The Perfect Home Office – Victorian Mahogany Bureau-Desk

May 2nd, 2017

Constructed around 1860,  this truly exceptional Victorian mahogany Bureau-Desk, with its massive amount of  lockable storages space & ample room for a computer is perfect as a home office.



Size:  60ins (5ft) wide x 30ins deep x 53ins high (max).       Hight from floor to desk top  30ins kneehole size : 28ins x 29ins.  Constructed in four sections for easy moving,  Fully restored and in full showroom condition.


Stock No.  1282

Price: 3,450.00 ( inc. delivery in Ireland )






A Very Rare Pair of Identical Late Victorian Mahogany Office Pedestal Desks

August 17th, 2016


Almost unique, this matching pair of large Victorian mahogany desks are exceptional in every way.  Made around 1890-95 in solid mahogany to the highest standards of Victorian craftmaship.

Specification of each desk :

Size.  65ins wide x 31ins deep x 30ins high

Six deep mahogany lined cock-beaded drawers with original brass handles & one very large file cupboard with an interior adjustable shelf.

Knee-hole size.  24ins x 24ins

Writing surface.  Original light tan, gilt tooled hide leather, nicely worn but undamaged.

Condition: Very good, all original,  slght wear commensurate with age. No keys.

Repolished all round these two desks can stand in a room center if required or placed back to back will make a single very large & desirable 65ins x 32ins double sided full partners desk.

STOCK NO. 1280/2


Price for the pair, ex showroom being 6,200.00 euro

Further details of these and many other fine antique desks & desk chairs can be seen on our website

A very fine Irish Antique Desk for St. Patrick’s Week

March 14th, 2015


We offer the most the most prestigious antique mahogany Irish partners double sided library desk that we have ever seen.   Constructed around 1835 ( William 1V period ).  Four very deep drawers, two drawers either side, with original brass handles  Heavy fluted legs with large ‘hairy’ lions paw feet unique to Irish furniture of the period.  The top with cross banding and fitted with a new green tooled full hide leather writing surface to match the original.  Fully refurbished, re-polished and restored to its original glory.  This antique desk is uniquely Irish and would suit any office, library, large room of entrance foyer.


 Size:   67ins wide ( five foot six inches)  x  40ins deep  x  30ins high


For more information, detailed photographs, price & shipping costs etc.  please contact us via email: or telephone 00353(0)51 445969



English, Late Georgian, Solid Mahogany Partners Desk (circa 1800 -15)

January 16th, 2015


A very high quality and most impressive double sided eighteen drawer  Late Georgian mahogany  Partners Desk.

English circa 1800 – 1815.


Full professionally restored and re polished and now offered in top showroom condition

Size:  72ins (6ft) x 40ins x 30ins high.



Overseas export & shipping a speciality

More details on our website

Large, late Georgian,Gentlemans Mahogany Knee-hole Desk. Circa 1795-1800

January 8th, 2015


Stock no 1243

We start the New Year by offering this outstanding Georgian mahogany desk.  Probably Irish and constructed in the period of George 111 circa 1795-1800.

Very heavy, one piece construction its size of 56ins wide x 32ins high x 32ins deep together with a massive arched knee-hole space making it perfect for even the largest man.     Nine very deep drawers with pitch pine linings with brass handles and the original iron locks.  Plain back for standing against a wall or behind a sofa.

Fully restored, re french polished and fitted with a new  tooled tan full hide leather writing surface to match the  damaged original,  This desk is now in top showroom condition.    Further details & additional photographs on request

Price:  2,800 euros.  inc. kerbside delivery in Ireland.

Overseas delivery a speciality

We still wish to purchase genuine large antique ‘flat-top’ Desks suitable for restoration

January 7th, 2015

Stock 1224

We are still  interested in purchasing genuine antique  ( pre 1910 )  flat-top desks measuring 5ft wide & over,  in almost any condition.

Please send  full details & clear photographs to

Antique Partners Desks

June 20th, 2014

There is often confusion about the term ” Partners Desk .”   Genuine antique partners  desks are in-fact double sided desks, with drawers and cupboards on either side in order that two people can use the same desk at the same time.  The drawer arrangements are usually identical on either side of the desk but on occasion there might be a combination of both drawers & cupboards differing one side to the other.

Dating from the mid- Georgian period ( 1750’s) onwards these large desks were much favored by the Banking, Legal & Medical professions and always constructed to the highest standards using the most expensive materials.  As such, these desks reflect status & inspire confidence and are much sought after today for the same reason.

The partners desk shown below, made in figured mahogany in England around 1820 (Geo.1V period ) is such a desk and with its arrangement of drawers and dividers on both sides, behind twin locking cupboards was originally made for the legal profession.

Measuring 6ft, 2ins wide x 43ins deep it is perfect for partners working together, or as a single imposing desk in a large room.



   This desk is in exceptionally  good, restored condition.  The  writing surface is high quality hide leather, Burgundy colour with gilt tooling.   The price is 3,500 euros.   Stock no, 1235


We carry a range of  genuine antique partners desks and full details of the above desk, and many others can be found on our website


Irish, George 111 period, Mahogany Knee-hole Desk, circa 1770/80. Presented in top showroom condition.

April 25th, 2014

We rarely get really good mahogany desks from the mid-Georgian period and still less genuine Irish ones.   This one, was probably constructed in Cork with Cuban mahogany that was used as ballast in the ships returning from West Indies around 1770/80.    Sized 41ins wide x 25ins deep, it has within its thirteen solid oak lined drawers, a vast amount of storage space and is very impressive and perfect for the home or smaller office where space is limited.

Raised on bracket feet with a paneled back, this desk has been carefully restored, re-french polished and is now presented in top showroom condition.   It can be fully  inspected in our garden showroom near New Ross, Co.Wexford., by prior telephone agreement and a full condition report on this and all our desks is available to overseas buyers.

Stock SKU no. 1232

Price: 3,250 euro inc. doorstep delivery in Ireland

We export worldwide.


Sheraton Revival Desk by Edwards & Roberts. London c.1880

February 2nd, 2014

A truly exceptional inlaid Victorian desk in the Sheraton Revival style by Edwards & Roberts, Wardour Street, London. circa 1880

Edwards & Roberts ( 1845 -1899 ) are considered to be the finest of the London cabinet makers of the Victorian period. Along with their great rivals ‘Maple & Co’ their furniture was purchased exclusively by the ‘Great & the Good’ of Victorian society. Much information about them can be on the internet and examples can be seen in the Victoria & Albert museum, London.

This example ( our stock no. 1203 ) is in almost perfect  original condition with no repairs or restorations, only the normal minor scuffs & wear & tear expected with an item in excess of 130 years old.  As such it is both rare & very collectable.    We will be pleased to provide a full condition report  & photographs about  the desk if required,  and we can arrange to crate &  ship anywhere World Wide.



Tel:  00353 (0) 445969


Tara Antique Desks wish everyone a very happy and prosperous New Year

December 30th, 2013

Now fully back in action after the Christmas break and the recent storms, we wish everyone a very happy New Year

From our new purpose built garden showroom near New Ross, Co.Wexford. Ireland we offer a very good selection, of usually between 15 and 25 genuine high quality, fully restored antique desks in all sizes & prices.

We are open most days inc. Sundays & Bank Holidays strictly by prior telephone agreement and we can pack, insure, deliver &  ship anywhere worldwide.

Our Telephone numbers are: 00353(0)51-445969  &  086-8154222 (mobile)