Early Desks Photos

Early European Renaissance & onward desk designs were heavy wooden furniture structures. This page includes early designs even if of recent construction.

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Bailiff's Room with writing desk on table & great chair at Castle Fraser. Aberdeenshire, Scotland.Spanish colonial desk in The Oldest House. St Augustine, FL.Drop-front writing desk plus brazier in Captain's office at Spanish Governor's Palace. San Antonio, TX.Spanish drop-front desk under painting by Sir Anthony van Dyck at Hyde House. Glens Falls, NY.
Bailiff's Room (1580s) with writing desk on table & great chair (1600s) at Castle Fraser. Aberdeenshire, Scotland.Spanish colonial desk in The Oldest House. St Augustine, FL.Drop-front writing desk plus brazier in Captain's office at Spanish Governor's Palace. San Antonio, TX.Spanish drop-front desk (c1625) under painting by Sir Anthony van Dyck at Hyde House. Glens Falls, NY.
Room furnished as office with table for desk & document chest at Spanish Governor's Palace. San Antonio, TX.Carving detail of desk owned by Fernando Veramendi of San Antonio at Spanish Governor's Palace. San Antonio, TX.

Room furnished as office with table for desk & document chest at Spanish Governor's Palace. San Antonio, TX.Carving detail of desk (2nd half 19th C) owned by Fernando Veramendi of San Antonio at Spanish Governor's Palace. San Antonio, TX.


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