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Ludlow Trunk Secretary Desk

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$1,519 $1,899
  • Unlimited Flat Rate Delivery

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Like vintage trunks that have been repurposed for other uses, this piece boasts ample workspace, storage and style. It’s artfully finished with metal strapping, and its top interior is lined with patterned paper for an authentic look.

  • Drop down desk top includes two pull out drawers and shelf.
  • Bluff-cut cabinet door reveals one adjustable shelf.
  • Bottom left side features two spacious drawers for extra storage.
  • Includes cord cutouts in back for wire management.
  • Magnets keeps door closed when not in use.
  • Finished by hand with an oil-based antiqued finish using a multistep process, then sealed with a protective lacquer for moisture resistance.
  • Frame, drawer and outside moldings are crafted of kiln-dried solid mahogany wood; outer edging is made of forged aluminum sheet metal.
  • Frame is constructed with triangular corner blocking for reinforced strength.
  • Drawers are constructed using sturdy English dovetail joinery and have mahogany glides and drawer stop for safety.
  • Adjustable levelers add stability on uneven floors.
  • Simple assembly required.
  • Imported.
Dimensions & Care


  • Overall: 44.5" wide x 19" deep x 52" high
  • Fold-down Front Interior: 43" wide x 16" deep x 17.5" high
  • Upper Small Drawer Interior (behind fold-down) (2): 12.5" wide x 10" deep x 2.5" high
  • Lower Left Side Drawer Interior (2): 18.5" wide x 13" deep x 5" high
  • Desktop weight capacity: 300 pounds
  • Small Drawer weight capacity (each): 5 pounds
  • Large Drawer weight capacity (each): 19 pounds
  • Shelf weight capacity: 15 pounds
  • Weight: 161 pounds
  • Packaging Dimensions & Weight: 49.5" X 24.5" X 57" high; 217.25 pounds


  • Wipe using a soft, dry, lint-free cloth.
  • Blot to remove spills.
  • Do not use abrasive or harsh chemicals to clean as this may damage the finish.
Shipping & Returns


In-stock items will usually ship within 7-10 business days for the cities listed below:

  • San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago, Detroit, Columbus, New York City, Baltimore, Boston, Cromwell, Atlanta, Raleigh, Charlotte, Tampa, Fort Meyers, Orlando, Miami, Fort Lauderdale. For other areas, your items will be delivered within 2-3 weeks.

Unlimited Flat Rate Shipping

For one low, flat fee per trip, we will*:

  • Deliver every eligible piece to the room of your choice – regardless of number of items
  • Unpack and assemble each piece
  • Remove and recycle the packaging

You can schedule delivery as soon as all items are ready. White glove service includes a two-person crew. Delivery fee varies by zip code and order total. Eligible items will show “Unlimited Flat Rate Delivery” on the product page.

White Glove delivery is only available in the contiguous 48 states. Delivery is by appointment Tuesday – Saturday in most major metropolitan areas, with Monday delivery available in some areas. Service to outlying areas may be restricted based on geographic location. Our delivery service will contact you to arrange a delivery date and confirm the appointment timeframe.

*Exceptions include outdoor patio structures, marble or stone sink consoles, lighting, mirrors, rugs, headboards attached to a metal frame and any items requiring home installation or wall mounting.

View the complete Shipping and Delivery Information page.


You can return eligible item(s) within 30 days of receiving an order or 7 days for Quick Ship upholstery items for a refund of the merchandise value. An original receipt or gift receipt is required. Monogrammed items and Made to Order furniture or rugs are not eligible for returns. Review the full list of ineligible items and our refund policy below before starting the process.

Easy Ways to Return:

  • Stores - You can return most non-furniture items to your local Pottery Barn store for free.
  • Bring to UPS Location (under 70 lbs) – See our full Easy Returns Policy to start the process.


Ineligible Items

Items non-eligible for returns or exchanges:

  • Monogrammed items
  • Mattresses
  • Gift cards
  • Made to Order items, including custom rugs and furniture
  • Final sale items (with prices ending in $.X7 or $.X9)
  • Items damaged through normal wear and tear

Questions? See our full Easy Returns Policy.

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