The centrepiece of this cosy room is the wonderful portable writing desk which occupies pride of place on the large table. The large cases at either extremity of the room contain period books.

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Fairfax House Library
The Library. The books in the case to the left are authentic period tomes, now being carefully restored.
The Library - writing desk
The writing desk sits before the fireplace - note the Greek style ornamentation on the underside of the mantle.
Carved molding, Fairfax House Master Bedroom
Another view of the writing desk, showing the intricate arrangement of drawers and cubbyholes. A quill pen sits upon the writing surface, ready for use.

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