The Memsahib's Desk
The Memsahib’s Desk has an uncanny resemblance to a writing desk my mother had when we lived on a Tea Garden in Assam – I seem to recollect this as being in the “Burra Bungalow” at the Hathikulli Tea Estate. She really loved it and would sit at it and write her notes, daily diary, and invitations for the many events we would have at home. I also imagined her writing her letters to us when we were at boarding school in Darjeeling from this desk. The Memsahib’s Desk is beautiful, and the perfect place to spend some time – reading, writing, or working on something fun.
Wisteria products are primarily handmade at small artisanal facilities in a traditional manner, in small batch quantities, or often as an individually made-to-order item if it is a part of our custom or bespoke program. Naturally - this means products may have variations between two items that may have been made in a separate batch or at a different time. Thus, minor imperfections are part of the patina for these products.
We want to share this with you so that you know what to expect and be proud of the uniqueness of your purchase. This is quintessential Wisteria and very much part of the DNA of us and our products. Several pieces in the line are also finished in a distressed or rustic style, and this style lends itself to showing off wood imperfections, distinct wood grains, and notches more readily than what a typical stain or finish would disguise. As patrons of the brand, we know you appreciate this difference - unlike many of our larger competitors who bring you factory-made products that are mass manufactured in state-of-the-art factories - we are focused on individual and small craftsmen for their artisanal skills that have been handed from generation to generation with a sense of passion and purpose. Learn more on our product info page.
Overall Dimensions: 59"w x 28"d x 30"h
Weight: 88 lbs
Leg Thickness: 4"w
Distance between Front/Back Legs: 54"w
Distance between Side Legs: 20.75"w
Drawer dimensions: 8.25"w x 13"d x 11.75"h
Distance from floor to bottom of drawer: 22.75"h
Mango wood, MDF, Marble, Brass Knob Lacquer
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White Glove Delivery
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