Dating from around 1880, this  is a fine example of a French Empire Revival pedestal desk in mahogany with hand hammered brass decoration.

Crafted from superb mahogany, this antique pedestal desk features a rectangular inset green and gold tooled leather writing surface:



It has three large frieze draws as well as three draws in each of the pedestals. Each has the original ormolu drop handles:


Each drawer features handcut dovetails and is lined with solid oak:

There is a lockable internal compartment in one of the drawers:

To increase work space, there is also a pull out slide on each side which also feature green leather tops with gold tooling to match the desk top:

It comes complete with working locks and keys.


This antique pedestal desk is in superb condition having been fully restored in our workshops to the highest standards. You can see this from the photos above.


Displaying superb craftsmanship in solid mahogany with solid oak drawer linings, at only £5,250 this antique pedestal desk represents fantastic value for money.

Will it Fit?

This is a substantial desk, so please do make sure to measure the space where you would like to place it. The dimensions are as follows:

In centimeters: height 76 x width 145 x depth 80.

In feet and inches: height 2’6″ x width 4’9″ x depth 2’7″.

More Information

We are always happy to discuss our items and our experts are on hand to answer any questions you may have. Simply call (+44) 20 8809 9605 or email to with your questions or arrange an appointment to view this and our large selection of other antique pedestal desks in our North London warehouse. Quote reference 08325 so we know which antique pedestal desk you are referring to.

Shipping, Delivery and Return

We are very happy to ship to any location worldwide, but please do ask for a shipping quotation first before buying this item. We deliver to mainland UK destinations free of charge.

We offer a 14-day money back guarentee if you are not satisfied with the item in keeping with the Distance Selling Regulations. You must return it in the original packaging and condition and are responsible for the return shipping expenses unless we have not described the item in a material way. You are responsible for any customs duties or local taxes that become payable outside the European Union.

Empire Style

This was a French design movement in architecture, furniture and other decorative arts in the early 19th Century. Inspired by Napoleon I and taking its name from his First French Empire, it took it motifs from the ancient Greek and Roman empires as well as from ancient Egypt when Napoleon’s successful military campaigns in the region brought renewed interest in ancient Egyptian archaeology and artifacts. This style was revived during the latter part of the 19th century.