Antique Red Walnut Pedestal Desk by Waring and Gillow


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Object Description

This very good quality antique desk was made by the famous furniture manufactures *Waring and Gillow. There is a metal label inside the the middle drawer stating it was made at the Lancaster factory.

It is a beautifully constructed desk made from red walnut, a timber similar in colour to mahogany. The desk is well proportioned being 60 inches (153 cm) wide x 36 inches (92 cm) deep and has been professionally restored.

The restoration included traditional french polishing, waxing and polishing and a replacement burgundy leather writing surface with gilt and blind tooling.

The top is fitted with three drawers are mahogany lined, hand cut dovetails and the original brass locks and key. The front edges of the drawers have an ogee mould and retain the original brass handles.

The pedestals are fitted with three similar drawers to the front and have panelled backs and sides and stand on plinth bases.

The desk is made in three sections; top and two pedestals, for ease of installation.

This handsome antique desk would make a stunning focal point in a traditional or contemporary styled office.

Width: 60 inches – 153 cm
Depth: 36 inches – 92 cm
Height: 30.5 inches – 77 cm
Height of knee-hole: 24 inches – 61 cm
Width of knee-hole: 27 inches – 69 cm

If you are interested in this Antique Pedestal Desk by Waring and Gillow please contact us quoting reference: SN724.

Object Literature

*Waring and Gillows were formed in 1897 by the merger of ‘Gillows of Lancaster’ and ‘Gillows of Liverpool’. The firm of Gillows of Lancaster can be traced back to the luxury furnishings company established in 1730 by Robert Gillow. (Wikipedia has further details)

Object Condition

Excellent with new writing leather

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)1562752849
+44 (0)7970989373

Dealer Location

Studio House
143 Chester Road South
DY10 1XB
United Kingdom