The Antique roll top desk or also known as the tambour front desk was first designed in the Late Victorian period usually in Walnut or Mahogany but during the Edwardian period these became extremely popular and good English Oak was used in their construction. This went on throughout the early 20th Century with companies like Waring and Gillows, Lebus, Inglesants (who also made good quality stacking bookcases) and Angus of London. They were always in solid Oak with a single or twin pedestal and the tambour fronts were in a D or S shape. The interior would usually have interesting compartments, like pigeon holes, letter racks and small drawers and often they would have a locking mechanism, that would lock all the drawers when the tambour front was closed and locked. If you are interested in buying a roll topped desk please visit our desk category as we do get some wonderful examples in stock and if we do not currently have any available, please email us to be added to our wanted list so we can let you know as soon as the next available tambour font is available. We also have a few examples for sale below along with previously sold designs.