The Edwardian Desk was made during the period of 1901 to 1910 and this was the time of change as the Cabinet makers of this period had the use of new woodworking machines, making it easier to develop new designs and ideas. They still produced some of the traditional looking desks like the standard pedestal desk but they also made new features. They liked to copy earlier designs like Chippendale, Sheraton and Hepplewhite, so used many of these features in the decoration like blind fretwork or intricate inlays. Most Edwardian desks from this period were in Mahogany, Oak or Walnut but occasionally more fine timbers were used such as Satinwood.  Clever new developments were implemented like with the tambour front, a slatted roll top that opened and closed to lock away all your important paperwork.  Because of the new techniques in manufacturing, traditional cabinet makers started their own movement, the Arts and Crafts period. They would only build desks by hand using hand cut dovetail joints and pegs or clout nails and only solid woods. This meant desks in this design were extremely well made, very solid and so are usually still in very good condition today.  You can have plenty of choice from this period, from the finer ladies desk on delicate spade feet, to the more robust leather top solid desk on a plinth or bracket feet. Have a look below at our lovely examples available for sale.