rolltop desk
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(pronounced ROHL-tahp dehsk)

This type of desk features a slatted tambour panel that slides down via parallel slats on either end, allowing the writing surface, and any storage compartments sitting atop the surface, to be hidden from view and secured with a locking mechanism. Though this historical style of furniture conjures visions of candlelight and fountain pens, it continues to be made today in both traditional styles and new interpretations as the concept behind it is still an effective one.

See also: tambour
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