Published at Saturday, March 10th, 2018 - 22:04:35 PM. Desks. By Myriam Gilson.
This short guide is aimed at answering some of the most frequently asked questions asked by prospective buyers of antique writing furniture and specifically Antique Desks and Antique Writing Tables. It covers key points such as basic options, practical matters, types of writing furniture, age, woods, care of antique furniture and how to buy from an antique dealer.
Desks with Superstructure: very popular in Victorian times and earlier. These desks - which take many forms, Dickens desks, bankers desks, roll top desks, Carlton House Desks etc - have a raised structure at the back of the desk with drawers, small cupboards or pigeon holes for stationery. Many of these desks were designed to stand against a wall and have a relatively plain or even unfinished rear elevation. Some desks have flat writing surfaces, some have raised writing slopes with storage underneath - those with the slope are becoming popular again since the slope provides an ideal "work station" for a laptop computer.
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