Carlton House Desks
What Is A Carlton House Desk?
A Carlton House desk is particular style of desk that was reputedly originally designed for the Prince of Wales during the 1790s and who eventually became King George IV. The Carlton House desk was designed by a famous furniture designer, George Hepplewhite and the name was taken from Carlton House in London which was the Prince of Wales’ residence at that time.
Carlton House desks are also often referred to as Carlton House writing tables.
The main characteristic of a Carlton House Desk is the ‘U’ shaped gallery of drawers which is placed around the top of the writing table. To each side there are normally drawers with sloping tops which form the ends of the ‘U’ shape on the left and the right hand side.
The design drawings for the Carlton House Desk were included in Hepplewhite’s famous publication ‘Cabinet Maker and Upholsterer’s Guide’ and also by another famous maker, Thomas Sheraton, in his own publication entitled ‘The Cabinet Maker and Upholsterer’s Drawing Book.’
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This stunning Carlton House desk is a delight, featuring beautiful hand painted decoration. As you can see from the above photo, this beautiful Carlton House desk has been made from the very finest satinwood. It also features rosewood crossbanding and the superb...read more
From around circa. 1850, this is a wonderful antique French Rococo Revival Secretaire a Abattant featuring ormolu mounted rosewood and marquetry. A Secretaire a abattant is a tall French writing-desk, the top part of which resembles an armoire, with a door at its...read more
Here we have a very attractive Carlton House Desk or Carlton House Writing Table which has been hand crafted from the very finest satinwood and decorated with inlaid veneers. The desk is in the Carlton House style but dates from the late twentieth century. This very...read more
We are proud to be able to offer for sale this Antique Satinwood Carlton House Writing Desk dating from around 1880. This style of "Carlton House Desk" is said to have been created originally in the 1790's by George Hepplewhite for the Prince of Wales who subsequently...read more