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Antique Wood Desks
Davenport Desk - Fine Art Furnishing - Solid Cedar Cypress
- Designed from the historical record
- Hand hewn, mortise and tenon joined
- All species of wood available
- Structural frames using solid full length timber (no fake laminates, scarf joints or glued up parts, no veneers, no glue ups, no bolt on legs)
- Master Craftsmanship that ensures your furnishing will stand the test of time
- A true family heirloom and valuable antiquity
- All carvings hand carved by our master carvers (no cnc or faux casted resin carving)
- Fine art 10-step process hand rubbed finished to world class antique collector standards (no spray on faux fast paint jobs)
- Master blacksmiths solid hand forged wrought iron (no castings or hollow faux metals)
- All heat applied iron oxide hand patina finished (no powder coating or faux paint on iron finishes)
- Genuine natural stone available
- Top grain leathers (processed American tanneries only) and fine fabrics available
- Guaranteed Forever - backed by over a century of fine craftsmanship since 1913
- Order any size or style custom wood desk
Please don't be fooled by our upscale appearance, our prices are usually lower than lesser quality name brand mass production imports, because "We Are The Factory," building hand crafted custom wood furniture in America since 1913.
Order This Furnishing Design In Any Size And Material made in the same hand by our American Master Craftsman, as it was handcrafted in its era - or add a modern design twist to fit today's living styles.
We Custom Build Fine Art Furniture Residential And Commercial
Solid Exotic American Grown Timber - Built To Family Heirloom Quality - All Of Our Products Are Finished Inside And Out - All Backs Are Finished Same As The Fronts
We Offer All Species Of Solid Woods: Important details about our timber and craftsmanship.
All Scottsdale Art Factory furnishings are designed in America, and built in America, using solid natural air dried wood, genuine stone, marble, granite, full grain leather, fine fabric and hand forged iron by the hands of true American Master Craftsmen.
Antique Davenport Desks - Historical Origin and Design Inspiration
Davenport Desk Shown is Over 100 Years Old
A Davenport desk is a small desk with an inclined lifting desktop attached with hinges to the back of the body. Lifting the desktop gives access to a large compartment giving ample storage space for paper and other writing implements, and smaller spaces in the forms of small drawers and pigeonholes. In addition, the Davenport has drawers on one of its sides, which are sometimes concealed by a panel. This stack of side drawers holds up the back of the desk and most of its weight. The front of the desk stands on thick legs or pillars which are usually carved in a given style. The shape is very distinctive The top part is much like an antique school desk while the bottom is like one half of the supports of a pedestal desk turned sideways. The addition of the two legs in front complete the odd effect.
This desk owes its name to a captain Davenport who was the first to commission this particular design, from Gillows of London, near the end of the 18th century. In a sense then it could also be considered a Campaign desk though there are no records indicating if the captain was in the British Army or the Royal Navy. This desk form was very popular during the 19th century. There have been numerous reproductions during the 20th century, and amateur cabinet makers sometimes consider a Davenport to be an interesting project.
Whether We Build Products For Your Modern Dream Home Or Ancient Castle every element is always built to future collectible antiquity investment quality standards and will stand the test of time. Destined to become a part of your family's appreciating financial net worth as well as a proud to own legacy heirloom.
We work with dealers, builders, interior designers, and home owners to create custom furniture for your residential or commercial property. Our custom office furniture pieces are available in any size, style, and finish by our American craftsmen, hand made using old world techniques to create a luxury fine art furnishing for your project. All hand crafted, solid wood desks, credenzas, chairs, and cabinets are built using full length, solid wood. Further customize your solid wood desk with hand carved designs, custom hardware, or granite tops, the choices are endless when you order your custom wood office furniture from Scottsdale Art Factory.
Call us to discuss your handmade desks & office furnishings project at 1-800-292-0008.