Leather-topped desk

This large kneehole desk gives its owners a special place to sit when writing academic papers.  The broad leather-topped writing surface allows plenty of room for laying out reference books and journals, while the drawers are large enough for foolscap files, paper etc.  The two outer top drawers are over 70cm long.

The reverse of this 'partner' style desk has two deep cupboards with adjustable shelves, and a central drawer. Looking elegant from any angle, it can stand comfortably in the centre of a room.  It is made in three parts so that it can be easily moved.

The drawer knobs have a story to tell; they are turned from ancient bog oak.

An oak tree fell, probably as a result of a storm, nearly 4,200 years ago in a field about two miles from my workshop. Over the centuries, it became buried in boggy soil and was preserved, slowly turning almost black in the process. It was discovered by forestry workers ploughing in the 1970's and has been carbon dated to confirm its age.  One of the beautiful things about using this rare wood for handles is that it feels so smooth to the touch.  It also has vestiges of its original brown colouring and has lost none of its mighty strength.

If you would like an individual piece of furniture like this, made to your precise requirements, please get in touch.

 

 

  • This traditional desk has seven drawers on this side...
  • ...two shelved cupboards and an eighth drawer on this side
  • Fluted corners and lambs-tongue details
  • A comfortable desk with traditionally crafted detailing
  • Sitting here, you have lots of drawer-space to hand
  • The partner desk design means it can sit in the middle of a room
  • What would you like me to make specially for you?

 

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