When we buy our antique desks and antique writing tables for stock we are looking for originality and careful ownership - we often buy antique desks and antique writing tables that have been in the same ownership for over 100 years - these desks and tables will be refurbished by us (as necessary) and are then ready to go to their new homes - hopefully for another 100 years. Two examples we currently have in stock are a Small Antique Mahogany Pedestal Desk that was bought around 1850 and had been in the same ownership ever since and a Large Antique Mahogany Partners Desk that had been in the same Country House since around 1910. The quality of both items was immediately apparent to us when we saw them and all the original fittings (locks, keys, handles etc even the leather tops) were still present - all they needed was a good clean!
So - the moral of the story - pay a little more for something that will last - in the case of one of our Antique Desks or Antique Writing Tables - probably for the next 100 years with a little care !
To help you select your Antique Desk or Antique Writing Table - please refer to our helpful "Guide to Buying an Antique Desk"