Antique Writing Tables
An English Antique Writing Table / Partners Desk
An English Antique Writing Table / Partners Desk from the William IV period, made of mahogany fitted with 6 ... Find out more
A 19th century English writing table fitted with 6 working drawers.
A 19th century English writing table fitted with 6 working drawers in mahogany, the table top is fitted with a full hide leather top which is hand tooled and ... Find out more
An English 19th century mahogany 6 drawer writing table
An English 19th century mahogany 6 drawer writing table.
The table is in excellent condition, all drawers are fitted with working ... Find out more
A 19th century English antique writing table
A 19th century English antique writing table or library table in mahogany fitted with 4 working drawers.
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An English late Regency Pollard Oak desk or Library Table
An English late Regency Pollard Oak desk or Library Table smaller in size and of superb ... Find out more
An English Mid 19th Century Oak Writing Table of Rare Design.
An English Mid 19th Century Oak Writing Table of Rare Design, having canted corners and standing on turned and carved legs, the desk has six drawers and is fitted with a full hide leather top. The table is signed "Maples of London." Maples of London were a renowned London Retailer with other branches in Paris and Buenos Aires. ... Find out more
A 19th century English kidney shape ladies writing table, attributed to Gillows.
A 19th century English kidney shape ladies writing table, attributed to Gillows. The table is fitted with one drawer.
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A Fine quality English late Regency period Writing table by Gillows
A Fine quality English late Regency period Writing table by Gillows, the table is by ... Find out more
An English antique writing table
An English antique writing table in burr walnut, fitted with gilt mounts, signed to the top of the drawer Edwards and ... Find out more
An overview of antique writing tables, partners & pedestal desks
Antique desks and writing tables are without doubt one of the most sought after trophies for the antique furniture collector. From the most simple of tables with space to write on to the desk owned by the family of the Lord Mayor of London, we keep a very interesting collection.
Our antique desks mostly cover the Georgian, Regency, William IV, and Victorian periods of English furniture design. And the desks come in a variety of shapes from a rectangular partners desk with room for two decision makers to a more diminuitive kidney-shaped desk for a lady to use that often would have been made with very fine veneers. The desks come in a variety of woods, but most commonly used are mahogany, walnut, oak and rosewood. A circular desk was often used by landlords and is commonly known as a drum table.
Nowadays, with the computer being the source of storage the use of library tables and writing tables has become very common. This sort of desk gives a lighter feel to a room while the drawers of the desk are fitted into the desk apron rather than the typical pedestals of a partners desk. Writing tables either come fitted with end supports or rest on four leg supports.
Leather tops on writing tables, library tables, and desks have not always been the norm. In the 18th and 19th centuries with the use of bottled ink the writing surface took a lot abuse and so it was often more economic to use felt rather than leather.
Even in today's hi tech world there is something magical about the charm and character of an antique desk or writing table.