Desks - Custom Wood Office Furniture
Davenport Desk - Fine Art Furnishing - Solid Cedar Cherry - Designed From The Historical Record - Hand Hewn, Mortise And Tenon Joined - Built The Old Fashioned Way "When Everything Made In America Was Built To Last Forever" And Craftsmen Were Proud To Sign Their Work - All Species Of Wood Are 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 Carving Is Hand Carved By Our Master Carvers (no cnc or faux casted resin carving) - Fine Art 10 Process Hand Rubbed Finished To World Class Antique Collectors 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 - Top Grain Leathers (processed in American tanneries only) And Fine Fabrics Also Available - Order Any Size Or Style - Guaranteed Forever - Backed By Over A Century Of Fine Craftsmanship Since 1913.
Designs By H. J. Nick and Scottsdale Art Factory - a handmade in America custom furniture manufacturer based in Scottsdale, Arizona - have been designing and building some of the world's finest furniture interior designers with ordinary clients as well as prominent and successful individuals, CEOs, leaders, royalty and celebrities for over a century. Most of our clients want a furnishing that has a BIG WOW factor and elegance. They all want investment value and furnishings that makes a proper statement reflecting their personality or the personality of the environment for which it is intended.
Hand Carved Exotic Solid Old Growth Woods And Burls used along with the perfection of a signature fine art hand rubbed finish lets everyone know that this furnishing is special. Each furnishing is made-to-order and fits the personality of each client. Sometimes the hand carvings are copied from the design of other fine art collectables, or it may be art taken from personal photos, coats of arms, etc., that have family meaning. Please don't be fooled by our upscale appearance, our prices are usually lower than lesser quality name brand mass production imports. "We Are The Factory," creating handcrafted fine art furniture in America since 1913.
Davenport Desks - Historical Origin & Design Inspiration
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 if not strange. 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.
The Davenport desk should not be confused with the Davenport sofa, which is usually a modern combination sofa and bed, or an antique form of upholstered sofa based on a design conceived at the beginning of the 20th century by a Boston company called Irving and Casson and Davenport.
Desks Custom Made by Scottsdale Art Factory
- Our Heritage: Marbella brothers come to America.
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- Fine Finish Information: Important details about our finish process: patinas, sealants and wood finishes. All of our wood products are finished with evaporative, reactive, coalescing which includes environmentally friendly water base lacquers and stains, hand rubbed to world class fine art perfection.
- Hand Carving Information: Important details about the kind of fine art carvings you can expect when you order from Scottsdale Art Factory.
- Master Blacksmithing: The kind of hand forged metalwork and fine art patina finish you can expect when you order from Scottsdale Art Factory.
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Desk - More Custom Product Information
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 custom built furniture project at 1-800-292-0008.