The Captain's Davenport Desk
I searched for the perfect writing desk for weeks and found an antique Davenport I fell in love with. Until I saw the price. They run anywhere from $1700 to, well, a lot! I gave up on the Idea until I found a few replicas on other sites priced at $649, which was very reasonable. After another search for this specific replica, i came across Design Toscano's site where it was priced at $499! $150 cheaper!!
The quality is amazing. All the detailing and drawers are perfect. The finish is beautiful. Really impressed with the craftsmanship. The only less - than - perfect rating I gave is maintenance, but that's only because of the mahogany finish requires frequent dusting/polishing. This piece offered in Walnut finish would be 100% perfection.
I am so incredibly pleased with this purchase and would recommend it to any writer or home designer.
Lastly, in my excitement during ordering I mistakenly put some incorrect data. I received an email to call Design Toscano to correct it and they were exceptionally pleasant and offered me great service.
February 13, 2014
Beautiful scroll wood design. Desk is smaller than I expected and it takes up very little room. Disappointed that the drawers are not big enough to hold legal size paper. I use the drawers to hold envelopes and writing pads. There are lots of drawers inside the desktop too which can be used for stamps, paper clips etc. A very unique desk that certainly is a conversation piece.
January 20, 2013
Beautiful desk. The only down side I can find is that it was a bit smaller then I pictured in my head. But it totally makes up for it in how it uses that space and the amazing craftsmenship. The best desk I've ever owned. I can't wait to pass it on to my children when they are old enough to admire and care for it the way I have.
March 7, 2012
Beautiful piece of furniture!
This is a really nice piece of furniture. I have gotten many compliments on it. It's a little smaller inside than I thought it would be. I wanted to be able to put my laptop inside when not in use, but it doesn't fit. I think it looks bigger in the photos than it actually is... this is really a compact desk - but that's ok. I really love it. Good solid quality, well made, lots of drawers and space, nice features, looks good... Who could ask for anything more?
December 9, 2011
As advertised, this is a very beautiful and detailed desk. Doesn't take up much room. Very easy to move around. As stated, there is no place within this desk that is not usable space. Very pleased with Toscano and desk! Great conversational piece!
October 27, 2009
I have been very pleased with the desk and Design Toscano. The first desk arrived and the lid had been bumped and sheared off. They immediately authorized return shipping and put me on the list (backordered at that point) for another one. It just arrived today and is excellent craftmanship and just what was described- excellent drawers and lock.
May 9, 2009