Period Methods, Modern Design Tools, Meticulous Craftsmanship

Desks

 

Desks

This page features a variety of desks spanning a range of periods.

 
 
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Sheraton desk

This is a small "Lady's Writing Desk" of Sheraton design. It is covered in different veneers. I've used Crotch California Big Leaf Maple for the main panels. The substrate is mahogany throughout.

There are two separate pieces here - a desk that rests on a small table. The table is supported by slender turned and reeded legs. The desk portion is removable and there are brass handles on the sides for lifting.

Inside the desk are a number of very small drawers fitted with very small brass knobs. There is also a pigeon hole.

Reference: "Masterpieces of Furniture" by Verna Cook Salomonsky