An American oak, roll top Cutler desk , early 20th century.
The desk has a roll – top sliding door action with interior drawers and stationery compartments.
The base has twin pedestal drawers with pull out writing shelves, with makers label: ‘ Cutler ‘.
Height, Roll – top desks came into existence in the United States during the latter part of the 19th century.
Each desk featured a rolling door that slid up and down to reveal or conceal built-in pigeonholes, shelves and a flat writing surface.
The exterior facade of a roll – top desk as well as its construction can provide visual clues as to its age.
Every roll top desk that has been created has been based on this design.
Cutler antique roll top desks are somewhat rare and very valuable when they are found in good condition.
Developing the Roll Top Desk.
Cutler was not the first to come up with the tambour idea or putting multiple compartments on a desk.
A genuine oak roll top desk made by the famous American manufacturer Cutler.
This desk has just been completely overhauled by our cabinet maker so we can feel confident that the roll works perfectly.
all the drawers slide smoothly and the desk itself shuts securely when the roll is down and the key removed.
The Cutler signature is clearly shown on the top of the desk also stamped on the inside.
ANTIQUE CUTLER ROLL Top Desk 1885 Black Walnut Cutler Desk Co New York – $1,350.
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Antique Cutler Roll top desk with all Original fit out Circa 1880.
It is not widely known that 90% of authentic roll top desks.
The Cutler Roll – Top Desk is a rare desk.
If you find one, ask about the desk’s history to see if it belonged to someone famous or has a great story that will enhance the value.
Moldings and carvings will add value.
Take a thorough set of measurements for your desk , including height, depth and width of both the bottom desk and the tambour, or roll – top.
Especially if your desk , like many sold in the “Sears.
American Cutler desks , as well as tambour front, roll top and cylinder top desks.
By closing the top all paperwork is out of sight but as you left it.
Most with kneeholes and drawers to the pedestals, and some with a bookcase or cabinet above.
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