Plantation Desk

Enjoy the comfort and beauty of an elegant work space, hand-crafted by the craftsmen at Benner’s Woodworking. This desk has an option of cubby holes and mail slots.

HISTORICAL FUN FACTS: This desk was originally used as a mail desk by postmen. The form is known to have been used on Southern plantations in America, but it is not limited to them. For some time, communities of Shakers in New England built a large version of this form of desk.

The Plantation Desk was quite popular in the 19th century.
Basically, the Plantation desk is a Fall front desk with a deeper stand or bottom part. The extra space or ledge of the bottom part of the desk serves as a support for the fall front, thus eliminating the need for retractable supports.

Like a normal fall front desk the work surface must be cleared of all materials in order to raise it in a vertical position and thus, close off the small drawers and pigeonholes set in front of the user.

Item Number: DK-101

  • Height: 70″
  • Width: 41″
  • Depth: 18″
  • Shown In: Black over red crackle with a stained desk top.