The antique cylinder desk can come in the form of a cylinder bookcase or as a pedestal desk. 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. They are often built in woods such as Mahogany and Walnut but some very sought after examples are inlaid with Marquetry and Parquetry patterns.  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 cylinder desks here.