This is a superb antique Victorian Flame mahogany marquetry inlaid and satinwood crossbanded pedestal kneehole desk by the renowned Victorian cabinet makers Edwards & Roberts, , circa 1880 in date.
It is made from fabulous flame mahogany and the top features an inset green and gold tooled leather writing surface.
The top features an elegant ogee moulded edge and there are three drawers in the frieze as well as three graduated drawers in each pedestal, the central drawer is stamped ‘Edwards & Roberts’,. It has it’s original brass handles and locks, the drawer linings are of solid mahogany with hand cut dovetails.
Instill the elegance of a bygone era to a special place in your home with this fabulous antique desk.
With working locks and key.
Property from a Suffolk country house
In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned and polished in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 77 x Width 122 x Depth 67
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 foot, 6 inches x Width 4 foot x Depth 2 foot, 2 inches
Edwards & Roberts
The firm Edwards & Roberts was one of the best English antique furniture cabinet makers of the second half of the eighteenth century. The company was founded in 1845 and by 1854 was trading as ‘Edwards & Roberts’, 21 Wardour Street, Antique and Modern Cabinet Makers and Importers of Ancient Furniture’. By 1892 they occupied more than a dozen buildings in Wardour Street, where they continued to trade until the end of the century.
They became one of the leading London cabinet makers and retailers producing high quality furniture and working in a variety of styles, both modern and revivalist. Their business also involved retailing, adapting and restoring the finest antique furniture and there are many examples of their earlier furniture with later embellishments bearing their stamp. The quality of timber used was always the best quality with fine burr walnuts, finely figured mahogany and lighter toned satinwood as they specialised in marquetry, inlay and ormolu.
Our reference: A2269