Dating a antique secretary

Getting something out of the desk, like a fresh bottle of ink, would require moving everything off the work surface and this could indeed be cumbersome.

That’s how slant-front and drop-front desks happened to merge.

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Nigel is a member of the Institute of Conservator Restorers in Ireland, he also works on clocks , especially longcase (grandfather) clocks.

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Inside there was storage for paper, pen, and ink," according to by John Obbard.

"The box was hinged at the top and often had a little ledge at the lower side to keep the paper from sliding off.The slant-front desk opens forward to provide a writing surface.While closed, the slanted panel conceals a network of cubbies and drawers used for organizing paperwork and writing supplies.Regency George IV: coat hat stand, game table, library drum table, chandelier, filing cabinet, grandfathers clock, desk, bookcase, candlestick, bench, game table, low boy, lusters, dining table, coffee table ...Curiosities: library steps, decanters, birdcage, waterfall bookcase, monks bench, cigar table, cane rack, music box, music rest, butlers tray, phone table, coals cuttle, blanket wooden box, tea caddy, jewellery casket, bible box...