Rated 5 out of 5 by Tennisgal20 perfect secretary
I bought the smaller secretary for an apartment. It is a perfect compact space with the bottom being a file cabinet.
The craftsmanship is beautiful; I ordered the brown worm wood because it went with my furniture but the other colors looked nice as well.
My only opinion of a design flaw is that I wish the top small drawers were maybe at the top so I could stand an address book, etc to one side. They are in the middle of the space.
But, that is a minor thought and I would still give it 5 stars!
It was delivered in perfect condition and I didn't think there was excess packing material like other reviews.
September 5, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5
by Keepingitfresh Great style and function in a compact piece
I converted my home office into a closet/dressing room/laundry and needed something to discreetly contain my laptop, office files and supplies in the master bedroom. This secretary is the perfect piece. It is a quality made piece of furniture that doesn't scream "office furniture", and even though it is compact, it has plenty of drawers for all my stuff. It was delivered very quickly and the packing was outstanding.
August 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by delightedinMarin Perfect!
I am so pleased with my desk. It is perfect for a small space. I am amazed how much it holds and the writing surface is roomy enough for my computer and bill paying! It is so well made - a great purchase.
August 11, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by ScorpioScrapper Useful piece
We love this piece of furniture for its clean lines and functionality. This recent purchase is the second one we own and both arrived damaged at the bottom trim. With all the foam packaging it's hard to imagine how this happens but needs to be looked into.
June 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5
by DJShop Perfect small desk
I bought the cream color for a small corner in our condo where we had to have a desk. This one is perfect - well designed to make the most of every inch and excellent construction. The drawers open smoothly and the pull-down desk area is solid and well supported. There is a hole for cord management in the rear. The bottom drawer includes rails to use as a legal or letter file. I love it and now am looking at the larger one for another room.
May 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by emoleo Perfect for a smaller space
Pleasantly surprised at the heft, quality, and design of the new Eastman Secretary. Came thoroughly packaged and protected without a hitch. I was worried that it might be damaged from the long shipping trip, but it was perfect.
Only small drawback is a strong smell of varnish which has dissipated a bit each day since the desk's arrival. It is a beautiful, quality piece and fits the bill 100%. I needed a desk for a small space in my apartment. I couldn't be more pleased.
March 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by NYer I have been waiting for the Eastman Secretary
The Eastman Secretary is perfect for my needs. It fits in our bedroom does not take a lot of space. It's is tall enough and the width is great. I placed my printer and pictures etc. on top. More space that I expected. It is a solid piece and the color(old world brown) works with our bedroom furniture. When I opened the drop down leaf it slowly goes down into place. I have been chasing this item for awhile. When it went on sale, I got it. Very Very Happy.
February 25, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by OffandRunning I love the looks and design of this product
I love everything about this desk except the little drawers on top. They are very lightweight (which is fine) but they have no stops and when you open the drawer they come out all the way and if you were to pull it out fast it would fall out on the desk. They need to put stops on the back of the 2 drawers. Otherwise my rating is 5*.
February 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by 2S5C Pretty, functional & well built.
I was looking for storage for desk/office/computer supplies plus a place to put hanging files - this desk met every requirement. Based upon the measurements provided it looked to fit perfectly in a nook in our family room so when I received an e-mail from BD alerting me to a sale I bought it immediately. It arrived very quickly, in excellent condition - yes, LOTS of packing material as mentioned in other reviews but worth it. For a compact piece it holds a great deal - everything I needed to store is in the desk and I still have space left. I didn't see this mentioned in other reviews but inside the desk were supplies to anchor it to a wall which was recommended on the pouch containing the supplies. It was an easy 15 minute job but it would be nice if this were mentioned in the product info. The filing drawer is on metal glides - perfect - and the rubbed cream color is true to the title. Completely happy with this purchase and feel it's an excellent value for the price paid.
February 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by BasenjiLover Great desk
I ordered the white one 16 years ago. Recently I wanted a finished wood desk, so pleasantly surprised to find they still had them at Ballard! It is so nice to have it delivered already assembled & in perfect condition.
February 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Smily Has great features and is perfect for a small area
The desk came to me in perfect condition. It took awhile to unpack it, but was worth it. Very well made and I am happy with it.
January 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by HB55 Exceeded my expectations !!
I received my Eastman Secretary today and it is absolutely gorgeous !! I've wanted this for a while - and saw it on sale and decided to get it now !! This is a beautiful piece of furniture !! We purchased it to go in our "Master On Main" bedroom - mainly to help with organization but also as a decor piece. It is better than I imagined !! Perfect size - quality is outstanding - just perfect !! I purchased the Olde World Brown - I imagined it just a shade darker but once I reviewed the item description - it is true as shown and actually co-ordinates beautifully with my existing furniture. I can see why it's a Best of Ballard item - you won't be disappointed with thus purchase !!
January 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Floridapatty Great piece for small places
Been looking at this desk for 2 years and finally decided to purchase it and am so happy I did. Quality craftsman. Beautiful!
January 14, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Choosybuyer Perfect for our space
We chose the small Eastman secretary to fit into a sort of niche in the room. It was perfect not only in size but in quality and functionality. The brown tone of the wood coordinates beautifully with other wood in the room. Delivery was prompt--and the piece well packed. We are very pleased.
January 8, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Newarkbalard Nice piece of office furniture.
This a very nice piece of furniture that goes well in my office. It has great space for storing briefcase and work supplies. Great color.
December 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dommo Finally I get my Ballard Design secretary!
Like so many other reviewers, I'd been wanting the Eastman Secretary for some years and finally I made the purchase. I bought the Belgian Oak and the color is true to the photos online. I'm completely happy with my purchase. It's rather on the costly side but for the quality of the desk - the wood, the sturdiness, heft and design of the piece, I suspect I'll have my secretary for twice as many years to come, so it's worth the price!
Customer Service: top notch. I was unpleasantly surprised by the cost of added shipping of the desk that didn't show in my final checkout page, but showed up when BD sent me an email confirmation. The Customer Service shift supervisor was accommodating and understanding of my dissatisfaction. True to her word, she adjusted my price expeditiously. Ballard Design has been a good retailer to me on several occasions and they will continue to get my business!
November 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Home2office Beautiful piece of furniture
Bought this desk to fit with an off-white bedroom set as a home office. It matches perfectly. Made well. Looks beautiful. Has lots of space to fit all of my work odds & ends. Came fully assembled. Highly recommend this versatile desk.
November 7, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by bgb3 Exactly what I was looking for
I needed a desk for a small space. I received the desk and I couldn't be happier.
October 2, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bunetal Exceeds expectations.
We downsized a bit in a recent move and I was looking to stay organized but only had one corner in which to set up a desk. This guy fit the bill. Size is perfect for a corner of my sunroom, design is convenient and quality was even better than expected. I don't think it would stand up to the daily beating I give my desk at work, but for correspondence and bill paying I could not be more pleased.
August 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by organize2day Love the file drawer! Nicely stores sheet music & CD's.
I have admired this piece of furniture in the catalogue for years, and I finally decided to purchase it simply because I was afraid it would be discontinued. It is well worth the price - it is solid and well constructed, and it blends in with my other living room furnishings, most of which are antiques. It solves the need for an accessible file drawer in the main living area since I do not have room for office furniture. As a bonus, it houses music CD's and sheet music out of site as well! I should have purchased it years ago.
July 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by nycmama Secretary Desk
My daughter loves this desk! We are working to organize her and it folds up and hides all her mess! Great size for an apartment! Great quality!
July 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SmallOfficeSpace I am using this in a small business office ...
... that I use for therapy (~ 100 sq. ft.). In order to keep space open for people while counseling, yet have desk space at other times, this is a delightful piece of furniture! It provides ample storage space (including a bottom drawer for hanging files) that is priceless for me! It came wonderfully packaged (no damage!) although coordinating with the movers was a real dance (they only let you know the delivery window the night before so I had to reserve a whole day; then arrived :45 before the window so I had to scurry down the road to meet them). I will try to add a photo once my new office is fully furnished.
June 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by takenNickname Fabulous, great workmanship
So attractive, useful and quality constructed. Lots of storage in a compact space for my small apt. I paid for inside delivery and unpacking and still had to cleanup so much styrofoam which flew everywhere, but it was well worth it. I love this desk. It easily stores my laptop inside and the file drawer holds twice what I expected. The printer is well-fitted on top and the drawers are roomy, too. Mine is black and classy.
June 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rnbarb Excellent quality
I am really picky, but I couldn't find a single flaw in this lovely piece of furniture. I had searched for months for a desk like this with these dimensions due to space requirements. The Eastman secretary more than met my expectations - from wood finish to fittings and design. A++
Delivery was excellent as well. Great job Ballard!!
May 5, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by strand4Him A nice secretary desk
I purchased this product to replace a full functioning desk. With a little organization, I was able to get nearly everything that I had in my old not-so-attractive office desk into this very pretty piece of furniture. My husband likes this piece of furniture in our family room much more than my office desk!
May 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Catfan12 The Eastman Secretary has a lot of space for the size.
The Eastman Secretary was just the compact size we needed for our bedroom. It is well made and is typical of Ballard Designs quality.
March 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by YogaGigi Perfect fit
We had a hard time finding a desk and finally found exactly what we needed on Ballard's website. We love this desk. Well built and great looking. Thank you Ballard for quick service
February 19, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by proballard nice compact desk but working surface too high
The height of the working surface under "Specifications" is listed as 32 1/2". Under "Details" it is 30 1/2". After reading a number of reviews which said the surface of the desk was too high I contacted the Ballard rep who responded promptly by sending me another drawing from the manufacturer (I assume) with a height of 30 1/2". I ordered the desk and discovered the height is indeed 32 1/2" which is much too high since the standard desk height is between 28" and 30". All other measurements are accurate and I do like the style and quality of desk with this one big exception. Because I am tall and sit on a thick pillow, I can adjust to the oversized height. I think Ballard should deal with the manufacturer over this major issue. It just strikes me as sloppy design since the proper height could and should have easily been achieved.
February 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by NOLAChurchLady Wellmade, functional, and beautiful
This is the first piece of furniture I purchased from Ballard Designs, and I am impressed with the quality - which is excellent. The desk is exactly what I was looking for and at a great price. I purchased the Old World Brown which both blends in well with my great aunt's antique furniture and fits right in with my cabin. It arrived yesterday, and I had the fun of unpacking it last night (no assembly but LOTS of styrofoam for safe shipping). I'm looking forward to going home tonight to play with filling it up.
January 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Westin Nicely constructed piece
This desk in the antique white finish was a perfect match to the Pier 1 console stand in a similar finish. It's the perfect size and will be an excellent and functional piece. Thank you!
December 28, 2014