Arts & Crafts Desk Untouched Condition


+44 (0)1283 617377

+44 (0)7768 266266


United Kingdom

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Oak Antique Arts & Crafts Desk Untouched Condition

A great looking desk surviving in an unspoilt, untouched condition and yes the little paws for a dog adding its own character to one of the legs! Apparently a little dog would sit happily on the owner's lap and scratch away at the leg… hey we think there is little point in hiding or trying to do a cover up job - it's all part of the history.
The desk possesses a great form with the overhanging top slightly angled at the corners with an attractive edge detailing. As mentioned the desk sits in a wonderful aged condition - the original solid brass handles and escutcheons dull and unpolished, smashing wear to the drawer fronts and bottom of the legs. The oak is a mellow aged tone with the top worn and lighter. It is heavy for its size and sits firm with no wobbles or sways. The drawers are historically ink stained inside and are running fine. No smells or odours. The maker’s emblem - Sydney J Whitehead Leicester sits underneath the drawers.

A wonderfully aged English Arts & Crafts desk. Just a note of reassurance, the dog induced leg is just as strong as the other three!

Dimensions – Overall: Height 78cm x Width 122.5cm x Depth 68cm
Dimensions – Specifically the Kneehole: Height 61cm x Width 87cm

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 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 and for Worldwide shipping.
Our website typically has more images and more information about us.
If in any doubt and /or wish to chat over a piece then please give us a call 01283 617377


  • H: 78cm (30.71in)
  • W: 122cm (48.03in)
  • D: 68cm (26.77in)



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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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