The Antique Partners Desk was first seen in the late Georgian period in Britain. It was designed for professionals with larger offices, like banks, solicitors and accountants. These new larger desks had a working bank of drawers and cupboards on both sides enabling two people to sit and work at them on either side comfortably and facing each other. Antique partners desks were real statement pieces and came with a generous sized knee hole, ideal to fit an office chair. These pieces of antique furniture were built for professional tradesmen or senior officials meaning they were high up in society. This meant they are usually constructed from superb quality timbers and no expense would have been spared in making them. Antique partners desks will also have high quality brass wear, along with leather tops and made from solid timbers such as Mahogany, Oak or Walnut. The quality and finish of these desks are superb made to exacting standards. A modern equivalent would cost around £10 k to be made to a bespoke order. Our antique partners desks offer the potential buyer a chance to own an original for a fraction of the cost. Have a look below at our lovely examples available for sale.
Partners Desks for sale
Below are more examples of antique partners desks that we have sold, we often get lovely examples in stock but if any style looks of interest let us know and we can try to find you something similar.
This stunning quality partners desk dates from the Victorian period, circa 1880, it is constructed from the finest quality quarter cut Oak. It has a rectangular moulded top with a green tooled leather writing insert over a centrally located oak lined drawer above a large knee hole. The piece originates from Scotland with evidence that it was actually made there, the locks on the desk being stamped ‘J & T. Scott, Edinburgh’.
This Large, Victorian Antique Mahogany Partners Desk of stunning quality with wonderfully large proportions, a definite wow factor! The combination of quality and proportions displayed by this desk makes it a very unusual find which we are very pleased to offer for sale. The rectangular moulded top is inset with a black tooled leather writing surface and sits above a central drawer over knee hole. This is a true partners desk whereby each side is a mirror image of the other. Desks of this size and quality are not often available for sale on the open market.
Large Solid Walnut Victorian True Antique Partners Desk. This very impressive solid walnut antique Victorian ‘true’ partners desk dates from around 1890. It has been polished to a very high standard and deserves to be the centre piece of a grand office or reception desk to a boutique hotel.
Georgian Design Partners Desk from the Edwardian Period having brass swan neck handles.
Hi James Bureau is very nice, thanks for putting up with all my queries etc. We like it v much! Kind rgds Sarah
Hi James,The desk arrived today and it’s fabulous! Thanks, Sian
- Stylish Art Deco Walnut Antique Pedestal Desk by Maple,
Dear James,The desk arrived safely and is now in our study.We are extremely pleased with the desk, it exceeded our expectations.Many thanks,Vanessa & Tim