1930s English Oak Deco Modernist Desk


+44 (0)1283 617377

+44 (0)7768 266266


United Kingdom

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Late 1930s English Oak Deco Modernist Desk

Probably the best desk this year for us – found on the south coast and surviving in wonderful condition from the late 1930s. The modernist movement was intended to offer accessible and functional furniture that celebrated the beauty of new materials and simple forms. This one certainly leans towards Heal’s in style and quality with good similarities to Heal’s desks of the same era.

This double pedestal desk possesses quality and the design captures the late deco era with a hint of modernist - simple lines and wonderful craftsmanship make this one an utter delight. Also of sensible proportions for a period or modern space.

We have two flanks of 4 oak drawers either side of the knee hole. The drawers have the original walnut handles, lozenge in shape and a perfect fit and look. We have the original leather to the top, a little faded putty colour with the Greek key motif in view around the edge. A little wear but nothing out of place.
As mentioned the piece survives in very good original condition. We have a few ink marks to the insides of the drawers which are running well. The desk sits firm with good colour and with no repairs or wobbles – just sensible historic wear. The back is good and as such the desk could sit happily in a room not just against a wall. We have gently cleaned the desk – no major work required in our workshop.

A particularly nice 1930s English oak desk ready to enjoy.

Dimensions - Overall: Height 76cm x Width 137cm x Depth 61cm
Dimensions - Specifically the Kneehole: Height 68cm x Width 65cm

Billy Hunt has successfully focused on British furniture and lighting since 2015. Our base is a 3,000sq foot space on a wonderful country estate in Staffordshire which you are more than welcome to visit, just let us know.

Martina, an interior designer qualified from The Inchbald School of Design London partners up with Wayne an ardent gatherer in offering an attention-grabbing, appealing mix of British furniture and lighting from anywhere between 1750-2000, of all genres. We have an ever-changing flow of interesting stock which works well for home, commercial spaces and interior designers.

When purchasing from us we include delivery within mainland UK in the purchase price and liaise with you to ensure delivery is as swift and as smooth as possible. Please call or email for quotes to Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Isles and for World-wide shipping.

If in any doubt and /or wish to chat over a piece then please give us a call 01283 617377 / 07768 266266


  • H: 76cm (29.92in)
  • W: 137cm (53.94in)
  • D: 61cm (24.02in)



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8 Callingwood Hall Farm
Callingwood Lane
Nr Tatenhill
DE13 9SH
United Kingdom


Billy Hunt is an independent partnership based in a wonderful Victorian Farming Buiding once used to stable Dray Horses for Bass Brewery and with the assistance of technology, enjoys serving customers nationally and internationally. The collaboration of successful Interior Designer Martina Reitbauer and Ardent Gatherer Wayne Lawless brings to you an exciting and ever evolving selection of items for your home which do not have the constraints of a particular era, no onus on any particular style or a brand agenda to respect.

We choose to source across the UK believing that the British Isles offers a splendid mix of fine quality, true eccentricity, creative design and exceptional craftsmanship which very few can equal.

We take pleasure in gathering pieces from country houses, time-worn factories and auctions travelling extensively to seek out the appealing. You will notice when viewing our collection, we are not afraid to evolve furniture, recognise the need to modernise but are also content to leave “as found” aiming to create a piece or pieces that are beautiful, distinctive and a delight to live with.

Our wish is to show you some wonderful items that you would love to own and offer a service which is personal, professional, considerate and a pleasurable experience. You are able to view our stock in person by appointment, just contact us to arrange a convenient time here.

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