A Stunning quality Victorian Period burr walnut antique pedestal desk by Edwards & Roberts of London. The rectangular top having rounded corners with a beautifully figured burr walnut veneered border and having a top quality olive green leather inset writing surface with gilt and blind tooled detail. Each pedestal having an arrangement of four graduating drawers each with the original walnut drawer pulls and with the finest mahogany linings and dovetails. The central rectangular knee hole drawer also with fine mahogany linings and stamped Edwards & Roberts Wardour Street, London. Also having a Hobbs & Co lock with is a further sign of the quality of this desk. Each pedestal is veneered inside and out in beautifully figured walnut veneers as is the back. Raised on a walnut veneered plinth with inset brass and porcelain castors. English circa 1880-1890
Condition: Stunning condition and colour. Re-polished, replacement top quality leather inset.
Edwards & Roberts was founded in 1845, and had premises at 21 Wardour Street London. 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 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.
Edwards & Roberts specialized in Marquetry, inlay and Ormolu.
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