This antique writing desk from Wilshire Furniture will bring you back to a time when people wrote with quill pens and artisans carved wood by hand for solid pieces of furniture that didn't break after a few months of use. We love desks that can be used for more than one purpose because who has the space for more than one type of desk. We love this for a writing desk, but in a pinch, it can be used for paying bills or organizing papers from your kids' school.
As far as a writing desk, this doesn't have much room on the surface, but it's more than perfect for you to place your laptop or write by hand. Often, when writer's block hits, it can help to change up your writing style to break through that block. Writing by hand at this antique writing desk is perfect.
When it comes to drawers and small cubbie holes to organize, you can't beat this writing desk. There's file cabinet drawers, small side drawers for all your writing supplies and a middle drawer that could be adapted for a keyboard. The shelves can hold your paper supply and the middle slots can be used for bills and mail.
Features to Love
Locking file drawer
Substantial and sturdy
Style and Finish
The solid wood of this roll top desk is made of hardwood oak. The stain is rich and beautifully done, and it allows the wood grain to peek through the very lovely stain. It's a simple design with a ton of character. Our favorite part of this finish and style is the look of the handles on the drawers as well as the roll top part of the desk.
Once you roll down the top of this antique writing desk, you'll be able to close off any clutter for your WIP. This is a handy feature when you're in the middle of a project and can't afford to slip any of the papers in a drawer. You could lose track of your progress and lose your train of thought when you have to search for all your notes, index cards, and charts.
Measurements for the Antique Writing Desk
Those dwelling in apartments or condos don't have as much space as they would like, so every piece of furniture has to be small yet the right size to do its job in the home. This roll top writing desk is on the small side, but that allows it to fit in snug quarters. It'll look beautiful in the bedroom and equally as lovely in the living room.
The desk weighs a total of 184 pounds. It's 36 inches long. The depth of the desk is 23 inches while the height is 46 inches. It's important that you measure the space you'd like to put the desk, so you know whether it's the size that you want.
Aside from the slots on the top of the desk that will allow you to hold papers and bills, there are a few drawers on the bottom of the antique writing desk. There's the drop front center drawer that can be adapted for a keyboard, which will give you a way to practice good ergonomics. There are two utility drawers of different sizes to store pens and pencils for writing or drawing, notebooks and journals for jotting down thoughts, and index cards for plotting out characters and back stories.
The very bottom drawer is the perfect size for documents. You can store letter or legal files within the drawer and lock it safely behind you. You can store manuscripts that you've printed for editing in this drawer then lock it, so no one can see what you've written until you're ready to show them.
Should I Purchase the Antique Writing Roll Top Desk?
If you have a small space that needs a desk to perform more than one function for your busy household, this is a great desk for you. With the roll top feature, you don't have to worry about cleaning all the clutter while you're in the middle of a project. Slip the top down and company will never see the mess. Later, you'll be able to pick up right where you left off in your work.
We give this antique writing desk 4.5 out of 5 stars. There's really nothing we'd change about the desk. The writing space is perfect for a laptop as well as storing writing supplies. When you know exactly what you're buying, there should be no complaints about the size of the desk itself. It's a good amount of writing space for many types of projects.