Antique Secretary Desks

A "secretary desk" is the catch-all term for a rectangular piece of furniture, usually taller than it is wide, that features built-in drawers, cabinets, and a hinged panel the can be lowered from the top to create a horizontal writing surface. Taking its name from the French word "secrétaire," which, in the context of furniture, means "writing desk" in English, the first secretary desk, which was called a "secrétaire a abattant," or...Continue Reading
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