Antique Inspired Desks
Carlton House Desk - Bureau A Gradin Form. Designed in the 18th century for the Prince of Wales (who would later become George IV) by George Hepplewhite - Fine Art Furnishing - Solid Old Growth Cherry - 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.
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Carlton House Desk Is Over 100 Years Old
Carlton House desk is a specific antique desk form within the more general bureau a gradin form. This specific form is supposed to have been designed in the 18th century for the Prince of Wales (who would later become George IV) by George Hepplewhite. It is named after Carlton House, which was at the time the London residence of the Prince of Wales. This kind of desk is sometimes also known as a Carlton House writing table.
A richly decorated version of a Carlton house desk.
The desk is like a normal writing table but the small drawers above the surface form a "U" shape around the user instead of being merely set up in front of him as is usual in a typical bureau a gradin. Unlike other types of bureau a gradin the Carlton House desk usually offers no pigeonholes. There are usually small slopes over the two desktop drawers at the left and right ends of the "U" shape.
Drawings of this type of desk were presented by Hepplewhite in his famous design book the Cabinet Maker and Upholsterers Guide, and by Thomas Sheraton in his own famous book of designs (The Cabinet Maker and Upholsterer's Drawing Book), thus ensuring its popularity.
Carlton House a mansion in London, best known as the town residence of the Prince Regent for several decades from 1783. It faced the south side of Pall Mall, and its gardens abutted St. James's Park in the St James's district of London. The location of the house, now replaced by Carlton House Terrace, was a main reason for the creation of John Nash's ceremonial route from St James's to Regent's Park via Regent Street, Portland Place and Park Square: Lower Regent Street and Waterloo Place were originally laid out to form the approach to its front entrance. (Source: wikipedia.org)
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