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Chippendale Escritoire

Chippendale Escritoire

The Chippendale Escritoire or secretary desk is a compact writing desk design from Chippendale (the senior) working in London in the mid 18thC. Today it is a pretty piece of furniture with Chippendale's hallmark delicacy of detail.

The design still features the purpose-built small drawers and cubbyholes originally designed for storing ink, quills, blotting sand, sealing wax, seals and so on.

In the modern era the storage may house, batteries and calculators, biro pens, and paperclips and the paraphernalia associated with cellphones and computers.
Paper, envelopes and even cards have been around a long long time but the ubiquitous paperclip was first patented in 1867 in the USA, so is somewhat contemporaneous with the Chippendale desk although perhaps not foremost in his mind when first sketching his graceful ladies' writing desk.

This delightful piece is not held in stock. It can be ordered, and as always, its shape and size can be modified to suit if required. Customisation is nearly always possible to some degree, and a variety of wood stain options is always available.

As this desk is made to order, please inquire for an up to date price.

Dimensions: H: 107 x W: 106 x D: 61 cm

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The Chippendale Escritoire or secretary desk is a compact writing desk design from Chippendale (the senior) working in London in the mid 18thC. Today it is a pretty piece of furniture with Chippendale's hallmark delicacy of detail.

The design still features the purpose-built small drawers and cubbyholes originally designed for storing ink, quills, blotting sand, sealing wax, seals and so on.

In the modern era the storage may house, batteries and calculators, biro pens, and paperclips and the paraphernalia associated with cellphones and computers.
Paper, envelopes and even cards have been around a long long time but the ubiquitous paperclip was first patented in 1867 in the USA, so is somewhat contemporaneous with the Chippendale desk although perhaps not foremost in his mind when first sketching his graceful ladies' writing desk.

This delightful piece is not held in stock. It can be ordered, and as always, its shape and size can be modified to suit if required. Customisation is nearly always possible to some degree, and a variety of wood stain options is always available.

As this desk is made to order, please inquire for an up to date price.

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