Vertical Drop-front Desks Photos

Antique drop-front desks mostly had slanted covers. However some models had vertical panels on the front or behind bookcase doors which dropped-down to form a working surface.

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Writing desk in cabinet by Jean-François Hache of Grenoble at Musées des Arts Décoratifs. Lyon, France.Folding secretary desk by Adrien Delorme in Louis XV Lilac Salon at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Folding secretary desk by Jean-Henri Riesener from Breteuil Hotel & other period furniture in Boudoir Louis XVI at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Dutch marquetry writing desk at Chepstow. Newport, RI.
Writing desk in cabinet (1765-70) by Jean-François Hache of Grenoble at Musées des Arts Décoratifs. Lyon, France.Folding secretary desk (c1770) by Adrien Delorme in Louis XV Lilac Salon at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Folding secretary desk (c1785) by Jean-Henri Riesener from Breteuil Hotel & other period furniture in Boudoir Louis XVI at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Dutch marquetry writing desk (18th C) at Chepstow. Newport, RI.
Fall-front desk from Vienna, Austria at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Fall front desk owned by Aaron Burr in front parlor of Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.Empire secretary-bookcase attrib. Joseph Meeks & Sons of New York at Mobile Museum of Art. Mobile, AL.Detail of carved eagle on foot of Empire secretary-bookcase attrib. Joseph Meeks & Sons of New York at Mobile Museum of Art. Mobile, AL.
Fall-front desk (c1810) from Vienna, Austria at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Fall front desk (1820) owned by Aaron Burr in front parlor of Morris-Jumel Mansion. New York, NY.Empire secretary-bookcase (c1830s) attrib. Joseph Meeks & Sons of New York at Mobile Museum of Art. Mobile, AL.Detail of carved eagle on foot of Empire secretary-bookcase (c1830s) attrib. Joseph Meeks & Sons of New York at Mobile Museum of Art. Mobile, AL.
Drop-front upright desk at Cheverny Chateau. Cheverny, France.Bookcase & secretary desk with pull out writing surface plus filing drawers in Boudoir at Castletown House. Ireland.Fold down desk with portraits of Harrison & Lincoln in Library at Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site. Indianapolis, IN.Drop front desk in front bedroom at Nichols House Museum. Boston, MA.
Drop-front upright desk at Cheverny Chateau. Cheverny, France.Bookcase & secretary desk with pull out writing surface plus filing drawers in Boudoir at Castletown House. Ireland.Fold down desk with portraits of Harrison & Lincoln in Library at Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site. Indianapolis, IN.Drop front desk in front bedroom at Nichols House Museum. Boston, MA.
Dropfront desk at House of Seven Gables. Salem, MA.Drop front desk in study at Peacefield. Quincy, MA.Drop-front desk of rosewood & satinwood in bedroom at Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace. New York, NY.William Howard Taft house secretary desk. Cincinnati, OH.
Dropfront desk at House of Seven Gables. Salem, MA.Drop front desk in study at Peacefield. Quincy, MA.Drop-front desk of rosewood & satinwood in bedroom at Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace. New York, NY.William Howard Taft house secretary desk which belonged to his father Alphonso Taft. Cincinnati, OH.
Drop-front desk at Stowe House. Cincinnati, OH.Drop front desk at Taft House NHS. Cincinnati, OH.Drop front desk in parlor of Baetge House at Conservation Plaza. New Braunfels, TX.Drop front desk at Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture. New Braunfels, TX.
Drop-front desk at Stowe House. Cincinnati, OH.Drop front desk at Taft House NHS. Cincinnati, OH.Drop front desk in parlor of Baetge House at Conservation Plaza. New Braunfels, TX.Drop front desk at Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture. New Braunfels, TX.
Drop front desk at Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture. New Braunfels, TX.Drop front chest in master bedroom at McFaddin-Ward House. Beaumont, TX.Drop-front desk with support cords & shelf clock in Mr. French's office at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Desk at East Terrace House. Waco, TX.
Drop front desk at Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture. New Braunfels, TX.Drop front chest in master bedroom at McFaddin-Ward House. Beaumont, TX.Drop-front desk with support cords & shelf clock in Mr. French's office at John Jay French Museum. Beaumont, TX.Desk at East Terrace House. Waco, TX.
Details of writing desk at East Terrace House. Waco, TX.Desk with bookcase in Muenzler House at Pioneer Village. Gonzales, TX.Meissen porcelain clock on French writing desk by Stockel in Woodcock bedroom at Cawdor Castle. Cawdor, Scotland.Desk in music room of Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.
Details of writing desk at East Terrace House. Waco, TX.Desk with bookcase in Muenzler House at Pioneer Village. Gonzales, TX.Meissen porcelain clock on French writing desk by Stockel in Woodcock bedroom at Cawdor Castle. Cawdor, Scotland.Desk in music room of Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.

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