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ANTIQUE DESKS - BLOG AND NEWS
This is our Blog and News Page where we aim to keep our Clients informed of issues arising in our speciality area of Antique Desks and Antique Office Furniture
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8th April 2015 - Antique Reading Tables
Unique and patented designs characterise our fine antique reading tables. Examples that we have sourced and sold can be seen in our archive. Visit our Antique Reading Tables (and more) page.
24th March 2015 - Famous Desk Makers. English Antique Furniture Makers
Some of our most popular pages on our website cover famous Antique Desks Makers. Our website summarises the history and work of some 14 English furniture makers and retailers (and one from the USA). In addition we provide photos of examples of their work that Antiquedesks.net has sourced and sold over the years. Makers range from Gillows and Holland and Sons to Edwards & Roberts and Maple & Co. To view these pages CLICK HERE
2nd March 2015 - Small Desks are a Speciality
One of our specialities is finding unique small antique desks suitable for home office use. Some examples of recently sold items can be seen on our Small Antique Desks page. In addition to traditional pedestal desks we also source specialist antique writing desks. These come in many designs and are often also of smaller sizes - examples of these can be seen on our Antique Writing Desks page.
6th January 2015 - About Antiquedesks.net - more than just an "Antique Dealer"
As a leading specialist antique dealer we are able to source top quality Antique Desks and Classic Office Furniture for our private clients, corporate clients, interior designers and the UK and international antique trade. HOWEVER we also offer an interior design service using genuine antique writing and library furniture which we source and supply. Based near Woking, in the UK - we have Clients across the UK, USA and Internationally. Read more on our About Us Page.
1st December 2014 - Desk Chairs - Old and New
Antiquedesks.net can source and supply genuine antique desk chairs (and library chairs) as well as source modern leather alternatives made by a leading UK manufacturer. To see examples of our Antique Desk Chairs please click here. To see examples of the Modern Leather Desk Chairs please click here.
14th October 2014 - Fine Antique Writing Tables and Library Tables
As an alternative to an Antique Desk many of our clients now specify an Antique Writing Table or Library Table. We can source these in a range of sizes, wood and ages - some have drawers on one side only, others (generally the larger sizes) have a "partners" configuration with drawers to both sides - see more examples on our Antique Writing Tables page and our Antique Writing Tables Archive Pages
29th September 2014 - New Location
Please note that we are now serving all our Clients, UK and International, from our new location near Woking in Surrey, UK
26th August 2014 - Classic Antique Writing Desks
Antiquedesks.net sources antique writing furniture for our Clients. We are often asked to find classic writing desks. The term Antique Writing Desk relates to a piece of furniture that has special and unique features related to its main purpose - i.e. writing and the handling of stationery and related writing materials . Fine examples of such desks can be seen in our listings of Antique Writing Desks. It is also worth visiting our Antique Desks Archive to see some of the excellent and rare examples we have sold in the past
25th July 2014 - Quality desks by well known craftsmen and furniture makers
Over the years Antiquedesks.net has sold literally thousands of pieces of high quality antique writing furniture to delighted clients from all over the world. Naturally we have owned and sold desks, tables and other items of antique writing furniture that were made by the leading craftsmen and makers of their time and sold by the leading retailers of their age. Visit our Antique Desk Makers Pages. Here we illustrate some exceptional examples of stock that we have owned and sold over the years and that can be attributed to various famous makers and retailers including Gillows, Heals, Holland & Sons, Howard & Sons, Maple & Co, Shapland & Petter and more.
23rd June 2014 - Arts and Crafts Furniture Back in Fashion?
We have recently seen a big upturn in interest in original authentic quality Arts and Crafts Furniture - not least desks, tables, chairs and bookcases. Strong interest in items by Shapland & Petter, Liberty's and Goodyears among others - see some great examples in our Archive of Antique Writing Desks and Antique Writing Desks pages for more ideas of what is out there and what we can find for you and your home or office.
25th May 2014 - Antique Writing Desks
Click to see examples of the types of specialist Antique Writing Desk we can find. Many styles and types exist. Please contact us with your requirements. Also see our Archive of Antique Writing Desks for more ideas.
17th April 2014 - Antique Desks in all sizes
Large Antique Desks, Small Antiques Desks, Medium Size Antique Desks - Click to see examples of the types of desk we can find in each size category. Woods include mahogany (now back in fashion), oak and walnut and occasionally something rarer such as pitch pine or rose wood
1st March 2014 - Our Archives
Antiquedesks.net has been in business for over 30 years and has been sourcing and selling fine antique desks and antique office furniture via the internet since 1996. Over the years we have sold literally thousands of pieces of high quality antique furniture to delighted clients from all over the world. In addition, we have an archive of nearly 10,000 photographs of all kinds of antique desks, writing tables, chairs and more, that represents one of the largest collections of its type anywhere in the world. Obviously it is not feasible to share the entirety of our archive via this website, however we have selected a number of pieces that we have sold recently that show the breadth and quality of the antique furniture that we sell. All these items are desks that we have sourced for our own Clients - Visit our ARCHIVES to see more
10th February 2014 - Classic Leather Desk Chairs
In addition to sourcing fine and rare antique desks and antique writing furniture we also sell Classic Leather Desk Chairs and Library Chairs. These are made for us by a renowned firm of UK craftsmen with a long heritage in supplying fine hand made furniture. Made from top quality materials these chairs are available in a variety of woods and leather colours. Delivery times are around 6-8 weeks and prices include VAT and FREE UK mainland delivery
2nd January 2014 - Let us source an Antique Desk for you
Full details of our unique Antique Desk Finding Service can be found by clicking here
23rd December 2013 - Antique Desks - Restoration
All our stock is sympathetically restored to excellent retails standards and is ready for many years more use without any further attention - examples of our work can be seen on our Antique Desks Restoration page
3rd October 2013 - A Brief History of Antique Desks and Writing Furniture
To read an article we published in a well known Antiques and Interiors Magazine - please follow this link to our Brief History of Antique Desks and Writing Furniture
24th September 2013 - Guide to Buying Antique Desks
Antiquedesks.net has prepared its own Guide to Buying an Antique Desk. This useful guide covers not only the basic choices available to prospective buyers but also issues to consider as well as an analysis of the types of desk available, their woods and likely age and condition.
22nd August 2013 - Care of Antique Furniture
Click Here to see our own guide to the Care of Antique Furniture.
2nd July 2013 - Classic Office Furniture
We now offer Classic Custom Made Office furniture including leather desk chairs and library chairs and a large range of filing cabinets and storage cupboards - all made in the UK by a well renowned firm of West Country craftsmen. For more details see our Classic Office Furniture pages
15th June 2013 - 10 Reasons to Buy an Antique Desk