Tables & Desks


An unusual formica top table, with slatted undershelf. The yellow top has a typical flecked pattern from the 1950s. There are two small chips on the edge of the formica, each roughly 5mm wide (see photos). It is also faded in places, in keeping with its age. The frame is beech with copper feet.

  • 112cm wide
  •  61.5cm deep
  •  72cm high


A two drawer single pedestal Belgian typists desk. Original dark green paint finish. The dark green linoleum top is also original. There is a manufacturers transfer label on the back of the desk and the frame is date stamped 1957.The handles and feet are cast aluminium and the top drawer locks with its original key. As with many Belgian desks this one is on the low side to please take note of the height.

  • 107cm wide
  •  61cm deep
  •  68cm high
  •  63.5cm internal height


An ebonised mahogany torchere stand. An elegant pared back Edwardian design with three legs and a shallow lipped circular top.

  • 31cm dia. top
  •  42cm from leg to leg
  • 125cm high


A set of blacksmith made iron trestles with an original pine plank top. The top has a lovely weathered finish with some honest old repairs. It has been lightly sanded and sealed with a low sheen water based lacquer.

  • 183cm wide
  • 79cm deep
  • 75cm high
  • 136cm between trestle upights
  • 98cm internally from foot to foot


We currently have three of these tables. The tops are beech ply with white laminate tops.The bases are matt white steel. Price is per table.

  • 100cm diameter
  • 74cm high


A nicely proportioned Georgian mahogany table, originally a flip top games table. The table has been altered at some point in the past to remain in its folded position. Ideal as a desk or console table. The top has a lovely patina and has obviously been used as a work table at some point.

  • 141cm wide at back
  • 61cm wide at front
  • 50cm deep
  • 71cm high
  • 56cm high to underside


A sturdy tea chest table sealed with a low sheen lacquer, lettering to all sides, a plywood base has been added to create a strong enclosed cube. There is some rippling in the plywood on one of the sides (see sub image).

  • 51cm wide
  • 41cm deep
  • 61cm high


Bent ply and resin plinth with painted finish. More than likely an old theatre prop.

  • 46cm wide
  • 36cm deep
  • 94cm high


A single drawer hall or serving table in mixed timbers with top lidded storage compartment, possibly a later addition.Bobbin turned legs and original handles to the drawer.

  • 103.5cm wide
  • 49.5cm deep
  • box depth 29cm
  • 85.5cm table height
  • 97cm to top of box


A Holbro drawing board with counterweighted parallel sliding rule in good working order. The pitch of the bboard can be adjusted and the steel stand can fold for storage.

  • base 113cm w x 82cm d
  • board 110cm w x 84cm d

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