Neiman Marcus Office Desks

By on April 17, 2013
Neiman Marcus Whitney Writing Desk 1

The word desk comes from the Modern Latin word desca, “table to write on”, from the mid 14th century. It is a modification of the Old Italian desco table, from Latin discus. The word desk has been used figuratively since 1979.

Desk-style furniture appears not to have been used in classical antiquity or in other ancient centers of civilization in the Middle East or Far East, but there is no specific proof. Medieval illustrations show the first pieces of furniture which seem to have been designed and constructed for reading and writing.

Before the invention of the movable type printing press, in the 15th century, any reader was potentially a writer or publisher or both, since any book or other document had to be copied by hand. The desks were designed with slots and hooks for bookmarks and for writing implements. Since manuscript volumes were come times large and heavy, desks of the period usually had massive structures.

For more info about the history of desks, check out the article on wikipedia.

Back to the present day, the desks we are about to show you are from Neiman Marcus.

1. Whitney Writing Desk

Kidney-shaped writing desk features an antiqued-mirror top, cane apron, and turned and fluted legs. Each mirrored top will be unique and individual in its antiquing, so each desk will vary.

  • Handcrafted of hardwood solids and laminated lumber.
  • Hand-painted “Worn Antique White” finish.
  • One center drawer for storage.
  • 54″W x 26″D x 30.25″T.

Neiman Marcus Whitney Writing Desk 1 Neiman Marcus Whitney Writing Desk 2


2. Slattery Desk

Inspired by grand hotels and mansions of bygone eras, this writing desk with hutch top adds vintage style to the office, den, bedroom—wherever it finds a home.

  • Handcrafted of acacia wood.
  • Hand-painted gray-washed toffee finish.
  • Nine drawers.
  • Finished back.
  • 59″W x 29″D x 39″T.

Neiman Marcus Slattery Desk 1 Neiman Marcus Slattery Desk 2 Neiman Marcus Slattery Desk 3


3. Aster Office Furniture

Redefine your workspace with this contemporary office furniture in classic white with gleaming brass accents. From Lilly Pulitzer Home.

  • Crafted of birch and brass.
  • Desk has two drawers; 68″W x 30″D x 30″T.
  • Rolling accent chest has two drawers; 19″ Sq. x 23″T.

Neiman Marcus Aster Office Furniture 1 Neiman Marcus Aster Office Furniture 2 Neiman Marcus Aster Office Furniture 3


4. Mirrored Writing Desk

Correspondence becomes a pleasure with this handcrafted writing desk. Imported.

  • Eglomise finish with hand-painted gold wood trim.
  • 47″W x 24″D x 31″T.

Mirrored Writing Desk 1 Mirrored Writing Desk 2


5. Channing Desk

This contemporary desk is the perfect solution when you need a sleek desk for a small area.

  • Made of composite wood with a white lacquer finish.
  • Polished nickel legs
  • 54″W x 24″D x 30.5″T

Neiman Marcus Channing Desk 1 Neiman Marcus Channing Desk 2


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