A Late Victorian Mahogany antique writing desk by Edwards and Roberts. This stunning desk having a solid mahogany rectangular top with an inset black leather writing surface with gilt tooled detail and having satinwood string inlay. The central rectangular frieze drawer housing the intricate locking mechanism. When the key turns the lock it activates a spring mechanism which releases the two canted inlaid pilasters which lock the pedestal drawers in a "wellington" chest style. The solid mahogany drawers each retaining their original cast brass handles and having satinwood string inlay which is also repeated in the ends and the reverse. The canted corners also with satinwood inlaid detail. The whole raised on eight chamfered cabriole supports terminating in brass and porcelain castor's, the desk is stamped Edwards And Roberts to the central drawer circa 1890
Condition: This desk is in beautiful restored condition
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Edwards & Roberts was founded in 1845, and had premises at 21 Wardour Street London. In 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 working in a variety of styles, both modern and revivalist.