One of our Superb Large Antique Partners Desks

Monday, 22 April 2013

Antique Desks Spring Sale

Every year holds its Spring Sale and this year is no exception.  Our sale starts today April 22nd 2013 and includes all our stock of fine antique furniture. 

While we always strive to make sure that we offer exceptional value for money year round on our genuine items of Antique Office Furniture and more, during our sale we can offer our clients even better deals.

This year we are offering 10% off nearly all our stock as well as free delivery of desks and tables to all parts of the mainland UK.  For customers outside the UK we offer (as always) very competitive international shipping rates whether these be by road in the EU and by ship or airfreight to customers further afield

The only stock not in our Spring Sale is that related to our newly made custom leather desk and library chairs and newly made filing cabinets and storage (made to match our antique desks and tables). 

Our full stock list of sale items can be seen by following this link to our Antique Desks & More for Sale Page

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Famous Antique Desk Makers

Famous Antique Desk Makers

Over the 30 plus years we have been in business has sold literally thousands of pieces of high quality antique writing furniture including items of antique writing furniture that were made by the leading craftsmen and makers of their time, as well as those sold by the leading retailers who were in business at that time.

We have focused on English antique furniture and in particular London cabinet makers and retailers.  An archive of stock we have sold by English cabinet makers is included in our website - specifically on our Famous Desk Makers Page. On this page and its sub-directories we illustrate some exceptional examples of stock that we have owned and sold over the years and that can be directly attributed to various famous makers and retailers such as Gillows, Heal & Son, Shoolbred, Holland & Sons, Howard & Sons, Shapland & Petter etc etc.  Invariably the attribution is definite since famous makers of the Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian periods were not shy of marking their furniture by imprints, labels or stock numbers. You will note that in many of the photo galleries of our stock we include photos of the labels or distinguishing marks.

These rare and fine pieces of furniture generally command premium prices, however we also stock pieces of undoubted provenance by sightly less well known cabinet makers and these genuine historic items can often be purchased from us for more modest amounts.  Two examples currently in stock include a simple antique writing desk c1830 by Thomas Mash of London (stamped) for only £675 (plus shipping if outside UK) and a fine antique walnut Dickens Desk by Bulstrode of Cambridge (stamped) at only £1395 (plus shipping if outside UK).

Friday, 12 April 2013

Small Antique Desks

While genuine antique desks of all shapes, styles and sizes remain popular, there is no doubt that desks in smaller sizes attract particular attention.  Probably because of how we live today these smaller desks suit modern properties and those wishing to work from home. always carries a wide range of small antique desks in its extensive stock.  These range from traditional small pedestal desks (e.g. Late Victorian walnut desk by the fmaous London retailer JAS Shoolbred (Tottenham Court Road - our ref 2062) through to purpose built writing desks such as the beautiful antique "Dickens Desk" we have in stock made by Bustrode of Cambridge (also in walnut - ref 4032).  Davenport writing desks remain popular and are surprisingly practicalo in todays world - they make great laptop work stations!. We also stock a range of smaller writing tables that can be used as desks - a fine early example in satin birch is exemplified by our stock ref 4032 (antique georgian padfoot writing table)

So - whether you need a small pedestal desk, Dickens desk or Davenport desk or even a small writing table, then - the UK's leading antique desk specialist can help - remember we offer FREE UK mainland delivery on all our desks and tables and can also offer competitive shipping outside the UK to all parts of the world on most items.