Maiolaine Bourgeois Desks April 01, 2018 20:53:48
Desks for more than one person: larger desks that have significant depth can be used by two people - facing each other - see Partners’ Desks below. They would likely stand in the middle of an office or study to allow access to all sides of the desk. Obviously such desks also offer a very large work space for a single user.
Paperwork or Computer - What type of work you will be doing on your desk? Does your work involve mostly paper works? If so then you need a desk that has lots of space on top of it. You will need to keep different types of files folders documents and other items on top of the desk while working. The length and width of the desk should be right for the purpose. A big advantage with such a desk is that it can be used for laptop as well.
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.
Chairs: Desk Chairs fall into three categories. Genuine antique chairs that match the desk or table (including a matching or contrasting leathers). Secondly replica chairs with modern mechanisms and thirdly ultra modern ergonometric chairs with fully adjustable mechanisms. Antiquedesks.net can advise further on suitable chairs for your desk or table and supply most types as required.
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.
Desks versus Writing Tables and Library Tables: Writing and Library Tables come in much the same sizes as Desks however the key difference being that the tables usually only have a single line of frieze drawers under the work surface. (Writing tables have drawers on one side of the table only - library tables have drawers to both sides - sometimes called Partners’ tables). Tables can provide an interesting alternative to a desk if only limited storage is required. Aesthetically a table can make the room look larger since more of the floor can be seen as compared to the bulk of a desk that comes right down to the floor. For buyers with attractive floor coverings (or bare wood) a writing or library table can be a very interesting alternative to a desk. Some Clients also specify both Desk and Writing Table/Library Table for their office. The table can be used as an extra work space (perhaps separating paperwork from computer work - or as a meeting table. The style and wood of desk and table will need to be compatible and the leather work surfaces (where fitted) will also need to be matched.