1930s British Vintage 3 Drawer Oak Desk


+44 (0)1283 617377

+44 (0)7768 266266


United Kingdom

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1930s British Vintage 3 Drawer Oak Desk by Wake & Dean Ltd

The backbone of many British Government offices, this 3 drawer oak desk survives from the 1930s – stamped 1938 along with the maker's mark Wake & Dean Ltd along with the G.R and crown stamp – is a decent example of its type. The setup is relatively straightforward, 3 good sized drawers with brass cupped handles, a bottle green top all sitting on 4 purposeful oak legs. This one would have possibly sat in a clerk’s office in a government building. We have an additional metal label to the front “Carl Zeiss”, a pioneer of Scientific Optics – a company with a history from 1846.

The condition is good, the oak has a pleasing grain and colour. We have waxed the drawer runners and also given the frame a light beeswax. The legs are firm and the desk frame is wobble free. The original bottle green top is in situ with no rips, nevertheless with marks and historic dings. The brass cupped handles are nicely age tarnished and are stamped GR with a crown. If you prefer the polished look, it would take about 5 minutes of elbow grease to make them shiny. Smells fine too, alas no key for the lock.

A good 1930s British desk ready for work…

Dimensions - Overall: Height 77.5cm x Width 183cm x Depth 84.5cm
Dimensions - Specifically the Kneehole: Height 60.5cm x Width 131cm

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: 77cm (30.31in)
  • W: 183cm (72.05in)
  • D: 84cm (33.07in)



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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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