Learn about Clerk's Desk

A sloped writing desk, sometimes with a hinged lid, on tall legs, at which a clerk could either stand or sit on a high chair. Many Australian country versions are to be found in pine, where they were often used in the shearing sheds to keep the 'tallies'.
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A rare Indo Dutch Colonial standing Clerks desk, 19th century, the shaped gallery top rail embellished with embossed brass roundels and mouldings above central drawer flanked by two curve fronted drawers, on turned cup and cover pedestal base on the scroll

Australian Colonial cedar gallery edged Clerks desk, Ballarat (minor faults)

Colonial cedar Clerks desk. Galleried back; central lidded writing slope with leather inset; and turned legs. Height 76 cm. Width 105 cm. Diameter 76 cm

An Australian clerks desk, reputed to have association with the Australian Railways

Antique Australian cedar clerks desk, marked V-R Oct 1885, approx 94 cm high, 58 cm wide, 52 cm deep

19th century blackwood dual slope top clerk's desk on turned legs

An interesting Australian 19th century cedar Clerks desk the gallery top rail above sloped top with book support and three drawers with and turned legs, a drawer stamped with 'Proudly Restored By Dewitt Antiques Hobart'

Colonial cedar double Clerks desk on stretcher base frame and spindle gallery top

An early 20th century Colonial pine clerk's desk, the stepped moulded cornice above three tambour fronted panels enclosing pigeon holes and filing shelves, above a hinged writing slope enclosing a drawer and pigeon holes above seven long drawers, raised on

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