• Traditional Roll Top Desk - Used

    Roll top desk in reasonable condition. 1190w x 580d x 1170h. Made of MDF with laminate veneer. Operational with roll top and drawers working well. It has some dings and scratches from ware and fear. Collection only - located in Normanhurst. Email if you have any questions.
    AU $1.00
    0 bidsEnding 19 Aug at 16:26 AEST4d 11hLocal pickup
  • roll top desk excellent condition

    Pick up only in Rowville. NOTE, do not have key to lock. Width 1195mm x height 1165mm x depth 562mm.
    AU $160.00
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  • roll top desk

    Roll top desk for sale Pick up BEAUMARIS Questions welcome
    AU $110.00
    0 bidsEnding Thursday at 21:06 AEST1d 16hLocal pickup
  • Antique Roll Top Desk As New Condition

    Pick up only located Tullamarine area.
    AU $100.00
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    Ending Thursday at 14:45 AEST1d 10hLocal pickup
  • Timber Roll Top Desk with Lockable Top and Drawers. Key Included.

    Good used condition. Refer to the last picture for closer wood tone. Most pictures make it look too dark. Dimensions: Height 117.7 cm, Depth 61 cm, Width 122 cm. See photos for condition.
    AU $60.00
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    Ending 19 Aug at 13:22 AEST4d 8hLocal pickup
  • roll top desk

    Allwood roll top desk for sale. Brown teak look. 8 drawers. Drawers all slide perfectly. Plenty of bumps and scratches. Locking mechanism removed and no back. This is not noticeable when desk is against a wall. See photos. Suggest suitable for a granny flat or a shack. Roll top rolls back to reveal a nice surface for writing. Measurements are 120cm wide, 117cm height & 59 cm deep. Pick up only.
    AU $10.00
    0 bidsEnding Saturday at 13:08 AEST3d 8hLocal pickup
  • VINTAGE Roll Top Desk

    Vintage timber roll top desk in very good condition. 1230x590x1165 W/D/H
    AU $25.00
    0 bidsEnding 20 Aug at 14:24 AEST5d 9hLocal pickup
  • Gorgeous Shabby Chic French Style White Rolltop Desk Sutherland Shire

    Although it’s light, this will probably require two people or a suitable trolley. This is a beautiful shabby chic roll top desk. There are eight large, shallow drawers on either side and a footrest in chair area for extra comfort.
    AU $50.00
    0 bidsEnding 19 Aug at 19:30 AEST4d 14hLocal pickup
  • Roll top student desk - used

    Depth 480 mm.
    AU $165.00
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  • Timber Roll Top Desk Dovetail Joints.Distressed Timber

    Hello there! It has had a light fitted which can be easily removed if not wanted. The two drawers have dovetail joints. It is 470mm deep and 1245mm high. This is a very nice unit you will not be disappointed.
    AU $85.00
    0 bidsEnding 19 Aug at 19:30 AEST4d 14hLocal pickup
  • Roll Top Desk

    Pick up from Templestowe 3106
    AU $330.00
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  • Vintage roll top desk with 8 drawers

    Fully functional ! Style : roll top desk. Color : brown.
    AU $4.80
    0 bidsEnding 20 Aug at 17:56 AEST5d 13hLocal pickup
  • New listingVINTAGE Roll Top Desk

    Vintage roll top desk in good condition. See photos for handle only. Pick up Kellyville Ridge.
    AU $150.00
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    Ending 19 Aug at 7:01 AEST4d 2hLocal pickup
  • White Painted Wood Roll Top Desk

    White painted roll top desk. Minor marks/dints as expected but otherwise in very good condition. Roll Top works perfectly and with ease. Pick Up Only.
    AU $150.00
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    Ending Friday at 20:07 AEST2d 15hLocal pickup
  • 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
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  • Vintage Roll Top Desk

    This roll top desk is believed to be of pre 1930s origin. It has three drawers on one side, three on the other and one in the middle. There are two levels of pigeon holes, with extra draws underneath and is complete with key for roll top.
    AU $500.00
    0 bidsEnding Thursday at 8:51 AEST1d 4hLocal pickup
  • 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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  • 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
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  • ROLL TOP DESK - DARK CHOCOLATE COLOUR - VERY GOOD CONDITION - PICKUP ONLY

    This is a classic rolltop desk in mahogany / chocolate in great condition. Item has a small lacquer abrasion as shown in photo. Otherwise there are no other blemishes to note. Local pickup only from Earwood, Sydney.
    AU $120.00
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  • ROLL TOP DESK ~ pickup only

    Manufacturer and age unknown. Pickup only from 3139. ROLLTOP DESK.
    AU $99.00
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  • ROLL TOP DESK, 6 DRAWERS

    In very good condition  Dimensions:  Height:  1.2m, Width 1.2m.  Pick up from Allawah (near Hurstville) Sydney.
    AU $125.00
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    Ending Today at 15:40 AEST11h 8mLocal pickup
  • ROLLTOP DESK 1.2m high, 1.2m wide, 6 Drawers

    This rolltop desk is in very good condition.  Can be collected from Allawah (near Hurstville) Sydney.
    AU $125.00
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  •  Dark wood Well used roll top desk. Ideal for student

    Desk is ideal for young student. One draw is missing. Depth 51cm.
    AU $50.00
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    Ending 19 Aug at 14:40 AEST4d 10hLocal pickup
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    AU $120.00
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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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