Cullompton Antiques 

Roll Top Desk-unusual with original brass handles

 Roll Top Desk-unusual with original brass handles
DescriptionWe hope you will agree that this roll top desk is a little out of the ordinary and at the same time rather an attractive example. Very often roll tops are cumbersome looking affairs but this one is, we feel, rather more a piece of furniture than a utilitarian, albeit old, 'lump'. Features such as its eight turned feet, instead of a boring old plinth. Original sunflower design brass handles, instead of those stolid wooden affairs fitted to 99% of roll tops and a relief work central drawer set it truly apart from the norm. It is border collie friendly too as you can see (other canines as well) but that may not be an issue with possible purchasers. It also has an interesting provenance in that we acquired from the family of what is acknowledged to be the longest running business in England. Established in the West Country during the reign of the notorious Henry VIII not 30 miles, as the crow flies, from us here. Manufactured by Angus, it still has its original lock but the key is long gone. Security was obviously not an issue with its owners as the device that automatically locks the drawers when the roll top is closed has been demobilised - sensibly we would say as these can stick with very inconvenient consequences. Cosmetically it is pretty good and totally worm free but there are some dinks ands donks from its 100 or so years of use - you can clearly see some of these in one photo, above the central drawer, on the carved frieze that runs around its waistline. All that said this is an unusual and handsome piece of furniture with history and at least one member of the family will be sorry to see it go to its new owner - a portion of the £585 that we need for it will have to be spent on dog treats to appease her over the loss of her hidey hole. Whooops! - nearly forgot to give its essential dimensions. 44 inches wide 26 inches deep 36 inches high

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Dimensions44 inches wide 26 inches deep 36 inches high  ConditionGood 
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