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( Above Photo: Chippendale Mahogany Partners Desk Nostell Priory Desks )
The history of Georgian partners desks can be traced back to the Regency period when the first of these furniture pieces first emerged. The furniture style took a special place in offices during the Victorian period as people sought the most comfortable ways to work. Partner's desks were created to accommodate two people facing each other. They, therefore, provide massive working surfaces enough for two desks attached.
( Above Photo: Victorian Partners Desk Antique Mahogany Writing Table )
When buying a Georgian partners desk, you should be able to identify it. These furniture pieces are markedly different from any other desks or cabinets from the Georgian period. The following are the features of Georgian Partner's desks:
Partners desks were designed to accommodate two people facing each other. Therefore, each desk has a surface of two. Apart from being doubled up, the desks offer storage space on both sides, providing privacy to the users.
Georgian partners desks stand on two pedestal bases in which the storage space is infused. That's why these desks are also known as pedestal desks. Each pedestal has storage space, including drawers, shelves, and cupboards. The number of drawers, shelves, and cabinets may differ between the sides, although they are mostly the same. There's enough space between the two partners to sit comfortably between the pedestals.
( Above Photo: Victorian Partners Desk Antique Oak Writing Table 1860 )
Many Georgian partners desks have a brown leather writing top, while others have a polished wooden top. The edges are likely to be gilded to provide enduring decoration. Therefore, a Georgian partners desk is highly decorative in addition to its obvious functionality.
The partners desk design was similar to that of the sideboard and cabinet. Therefore, their legs were identical to those of their bigger counterparts. They have plinth legs at the base of the pedestals designed to support the desk's weight. However, some Georgian partners desks stand on flat grounds or bracketed feet.
( Above Photo: French Bombe Partners Desk Walnut Empire Bureau Table )
Since these furniture pieces date back to the Georgian period, they are likely made from rosewood, oak, walnut, or mahogany. They may have a combination of woods, one serving as the base and the other for creating veneers and inlays. Thus, the desks have varying types of final finishes, even though most of them are elegant. Their surfaces were even made better by the inclusion of brown leather.
There are several decorations on Georgian partners desks, including fine lines and delicate structures. While some furniture pieces may have claw feet, others feature ball feet. Those that were painted have muted colors. Pedestal desks have hardware such as gilded brass handles. Other decorations include lion's-head partners, shells and carved egg-and-dart.
You can transform your home office with a Georgian partner's desk. If you choose to keep it anywhere else in your house, it can act as a great decoration. Still, it is a valuable asset that you would be proud of owning in the future. If you're looking to buy a Georgian partners desk, reach out to us.
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