Wednesday, November 20, 2013

My new antique cylinder roll Danish desk.......

My dh started it, honestly! He's been wanting an antique desk for a loooong time. While antiquing with my sister we found it (she must bring me luck!)

We both kind of gasped when we saw it and then did a double-take when we saw the price.....well, that just cannot be right, who would sell such a beautiful desk for that price? Lucky for us, someone did. I stood by it while I called my dh to come down and take a look at it. Look at all those little drawers....gaaahhhh! 

It has so much storage space, especially with all of the really deep drawers down below. Just what we needed in our family room. See that marquetry center panel above? It slides to reveal a cool hidden compartment with yet more little cubbies.
The only thing we'll change is the original green felt that has become faded because the older Danish couple that owned this piece never pulled out the desk portion to use it. We'll probably add leather instead of felt....easier to write on. My dd has already started using it to do her homework on and has "claimed" some of the cubby drawers as her own.

We even have a skeleton key that was supposed to be original to this desk but it doesn't really seem to fit the locks so we'll try to get one made.

Some of the key holes have mother of pearl surrounding them.

The owner of the antique mall told us that this desk belonged to a very old Danish couple who had it shipped over from Europe when they moved here. They no longer used it or needed it so they offered it for sale at the antique mall.
Lucky for us!

6 comments:

Blessed Serendipity said...

Gail, it's a treasure for sure and how wonderful that it's a piece that your family can really use and enjoy it. So happy you found it and for a great price.

xo Danielle

Kathy said...

Oh my gosh, this desk is stunning and sounds like you got a deal, too. High five!!

Annette said...

I am drooling!! What a wonderful thing to find and also get at a bargain price. Enjoy!!

Curtains in My Tree said...

so glad it's going to a good home and especially what you thought was a very good price

melanie said...

It is beautiful! Congrats

Tina @ TinyBear Studio said...

How fun is this. Everyone had one of these over here years ago :-) The Danish word for this is Chatol.
Lucky you to find one for a good price