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Exquisite Bench-Made Antique Drop Front Desk with Original Handblown Glass

Regular price $3,900.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $3,900.00 USD
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Overall Dimensions: 44.5” wide x 22” deep x 78”tall

Bottom of desk opening: 25” tall x 37” wide 

Step into a world of timeless elegance with this exquisite early 1800s bench-made desk, a true gem for discerning collectors and aficionados of fine antiques. Sourced from a historic estate sale auction in Norfolk, VA, this desk embodies the pinnacle of early American craftsmanship and sophistication. Handcrafted in the early 19th century, this magnificent desk offers an unparalleled blend of beauty and functionality. Its original wavy handblown glass panes provide a glimpse into a bygone era of meticulous artistry, making it a rare find for the true connoisseur. The desk features a series of well-appointed interior cubbies and a charming drop-down writing surface, which locks securely with its original skeleton key—a testament to its authenticity.

Originating from the early 1800s, this bench-made desk showcases the finest craftsmanship of the period, with each detail carefully constructed by skilled hands. The wavy handblown glass panes are original, adding a layer of historical charm and authenticity that is increasingly rare. The interior saw tooth shelves are adjustable, allowing you to customize the storage to suit your needs, whether for books, documents, or decorative items. Consisting of two separable pieces, this desk offers versatility in placement and use, making it easy to transport and reassemble. The desk’s patina and distressing are consistent with its age, lending it a character and charm that can only come from a piece that has stood the test of time.

Ideal for the discerning individual who seeks both functionality and a statement of refined taste, this piece serves not only as a functional workspace but also as a centerpiece of style and history. Imagine it enhancing a sophisticated study, home office, or library, where its rich history and craftsmanship can be appreciated daily. This desk is more than just a piece of furniture; it is an investment in history, a conversation starter, and a testament to the enduring beauty of antique craftsmanship.