Antique Desks and Writing Tables
A writing table or desk is an immensely personal item that usually gets the most use of any antique item within the home. It may often form the focal point of a room and should be of some importance. Such antique desks and writing tables have always had great distinction attached to them, none more so than in the 18th century when Thomas Chippendale, John Syers, William Vile, Holland & Son, Gillows of Lancaster and John McLean produced some of the finest examples of antique desks, writing tables, architects desks and Bonheur du jours. This can be seen in the choices of woods used, the elaborate construction and highly burnished and lacquered metal work. Large mahogany pedestal antique desks with shaped key escutcheons of the finest colour and patination, with flamed mahogany, wonderful brass inlaid Regency writing tables of extraordinary size or small antique walnut and rosewood kidney desks are all available for sale within the collection, all of which would make a great addition to anyone’s room. Each piece has been hand selected for its condition, patination, colour and form presenting a wonderful example of this, the most important piece of furniture in the home.
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