The antique cylinder desk can come in the form of a cylinder bookcase or as a pedestal desk and have a stunning look of elegance. The front is a cylinder shape that opens to reveal a writing surface and is usually lockable. It is quite a remarkable piece of Victorian craftsmanship and would be difficult to reproduce to such good standards today. Only a true craftsman can construct a desk to this design and level of quality due to the skill levels required in its creation. The Antique Cylinder desk is often built in woods such as Mahogany and Walnut but some very sought after examples are inlaid with Marquetry and Parquetry patterns. This fine desks will stand on a pedestal or tapering legs with quality brass castors and finished on the back so maybe placed in the centre of a room if so desired. These antique desks truly are the result of a labour of love from a genuine craftsman with an abundance of skill. The build and finish is hard to find and rarely seen in modern day equivalents and they are not only very useful pieces of furniture but also very decorative to look at. Here at Antiques world we do get some remarkable desks for sale and you can see our latest antique desks for sale here, or see our selection of cylinder desks below.