Pavlovsk Palace Desk

LINLEY have created a desk which pays homage to one of Russia’s finest architectural treasures – the Pavlovsk Palace. The desk features the palatial building as its main gallery, with decorative details directly inspired by those of the palace.

Constructed in walnut with inlays of crown cut walnut and ebony, the desk features brass capitals and cockbeads in the frieze detailing. The surface of the desk is covered in leather. The façade of the architectural interpretation of the palace bears marquetry detailing in dark grey sycamore representing the windows of the main building. These are fronted by eight applied faux bone columns with Corinthian capitals.

The building is surmounted by a hinged cupola which lifts to reveal a lined compartment. This has a removable tray. Elsewhere secret drawers are hidden within the body of the desk. In addition, the desk bears Wedgwood plaques which feature a Roman Triumph (the garland awarded to victorious generals when they arrived back in Rome).


Whether you are commissioning a piece of furniture for a house or yacht, an architectural desk or box, or a bespoke accessory, we aim to make the process as seamless as possible from start to finish.

At our flagship store LINLEY Belgravia, we will be delighted to show you examples of our work, introduce you to your design team and discuss your requirements in detail. Examples of previously commissioned pieces and samples such as woods, fabrics and leather are used to help visualise the initial concept.

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