Evergreen Antiques

Fine Scandinavian Antiques


A Desk that speaks for itself

desk, swedish, carl malmstenLaurence FoxComment


We just brought this desk into the 1stdibs showroom and think the impact it makes speaks for itself. The restorer, who just cleaned and French polished it, couldn’t contain his enthusiasm while working on the piece. He expressed his pleasure in polishing a piece like this that really brings the flamed birch out as well as the contrast between the fruitwood inlays against the rich rosewood background.

The desk is designed by one of Sweden's greatest “Grace Period” architect/designers – Carl Malmsten. The stamps and metal tags indicate it was produced by SMF. Read more about Carl Malmsten here

For more information on this piece please visit 1stdibs.com.

Hard Not To Find Writing Inspiration Here...

danish, desk, mahogony, secretaireLaurence FoxComment

A writing bureau of this quality would undoubtedly come from Copenhagen. It would have been a central piece of furniture and certainly one of the more expensive pieces in a house. We are very much taken by the understated architectural statement the piece makes. Using a desk like this in modern interior offers height in a room but also creates warmth with its rich mahogany and fruitwood inlays.

Due to its clean lines this piece could be mixed with a great variety of other periods of furniture and artwork.

Quite a pleasant place to write a letter or set up your laptop!