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 Victorian desks will either have a bank of drawers or cupboards, or occasionally a combination of the two together with quality brass or wood turned handles. Antique desks also usually split into several sections so they can easily be moved into a house and are finished on the back so maybe placed in the centre of a room if so desired . Have a look below at our lovely examples available for sale.
Victorian Desks for sale
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.
Large Quality Victorian Mahogany Antique Desk dating from ca. 1870 and is of good large proportions, so ideal for the modern day office with fine decorative oval brass handles.
Victorian Walnut Antique Twin Pedestal Desk.
Quality Victorian Walnut Antique Desk by T. Wallis & Co. Holborn Circus, London and Dating from around 1890 in the Victorian period.
Victorian Antique Twin Pedestal Desk displaying an attractive simplicity with a tooled leather writing insert.
This very unusual antique mahogany Scottish desk dates from the very early Victorian period, circa 1840 which displays a lovely flamed mahogany front.
Golden Oak Victorian Antique Pedestal Desk with early embossed writing insert.
Victorian Oak Antique Arts And Crafts Desk with original arts and crafts design brass handles.
Stunning Quality French Walnut & Brass Antique Desk constructed from the highest quality timbers with magnificent brass inlays along with quality Bramah locks, pierced brass gallery and secret compartment operated via a locking spring mechanism. The pull out writing insert displays the original tooled brown leather surface and when fully pulled out it provides ample room leg room beneath for the user, unusual for such a relatively small desk.
Golden Oak Victorian Desk with green tooled leather writing insert,
Hi James,The desk arrived today and it’s fabulous! Thanks, Sian
- 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
- Writing desk to Aberdeen Scotland,
Hi James,The writing desk arrived on Monday all in good order. It is a lovely piece, and we are thrilled with it! The delivery service was punctual and friendly as well. I appreciate all of your assistance and look forward to conducting business with you in the future.