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Antique Bureaux, Antique Desks and Antique Writing Tables

There is a vast variety of antique writing desk, many different in their appearance, use and placement in a room. Many of these elements have lasted the test of time, including their features and use which has remained constant throughout the years and even to this day. The practicality of this piece of furniture has ensured it has never become out-dated or redundant within the home and work environments. Desks started being produced in the 18th and 19th centuries due to the influx of more people gaining an education and working in office jobs, rather than manual labour. This development led to people requiring and acquiring writing desks, amongst other office furniture and is why many antique desks date from this time. The variety of desk styles is vast, from bureaux which have writing compartments, drawers and cubbyholes incorporated into a larger piece of furniture, to a simple and understated two-drawer writing table. Discover more and browse our comprehensive selection below.