Antique and Vintage Desks

Desks delineate personal spaces for their users, who stand or sit behind these essential pieces of furniture to work, study, settle accounts, daydream, and play. In the United States, one of the nation’s most famous desks is a portable rectangular box, with locking drawer and lift-up lid, upon which Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence. In fact, portable writing desks were common in the 18th century, when they were outfitted...Continue Reading