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Antique of the Week: Edwardian Writing Desk

The satinwood desk is available at Hollis & Knight.

As everyone in Kensington knows, Antique Row is one of the community’s points of pride. Howard Avenue and its side streets are lined with shops specializing in antique furniture, rugs, vintage toys, used books and more. This large presence in the community sparked our feature, Antique of the Week, where we will showcase a different item or curiosity each week to bring attention to pieces from the past.

This week, we’re featuring a vintage satinwood lady’s writing desk from the late 19th century, available at . Detailed with fanned marquetry design, this desk harkens back to a quieter era in Britain.

This vintage Edwardian writing desk has side drawers and a green leather writing surface. It's 40 inches tall (29.5 second height, 23.75 inches from the knee), 20.75 inches deep and 33.25 inches wide.  

This desk is in excellent condition. It is available for $16,000, and Hollis & Knight is located at 4229 Howard Ave. You can reach the store at 202-333-6959.

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