Mahogany Butlers Desk
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Antique Desk – Butlers Desk


Item: Beautiful Antique Empire Standing Butler’s Desk.

Age: Circa 1840.

Details: Standing desk that looks like a chest of drawers.
Fold down desk Surface.
Small Drawers and Mahogany Fitted Interior.
“S” Scroll Detail along the sides, key design for Empire Period.
Beautiful Flame Mahogany throughout.

Condition: Very good, refinished and restored. New Felt was added to the desk. One small veneer chip was filled and repaired.

Size: 46″ wide x 29″ deep x 46.5″ tall.

Shipping: We generally deliver within a 250 mile radius of our store in Waynesboro Pennsylvania for a fee based on mileage. Outside of our area, we’d be happy to work with the shipper of your choice. After purchase, a member of our staff will contact you to confirm delivery/pick up details. Pick up at our store location is free.

If you have any questions or would like to purchase by phone, please call 717-375-8166.

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A butler’s desk is a beautiful historic piece that, just as the name implies, was given to the butler or head servant of a household. In the 19th century, more and more wealthy households became reliant on literate household help to be in charge of bookkeeping and to keep track of other documents. This standing desk became a key tool in keeping the household (and sometimes business) organized.

This is a beautiful solid mahogany antique Empire Style Butler’s Desk Chest with scroll column detail. This lovely piece looks like a chest of drawers but the top drawer folds down and allows the piece to transform to a standing desk. The interior of the desk has lovely pigeonhole compartments and small drawers. The original surface was most likely leather or felt but has been replaced with a green felt. Beautiful flame mahogany grain, incredible scroll details and beautiful classic form gives this piece tons of presence and grandeur. Perfect for a historic home and a lovely statement piece!

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