Antique English Victorian 3ft 10” Mahogany & Leather Pedestal Office Desk (Circa 1870)

GBP 1,250.00

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Object Description

This is a pretty antique English Victorian 3ft 10½” mahogany and leather pedestal office desk, circa 1870, in good condition.

• Item: Pedestal office desk
• Circa: 1870
• Period: Victorian
• Wood: Mahogany
• Size: 3ft 10½” wide x 2ft 3⅝” deep
• Beige leather skiver with gold tooling
• Replacement mahogany knobs
• Hand dovetailed drawer construction
• Mahogany lined drawers
• Original working brass lever locks (with key)
• 9 working moulded drawers
• Original moulded plinths
• Original steel castors
• Cleaned & French polished in our workshop
• Stunning colour & quality
• Dismantles into 3 sections for easy transport
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns

This is a pretty antique English Victorian 3ft 10½” mahogany and leather pedestal office desk, circa 1870, in good condition. The desk incorporates a moulded top, which features a beige coloured inset leather skiver with elegant gold tooling. The top section also features 3 drawers, including a wider central drawer, with a further three drawers to each pedestal, for a total of 9 drawers. The drawers feature straight fronts with replacement elegant mahogany turned knobs. The drawers are constructed with hand dovetail joints, with mahogany linings and quarter beading (a sign of quality). All the drawers retain their original working brass lever locks. The desk comes with a working key. The pedestals sit on their original moulded plinths and original steel castors, allowing the desk to be moved. The desk is freestanding which means it can be situated in the centre of the room. The desk can be dismantled into three sections for easy transport and access into the home or office. This desk features a rich brown mahogany colour, which has a fantastic colour and patination.

This item would look superb in a variety of rooms from the work place to the home office. This item would certainly grace any home 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 = 70.3cm or 27⅝” or 2ft 3⅝”
External width = 118.3cm or 46½” or 3ft 10½”
External depth = 70.2cm or 27⅝” or 2ft 3⅝”
Knee height = 55.5cm or 21⅞” or 1ft 9⅞”
Knee width (pedestals) = 53.7cm or 21⅛” or 1ft 9⅛”
Knee width (plinths) = 51cm or 20” or 1ft 8”

The price for this item is £1,250, 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:
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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.

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Object Condition

This is a pretty antique English Victorian 3ft 10½” mahogany and leather pedestal office desk, circa 1870, in good condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges of the desktop frame, pedestals and plinths, but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The desk retains a beige colour leather skiver, which is in good overall condition, showing some signs of age-related wear and nominal old use marks; which all add to the character and age of the desk (please see photos). The desk has been cleaned and French polished by hand to a professional standard in our workshop, therefore the colour and patination is of an excellent standard. The drawers are constructed with hand dovetail & quarter beaded joints and mahogany linings; they run smoothly and close flush to the frame. The drawers feature replacement turned mahogany knobs, whilst the working brass lever locks are original and come with a working key. Old use and ink stains present to the drawer bottoms (please see photos). The back of the desk retains its original boards and the pedestals stand on its original steel castors. This desk is solid in joint and ready to use.

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