Choosing the Right Antique desks and chairs<< Back
Antique desks have served multiple functions over the years and are greatly in demand even now for the contemporary offices and home work spaces. Antique desks come in various different styles developed as per the needs of a particular place and time and are both decorative and functional. Choosing antique desks and chairs ultimately boils down to what your requirements are and how well you will be able to blend in the antiques in your surroundings. There are just a few things that you might want to keep in mind while choosing your antique desks and chairs.
Firstly the age of a furniture item needs to be taken into consideration. An antique is over hundred years old and anything less than hundred years goes into the vintage category. If you are really keen on buying an antique, this is something that you need to keep in mind.
Dimensions are very important. You should have a fair idea of the space limitations before choosing your antique desk.
The current style of your office decor should be taken into consideration so that everything is in harmony and nothing looks out of place.
The condition of the items is also important. While some bumps and bruises are obvious the overall condition of the desks and chairs should be good. Most importantly these should not be shaky on their feet.
Sometimes the antiques restoration could be overdone which will negatively affect the value of the piece and it make it lose its charm. But certain minor replacement parts are acceptabe.
At Tudor Rose Antiques we have a very wide range of antique desks from which to choose. These are undoubtedly our most popular and fastest moving items. Our range includes antique pedestal desks and the like and a range of antique desk chairs to go with these.
A good example is this Fine Victorian mahogany pedestal desk with dark red leather insert and a maritime connection (written on inside of drawer "Paymaster's Office Table - 7-92 ship". Good quality brass handles and key operated lock. circa 1890