant considering the age of the item. There are no missing drawers or compartments to the interior. There are no ink or significant water stains on the top of the desktop (which is common on these desks). It also features a leather style inset, which is in good overall condition. The cylinder roll-top opens freely. The desk boasts hand-dovetailed mahogany lined drawers and its original external brass knobs and handles. This desk is solid in joint and ready to use.

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Organsdale Farm
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