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ANTIQUE WALNUT BRITSIM ROLL TOP DESK


Antique Writing Desks - Antique Walnut Roll Top Desk
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Reference: 4011 Roll top Desk


Approximate Age: Victorian


Principal Wood: Walnut


Size:
60"(w) x 33"(d) x 39"(h)
153cm(w) x 84cm(d) x 99cm(h)

Price:  SOURCED & SOLD

 


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An exceptional Antique Walnut Roll Top Desk.  This rare roll top desk is a late Victorian twin-pedestal roll-top "Britsim Desk'" made by G Alstrom, 76 Gt Eastern St., London, EC. The desk is made from straight grain walnut and was retailed by Thomas Clarkson & Sons, Furnishers, Snow Hill, Wolverhampton (label still in place). A superb quality Antique Roll Top Desk with many unique and original features - see the gallery of photos and the features list below.

Not only is it a very practical desk for today's world it is a magnificent and impressive piece of furniture in its own right and a very interesting historic piece of Antique Office Furniture.

FEATURES -  4011 Antique Walnut Roll Top Desk

  • Exceptional and rare Antique Walnut Roll Top Desk of "Britsim" design - late Victorian
  • D-shaped tambour roll to the top, which locks all of the drawers when in the closed position
  • Polished and panelled side and rear elevations
  • Plain polished top above the tambour
  • Brass lever locks to the drawers, stamped 'R Cooper & Sons of Wolverhampton'
  • Large polished writing surface with moulded edge beneath the roll-top
  • Original, good quality brass swan neck drawer handles
  • Twin brass handles to the roll top, secured with a central brass lock
  • Tambour lock plate marked 'Britsim Desk, Made by G Alstrom, 76 Gt Eastern St., London, EC.'
  • Short square tapering legs to the pedestals
  • Original brass wheeled castors, to the pedestal legs
  • Four graduated drawers to the left-hand pedestals, with dividers to the top drawer
  • Double height ledger drawer to the right-hand pedestal, with 2 vertical dividers
  • Panelled modesty screen between the twin pedestals
  • Writing slides to the top of both pedestals
  • Wide central drawer above the kneehole
  • Hand-cut dovetail joints to the drawers
  • Retailers plate to the central drawer, stamped 'Thomas Clarkson & Sons, Furnishers, Snow Hill, Wolverhampton.'

DIMENSIONS - 4011 Antique Walnut Roll Top Desk

  • Width = 60" (153cm). Depth = 33" (84cm)
  • Kneehole width (measured between pedestals) = 26" (66cm)
  • Top surface = 60"(153cm) x 7"(18cm) x 39"(99cm) maximum height
  • Polished writing surface = 56"(142cm) wide x 26"(66cm) deep
  • Sitting or kneehole height (floor to the bottom of the central drawer)  = 24.5" (62cm)
  • Writing surface height from floor = 31" (79cm)
  • Pedestal drawer widths (internal) = 12" (30cm)
  • Pedestal drawer internal depths (front to back) = 21" (54cm)
  • Central drawer width (internal) = 25" (64cm)
  • Central drawer internal depth (front to back) = 21" (54cm).

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