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What was the term in French furniture for a writing desk that often featured a drop-down writing surface?

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What was the term in French furniture for a writing desk that often featured a drop-down writing surface?
In French, the term for a writing desk that often featured a drop-down writing surface is secretaire. This type of desk is called a secretary desk in English. Simply put, a secretary desk is a multifunctional piece of furniture with a hinged writing surface that folds open or drops down. When the leaf is folded out, small inner storage compartments, which are called pigeonholes, cubbies, recesses or drawers, are revealed. On 1stDibs, shop antique secretary desks from some of the world's top sellers.
1stDibs ExpertMarch 3, 2023
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Swedish Gustavian Style Drop Front Desk
Located in Hollywood, FL
This is a Swedish Gustavian style drop front desk , its been restored and repainted with Milk
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Antique 1860s Swedish Gustavian Desks

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Wood

Swedish Gustavian Style Drop Front Desk
Located in Hollywood, FL
This is a Swedish Gustavian Style drop front desk, its been restored and repainted with Milk Paints
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Antique 1870s Swedish Gustavian Desks

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Wood

East Lake Style Burwood Drop Front Desk
Located in San Francisco, CA
C. 19th Century Amazing East Lake style burwood drop front desk This amazing front desk comes
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Antique 19th Century Desks

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Wood

Antique Continental Chippendale Carved Mahogany Drop Front Desk C1890
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique Continental Chippendale desk offers upper gallery over drop front desk having carved
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Antique 19th Century European Chippendale Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

Antique 19th Century Dovetail Joints Secretary Drop Front Desk w Drawers Dresser
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Antique 19th Century Dovetail Joints Secretary Drop Front desk w drawers dresser.
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Antique 19th Century American Federal Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

19th Century Italian Cherrywood Drop-Front Desk Secretaire with Inlay
Located in San Francisco, CA
A cherrywood drop front desk with four small drawers fitted in the upper interior and three drawers
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Antique Mid-19th Century Italian Desks

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Cherry

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