At least for this week.
Looking for something new and interesting to do over the weekend, I stopped by an interesting antiques dealer in Raleigh. There was this interesting desk:
Of course it has dovetailed drawers:
I spent a few minutes looking for how get the desk to open. I pushed, pulled, pried, lifted. Everything short of actually ask the staff. I am a male of a certain age and that just isn’t done. Finally I pushed harder on the lid and as the lid slid in, the drawer with gallery and writing surfaced slid out.
And the fall board falls to provide the writing surface:
Unlike other secretaries/butler desks, this one has only one latch:
Another unique thing is that these desks usually have a pair of quadrant hinges on the fall front, like this:
Our desk has game table hinges:
And really nice legs:
This desk is only $695 as is. I didn’t ask what sins the “as is” covers. I really like it. I just have no place to put it. It just doesn’t fit my needs at this point in time.
If anybody desperately wants it, I’ll tell you where in Raleigh it lives.