One of the characters is having a wonderful time discovering all the secret compartments in a mid 18th century rosewood desk. I’m working around the details at the moment, but it’s making my brain itch with the need to know.
Can anyone please recommend a good website or book I can get from the library that will name the various parts of the desk. In fair detail too.
Like what’s the alcove-y bit called that’s under the cubbyholes? What’s the official name for the cubbyholes. What are the divider bits between the drawers called?
The cubbyholes are called pigeonholes, if I’m not mistaken. The Wikipedia page doesn’t have the info you’re looking for, but it does include a bibliography that may be helpful. WARNING: this could involve going to a library.
Thanks, still doesn’t have the detail I need. There’s a lot of ‘antique’ retailers, isn’t there?
Like an exploded diagram? Is that the right term, all the bits that make up a desk labeled with the technical names.
Not a column, but a pilaster.etc.
It’s so the furniture restoring character doesn’t sound inept. Doesn’t call a pigeon hole a cubbyhole (see, I *was *paying attention!)
Thanks for the suggestions so far, please keep them coming.