Anglo-Indian Teakwood Roll Top DeskLate 19th century
A beautiful British colonial roll-top desk in teakwood. It has a rectangular moulded top above the fall front. The top opens to reveal a fitted interior centered by an arched hole with two sliding pen holders. The interior further holds pigeon holes, several letter racks of different sizes and two small drawers with wooden handles.
When the top is open, a writing surface can be pulled out. This writing surface has three sections. The central section is hinged to adjust to writing positions. The two other sections can be opened to access extra storage space. The desks also features an ingenious locking mechanism for the drawers: when the roll-top is shut, it also locks all drawers.
The piece stands on twin pedestals with four drawers each. All sides and the back are paneled and each pedestal stands on a solid base.
British colonial India
H: 131 cm W: 150 cm D: 90 cm
H: 51½“ W: 59“ D: 35½“