For those writers amongst you, could this be your dream desk? Even with everything closed up and secured, this significant piece of furniture is impressive, but with its flaps opened, drawers unlocked and cubby holes revealed it really is a desk for the most ardent wordsmith. Space for all you’d need to craft that long awaited novel, as well as a drawer for those all important snacks. The Devonshire House inventory lists this piece of furniture in the 5th Duke of Devonshire’s bedroom... a personal writing desk that will have borne witness to many chapters in the Cavendish family’s history.
German gilt-bronze and brass-mounted mahogany cylinder bureau
David Roentgen, 1780-85