I Found a Desk, but This One is Prettier: Corbel Glass Desk

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A few months back, I wrote about my search for an affordable, eco-friendly desk. Later, I decided to get the Terra Console from West Elm to use as a desk, but that didn’t work out. So I had been searching Craigslist for a desk for what felt like months. It seemed like everything was either overpriced, made of particleboard, or both. Finally, last week, I found a gorgeous MidCentury desk that I couldn’t pass up! I’ll post pics as soon as I pick it up and tell you what I plan to do with it. In the meantime, I had to share this gorgeously ornate, completely over-the-top desk I found at Restoration Hardware.

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I am in love with the chunky corbels made of beautifully-aged reclaimed teak. They are reproduced from an edifice in Philadelphia and elaborately hand carved. I am normally not a fan of anything quite this ornate, but I can easily envision this in a sparse, modern office, surrounded by white lacquered pieces. It would be the focal point of that room — no doubt.

If you like the style, but think it would be better suited in a living room or entryway, it is also available as a slightly smaller console table.

Why It’s Green:

  • Hand-carved from reclaimed teak

Price: $1095

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  • Lucie July 5, 2010, 8:18 am

    It actually looks very good with the glass on the top of it, probably better than if it was only wood. It brings a kind of modern touch to the old wood. Good choice!

  • Mallory - Miss Malaprop July 6, 2010, 8:44 am

    How beautiful! I bet you could do a cheaper (and maybe even greener?) DIY version of this. At least where I live there are a bunch of salvaged hardware stores that resell building materials and fixtures reclaimed from old homes. I wouldn’t have thought of something quite like this, but seeing this desk makes me think a DIY version would be pretty easy with the right materials.

    • jennae July 6, 2010, 9:03 am

      I definitely considered it, although I’ve never seen corbels this big before. Then again. with all the mini-mansions and full blown mansions around here, I might actually find something this large to turn into a piece of furniture.

      Today, though, I’ll reveal the much smaller and more modest mid century desk that I found, and love :)

  • Heather N October 11, 2012, 9:02 am

    What is the name of this piece? I love it so much! I know it’s no longer available, but I would like to try to find it used! Thanks in advance!

  • Heather N October 11, 2012, 9:12 am

    Ok nevermind, I realized that was already made available! Sorry and thanks for sharing this piece of furniture!

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