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This smaller writing desk was designed ca. 1950 by Danish architect Ole Wanscher (1903-1985). The frame is Cuban mahogany and it has profiled tapered legs. There are two drawers on the front, with the inside made of maple. The handles, fittings and original key are of brass.
The desk has model number 1784 and was executed by Fritz Hansen, Denmark.
During the 19th century and first half of the 20th century desks were predominantly designed for men and their home study. The desks were were often large, dark and sturdy. But in the 1950s more desks were designed for women. These so-called lady’s desks were often slightly smaller, more simple and elegant.
But with today’s laptop computers and fewer paper stacks, meaning less need for a large desk space, this original lady’s writing desk has become more of a uni-sex desk.
No matter who you are or how you identify we invite you to see more of this desk including its measurements and other pieces from the FarverCramon collection - link in bio - and perhaps indulge in the great pleasure of owning your very own piece of history.