Antique English Victorian Ash & Green Leather 4ft Office Pedestal Desk (Circa 1890)


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Object Description

Here is a lovely antique English solid ash & green leather 4ft wide office pedestal desk, circa 1890, in excellent condition.

• Item: Desk
• Circa: 1890
• Style: Victorian
• Wood: Ash
• Size: 3ft 11⅞” wide x 1ft 10½” deep
• New green & gold tooled leather
• Original brass handles escutcheons
• Hand Dovetailed drawer construction
• Ash lined drawer sides
• Original working brass lever lock to central drawer (with key)
• 9 working drawers in total
• Reeded moulding to pedestal sides
• Tapering baluster feet
• Solid brass collars & mug castors
• One-piece desk
• Lovely mellow colour
• Plenty of storage space
• Free delivery to England, Wales & Southern Scotland*
• Free 14-day UK returns

Here is a lovely antique English solid ash & green leather 4ft wide office pedestal desk, circa 1890, in excellent condition. The desk incorporates a good quality new full grain green inset leather with elegant gold tool border, which is flanked by ash banding and a thumb moulded top. If you prefer a different colour leather, we can replace it with a colour of your choice for an additional £125. The desk comprises of a top section with two fixed pedestals. There are 9 graduated working drawers to the front of the desk, all of which feature cushion fronts and original shaped brass handles on elegant geometric escutcheons. The drawer sides are ash lined and constructed with hand dovetail joints. The central drawer incorporates the original working lever lock and key. The pedestals are decorated with reeded moulding to each corner at the front and inset panels to the sides.

The desk is raised on 8 tapered baluster feet, which in turn rest on solid brass mug castors with brass collars. The one-piece desk is freestanding which means it can be situated in the centre of the room. This is a single-piece desk.

This desk features a mellow ash colour. It has a lovely mellow colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and the years of care and cleaning it has received.

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 your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.

External height = 73.7cm or 29” or 2ft 5”
External width = 121.5cm or 47⅞” or 3ft 11⅞”
External depth = 57cm or 22½ or 1ft 10½”
Knee height = 58.8cm or 23⅛” or 1ft 11⅛
Knee width = 50.1cm or 19¾” or 1ft 7¾”

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.

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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.

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 desk is in excellent condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges of the desktop frame, pedestals and feet, but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The desk has been professionally fitted with a top quality new green and gold tool leather inset single leather. Therefore, the leather is clean and free from any wear, damage, or stains. If you do not like the colour of the leather, we can replace it with different colour leather, for an additional £125. The top central drawer retains the original working brass lever lock and original key (the others were not constructed with locks). All drawers run smoothly and close flush to the frame. The desk sits on 8 solid brass and mug castors, which are in excellent condition. The desk is solid in joint and ready to use.

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Dealer Location

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Organsdale Farm
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