Buying an antique desk can be a daunting undertaking if you are unsure where to start.
We have a few pointer here to help you think through what to look for in a desk and a suppler.
For example we would suggest finding a reputable antique dealer rather than risking a purchase from an online auction site
who's descriptions may not be accurate.
So we would recommend finding an antique furniture dealer who offers customer protection, has a returns policy
if you are not happy and can supply a certificate of authenticity on the age and description of the piece you are buying.
Look for a business that has the backing of a professional association such as LAPADA, or CINOA, which operates with a strict code of conduct.
ADVICE ON BUYING AN ANTIQUE DESK