A stunning Victorian breakfront pedestal desk in oak by Edwards & Roberts.

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Product Description

A stunning Victorian breakfront pedestal desk in pollard oak by the well regarded cabinet makers Edwards & Roberts, with makers stamp and product number. The nine drawers  of a fine, hand cut, dovetailed construction with solid linings, ornate solid brass handle and escutcheons and with beautiful satinwood inlay. All drawers with working locks. With an old green leather top in fine condition.

Size 57 x 26 x 31 inches tall (145 x 65 x 79 cm tall and 62 cm to the knee)

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Stock no. 5950

Edwards & Roberts, Wardour Street, London.

Founded in 1845, Edwards and Roberts became synonymous with high quality furniture, both as cabinet makers, producing items to a very high standard using the finest timbers, and as ‘Importers of Ancient Furniture’.

Their cabinet makers produced contemporary items as well as reproductions of earlier English and French pieces, favouring Georgian designs and satinwood marquetry. They were also known for adapting and restoring fine quality items worthy of their stamp.

By the late 19th century Edwards & Roberts was one of the leading firms of English cabinetmakers.

With the advent of the First World War in 1914, the business expanded to support the war effort, opening a second lens making facility in London supported by a telescope factory in Watford.