Double Desk or Partners Desk - Historical Origin & Design Inspiration
Partners desks were very utilitarian and often quite striking pieces of furniture, perfect in large libraries, studies and offices. The partner"desk was so called because it was intended to seat business partners directly across from each other, with drawers and ample space on each side to accommodate daily work activities. These exceptional pieces of furniture were crafted by the most talented cabinetmakers of their time and were made to stand in the middle of the room verses against a wall.
Mahogany became the preferred medium for fine English furniture beginning in the mid-18th century. It was prized for its hardness, stability and dynamic grain configuration. Cabinetmakers found mahogany to be optimal for creating a variety of pieces and, due to its inherent qualities, the wood displayed unrivaled brilliance, whether enriched with the highest level of carving and chasing or simplistically designed to allow the natural grain and color to speak for itself. In 1733, the removal of the import taxes on mahogany made the material easier to obtain and it soon replaced walnut as the most popular wood. However, it was still among the most expensive lumber of the period, a trend that continued well into the 19th century. This distinguished desk demonstrates the unwavering appeal for this attractive timber, from its impressive size to its sophisticated design, and beautifully illustrates why it will forever be connected with the zenith of English furniture craftsmanship. (Source: wikipedia.org)
Partners Desk from the 19th Century - Fine Art Furnishing - Solid American Cherry - Original Craft, Not Reproduction, Made In The Same Hand And Materials As The Original - Designed From The Historical Record - Hand Hewn, Mortise And Tenon Joined (means no glue or screws) - What Is Mortise And Tenon Joinery - All Species Of Woods 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 Insures 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 - Full 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
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