Relevant categories: Desks
(Above photo - Sheraton Revival Desk - Inlaid Writing Table Mahogany 1880)
Instead of buying a brand new desk, you may want to get an antique piece with its aesthetics and functionality. Luckily, the market has many types of century-old pieces of furniture from which you can select the best. They come in different forms, including secretaries, partner’s desks, knee holes, etc. In this write-up, we introduce you to the best antique desks for a home office. Read on for more.
(Above photo - French Empire Bureau Plat Desk - Marquetry Inlay Writing Table)
The writing desk or bureau is a compact desk that was made solely for writing letters by hand. It has a concealable top, which you can hide away as soon as you finish writing the letter. The next time you want to use it, you can retract the awning and get to work. It may have several drawers for storing writing materials like pens, books, and other stationery.
Like the bureau, the secretary also has a drop-down writing surface that you can hide away when you finish your work. The desk has a backward slanting partition with a hinged end. Traditional users kept the desks in their living rooms with the writing surfaces hidden to conceal any work inside. Secretaries often have covered small cubby holes or drawers where you can keep your stationery.
(Above photo - French Roll Top Desk - Empire Bureau Marquetry Inlay)
Roll-top desks are popular with antique buyers and can be challenging to find. However, when you do find one, it can become the centerpiece of your home office. It is typically a flat desk with a rounded, rolling door that slides out of place to expose the work surface. The desk usually has drawers in the space immediately after the top. You can use them to keep your pens, books, and other stationery.
(Above photo - Double Antique Partners Desk - Gillows Mahogany 1860)
Usually found in an office with two or more workers, partner’s desks are flat with a large workspace. If you intend to put it in your home office, you should check that you have enough space to accommodate it. The large writing surface is perfect for holding modern equipment such as desktop computers, laptops, and tablets.
(Above photo - Mahogany Pedestal Desk - Georgian Antique)
Executive writing desks are large and elegant. They have several drawers on both sides of the sitting space, even though there could be a center drawer. The desk comes with a flat surface, perfect for writing, typing, or doing other computer-related work.
(Above photo - Victorian Library Table Desk Mahogany)
The library desk exists in the form of a flat tabletop with four legs. It doesn’t have any drawers or storage space, making it perfect for storing laptops, desktop computers, and the like. If you find this desk, you can customize it to serve a diverse range of purposes.
(Above photo - George II Kneehole Desk - Antique Bureau Mahogany)
The kneehole desk has a flat surface suspended on two drawer columns to the left and the right. The space in between the two drawer columns is just enough for the user’s knees. Even though the drawers are many, they are too small to be used for storing larger items.
As you can see, any of these antique desks can work in a home office. You only need to identify one that will serve all of your needs and buy it.
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