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Executive Desk - Color: R/G 102 Matte - Raised Grain Texture - Exotic Cedar - Light Distress - 84"L X 34"D X 30"T. This executive desk is constructed from solid exotic cedar that has been hand hewn to shape, then pegged and doweled. It features a full extension file drawer with hanging file rails that can accommodate both legal and letter size files, two utility drawers and a door that opens to reveal a customizable storage space. This desk includes a hand hammered "End Of The Trail" iron overlay on the front, as well as a matching hand forged iron silhouette on the matching chair. This desk has been fully finished in five coats of hand rubbed lacquer over the stain color and includes mar proof leveling feet. The total shipping weight of this desk is 650 lbs.
The top features a 3/4" slab of Juparana Arizona genuine Italian granite with a 2 1/2" thick custom chipped edge, creating a smooth natural stone writing surface.
Matching Office Chair - Color: R/G 102 Matte - Raised Grain Texture - Exotic Cedar - Very Light Distress - 24"W X 23"D X 48"T. This office chair includes Spanish oxen yoke legs and hand tack button upholstered top grain leather seat and back. The chair back features a hand hammered "End Of The Trail" iron overlay that complements the matching desk. Heavy duty casters have been added for extra convenience and mobility. This chair has been fully finished in five coats of hand rubbed lacquer over the stain color.
Finish As Shown: Finish, Color: R/G 102 Matte - Exotic Cedar - Light Distress northern white core wood exotic cedar. Our processes includes five to ten coats of hand rubbed furniture quality clear oils or water based non-toxic lacquers. It is applied, cured, rubbed and re-applied depending upon whether your order is limited edition or old growth original works. Every surface of this furnishing is finely finished including the undersides and hidden areas. These furnishings are built to investment family heirloom quality and are finished to be virtually maintenance free and will stand the test of time. You may choose the natural color, from over 400 standard stain colors or computer color match to any color stain. Most of our finishes are water based and earth friendly. You may order any color or texture finish at no extra charge.
Pedestal Desk - Historical Origin and Design Inspiration
A pedestal desk is usually a large free-standing desk made of a simple rectangular working surface resting on two pedestals or small cabinets of stacked drawers of one or two sizes, with plinths around the bases. Often, there is also a central large drawer above the legs and knees of the user. Sometimes, especially in the 19th century and modern examples, a "modesty panel" is placed in front, between the pedestals, to hide the legs and knees of the user from anyone else sitting or standing in front. This variation is sometimes called a "panel desk". The smaller and older pedestal desks with such a panel are sometimes called kneehole desks, and were usually placed against a wall.
From the mid-18th century onwards, the pedestal desk has often had a top that is inlaid with a large panel of leather (sometimes with a gold- or blind-stamped border) or baize for a writing surface, within a cross-banded border. If the desk has a wooden top surface, it may have a pull-out lined writing drawer, or the pull-out may be fitted with a folding horse to serve as a bookrest.
Very few non-specialists call this form a pedestal desk. Most people usually refer to it as an executive desk, in contrast with the cubicle desk which is assigned to those who work under the executive. However, the term executive desk has been applied to so many desk forms as to be misleading, so the less-used but more precise "pedestal desk" has been retained here. The pedestal desk appeared, especially in England, in the 18th century but became popular in the 19th and the 20th, overtaking the variants of the secretary desk and the writing table in sheer numbers. The French stayed faithful to the writing table or bureau plat ("flat desk"), which might have a matching paper-case (cartonnier) that stood upon it.
There were at least two precursors to the pedestal desk: The French Bureau Mazarin (a desk named for Cardinal Mazarin) of the late 17th century and the Chinese Jumu desk or scholar's desk, which Europeans knew almost entirely at second-hand, largely from illustrations on porcelain. Unlike the pedestal desk however these precursors had an incomplete stack of drawers and compartments holding up the two ends. The cases of drawers were raised about 15-30 cm (6-12 inches) from the floor on legs. (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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