It goes without saying that antique desks are some of the most beautiful pieces of furniture that we could ever add to our home or working space. It is not easy to make these types of desks and their pricing definitely the reflects the cost of their difficult nature to manufacture and produce; while the prices themselves are not unforgiving, they can run high depending on exactly what you are looking for. The wood used to construct these desks needs to be crafted and treated perfectly to get it looking its best and in top shape.
Antique desks are as usable as much as they are good for being part of a display or to actually display items themselves. If you intend to work at this type of desk then it benefits you to be aware of all of the different types of them.
An antique writing desk is the most common type of antique desk you will come across. These desks tend to run big in size by default although smaller desks can be found, they are not so much the standard. A writing desk for usage today would be perfect for doing any type of work imaginable. Putting your computer or other necessary workspace components would fit without a problem on the standard writing desk.
Antique furniture desks are still able to be used as a work place although they tend to be a bit more ornate for decorative and display purposes. Understandably some individuals would rather leave their desk as a way to decorate and display specific items in their home rather then damage it or cause minor imperfections that accumulate over time from using it.
An antique roll top desk is the classic picture that comes to mind whenever you think about desks from the past. Just like its name suggests, these desks feature a rolling top desk that is able to be open and closed to reveal whatever its owner decides to keep inside. The benefit of having one of these desks is that it is a good way to keep your workspace and belongings private and out of sight when you are not using the desk. If you tend to accumulate a lot of clutter while working then this feature is perfect to hide that extra mess. On the contrary, it is also good because after you finish doing work on the desk, when you pull the roll top down you can transform it back into a lovely piece of furniture.
An antique secretary desk is a large piece of furniture that is intended to be as decorative as it is functional for the secretary using it. These desks tend to be a lot larger and have more compartments to hold miscellaneous items and belongings.
An antique school desk does not have much practical usability these days and are mostly acquired for collection purposes. There are quite a few companies that will produce these desks for those who want to have one either for working or display purposes; these types of antique desks are smaller in size and would have everything you would expect a small school desk of olden times to have.