NOVA-Antiques does not manage, own, promote or operate the antique shows listed on this page. Although we try to verify all listings prior to publication, there are times that date, location and times changes are made by owners and promoters that are not communicated to us in a timely manner. It is a good idea to check to make sure the show is still on before embarking on a journey. All inquiries about these shows such as place, directions and time should be directed to the promoter, owner or manager of the show.
Itís hard to believe that something that is as functional and practical as a desk wasnít thought of by inventors or at least thought important by inventors until the 1600s. And then, they thought so little of them that they werenít really invented as much as repurposed from something these found more functional, a bureau. The first desks created were actually bureaus with a sloping top to serve as a writing surface. It wasnít until many people complained almost one hundred years later about sitting uncomfortably that the designs changed.