Antique Writing Table Desk by Edwards & Roberts


  • £3,850.00
  • €4,495 Euro
  • $5,266 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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Antique Writing Table Desk by Edwards & Roberts

This is a sublime satinwood and marquetry desk by Edwards & Roberts, Circa 1880 in date.

This gorgeous desk is freestanding and has been crafted from beautiful satinwood which has been masterfully inlaid with a marquetry of ribbons, swags, garlands and shells.

The rectangular top is beautifully framed with walnut cross-banding and features an inset gold tooled green leather writing surface above seven capacious drawers. The desk is raised on squared tapered legs that terminate in the original brass castors.

It bears the stamp of the renowned cabinet makers Edward and Roberts in the centre drawer.

Complete with the original handles and working loks and key.

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

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

Dimensions in cm:
Height 75 x Width 122 x Depth 61
Height 60 x Width 48 - Kneehole dimensions

Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 foot, 5 inches x Width 4 foot x Depth 2 foot
Height 2 feet x Width 1 foot, 7 inches - Kneehole dimensions

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: A1854


  • H: 75cm (29.53in)
  • W: 122cm (48.03in)
  • D: 61cm (24.02in)


circa 1880

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