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Chopin's Desk

Chopin's Desk
Ref: MF118 Rare and remarkable, this whimsical desk. A make believe set of clavichord keys includes one that magically releases an unobtrusively placed drawer. The story goes that Chopin, the famous 19th C. composer, was fond of whimsies and had a design for a similar desk drawn up. Since the story is apocryphal it may or may not ever have been made. At any rate, it was a lot of fun developing this unique desk, and we feel the secret drawer adds another dimension. The unexpected and hard to notice visual aspect results in a secret space, with lots of space!

The desk ships with legs disassembled, sets up easily, and is a great conversation piece!

W: 103cm. H: 110cm D:56.5cm

Lead Time - 2-4 Weeks


Price £1,145.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Valet de Chambre

Valet de Chambre
Ref: MF125 The ‘Valet de Chambre’ was traditionally a personal servant for the master of the house in Victorian times. It’s hard to think of a more effective valet than our valet desk, which will never tire and can’t speak back. Smaller hanging hooks, large hook for clothes hangers, compact writing desk with storage space and a dedicated pen and Eau-de-Toilette location. Large clothes stacking space, pull out shoe/boot drawer. Brass foot bar… everything except a fridge and an espresso maker. Easy to transform into a library unit, so cool… or a living room live-in support unit holding essentials!

• brass hooks, drawer handles and foot bar

• faux leather covered writing desktop

• large storage space

• pull out shoe drawer

• matching wood swivel wheels

59 x 63.5 x 121.5 cm

Lead Time - 2-4 Weeks


Price £845.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Navigators Desk in Ivory

Navigators Desk in Ivory
Ref: MF011 Travelers and seafarers of yore had to be resourceful in order to survive. Desks on board ships had to be cleared and stowed at a moment’s notice. Things had to be multi-functional. In the case of our desk, the two supports could act as steps into the navigator’s bunk, or to mount a camel, whichever came first. The desktop, complete with drawers and brass bound, could act to stop musket bullets when under fire. Leather top, hand rubbed French finish, somewhat beat-up; proof of its many voyages and colorful history.

M. 55 x 27.5 x 30.75"

M. 140 x 70 x 78cm,

Lead Time - 2-4 Weeks


Price £1,265.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Navigators Desk in Red

Navigators Desk in Red
Ref: MF012 Anyone who considered himself an officer and a gentleman expected total comfort ‘under canvas.’ How could a chap hope to compose letters without a desk, play chess without a game table or store his clothes without a chest of drawers?

The solution was to equip himself with a decent suite of ‘campaign furniture.’ Often decorative enough to grace the finest drawing room, campaign furnishings were designed to be easy to transport and assemble. Ideal for the military officer on the move.

M. 55.3 x 27.6 x 30.7''

M. 140.50 x 70 x 78cm,

Lead Time - 2-4 Weeks


Price £1,265.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Navigators Desk in Black

Navigators Desk in Black
Ref: MF022 Anyone who considered himself an officer and a gentleman expected total comfort ‘under canvas.’ How could a chap hope to compose letters without a desk, play chess without a game table or store his clothes without a chest of drawers?

The solution was to equip himself with a decent suite of ‘campaign furniture.’ Often decorative enough to grace the finest drawing room, campaign furnishings were designed to be easy to transport and assemble. Ideal for the military officer on the move.

M. 55.3 x 27.6 x 30.7''

M. 140.50 x 70 x 78cm,

Lead Time - 2-4 Weeks


Price £1,265.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Captain's Desk in Ivory

Captain's Desk in Ivory
Ref: MF013 Captains made good use of notoriously cramped quarters in the ship’s stern section (deckhands were housed before the mast). The captain’s desk was tailor made to offer maximum comfort and space in a minimal floor area. Drawers to house the crew’s papers, sealed sailing instructions, logbooks, charts, instruments and a pair of flintlock pistols. Brass corners to protect from damage when being moved around. Sturdy construction to withstand often violent ship’s movements. Well-traveled. Sturdily made of cherry and maple. Leather inset top.

M. 66.9 x 29.5 x 30.7''

M. 170 x 75 x 78cm,

Lead Time - 2-4 Weeks


Price £1,525.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Captain's Desk in Black

Captain's Desk in Black
Ref: MF014 Captains made good use of notoriously cramped quarters in the ship’s stern section (deckhands were housed before the mast). The captain’s desk was tailor made to offer maximum comfort and space in a minimal floor area. Drawers to house the crew’s papers, sealed sailing instructions, logbooks, charts, instruments and a pair of flintlock pistols. Brass corners to protect from damage when being moved around. Sturdy construction to withstand often violent ship’s movements. Well-traveled. Sturdily made of cherry and maple. Leather inset top.

M. 66.9 x 29.5 x 30.7''

M. 170 x 75 x 78cm,

Lead Time - 2-4 Weeks


Price £1,525.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Travel Desk 'Madras' Black

Travel Desk 'Madras' Black
Ref: MF056 You want something solid. Lived in and comfortable. Warm and rich looking. Soft and easy to the touch as if waxed and polished by generations of housemaids. Drawers to hold documents and treasures. Brass campaign corners to survive damage during challenging moves across the country or even oceans. After all, our furniture is made to travel well.

M. 21.9 x 47.4 x 30.9''

M. 55.5 x 120.5 x 78.5cm,


Lead Time - 2-4 Weeks


Price £1,465.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Secretaire 'Grand Hotel'

Secretaire 'Grand Hotel'
Ref: MF063 Don’t be fooled by its elegant appearance. This desk holds some serious surprises and secrets. Two stacked units offer campaign style compact storage. No wasted space here… Create a workspace in close quarters by sliding out the desktop. Your knees will thank you. At the same time you access a secret document box in the back. Big enough to store personals, stacks of banknotes and your first love letters. Check out the lustrous French finish and the intricate joinery. Seductive while still utterly composed…

M. 19.3 x 31.5 x 42.7''

M. 49 x 80 x 108.5cm,

Lead Time - 2-4 Weeks


Price £1,280.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Bureau Architecte

Bureau Architecte
Ref: MF086 Architects were once skilled draftsmen and graceful calligraphers, able to draw a crisp and perfect line on virgin drafting stock. They worked at a classic architect’s desk crafted of precious woods, with an adjustable work surface tilted to an individualized angle. Usually they would stand, lounge, and lean on the tall desk, discarding the chair or replacing it with a tall, narrow stool.
In our day and age, we have done away with the standing desk. We hammer away at keyboards for days on end, slumped in a desk chair. Actually, a recent scientific study showed that working at a standing desk all day equals the exercise provided by a robust morning workout. Coming in two heights, our unusual and attractive architect desk is designed with many practical features, including extended side flaps, vertical folder slots, and subtle, yet highly functional drawers. Most exciting, its adjustable work surface contributes to a completely new work experience.

21.75 x 43.25 x 30.25"

55 x 110 x 77cm

Lead Time - 2-4 Weeks


Price £1,265.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Bureau Architecte Tall

Bureau Architecte Tall
Ref: MF087 Architects were once skilled draftsmen and graceful calligraphers, able to draw a crisp and perfect line on virgin drafting stock. They worked at a classic architect’s desk crafted of precious woods, with an adjustable work surface tilted to an individualized angle. Usually they would stand, lounge, and lean on the tall desk, discarding the chair or replacing it with a tall, narrow stool.
In our day and age, we have done away with the standing desk. We hammer away at keyboards for days on end, slumped in a desk chair. Actually, a recent scientific study showed that working at a standing desk all day equals the exercise provided by a robust morning workout. Coming in two heights, our unusual and attractive architect desk is designed with many practical features, including extended side flaps, vertical folder slots, and subtle, yet highly functional drawers. Most exciting, its adjustable work surface contributes to a completely new work experience.

21.75 x 43.25 x 39.5"

55 x 110 x 100cm

Lead Time - 2-4 Weeks


Price £1,385.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Campaign Files in Black

Campaign Files in Black
Ref: MF039 Filing cabinets are essentially boring entities. Choice-wise there’s not much out there. Grandeur and elegance is not associated with the domain of organization. Stashing your files in a Hermès backpack or a vintage Louis Vuitton trunk, while certainly fancy, is not overly accessible. Compare these with our two-drawer Campaign Files. Ready to travel. Rolls where needed at the push of a finger. Laden with written treasures, documents, papers of content Brass bound, wood, this cabinet is made to be handed down through generations.

50 x 45 x 73 cm

Lead Time - 2-4 Weeks


Price £495.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Cambridge Bookcase

Cambridge Bookcase
Ref: MF095 MF095 Cambridge Bookcase
It features a striking library ladder, offers a multitude of large and small drawers, and is designed to fit in rooms large and small. It carries solid bronze, hand rubbed and polished hardware. Hard to find this detail and finish even in antique ones. Pull out the shelves to showcase the latest addition to your collection or just the book you want to read next.

M. 37.8 x 48.2 x 80.9''

M. 96 x 122.50 x 205.50cm,

Lead Time - 2-4 Weeks


Price £3,145.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Kunstkammer Cabinet

Kunstkammer Cabinet
Ref: MF088 Kunstkammers are on display at the Nazional Museum in Munich and several other major European museums in the region. Measuring in size from diminutive cabinets with just a few drawers to cabinets that fill entire rooms, they date from the Renaissance to the Age of Enlightenment. Every noble, titled, moneyed or learned gentleman of the day was an assumed collector of unique and unusual objects. This culturally collective behavior was a favored topic of conversation. Individuals, as well as complete expeditions, were fitted out and sent to remote corners of the globe to collect. Old books were hoarded as well as shells, skulls, ivories, minerals, classical art creations and historical artifacts. A prepared crocodile was a highly desired specimen that might hang from the library ceiling.

54 x 122,5 x 205,5 cm

Lead Time - 2-4 Weeks


Price £2,895.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Bosun's Gig

Bosun's Gig
Ref: MF036 Dispatched for victuals for the captain’s table or canvas for a sail blown away in a storm, gigs were invaluable when in port or moored outside. Referred to as rowboats by land-bound folk, a gig was easy to lower overboard, needed minimum crew, and was quick to dispatch. When stowed, it nested in the long boat or pilot boat secured in the center of the main deck. Our lapstrake (overlapping strips of wood) gigs are not seaworthy, but they most certainly look like it! Clinker build, they add flair and atmosphere to any room, and display shelves turn them into fun cabinets and bookcases.

M. 27 x 12 x 73”

M. 68 x 30,5 x 185cm,

Lead Time - 2-4 Weeks


Price £665.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Man of Eight Bookcase

Man of Eight Bookcase
Ref: MF007 An age-old hallowed tradition. Fraternities. Oxford, Cambridge, Yale, Harvard. Racing eights. An Olympic sport, upper class, academic, admired by the privileged, accessible to the very smart and highly athletic. These long, narrow and fast wooden racers were cut up in sections when retired. Transformed into bookcases they lined the halls and bars of fraternities the world over. Oars were painted with crests and races, names and dates, and wall-hung. AM’s latest is an exact replica of a late 19th C. prow of a man-of-eight that once cut through the rippling waters of the inland Thames.

M. 18.3 x 9.8 x 85.2''

M. 216.5 x 46.5 x 25cm,

Lead Time - 2-4 Weeks


Price £525.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Porthole Cabinet

Porthole Cabinet
Ref: MF027 Porthole and Notary Cabinets US yachtsmen (the Morgans, Vanderbilts, Roosevelts) visiting the Royal Yacht squadron clubhouse at Cowes, England were surprised at the lack of locker rooms, showers and docks. Even a bar was absent. In contrast the cabins and staterooms of the visiting American yachts were resplendent with grandeur. Fine interior upholstery and cabinetwork were de rigueur. Cowes was an enchanted world, shining by day with brass, polished precious woods and the flash of oars. Visitors and club members danced by night on polished teak decks, sleeping between silk in beautifully appointed cabins,enjoying fireworks and fine cuisine. Two beautiful cabin cabinets, one with large porthole windows, and one with fold-out drawer-fronts, are ideal for bankers, navigators, presidents and authors… as well as armchair sailors.

M. 18.25 x 36.5 x 60.5"

M. 46.5 x 92.5 x 153.5cm,

Lead Time - 2-4 Weeks


Price £1,455.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Library Ladder Bookcase Black

Library Ladder Bookcase Black
Ref: MF068 Like a real Library Ladder this one folds on brass hinges and is easily installed. Flush inlaid brass hardware includes hefty bronzed drawer handles. This bookcase will survive for centuries

M. 17.75 x 19.75 x 96.50"

M. 45 x 50 x 245cm,

Lead Time - 2-4 Weeks


Price £785.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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Library Ladder Bookcase Ivory

Library Ladder Bookcase Ivory
Ref: MF068I Like a real Library Ladder this one folds on brass hinges and is easily installed. Flush inlaid brass hardware includes hefty bronzed drawer handles. This bookcase will survive for centuries

M. 17.75 x 19.75 x 96.50"

M. 45 x 50 x 245cm,

Lead Time - 2-4 Weeks


Price £785.00 (Including VAT at 20%)


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