Antique Carlton House Desks are a form of writing table and first appeared in the Late Georgian period, noted in the Gillows of Lancaster book in 1796 as a ‘ladies drawing and writing table’. They were named after The Prince Regents London residence Carlton House and were very fine pieces of furniture. They stand on Sheraton design tapering legs usually with a spade foot and made from fine timbers like satinwood or Mahogany. They were most popular in the Regency era but continued throughout the Victorian and Edwardian periods with luxurious inlays being used in their decoration. They are a very fine example of an antique desk, usually only built to the highest of standards as they were expensive pieces of furniture, so only ordered by the very wealthy. Have a look below at our lovely examples available for sale.
Victorian Desks for sale
- Tony Purell,
I have my writing desk ... Victorian circa 1890 walnut with red leather insert. AMAZING though i would have loved the keys to lock the drawers. delivered in perfect condition (well for 130 years old perfect). I only ask if Driscolls can fine me a small walnut chest of drawers to go with it! 5 or 10 stars all the way for me. Thank you so much.
- Antique bureau to London,
Dear James, Just to confirm that I received my Bureau today, and that I’m very pleased with it. Can I also ask you to pass on my grateful thanks to your two delivery men. They did a fantastic job in getting the Bureau up onto the first floor for me. Not only did they cope with the difficult stairs, but they also had an extremely hard time in getting the Bureau up and over the top banister rail. A job very well done. Thank you.
- Writing desk to Aberdeen Scotland,
Hi James,The writing desk arrived on Monday all in good order. It is a lovely piece, and we are thrilled with it! The delivery service was punctual and friendly as well. I appreciate all of your assistance and look forward to conducting business with you in the future.