N8 has had his sights set on a Partners Desk from the beginning and when we found this gem we felt quite sure this was the one compared to others we had seen on the googletube.We fumbled with our cells, taking pictures and measuring it up. When we had money left at the end (Incredible, I know.) K80 sprinted back across the market to make the deal.
Thanks to Linda & Randall Champman of Melekim Antiques & Other Things who had dropped the price to the lowest they had ever had a desk like this at, so we could afford it. It is gorgeous!
Linda told us that the desk was Oak with the original felt on top (which we will most likely change) from the late 1800's/early 1900's. She mentioned that she had never seen a partners desk with these particular details (as they were usually on Roll top desks). It certainly is a lovely color and in beautiful condition.
After we found a key to work in the lock (yes, out of that tub of keys) our team carefully got it into the truck, secured it, and we were off.
Can't wait until we can share some pictures of our new desk in its new home. Until then, it rests in the garage.