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David Watson




David Watson

Govan Executive Desk handmade by David Watson for AUTHOR's range of British-made luxury furniture

Regular price £6,521 Sale

From the workshop of David Watson and his team of cabinet makers in Port Glasgow.

This desk is handcrafted from fumed European oak with a vegetable tanned leather and hand oiled finish. Also available in a lighter European oak finish and can be upholstered with any upholstery-grade fabric you would prefer.

Free UK Delivery on all orders over £80*


  • Width: 140cm
    Depth: 78cm
    Height: 76 cm

  • 12 to 14 weeks

    AUTHOR will deliver your product as quickly and as carefully as possible. We pride ourselves on our fastidious packaging and despatch service. Where our products are handmade, your order could take a matter of weeks; in these instances we will provide you an approx. leadtime and then keep you updated by phone or email as to the progress of your order. Where there’s a short wait for hand-crafted items made in small batches or for a custom order, trust us; it’s always worth it. Any item intended as a gift is beautifully wrapped, as standard.

    Orders under £80 incur a delivery charge of £7. Delivery is free for orders of standard products over £80. Delicate or non-standard pieces are marked as such and incur a delivery fee depending on your location and the size/weight of the piece.


  • Use a slight damp cloth if needed for wood and leather. Please do not use any cleaning product or abrasive pads on either material.
Why we love this product

Beautiful fumed oak with lovely, tactile leather to help you crunch numbers or write memos late into the night.

As with the matching Govan Desk Chair, this desk’s design is strong and masculine, adhering to the proud, construction past of the Glaswegian borough its named after.

Ideal for an office or study, this sophisticated piece is generous in size and ample in storage. The beautiful pair of pull out drawers will swallow up all desk clutter leaving you a clear and tidy work space on top. It also makes for a great thinking space, especially with a cheeky glass of whisky when needed.

David Watson is an advocate of local design and industry, seeking to support not only the design businesses but also local suppliers. Despite the continuing upwards trend in timber prices and the temptation to buy from abroad, chiefly America, the maker still commendably sources the majority of his materials from Scotland.

What our customers say...

‘care for the environment, attention to detail, and backing British Makers’ 

Margaret T