• Roll Top Desk

    Roll top desk, green leather top. 6 drawers, 2 drawers are filing drawers. Holes have been drilled in the back to allow for power cables for electronic devices. However please note that some damage has been made to the roll top when the holes were drilled!! These are only visible when the top is completely closed. I was able to cover this with decorative fabric. A lovely stylish desk perfect for home offices when at the end of day you can close the lid. Pick up only from Chelsea. We are moving house so pickup will be required within one week of auction closing.
    AU $20.00
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    or Best Offer
    Ending Saturday at 16:21 AEDST1d 3hLocal pickupType: Roll Top DeskMaterial: Wood
  • Roll Top Desk

    Pick up from Templestowe 3106
    AU $330.00
    Local pickup
    or Best Offer
    Type: Roll Top DeskMaterial: Wood
  • VINTAGE Wooden Roll Top Desk with drawers

    Gorgeous mid-tone wood. Excellent condition. Perfect for study, bedroom or hall. 189x133 cm.
    AU $170.00
    Local pickup
    or Best Offer
    Brand: UnbrandedType: Roll Top DeskStyle: Vintage/Retro

    AU $99.00
    Local pickupType: Roll Top Desk
  • A Vintage Cutler Style Oak Twin Pedestal Roll Top Desk

    A Good Piece with Tambour, Eight Drawers and Two Pull Out Slides. 1210mm x 735mm and 1225mm High.
    AU $450.00
    Local pickup
    or Best Offer
    Type: Roll Top DeskStyle: FederationMaterial: Oak
  • ROLL TOP DESK ~ pickup only

    Manufacturer and age unknown. Pickup only from 3139. ROLLTOP DESK.
    AU $89.00
    Local pickupBrand: UnbrandedType: Roll Top DeskMaterial: Pine

    This sale is for the antique oak 11 drawer twin pedestal desk only. This desk is in very good condition for an antique item, with minor signs of wear considering its age and use; the lock has been removed.
    AU $1,550.00
    Type: Roll Top Desk
    or Best Offer
    Style: Antique StyleMaterial: Oak
  • Roll Top Desk Antique Design (1080 x 1240 x 470 mm approx.)

    Draws and roller are in excellent working order. Small hole on top for feeding in electrical cable.
    AU $120.00
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    or Best Offer
    Type: Roll Top Desk
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  • Early 1900's Australian postmaster's roll top desk with pigeon holes

    A roll top desk with pigeon holes that was originally used in an Australia Post Office. Early 1900's (1930-40?) construction, solid wood and quite a heavy piece of furniture. Has previously been used to store medical supplies in a doctors practice. It would make a great shop fitting for displaying small items or at home to tidy up a study space. Overall dimensions of the piece are 1300mm (w) x 1770(h) x 600(d), there are three horizontal rows of four pigeon holes across, each hole measures 210(w) x 280(h). A fitting has been removed from the left side of the piece, it has been filled with wood putty but it is an obvious repair as the hole was quite large. All part of the desk's history. 
    AU $950.00
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    or Best Offer
    Colour: Light Wood Tone
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    Brand: HandmadeType: Roll Top Desk
  • Roll top desk 8 drawers in Mahogany Finish

    Selling because can't fit in my house, currently stored in my shed.   This desk is 0ver 40 yrs old.  Needs a good polish up and the roll top is rolling with some difficulty needs a little attention to make it roll smoothly.  When polished up it is a lovely piece of furniture in mahogony finish.
    AU $150.00
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    Ending 19 Nov at 13:26 AEDST3dLocal pickupType: Roll Top DeskStyle: TraditionalMaterial: Mahogany
  • solid wood roll top Desk

    Golden Oak in colour, has been altered inside to fit a computer. Pick up only from Oyster Bay Sydney.
    AU $180.00
    Local pickupType: Roll Top DeskMaterial: Solid Wood
  • Timber Roll top Desk With Matching Storage Chair

    Timber Roll top desk with Matching storage chair. Both in good used condition. Desk has water stain on top - see photo. Desk is 124cm tall, 92cm wide and 47cm deep with two drawers, pigeon hole storage inside and handy foot rest. The drawers have gold metal knobs. The stool is upholstered in plush blue velour fabric and measures 84cm tall, 62cm deep and 45cm wide. The useful seat storage is 17cm deep. I paid more than $85 for stool when I purchased it. It's a really good looking set and can be collected from Lalor Park near Blacktown. I really don't want to part with this lovely furniture but have just moved and there's no room for it.
    AU $40.00
    0 bidsEnding 20 Nov at 17:19 AEDST4d 4hLocal pickupBrand: UnbrandedType: Roll Top DeskMaterial: Wood & Fabric
  • Solid Mahogany Wood Roll Top Office Desk Home Small Antique Reproduction Design

    3 Drawers, Unique Design, Solid Mahogany Wood. Solid Mahogany Wood. this is it. Colour Red Mahogany. Wood Type Solid Mahogany Wood. A rare to find writing desk. Tv Units Cabinets Coffee Tables Side Tables Hall Stands Hall Tables Nest Tables Tea tables Sofas.
    AU $660.00
    Colour: Red
    or Best Offer
    Brand: Unbranded
    38 watching
    Type: Roll Top Desk

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Roll Top Desks

The roll top desk has been a popular item of office furniture since the 19th century. It has its roots in desks like the tambour and pedestal desk, and is unique in the feature of a pull-down scroll of slatted wood. The fact that the roll top makes it easy to hide away unsightly paperwork and mess makes it very appealing, and removes the need to clear away any correspondence that may be in progress. An office mainstay for many homes and businesses in the 19th century and into the 20th century, they were easy to mass produce as the wooden slats were all identical and attached to a cloth or leather strip to hold it all in place to ensure smooth movement when opened and closed.

Roll Top Desk Features

Roll top desks with drawers provide plenty of storage for your paperwork and stationary items. They are designed to be an all-in-one, self-contained office and were ideal for the 19th century home or small office. Often, drawers are constructed on either side or one side of the desk. These are big enough to hold books and files. Smaller drawers on the desk table hold pens and miscellaneous small office items.

Roll Top Desk Construction

Traditionally, roll top desks were made from heavy and expensive woods, such as oak. This made them a very durable and hardy item. Beautiful polished woods, such as blackwood, rosewood and mahogany, are also characteristic of antique desks. Modern roll tops are constructed from all kinds of materials with lightweight pine being an affordable and sustainable choice. Most woods are polished, although some are painted white for a French provincial feel.

Antique Roll Top Desks

An in-demand antique item, roll top desks were turned out in numerous quantities of varying quality, due to their vast popularity and the fact that they were easy to manufacture. As many of the woods used in the 19th century for furniture construction have now become rare and expensive, roll top desks hold their value well. A great way to recreate the ambience of bygone days, they're decorative whilst still being functional. Roll tops are among the more popular antique desks due to the variety of wood finishes and colours they come in, meaning there are plenty of options to blend in with contemporary decor.

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