Edwardian Hobbs & Company cylinder roll-top desk, mahogany and satinwood primary, oak secondary with extensive line inlay and marquetry decoration throughout. Comprised of a flat top over a vine inlaid frieze and cylinder front with elaborate urn, floral and foliate scroll marquetry, opening to a fitted interior with flower and vine inlaid drawer fronts and tooled green leather writing surface. Double pedestal style base with central drawer flanked on one side by a bank of four drawers, the other with faux 4-drawer front enclosing a pull-out typewriter platform. Both sides are mounted with round brass pulls marked "Hobbs & Co., London, Lever, Machine Made" and brass escutcheons. Case sides also fitted with facade of four half length drawers enclosing file drawers, next to inlaid urn, bird and flower marquetry panels, the whole resting on square tapered legs with carved foliate capitals and contrasting vertical line inlay. Finished back with line inlaid top panels over two lower panels with inlaid oval medallions enclosing urn and floral marquetry. 46"H x 66 1/4" W x 34" D. English, Early 20th century. CONDITION: Overall good condition with expected general wear. Some scattered areas of wood shrinkage. Minor patch repairs noted to top sides flanking roll top. Top front right drawer missing escutcheon, retained. Retains keys for drawers.
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