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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Full List of Carlton House Desks
Antique Marquetry Carlton House Desk Writing Table Druce & C0 19th C Price: £9500
We take huge pleasure in presenting this beautiful mahogany, satinwood and marquetry antique Carlton House desk by the renowned London retailer and cabinet maker Druce & Co, dating from around 1880. The top of this antique Carlton House desk is surmounted with a...read more
Satinwood Antique Carlton House Writing Desk Maple & Co 19th C Price: £8250
This is a truly spectacular antique Carlton House desk dating from around 1880 and manufactured by the renowned Maple & Co. Fashioned in superb satinwood, it is crossbanded in tulipwood. This gorgeous antique Carlton House desk is superbly finished all around and...read more
Rosewood and Marquetry Antique Edwardian Carlton House Desk c.1900 Price: £2750
This fine looking piece of antique furniture is a beautiful antique Edwardian Carlton House desk in rosewood with marquetry decoration that is in the manner of the renowned retailer and manufacturer Edwards & Roberts and believed to be circa 1900 in date. The desk...read more
Satinwood & Rosewood Carlton House Desk
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
Antique French Rococo Revival Marquetry Secretaire a Abattant C 1850
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
Inlaid Satinwood Carlton House Desk or Carlton House Writing Table
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
SOLD – Antique Satinwood Carlton House Writing Desk c.1880
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