Notable Items

Over the years we have acquired many notable and prestigious items (some of which are still available) and these include:

The first desk used by Charles Dickens when he was an article clerk in the law offices of Ellis and Blackmore, Holborn Court, London in 1827.

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                                 The Dickens Desk


The novelist George Eliot’s small, revolving, burr walnut writing table from her house in London in 1858 bearing a brass plate with its provenance.

                              Eliot table x

              The George Eliot Table


An oak slope top oak desk that belonged to Admiral Nelson, left to him by his father when he died in 1802. The desk bears a brass plaque stating ‘This desk was presented to the Reverend Edmond Nelson, Parsonage House Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk, by his parishioners 1758.  Shown with artefacts from H.M.S.Victory


The Nelson Desk

Also a Georgian mahogany dining table that belonged to the Poet Laureate, Alfred Lord Tennyson, purchased in 2012, in an auction of items from his residence Farringford on The Isle of Wight and the writing desk used by the famous thriller writer Sir Frederick Forsythe.


At The Dorking Desk Shop we are constantly searching for unusual or unique items. Thanks to our extensive personal contacts with all major auction houses we are often able to source pieces with an interesting provenance and history.

If interested we are happy to advise when pieces of this calibre become available.