Antique Desks

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We always have antique desks of all styles in stock, bureaus, pedestal desks, davenport desks, writing tables, knee hole desks from the Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian periods.

•    Antique Bureaus

Mahogany, Walnut and Oak bureaus from the 18th and early 19th centuries with fall front flaps and fitted interiors make very adaptable desks that when the flap is closed hides all your work from view. The earlier walnut veneered models with cross banded flaps and herring bone shaped inlays are very attractive. George III mahogany bureaus we stock are excellent quality and good value for money.

•    Antique Desks

Pedestal and knee hole desks of all sizes are for sale online and in the shop. We have large antique partners desks with drawers to both sides and pedestal desks that have nine drawers and are polished at the back so that they can free stand, most come into three parts for transport. We restore the desks to original condition and replace the leather writing surface if needed with top quality “antiqued” leather hides with gold tooled edges.

•    Antique Davenport Desks

The Antique Davenport desk is named after Captain Davenport who commissioned “Gillows” furniture company to make him a desk at the end of the 18th century. The early models have a pedestal similar to the pedestal on a desk but turned sideways with a slope top desk on the top with a lift up writing surface ink well drawers and pen compartments The slope top slides forwards over the knee to write at, and the drawers to the side of the pedestal are good for storage.

The early Georgian and Regency Davenports where made of Mahogany, Oak, Rosewood, Maple and on rare occasions campaign models made of Ebony and Amboyna. The antique Victorian models had the pedestal recessed back and a pair of cabriole or turned pillar legs, on either side of where your knees went, were most times made of Walnut, Rosewood, Mahogany, Maple and made in all modified styles with pop up stationery compartments, writing boards, and drawers behind cupboard doors.

•    Antique Writing Tables

Writing tables or Antique Library tables made in the 18th & 19th century are quite often in stock and are oblong in shape with four turned or square tapering legs sometimes on twin support bases. The drawer arrangement can be from one single drawer to one side or three drawers to each side and every combination in between, made from mahogany, oak, rosewood or walnut and some models have inlay.