L' Escritoire Secretary Desk
great quality table
I was looking for a small desk for myself in our bed room with traditional style furniture. This table is absolutely best addition. The color is the same as on the picture, they did a good job there.
Arrived in one box. Very very easy to put together. My husband usually do things like that but this time he wasn't home and it took 10 min for me to get it together. The only thing to know is it is heavy. Good quality and beautiful color, just use sliders or someone's help to move it.
Excellent costumers service too! Answered all my questions, very helpful.
Overall I wish every purchase on-line is as pleasant and easy as this one.
October 27, 2013
Desk & Framed Paintings
We were very surprise of the quality of our desk. Everything was about this show piece exceeded our expectation. We can't wait for the additional furniture/items to arrive.
We also ordered three (3) paintings as well which were excellent!
We'll be back!
September 12, 2013
This desk is a story of pros and cons. Perhaps it's best to review by listing them.
Excellent packaging. Despite some box dings in shipping, all parts were intact.
Excellent aesthetic design. It's just a beautiful piece.
Excellent parts fit. All drawers fit without being too loose or tight.
Cubbies and hidden compartments. A pleasant surprise!
The holes for the bolts weren't deep enough. I had to use a drill to deepen them.
The wood is not a superior grade. Think kit furniture.
The stain was incompletely applied. A furniture touchup pen is needed.
Despite three bolts each, the leg joins are a structural weak point. DO NOT drag on carpet. Lift to move.
As the stain is light and the wood is a little soft, I am going to get a piece of Lexan cut to fit the writing surface.
I would still recommend this desk, but buyer beware - this is not a $2,000 piece of furniture. At its regular price I would rate it as average value. It was a good value at the sale price though.
January 17, 2013
Very pleased with this desk!
I received this desk after a long wait from the time that I ordered it, however it was worth the wait, it is a beautiful and well made piece of furniture. I love it.
September 18, 2012
Looks better in the catalogue
I was very excited about buying this desk. However, I found out when I received it that it was really quite useless as a secretary desk--the cubbyholes and drawers are too odd-sized for envelopes, bills, or anything one wants to do at a desk. It is very top heavy and when I lifted one side slightly to straighten out a wrinkle in the rug, to my shock and amazement, one of the legs broke off . If you buy this desk, make sure you have four strong people around to lift it all straight up in case you need to smooth out any rugs.
September 5, 2012
This desk was not as well finished as other items I have purchased from Toscano. The edges were rough not sanded to make them smooth; and the stain was sprayed on and didn't make all the corners in the cubby holes. Looks good from afar but not as good close up. Still a decent deal for the money.
May 10, 2011
Have wanted this desk for years-finally bought, received today and I love it. Nice heavy substantial piece-I am ; with arthritis and put it together in no time. Delivered right to my second floor apt-so very pleased.
January 18, 2011
I owned one of these at one time. It was ruthlessly stolen from me and broke my heart. I never thought I would ever see another one like it or be able to purchase another. I am so excited now that I found my beautiful desk and it can be made again! I love this piece it was so elegant and a great show piece in my home! I am so happy now I have a goal to save to buy another!
May 30, 2010