Antique Desk Writing Table by Edwards & Roberts


  • £4,400.00
  • €5,152 Euro
  • $6,068 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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Antique Desk Writing Table by Edwards & Roberts

This is a sublime mahogany & marquetry inlaid writing desk by the renowned Victorian cabinet maker and retailer Edwards & Roberts, bearing their stamp on the central drawer, Circa 1880 in date.

Decorated with satinwood banding and fine foliate inlaid motifs throughout, including, urns, swags and harebells. The top features a brass gallery and small stationary drawers, complete with a pair of the original ink bottles. The desk top with a sumptuous inset green leather writing surface with gilt tooled decoration.

There is an arrangement of two pairs of three short drawers flanking a central long drawer. All standing on square tapering legs with spade feet terminating in their original caps and castors.

Complete with working locks and key.

This elegant desk will make a wonderful addition to your home.

In excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned polished and waxed, and releathered in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:
Height 93 x Width 122 x Depth 62 - Overall
Height 74 - Writing surface
Height 59 x Width 54 - Knee hole

Dimensions in inches:
Height 3 feet, 1 inch x Width 4 foot x Depth 2 foot - Overall
Height 2 foot, 5 inches - Writing surface
Height 1 foot, 11 inches x Width 1 foot, 9 inches - Knee hole

Edwards & Roberts

The firm Edwards & Roberts was one of the best English antique furniture cabinet makers of the second half of the eighteenth century. The company was founded in 1845 and by 1854 was trading as ‘Edwards & Roberts’, 21 Wardour Street, Antique and Modern Cabinet Makers and Importers of Ancient Furniture’. By 1892 they occupied more than a dozen buildings in Wardour Street, where they continued to trade until the end of the century.

They became one of the leading London cabinet makers and retailers producing high quality furniture and working in a variety of styles, both modern and revivalist. Their business also involved retailing, adapting and restoring the finest antique furniture and there are many examples of their earlier furniture with later embellishments bearing their stamp. The quality of timber used was always the best quality with fine burr walnuts, finely figured mahogany and lighter toned satinwood as they specialised in marquetry, inlay and ormolu.

Our reference: A1755


  • H: 93cm (36.61in)
  • W: 122cm (48.03in)
  • D: 62cm (24.41in)


Circa 1880

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