Writing desk

A writing desk or bureau acts as a kind of compact office. Traditionally, a writing desk is for writing letters by hand. It usually has a top that closes to hide current work, which makes the room containing it look tidy, maintains privacy, and protects the work. The closing top may contain several joints so that it can roll closed, or may simply fold closed. The writing surface (or place for lap-top) typically folds down (perhaps being the lid) or slides out, to preserve the compact size when closed. They often have small drawers or "pigeon holes".

Modern writing desks are designed for laptop computers of the 21st century. They are typically too small for most desktop computers or a printer.

See also

  • Desk
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    The Guardian 18 Apr 2021
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    Irish Independent 17 Apr 2021
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    Islington Tribune 16 Apr 2021
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    Daily Herald 16 Apr 2021
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    Tyler Morning Telegraph 16 Apr 2021
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    The Providence Journal 15 Apr 2021
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    The Daily Telegraph 15 Apr 2021
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    The Daily Californian 15 Apr 2021
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    Shenzhen Daily 14 Apr 2021
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