Writing desk

A writing desk or bureau acts as a kind of compact office. Traditionally, a writing desk is for writing letters by hand. It usually has a top that closes to hide current work, which makes the room containing it look tidy, maintains privacy, and protects the work. The closing top may contain several joints so that it can roll closed, or may simply fold closed. The writing surface (or place for lap-top) typically folds down (perhaps being the lid) or slides out, to preserve the compact size when closed. They often have small drawers or "pigeon holes".

Modern writing desks are designed for laptop computers of the 21st century. They are typically too small for most desktop computers or a printer.

See also

  • Desk
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    Detroit news 06 Aug 2020
    (Photo ... For example, large wood pieces like secretary desks have gone in and out of style more times that one can count, but I have always love them. Is there anything more magical than an antique writing desk (even if that’s where you park your laptop)? My appreciation for beautiful and dramatic pieces comes from seeing them so often growing up ... .......

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    The Courier Leader 02 Jul 2020
    ... antique writing desk, white board, Pulaski mirror, matching La-Z-Boy chairs....

    Hanji maker keeps centuries-old tradition alive

    Korea Times 01 Jun 2020
    Kim Chun-ho, a fifth-generation hanji maker, poses for a photo after an interview with The Korea Times at the Hanji Culture and Industry Center in Seoul, May 20 ... In 2017, hanji was used by the Louvre Museum in Paris in the restoration of a handle ornament from an antique writing desk from 18th century Bavaria that belonged to King Maximilian II ... ....

    Georgia Grille closes after 30 years in Atlanta

    Atlanta Journal 27 Apr 2020
    A painting of Georgia O’Keefe and husband Alfred Stiegletz by artist Steve Penley is selling for $15,000 and the restaurant's antique Coca-Cola cooler is going for $3,500. The reception writing desk the old Mexican cantina bar and other items are selling for $250 each. . In other news. ... ....

    Social distancing lets us peek inside late-night TV hosts’ homes. Whose is best?

    Tampabay 06 Apr 2020
    One would need an ultra-high-def TV to make out all the volumes in his bookcase (we spotted The Quest by Daniel Yergin and No Easy Day by Mark Bissonnette and Kevin Maurer), but really, we’re just focused on the lovely antique writing desk to his right ... He’s sitting at a makeshift desk....

    Victoria native, self-taught historian sees bright future for Mexican-Americans (w/video)

    Victoria Advocate 02 Mar 2020
    Joe Vasquez writes about Mexican history on a typewriter in the decades-old Victoria office his father built ... Joe Vasquez writes about the ... Inside, history books, time-worn photographs and antique appliances sit on shelves around a tiny desk and chair where Vasquez does his writing....

    Daily Stoic 2019: The Best of the Best

    Daily Stoic 14 Dec 2019
    To that end, we’ve tried our best to write exemplary articles and emails, and make and sell creative objects, that will help ordinary people remember the virtues and principles of the Stoics ... This bust of Marcus Aurelius was inspired by Ryan’s own antique bust that he keeps on his writing desk....

    Pankaj Kapur revisits a piece of Hindustani he wrote 27 years ago

    Mid Day 20 Oct 2019
    It is here that the piece of fiction, which started as an exercise in writing for a film, witnessed many lives ... There is an antique writing desk placed on a wooden table, and dim lamps that lend the space a warm glow ... But strangely enough, the moment I sat down to write, the first word that intuitively emerged from my pen was Amma Bi....

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    Arkansas Online 21 Sep 2019
    ... Rock with my favorite magazine while writing my debut nonfiction book, which I enjoy calling a "bibliomemoir." ... Why? I have a fabulous antique writing desk near the window in an area of my living room that I call "the office" because I have designated it to be exclusively for work....

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    The Mercury News 08 Apr 2019
    Eight-foot solid mahogany doors, hand-selected marble, Old World textured walls, and French antique accents set this home apart from others you may visit ... a French antique fireplace mantel ... The master bedroom starts with a private alcove ideal for a writing desk or reading nook....

    Professing Faith: Memories of a tall tale, in honor of April Fools’ Day

    The Press Enterprise 06 Apr 2019
    Nonetheless, as a diligent son, yours truly would sit down at the desk and write the family once a week ... Even my sister, who never writes, sent a letter asking what on earth was going on with future Anglican priests being taught to use actual side arms....

    Man pleads guilty to forging museum artifact

    Beaumont Enterprise 30 Jan 2019
    HARTFORD, Conn ... Prosecutors say the 69-year-old turned a plain writing desk into the "Bingham Family Civil War Memorial Secretary" and sold it to an antiques dealer for $64,500 ... The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art purchased the piece at a New York antiques show in 2015. Gordon says he sold the piece because he needed the money ... .......

    Man pleads guilty to forging Connecticut museum artifact

    The Bulletin 30 Jan 2019
    ... say the 69-year-old turned a plain writing desk into the "Bingham Family Civil War Memorial Secretary" and sold it to an antiques dealer for $64,500.The piece was said to be a gift given to a Civil War veteran in honor of his brother who was killed in the [...] ......