Davenport Desk Designs
Victorian Walnut Davenport Desk - Circa 1870 - Fine Art Furnishing - Solid Walnut - Designed From The Historical Record - Original Craft, not reproduction, made in the same hand and materials as the original - custom designed from the historic record. Built using hand hewn, mortise and tenon joined construction (meaning master crafted, not fast process). All wood species are available. Structural frames constructed using solid, full length timber (no fake laminates, scarf joints or glued up parts, no veneers and no bolt ons). All carvings are hand carved by our master level carvers (no cnc, faux casted resin carving, or gang carving). All surfaces include a fine art finish that includes a multi-stage hand rubbed finish to world class antique collector standards (no spray on faux fast paint jobs). Where applicable we offer the best fabrics and full grain leathers (processed in American tanneries only). Our Master Craftsmanship ensures your custom furniture will stand the test of time becoming a true family heirloom and valuable future antiquity. Guaranteed Forever - backed by over a century of fine craftsmanship since 1913.
All Decorative Hardware - Master Blacksmithing of Solid Hand Forged Wrought Iron (no castings or hollow faux metals) by the hand of a genuine master craftsman using age old tried and tested techniques. All heat applied iron oxide hand patina finished (no powder coating or faux paint on iron finishes).
Custom Desks with Antique Design
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Davenport Desk - Historical Design
A Davenport desk, (sometimes originally known as a Devonport desk) is a small desk with an inclined lifting desktop attached with hinges to the back of the body. Lifting the desktop accesses a large compartment with storage space for paper and other writing implements, and smaller spaces in the forms of small drawers and pigeonholes. 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 desk shape is distinctive; its top part resembles 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 completes the odd effect.
This desk owes its name to a Captain Davenport who was the first to commission the design, from Gillows of Lancaster, near the end of the 18th century. This desk form was popular during the 19th century. (Source: wikipedia.org)
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.
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