Old merchant’s desk with two front drawers made from thick solid teak. The lid lifts to reveal a large single compartment. Old desks similar to these can still be seen being used by cross-legged merchants and shopkeepers at some of India's oldest street markets - including those at Jodhpur and Jaipur. These chests would make great work desks for artists and designers or children.
Our hardwood old desks are unusual and each differs in size, style, finish and the number of compartments inside them.
They would make a great feature in a living room, bedroom or in a study.
These distinctive old desks would make beautiful jewellery or memory boxes or a great place to put your valuables.
Indian merchants would have originally used these authentic old wooden desks for working and keeping money, valuables, heirlooms, notes and records. They can still be seen being used by older merchants in old traditional markets in Rajasthani cities such as Jaipur and Jodhpur.
We also have antique brass padlocks available to complement our old wooden chests and trunks.
Size: W61cm x D52 x H39
Due to their size/weight we are unable to accept orders for desks outside the UK.
Despatch is usually two working days after order is placed.
Please do not select the Special Delivery option at the checkout stage.
Our old wooden desks are not new or made to look old. They may have small marks and scratches on them, which are consistent with their age and original use. We feel these add to their character and appeal. Please look at the photos to get an idea of their condition. For more information see our ethical policy for wooden furniture and wooden accessories.