Maiolaine Bourgeois Desks April 07, 2018 22:26:01
Moore Desk: Comes in two antique forms - The "Moore Office Queen" (a large desk that has a single large door to lock up the main work surface with drawers and nooks around it; and The "Moore Insurance Desk" (nearly twice as big as the "Office Queen" and also opens up by means of a single large door with its internal work surface sliding in and out). Cubicle Desk: An economical way of putting more desk workers in the same space without actually shrinking the size of their working surfaces. The cubicle walls are used to house papers and other items once left on the horizontal desktop surface.
Sauder - Makes desks that are easy to assemble at home and are often found in stores like Wal-Mart and Office Depot. Their desks are usually made from fiber board but their high end Palladia Collection can be very sturdy and quite attractive.
Antique Writing Furniture - Flat Top Desks: these are the most popular type of desk being the most versatile particularly when a large work space is required for paperwork and/or computer equipment. Various sizes are available from the smallest 36" (91cm) width up to larger workspaces of 72" (183cm) or greater. The depth of the desk is important - the narrower the desk the closer the working material is to the user - a deeper desk allows more storage but some of it may be out of arms reach.
Glass And Steel Desks - These can be very affordable or quite expensive. Some of the least expensive L shaped desks are made from glass and steel. They can be ideal for smaller corners but have minimal features. The corner usually has a raised platform for a computer screen and there is a small platform at the bottom in the corner for the CPU. Other than that however there is little built in storage included.
Desks with Superstructure: very popular in Victorian times and earlier. These desks - which take many forms Dickens desks bankers desks roll top desks Carlton House Desks etc - have a raised structure at the back of the desk with drawers small cupboards or pigeon holes for stationery. Many of these desks were designed to stand against a wall and have a relatively plain or even unfinished rear elevation. Some desks have flat writing surfaces some have raised writing slopes with storage underneath - those with the slope are becoming popular again since the slope provides an ideal "work station" for a laptop computer.
Size: Does it fit the room? Can you access the desk and other parts of the room? Is it a comfortable height (small adjustments can be made - but only small changes)? Kneehole height and width? Check the depth of the desk so that the work surface can actually be reached?