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Claudette Desk | 30s Art Deco Styling | Lacquered Linen Finish

Color: White Linen Brass
Gray Linen Brass
Gray Linen Nickel
White Linen Brass
White Linen Nickel

French 30s Styling in a Contemporary Finish

The Claudette desk is a slender, elegant early mid-century form with great proportion and classic details in unexpected finishes. The corners have lovely (and practical) metal tracery, pulls and sabots (feet caps) in updated brass.

Warm. Friendly. New.

The desk is covered in lacquered gray or warm-white linen, which delivers beautiful color, texture and sheen. The 26-inch depth and slender scale make it a great choice for a bedroom or home office. Luxe, calme et volupte with a jolt of glamour.

Product Details:
  • 54"w x 26"d x 30.5"h
  • Order with either brass or nickel hardware
  • Lacquered Linen
  • Great proportion, materials, scale and details
  • Stained Interior
  • Soft-Close Glides
  • Polished Brass Tracery, Sabots and Pulls
  • Finished on the back so you can float it in a room

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  • CARE AND CLEANING


    Our craftspeople create their pieces using a wide variety of materials and finishes. Below are some suggestions for their care for them to maintain their beauty and provide you with many years of use and satisfaction.

    GENERAL


    Avoid variations of sunlight, temperature and humidity. Placing a wooden piece in a room which fluctuates from being humid to being dry can cause the wood to crack as it absorbs and then releases moisture.


    * Avoid placing furniture directly in front of vents or wood may crack.
    * Avoid exposing your piece to strong sunlight which can change finish color.
    * Avoid writing directly on the surface of your piece or it may mark.
    * Avoid leaving water or other spills on your piece for any period of time as it may cause wood, veneers, and lacquer finishes to warp or bubble. Dab spills dry with a soft cloth.
    * Use coasters to avoid moisture rings.
    * Acetone and alcohol-based fluids can dissolve finishes and leave unsightly spots. This does not apply to mirrored pieces which are impervious to most spills.
    * Use undyed felt pads for anything that sits for long periods of time.
    * Anything hot can damage the finish. Always use protective pads under hot dishes and plates.


    WOOD & LACQUER


    Clean wood and lacquer with a soft cloth or duster. Avoid rubbing hard as this may produce tiny scratches. Ammonia can cause discoloration and dull the finish. Use glass cleaners only for glass and mirror.

    MARBLE


    Wipe spills off marble immediately. As with most materials (except glass or mirror) use coasters to avoid moisture rings.

    GRASSCLOTH & CLOTH


    Our grass cloth and cloth are sealed with a clear coat of lacquer.
    Both are pretty resilient but you’ll want to dust them frequently to prevent accumulations which can be more difficult to remove.If you spill, blot dry with a soft cloth.

    RATTAN


    Our rattan is either natural or lacquered. To preserve the look of your rattan dust frequently with a dry cloth. Restore the shine with a soft cloth and a very, very small amount of furniture polish.

    GLASS & MIRROR


    Clean glass and mirrors with gentle glass cleaner. Avoid abrasive cleaners or using rough scrubbing material.


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