The Antique roll top desk or also known as the tambour front 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 the 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. 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.