There's an endless variety of antique and vintage desks, often made from strong woods like cherry or mahogany. For example: Drop front desks (the writing surface comes forward on a hinge); Slant fronts (as seen in clerks' offices); and Roll tops (wooden slats 'roll' backward to expose the writing surface). Popular styles include Victorian, Mission Oak, and Mid-Century Modern.
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During the latter half of the 17th Century and the whole of the 18th, a period often referred to as the golden age of letter writi… [more]
"I must write rudely," stated Thomas Dudley of Massachusetts Bay colony in a letter to the Countess of Lincoln in the year 1631, "… [more]
Secret compartments for money, securities, ancestral jewelry and silver plate, a missing will, or a carefully written confession o… [more]
About 11 years ago, my wife and I went on some architectural tours. We joined the organization that sponsored the tours, and I vol… [more]
As a teenager, I collected everything from vintage bicycles to Coca-Cola to Victorian stuff. Once I realized some of this stuff co… [more]