Katriane Rousseau Desks April 02, 2018 20:59:24
Matching Colours and Styles: Since each Antique desk and table is by definition unique it is often difficult to get exact matches to existing furniture. However by sympathetically matching period style woods colour and type of furniture it should certainly be possible to achieve a fully harmonious collection. Again Antiquedesks.net can advise on this aspect of choosing your desk or table.
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.
Desks to be seen from all angles: as mentioned above some desks were always designed to stand against a wall. The original cabinet makers therefore spent less time finishing the rear elevation of the desk sometimes even leaving it with relatively unfinished timbers. Other desks were however always designed to make an impression on anyone entering a room and facing the person sitting behind the desk. In this instance the "rear" of the desks would be highly polished panelled and often decorated or carved. Partners’ Desks also serve this purpose in offering an interesting and usable rear facade.
Things to Consider when buying your Desk: Use: Consider paperwork versus computer work? Storage needs - drawers versus cupboards? How much work area is actually needed and will you be able to reach it?
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.
Chinese Altar Table: The versatility of this table can be used as an altar dining room buffet sofa table or office computer credenza. It is designed with two end tables or bed-sized tables joined together with a solid piece of cypress wood. Each table has a storage drawer carved on all four sides.