Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Portable Writing Desks by David Harries

Even today, many people still own an old portable writing desk or know someone who does. Although portable writing desks have existed in England since the sixteenth century, the majority of those found nowadays date from the Victorian period. They were made in large numbers at that time for the rapidly increasing middle classes. These small pieces of furniture have been largely ignored as antiques, perhaps because they are so numerous and because the quality of the later ones is often poor. However they vary tremendously in size and decoration and it is rare to find two that are identical. This book looks at the history and significance of the portable writing desk and illustrates the main types to be found.

Buy Portable Writing Desks by David Harries from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780747805038
ISBN-10: 0747805032
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 149mm x 4mm)
Pages: 40
Imprint: Shire Publications Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Book Reviews - Portable Writing Desks by David Harries

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Portable Writing Desks book by David Harries and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - David Harries

David Harris has been employed as a technical author for a number of years. He became interested in antique writing equipment in the mid 1990s and started to collect, restore and eventually to research the subject of portable writing desks. he has contributed to several specialist journals.