...there it was! Exactly what I was looking for and delivered today. Its huge ( I've added the mug for scale). 40 inches deep and 62 inches wide. The wood underneath is pine and it has been painted a dark brown. Its not perfect in condition but it suits the style that we were after perfectly. We did have something similar up to a year ago with only 2 drawers which had gotten very loose and wonky and the top was a very thin pice of plywood that I had covered in vinyl. It ended up as firewood before we moved interstate as we really didn't think it would make the trip. This piece on the other hand is solid. I dont' think the couriers were too happy when it wouldn't fit through the front door and had to be carried around the back and through the french doors.
And no, its not going to be living in the centre of the room. I had envisioned it under the window over the heater but I forgot that it had a back 'modesty board' on it. Oh well thats Hubby's job when he gets home!