Etymology[ edit ] The word "desk" originated from the Modern Latin word desca "table to write on", from the mid 14th century. Medieval illustrations show the first pieces of furniture which seem to have been designed and constructed for reading and writing. Before the invention of the movable type printing press in the 15th century, any reader was potentially a writer or publisher or both, since any book or other document had to be copied by hand. The desks were designed with slots and hooks for bookmarks and for writing implements.
When you are choosing a desk there are many things to consider such as the size and shape of the room into which it is to be placed, whether you need a lot of storage options or will a single drawer option be sufficient for your needs?
Many desks, antique and contemporary, offer the comfort and convenience of having a leather Davenport writing desk surface and these are often embellished with tooled design work to enhance the appearance of the desk.
How much desk space do you need? On the other hand, if it is to be your place of confinement between the hours of 9 and 5, or even longer, then perhaps a bit more space would be a good thing and make the working day more pleasurable.
Also give thought to what actually needs to be on your desk. Nowadays it is usually necessary to accommodate a laptop or desktop computer and probably a large screen, not to mention a printer.
All of these items take space and it is a certainty that, in the case of an antique desk, there are not going to be any convenient cable management facilities to help keep the operation tidy.
Consider a Partners Desk for All Round Visibility If you want a desk that can be placed anywhere in a room and not necessarily against a wall, then a partners desk could be right for you as these are finished on both sides, whereas for more occasional use, a more straightforward writing table may well be sufficient.
There are usually several antique partners desks to be seen and tried at our showroom and we also have a range of vintage and contemporary partners desks as well.
Not All Great Desks Are Antique Desks We do have a wide range of antique desks and antique writing tables plus several vintage examples as well. However, an antique desk, with its higher cost, is not always viable for all customers and to give those customers another option we offer our beautiful range of contemporary period style desks made by craftsmen from the finest of materials using traditional techniques.
Come and See For Yourself - Antique Desks are Best Seen in Person We know that not everyone will be able to visit our showrooms, which are located in London, UK, in order to buy the desk of their dreams - but we do encourage you to do so if you can. There you will be able to inspect all of our stock of antique desks, desk chairs, bureaux, and writing tables at your leisure with the added bonus of being able to actually sit at the desk and try it out.
Our experts will be on hand to answer your questions and provide additional information if required. If you are not a UK resident, never fear.
Worldwide packing and expert shipping are available, so if you see something you like just contact us for a shipping quote to your part of the world. UK mainland shipping is free of charge. Please take a close look at the photo gallery included with every product listing to satisfy yourself that the desk you are interested in is exactly what you are looking for.
Also take note of the dimensions that are supplied with all products in both centimetres and inches.midc., from Medieval Latin desca "table to write on" (midc.), from Latin discus "quoit, platter, dish," from Greek rutadeltambor.com Medieval Latin is perhaps via Italian rutadeltambor.com figuratively of office or clerical work since ; desk job is first attested 10 simple steps to writing a book.
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Bureau: Bureau, in the United States, a chest of drawers; in Europe a writing desk, usually with a hinged writing flap that rests at a sloping angle when closed and, when opened, reveals a tier of pigeonholes, small drawers, and sometimes a small cupboard.
The bureau . History and Etymology for davenport. Noun. probably from the name Davenport.
The antique davenport desk was first recorded in the George III period of the s, in the records of the renowned cabinet maker Gillows of Lancaster and it states ‘Captain Davenport desk’. It was first built and commissioned for Captain Davenport and this is the first example of this type of small writing desk, now called by the captain’s name.