One particularly interesting fact about desks is that they weren't all that common before public education resulted in widespread literacy. The desk eventually became a focal point of libraries, offices, and studies. A secretary desk, also known as a secretaire, was primarily used to store books and papers. Today, the small secretary desk is making a stealthy comeback and stealing the hearts of modern homeowners. Laurel Crown's small drop-front desk is a stunning testament to Colonial furnishings, with every facet carved, sanded, and finished by hand for the utmost authenticity.
In every narrow secretary desk that we build by hand, there are several distinct characteristics you can only find in fine Colonial antiques, such as expertly hand-cut arches or a wood rail gallery at the very top. Our talented craftsmen use only the finest plantation-grown Honduran mahogany to construct each small secretary desk. South American mahogany was the preferred choice of Colonial furniture makers, and its beautiful hue tends to darken over time. We accentuated the pleasing straight grain of this small drop-front desk with our signature satin semi-gloss finish.
Though Colonial furnishings tended to be more conservative and less ornate than English and European furniture made during the same time period, they were not without some thoughtful features. The hinged lid of our narrow secretary desk drops down to reveal over eight compartments for your magazines, letters, and important paperwork. What's more, our small drop-front desk features two large shelves and a central drawer beneath the writing surface to provide extra space for pens, pencils, loose leaves of paper, and much more.
You can also customize our narrow secretary desk:
- Adjust the dimensions to suit a particular space in your home
- Request a custom paint color or add a two-tone finish for effect
- Add an antiqued, distressed, or washed finish for more of an aged look
Designing your own small secretary desk is fairly simple and straightforward! Contact our custom design team today to learn more about our services and let us know how we can help you turn your vision into a reality!