If you are looking for an antique desk and a little unsure about what the differences are in make, quality and price etc, we have a few pointers here.
Buying an antique desk can be a daunting undertaking if you are unsure where to start.
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. We have seen reproduction furniture being sold as authentic, and production dates wildly out. Unless you have some knowledge of what you are looking at and expertise in assessing antique furniture it can be a mine field. Many people value the beauty, quality and expert workmanship that antique furniture has to offer. They choose to invest in good quality antique furniture and despite a recent slump in ‘brown furniture’ antique desks have never really gone out of fashion and have always remained popular in Europe, USA and Canada.
This very decorative small antique bachelors chest or desk was constructed with burr elm and laburnum oyster cross banded desk was made in the early 18th century and has subsequently been restored. The original cabinet maker has created a desirable desk of a size and proportions which are rarely found. It was made to the highest standards and incorporates a number of desirable features.