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Antique Victorian Inlaid Mahogany Pedestal Desk 19th C

Victorian mahogany pedestal desk | Ref. no. 08520 | Regent Antiques Sold
Ref: 08520
Price: £ 0.00
Presenting a superb, timeless Victorian mahogany pedestal desk with real presence and functionality. It is a classic satinwood...

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Presenting a superb, timeless Victorian mahogany pedestal desk with real presence and functionality. It is a classic satinwood crossbanded kneehole desk, dating from around 1880 and crafted from spectacular flame mahogany. The rectangular faded green and tooled inset leather surface is completely original.

This Victorian mahogany pedestal desk features an elegant ogee moulded edge and there are three drawers in the frieze as well as three graduated drawers in each pedestal. It has its original brass swan-neck handles and fully working locks with keys. The drawers themselves are of solid mahogany with hand cut dovetails.

Instill the elegance of a bygone era to that special place in your home with this Victorian mahogany pedestal desk, redolent with class and authority.

Condition Of This Victorian Mahogany Pedestal Desk

This Victorian mahogany pedestal desk is in a great condition having been beautifully cleaned and polished in our workshops. This can easily be observed in the photographs we have included in our picture set. Please take a couple of minutes to look at them and satisfy yourself of this.

Viewing This Victorian Mahogany Pedestal Desk Personally

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Shipping, Delivery and Returns

Fine items such as this Victorian mahogany pedestal desk require experienced packing and transport to guarantee they get to you in the very same shape that they left us. We take great pride in our shipping competence and can send to almost any location worldwide. However, we ask you to contact us to talk about delivery plans and receive a quote prior to making any acquisitions, as we need to be sure that we can satisfy all your shipping requirements. As you will understand, some items call for sensitive handling and we need to see to it that everything is set up to get it to you safely. Please quote the item reference number for this Victorian mahogany pedestal desk when getting in touch so we know precisely what the shipping needs will involve.

You will be pleased to know that shipping is free to any mainland UK destination.

If you are not happy with this Victorian mahogany pedestal desk, we provide a 14 day money-back guarantee in line with the Distance Selling Regulations. If you do choose to return it, you will need to pay the return shipping charges, unless we sent you something materially different to what you were anticipating or have mis-described it in some material way. You must send the product back in its' original condition and packaging.

You are also responsible for any customs duties, taxes or fees that become due outside the European Union.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 73 x Width 137 x Depth 75

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 5 inches x Width 4 feet, 6 inches x Depth 2 feet, 5 inches

Our reference: 08520

Flame Mahogany
Thomas Sheraton
 - 18th century furniture designer, once characterized mahogany as "best suited to furniture where strength is demanded as well as a wood that works up easily, has a beautiful figure and polishes so well that it is an ornament to any room in which it may be placed." Matching his words to his work, Sheraton designed much mahogany furniture. The qualities that impressed Sheraton are particularly evident in a distinctive pattern of wood called "flame mahogany."


The flame figure in the wood is revealed by slicing through the face of the branch at the point where it joins another element of the tree.Mahogany 
is probably one of the largest ‘families’ of hardwood, having many different varieties within its own species.

Mahogany has been used for centuries in ship building, house building, furniture making etc and is the core structure of just about every 19th century vanity box, dressing case or jewellery box. It became more of a Victorian trend to dress Mahogany with these decorative veneers, such as Rosewood, Kingwood, Burr Walnut and Coromandel, so that the actual Mahogany was almost hidden from view.

Mahogany itself is a rich reddish brown wood that can range from being plain in appearance to something that is so vibrant, figured and almost three dimensional in effect. 

Although Mahogany was most often used in its solid form, it also provided some beautifully figured varieties of veneer like ‘Flame’ Mahogany and ‘Fiddleback’ Mahogany (named after its preferred use in the manufacture of fine musical instruments).

Cuban Mahogany was so sought after, that by the late 1850′s, this particular variety became all but extinct.


is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia. 

The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies. 

It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 73 x Width 137 x Depth 75

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 5 inches x Width 4 feet, 6 inches x Depth 2 feet, 5 inches


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Delivery and return policy:

We require that someone be home on the agreed delivery day if applicable, otherwise a redelivery fee will apply.

In accordance with Distance Selling Regulations, we offer a 14-day money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with the item.

The item must be returned in its original packaging and condition.

Unless the item is not as described in a material way, the buyer is responsible for return shipping expenses.

Buyers are fully responsible for any customs duties or local taxes that may be incurred on items sent outside of the European Union.

Returns will be processed within 1-2 business days of receipt.

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