Relevant categories: Dressers and Sideboards,Desks
(Above photo - Antique Walnut Desk - Georgian Influences Bureau )
One of the best ways to spruce up your home is to buy a Georgian desk built between 1714 and 1830. Georgian desks transcend several furniture styles and design periods and could have distinctive features, depending on the style. All of the desks made in that period were in the form of bureaus with fall fronts. However, some were in the form of pedestal desks with a cupboard door at the center. Pedestal desks initially served as dressing tables for ladies as well as writing furniture. The following are the distinct features of Georgian desks:
1. Materials (Wood)
(Above photo - Georgian Pedestal Desk Mahogany Office Antiques )
If you want an authentic Georgian desk, you should start by looking at the type of wood used to make it. In that case, it is most likely oak and mahogany. So how do you tell if it is oak or mahogany? Oak is a hardwood with characteristic grain marks. It may exist in the form of red oak or white oak. Red oak (or black oak) looked pinkish and was more widely used than white oak, which has a slightly greenish look. On the other hand, mahogany is a dark reddish-brown hardwood that darkens with time. When polished, it produces a characteristic red sheen.
(Above photo - George II Kneehole Desk - Antique Bureau Mahogany )
As earlier stated, Georgian desks come in bureaus with a fall front or a pedestal desk with a cupboard door in its front. It was during the Georgian period that the bureau first appeared onto the scene. Originally it had a design with a large central compartment and winged sides. The design was picked up by Thomas Chippendale, whose design featured glazed upper and beautiful decorations.
During the Regency period, bureaus became smaller, no more than three feet high. They were mostly pedestal desks. The desks made at that time had an open front or a door consisting of the brass grill or pleated silk. Both the bureau desk and pedestal desk had space for storing stationery, papers, books, pens, etc.
3. The Cost
(Above photo - Georgian pedestal Desk - Antique Bureau Mahogany )
Most likely, you are looking for a Georgian desk to buy. The prices of these pieces of furniture vary depending on the maker, condition, time in history, history of ownership, location, and ability to bargain. In short, it is not possible to find Georgian desks at the same prices. So it would help if you were open-minded when going out there to buy a Georgian desk.
However, you can get Georgian desks at a bargain price, especially if you go to the right shop. It all depends on what people consider to be fashionable at any given time. Don’t be afraid to walk into an antique shop and ask about a special Georgian desk price. You will be surprised at how affordable it is. Alternatively, you may buy reproduction pieces (which are as good as original Georgian pieces).
(Above photo - Georgian Mahogany Pedestal Sideboard Desk - Antique Server )
A Georgian desk is suitable when it comes to improving your home décor. When buying one, ensure you check whether it is made from oak, mahogany, or walnut. A Georgian desk could be in the form of a bureau desk or pedestal desk, so pay attention to that. If you are looking for a Georgian desk to buy, we have some of the best in our store.
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