Relevant categories: Desks
(Above photo - Antique Victorian Pedestal Desk by Maple and Co )
Victorian pedestal desks are large, free-standing antique pieces of furniture with a working surface and stacked drawers making two pedestals. Unlike other types of desks, pedestal desks do not have legs but stand on the two stacks of drawers. In between the pedestals, the desks have an open space in which a user can put their feet. Because of the middle area, pedestal desks may also be called kneehole desks.
(Above photo - Antique Mahogany Desk )
The desks often inlaid tops with a large leather panel on which a user can write. However, some desks have wooden top surfaces with pull-out lined writing drawers. Sometimes, the pull-out has a folding horse, which acts as the bookrest. Some users call this type of desk an executive desk. No matter how you name it, the pedestal stand can serve various purposes, including the following:
(Above photo - Antique Mahogany Pedestal Desk - Victorian Circa 1860 )
Even though huge in stature, Victorian pedestal tables can act as console tables, especially in the home. You can put the desk in the hallway or sitting room and use the top surface to display flower vases, paintings, and other art pieces. The desk can also sit behind the sofa and act as the surface to placing TV remotes and other small items. You can even use it to hold a lamp.
Victorian pedestal desks come with stacks of drawers that can be used to store various items. Not only does the desk complement the interior décor but also greatly expand the storage space. You can use it to keep TV remotes, DVDs, phone chargers, games, and other tech gadgets. Besides, you can display your photos and paintings on the top surface of the desk. There is no need for you to leave your books strewn all over the place when you can put them inside the drawers or on top of the desk.
(Above photo - Victorian Pedestal Desk Antique Mahogany Circa 1860 )
If you do not have a dedicated bedside table, why don’t you turn a Victorian pedestal desk into one? It doesn’t matter if it is a tiny, compact bedroom or a large master bedroom. The pedestal desk will act as the perfect storage for the items you need like glasses, drink bottles, books, and lamps. You could even place a dressing mirror on the adjacent wall to turn the desk into a dressing table. Smaller items like makeup and cosmetics can go into the drawers, reducing the need for additional storage.
(Above photo - Victorian Pedestal Desk - Mahogany Circa 1860 )
The most obvious use for the Victorian pedestal desk is in the home office. In addition to acting as a writing surface, it can hold stationery and other items. Besides, you can use the desk to keep your work laptop or computer. Whenever you want to work at home, you can settle in at the desk and complete some pending tasks.
(Above photo - Antique Pedestal Desk - Victorian Writing Table 1860 )
As you can see, Victorian pedestal desks can serve several purposes, including acting as a console table, family room storage, bedside table, or go into the home office. It all depends on why you bought it in the first place.
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