Antique Victorian desks are from Queen Victoria’s period of 1837 to 1901 and this was the time of industrial wealth so lots of new designs were made for all the new offices, Libraries and factories. These would range from the standard Pedestal to the much larger Partners desks in quality solid woods of Mahogany, Oak and Walnut. Unusual designs were built to commemorate famous people like the Dickens desk, supposedly Charles dickens wrote his novels on one, or to the Carlton House desk, named after The Prince Regents London residence Carlton House. The Victorian cabinet makers were all about usability, style, decoration and quality, so you can see a good varied selection from this period, some with leather writing surfaces to some being more simple in design. Most will either have a bank of drawers or cupboards, or occasionally a combination of the two together with quality brass or wood turned handles. They also usually split into several sections so they can easily be moved into a house. Have a look below at our lovely examples available for sale.
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Below are examples that we have sold in the past, if any of these designs look of interest let us know and we can try to find you something similar as we have lots of new antiques arriving every day.
Quality Victorian Walnut Antique Desk by T. Wallis & Co. Holborn Circus, London and Dating from around 1890 in the Victorian period.
Victorian Walnut Antique Twin Pedestal Desk displaying an attractive simplicity with a tooled leather writing insert.
Victorian Mahogany Twin Pedestal Antique Desk, Dating from around 1880 constructed from mahogany, with a rectangular moulded top with rounded corners and a green tooled leather writing insert. A wide central drawer can be found over the large knee hole, this is flanked by two pedestals.
This very unusual antique mahogany Scottish desk dates from the very early Victorian period, circa 1840. It has a raised shaped back over a rectangular top with moulded edges and canted corners. Below this can be found a central drawer over knee hole which displays a lovely flamed mahogany front. Each pedestal has a cupboard door with striking central flamed arched panel, when opened they each reveal a single fixed shelf within the interior.
Spectacular Golden Oak Victorian Antique Pedestal Desk, circa, 1880 has a wonderful rectangular moulded top with rounded corners and early embossed writing insert. This sits above a central drawer over knee hole and each pedestal has four graduating mahogany lined drawers with lovely turned handles.
Characterful Small Victorian Oak Antique Arts And Crafts Desk from the Victorian period circa, 1890. It has a rectangular moulded top above a central green tooled leather writing insert, above five mahogany lined drawers with the original arts and crafts design brass handles.
- Antique bureau to London,
Dear James, Just to confirm that I received my Bureau today, and that I’m very pleased with it. Can I also ask you to pass on my grateful thanks to your two delivery men. They did a fantastic job in getting the Bureau up onto the first floor for me. Not only did they cope with the difficult stairs, but they also had an extremely hard time in getting the Bureau up and over the top banister rail. A job very well done. Thank you.
- Beautiful antique bureau,
Dear JamesThe bureau has arrived and is very beautiful – I am delighted.Do you know anything of its history? It would be very interesting to know where it has been. (Don’t worry if not, but I do wonder who has sat where I am now, and hope they got as much pleasure out if their bureau as I do.) Thank you for arranging everything so well.Best wishesSueAntique bureau
James,I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say how pleased we are with the desk we bought from you. It is absolutely stunning and a great addition to our home.I also had a desk chair made for it and it has been polished to match the colour of the walnut, with an olive green leather seat and back. The pair look stunning together.I will keep an eye out on your website for some other things.Thanks again!Kind regardsRichard