144. Stunning Inlaid Carlton House Desk by Edwards Roberts


An Exceptional Example of a Profusely Inlaid Carlton House Desk of compact proportions made by renowned London Retailer and Manufacturer Edwards & Roberts, last quarter of the Nineteenth Century.

Inlaid with Satinwood and Mother of Pearl Marquetry of swags and swirls. Lots of storage to include three central drawers and four cupboards.

Supported by four elegant tapering, terminating on original square cup castors.

Condition: This piece is offered in very good professionally restored condition, nice surface patination.

Width: 42” (107cm). Height: 39” (99cm). Depth: 23” (58cm).

Location: Dublin City, Ireland.

London Furniture Makers Edwards & Roberts was founded in 1845 at 21 Wardour Street.

By 1892 they occupied more than a dozen buildings in Wardour Street, where they continued to trade until the end of the century. They became one of the leading London cabinet makers and retailers working in a variety of styles, both modern and revivalist. Their business also involved retailing, adapting and restoring the finest antique furniture and there are many examples of their earlier furniture with later embellishments bearing their stamp. Edwards & Roberts specialized in marquetry, inlay and ormolu. Edwards & Roberts was one of the principal London companies working in the taste of the late 18th century. They started business in 1845 and by 1854 were trading as “Edwards & Roberts, 21 Wardour Street, Antique and Modern Cabinet Makers and Importers of Ancient Furniture”. Wardour Street became an important furniture retailing area in the second half of the 19th century. The firm carried a fine and complete library of the old designers (i.e. Chippendale, Adam, Hepplewhite and Sheraton). They ceased trading in 1899 having been at various addresses.