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January 27, 2020 - Filed under: Antiques Advice — Richard

An antiques expert has recently expressed his recommendations for the public to look at investing in an antique desk.

With many people being given the option to work remotely from home, the need for a home office is becoming greater. Luke Edward Hall, writing in the Financial Times, explains that there are plenty of choices when it comes to this piece of furniture.

Many people like leather-topped desks from the 1930s. Art deco style desks made in the 1930s and 1940s are works of art made from a variety of rich woods and decorated with geometric shapes. Later period 1970s desks that mix Formica with wood are also worth considering. Hall admires an Italian art deco pedestal desk he saw for sale in London that has a creamy velum veneer and ebonized trim.

The problem with antique desks, Hall notes, is that they are too good looking to be covered in papers, laptops, diaries and other office equipment. He believes they deserve to be centre stage in a room filled with a luxury carpet and other antique furniture.

Hall prefers old desks rather than new ones and explains:

“A desk is a substantial piece of furniture and it can really ground a room, so it is worth investing. Just remember — when it comes to style and shape you want an elegant greyhound, not a stumpy, dumpy pug of a desk.

If you work are able to work from home, you will work better in a home office furnished with an elegant antique desk from a Lancashire antique dealer.

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