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Solid Oak - Roll Top Desk

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    A roll top desk is a 19th-century reworking of the pedestal desk with a tambour consisting of linked wooden slats that roll or slide through slots in the raised sides of the desk. In addition could be complemented with a series of stacked compartments, shelves, drawers and nooks in front of the user much like the bureau à gradin or the Carlton House desk. In that, it is a descendant in function, and partly in form, of the cylinder desk of the 18th century. It is a relative of the tambour desk whose slats retract horizontally rather than...

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