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Chichester Writing Desk

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A closer look at Chichester

This table is part of our Chichester collection; a style that’s quite pared-back but that feels classically English. Although we designed this particular piece as a dressing table, it’s versatile enough to work as a compact and unimposing desk in rooms upstairs and down.

Materials

When it comes to timber for painting, you can’t really do better than tulipwood. It’s not much to look at on its own, but it’s got a barely-there grain that guarantees a smooth finish when it’s painted. It’s also a hardwood, which means it’s strong and durable. The top’s made from oak though, this time unpainted because it would be a real shame to cover oak up.

The finish: paint

You might think hand-painting is best – usually anything done by hand is best – but that’s not always the case. Take our pieces: we’ll spray paint them a few times (and, if they need it, a few times more) and then finish off with a brush. Because that’s the way to get a properly perfect finish. Just know that it’s not a bomb-proof one. But that’s the beauty of painted timber: it’s touch-up ready.

The finish: IsoGuard®

Meet IsoGuard® – our timber treatment oil. In a nutshell, it makes oak easier to live with. Think of it as a bit of a defence barrier, but one that you can’t see, feel or would ever know was there. If you’d like to know all the science-y stuff behind it, you can find that here.

Will it fit?
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  • Width :115cm
  • Depth :45cm
  • Height :76cm
  • Weight :34kg
  • Distance Between Legs :99
  • Undertable Height :58.70cm
  • Drawer Quantity :1
  • Cable Management :No
  • Internal Drawer Size :W56cm x H53cm x D27cm

Just so you know

The colours in our paint palette shown here are a close representation of their true shades, but to see the real thing, we suggest trying our sample paint pots.

This piece is made from natural timber, which will expand (slightly) and shrink (just a little) as it responds to the humidity and temperature in your room. We’ve used joinery techniques that’ll help to counteract this, but small changes in your piece are completely natural and to be expected. Just know that, in the very unlikely event that there’s a significant change to the structure, we’ll be here to help.

Taking care of Chichester

We’ve put together this guide on taking care of your Chichester desk, so that it stays looking as beautiful as the day you first brought it home.

Delivered to you, safe and sound

From our own, white-glove service for delivering larger pieces in the UK and Ireland, to our courier and international partners, rest assured that we’ve done everything we can to make sure your order gets to you on time and in one, perfect piece.

Delivery’s also entirely free if you’re in the UK and spend over £50 (or €100 in Ireland).

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No-quibble returns

We believe that returns should be easy, which is why we approach them with a ‘no quibble’ mindset.  And, you’ll also have 28 days to do so – just in case you need time to mull things over. 

How to return

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