We are delighted to offer for sale this wonderful example of a Victorian Partners Pedestal Desk, dating from circa. 1870.

This wonderful Victorian Partners Pedestal Desk is crafted from a rich mahogany which has got a spectacular patina, satinwood boxwood and features ebony banding and diamond inlays.

Priced at £6,500 it offers great value for an antique of this size and quality.

Mahogany is considered one of the best and most durable woods for making furniture and has been used for centuries not only for furniture but also ship building, house building and is at the core of just about every 19th century jewellery box, vanity box and dressing case. The Victorian fashion was to dress the mahogany with decorative veneers, an example of which can be seen on this desk.

The Victorian partners pedestal desk has been manufactured in three sections: the top and two separate pedestals, making it easier to transport and install. Each side has three frieze drawers, a pedestal with three drawers and a pedestal with a cupboard:

The writing surface is the original inset gilt tooled in faded brown leather which has been refurbished to the highest standards as can be seen from these photos.

The desk is raised on elegant bracket feet and as an added bonus has the original locks with the lock makers stamp: ‘J.H. Boobyer & Sons, 14 Stanhope St. London’. The original key is also included. J.H. Boobyer & Sons exhibited their locks and hinges at the 1855 Paris Exhibition.


This Victorian partners pedestal desk is in excellent condition having been wonderfully restored in our workshops. Please check this for yourself by looking at the photos and don’t hesitate to call us if you have any questions about this.

Will it Fit?

This is a large piece of furniture, so be sure to ensure that it will fit in the space you intend for it. Here are the dimensions in centimeters and inches: Dimensions in cm: 75cm high x 136cm wide x 106cm deep. Dimensions in inches: 2′ 5″ x 4′ 5″ x 3′ 6″.

Viewing and Further Information

We would be delighted to show you this piece at our North London warehouse, just email or call for an appointment to view on +44 20 8809 9605. We are also happy to answer any other questions you might have on the phone, so feel free to call and quote item reference number 08082 to make sure we refer to the right piece.


We ship to any location worldwide and this Victorian Partners Desk can be with you soon, wherever you may live, but please do call for a quote before purchasing this item. We ship free of charge to all mainland UK locations. Please be aware that buyers are wholly responsible for any local taxes or customs duties that are payable on items shipped outside the European Union.