Vintage 1940s Twin Pedestal Desk


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Found in a Leicestershire workshop, this twin pedestal desk survives in good historic order. These desks are very well made and crafted, this one possesses a black top which we think works well with the look.

It’s of a useful form with a middle drawer, flanked either side by two similar depth drawers underneath which sit two good sized drawers and under those two deep drawers. So plenty of storage space. The top does separate from the bottom, making it useful for placing and moving as it is a tad weighty.

As mentioned these were very well constructed – strong, good joints, good quality.

Workshop report - The desk sits in good historic order – the original black top is rip and tear free with marks – nothing fresh. The drawers are clean inside and have been vacuumed - they are running fine. The brass handles are all in place with good wear, no key. The black base does have wear marks but again all part of its history. The rear is panelled so it could sit in a room if you wish. Expect day to day wear but not a knackered piece. It smells fine.

A fine looking vintage British desk ready for work - please remember its hefty compared to some…

Dimensions - Overall: Height 77.5cm x Width 130cm x Depth 77cm
Dimensions - Specifically the Kneehole: 62cm x Width 51cm

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 World-wide shipping
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  • H: 77cm (30.31in)
  • W: 130cm (51.18in)
  • D: 77cm (30.31in)



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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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