Provence is a design family for the most elegant of homes. The beautifully curved profiling of the Provence collection add depth and character to the room of choice. The rustic design paired with a classic white finish effortlessly make these timeless pieces the centrepieces.
This is our take on an 18th-century French escritoire, or secretary desk. The design is absolutely full of classical detailing from the tongue and groove back panel to the Victorian mouldings and iconic trumpet legs. With shelves above and two petite drawers, there’s ample storage to keep the surface free from clutter and is pretty enough to be used as a bedroom writing desk. Style tip: books don’t have to be stood vertically. Play with direction and place pocket-sized books in a small stack to use them as bookends.
- The materials and processes involved in the creation of our handcrafted furnishings create a level of quality and uniqueness that can be appreciated in each individual product. The beauty and individual variations in the natural materials used, paired with the hand applications of our finishing techniques, create a warmth and comfort that cannot be replicated by machines.
- Curated Material Selection - Our materials are carefully selected and combined in our designs to produce a long lasting durable product to be enjoyed for years to come. As such the finish may appear slightly different depending on the natural characteristics of the underlying materials surface and orientation.
- Embracing Natural Materials - We embrace the natural properties of the materials used. Each piece of wood is completely unique due to its grain, colour, and texture, and cannot be replicated. The finish will show the unique and natural textures of the underlying materials. To accommodate the natural shrinkage and expansion properties of the wood materials, small gaps at joints are left intentionally during assembly & finishing.
- Individual Craftsmanship - All of our products are hand finished by skilled craftsmen. This personal touch, combined with the natural characteristics of the materials used, creates a unique product that is truly one of a kind. Slight variations in finish are to be expected, and are not considered product defects.
- Minimal Assembly Required - This product ships mostly assembled. Complete assembly can be achieved within approximately 20 minutes with 2 people.
- Classic White Finish - A full coverage, five layer semi-gloss painted finish sealed with a durable top coat. The texture of the Classic White gently defines the underlying material, on natural wood materials such as mahogany and may result in a lightly distressed effect. This luminous white is versatile enough to be featured on its own, or combined with components in either of the Black or Brown finishes from the Contrast and Accent Collections.
- Kiln Dried Solid Mahogany Frame
- Antique Brass Hardware - Antique brass is our hardware of choice used to support the look and function of all our designs. This includes cup pull handles, round door knobs and hooks.
- 2 Drawers
- Hutch Unit with 2 Shelves Included
- Certified ethically-sourced timber and materials that have been tested to comply with international standards.
- Partially assembled
- 1 Year product warranty
- Overall: H 190 cm x W 120 cm x D 70 cm
- Hutch : H 114 cm x W 120 cm x D 35 cm
- Overall Product Weight: 71.41 Kilogram
Provence is all about the details. Living, dining and bedroom furniture that is tastefully mixed with rattan to create an essence of coastal lifestyles, yet Provence retains the elegant features so as to blend in with the modern Australian home whilst giving it a French Country touch.
Every piece within the Provence collection has a classic silhouette which features a molded plinth at its base and flared cornice on top. The antiqued hardware are traditional shaped handles and hinges made from solid brass. And then there’s the period-style beveled edges and rounded legs all coming together to give this table its Provence country feel.
Our Provence secretary desk features elegant profiling around the table top and easy to assemble solid wooden legs. Finished in all white with a light distressing along the edges, this table can be complimented with our Salsa or Morin Kubu Rattan chairs.
- Wipe with a dry clean cloth for general maintenance
- Spray with all-purpose cleaner and wipe with a clean dampened cloth if thorough cleaning is needed.
We know the furniture business well and are more than just an online retailer. We have a dedicated in-house team that belong to the same company that imports our range of furniture on an exclusive basis. We work closely with our overseas factory to ensure the products we need in Australia are made to the quality standards our customers expect, the shipping lines to ensure we receive our stock on time, and our dedicated express carriers that complete the journey to your home.
Our business started 25 years ago when our co-founder left Melbourne to establish a life in South East Asia.
Having worked with the design and production team in the factory to export the range to Euopean markets, we quickly wanted to establish the range in Australia. And so began the process to relocate back to Melbourne in 2013 and start importing and supplying the Halifax range of furniture to Australian households.
Since then, we have shared our passion of home décor, inspired by the Hamptons, with so many of our customers. This passion is being seen through ranges of hand made home accessories, which are being made by Indonesian artisans exclusively for our range of home accesories.
The team at iwannagohome are continuing the journey that we started, constantly evolving fresh ideas and carefully curating ranges of furniture and home décor.
We invite you to be part of our journey too ...
Our designs are inspired by creating functional and decorative interior furnishings for the contemporary household. Whether for single living or family life, our designs fulfill the needs of both. We strive to produce timeless and long-lasting products that enhance the quality of peace and comfort within your home.
Our creations combine classic lines with a contemporary edge to effortlessly blend into your living space, complimenting your unique style choices with ease and comfort. The simplicity of our designs evoke a natural elegance in all settings and reflect a craftsmanship infused with charm.
Initial designs begin with identifying a need or an augmentation and working out from there. Starting with a simple sketch, an approved design leads to a physical product sample. The sample is tested for functionality, durability and its visual appeal. Approved samples move through to the manufacturing process, where each product is held to a sequence of quality control standards throughout its production.
All wood materials used in the production of our furniture are sourced from the island of Java, Indonesia. To comply with our ethical procurement policy, all hardwood materials are SVLK (Sistem Verifikasi Legalitas Kayu) certified. SVLK is an internationally recognized verification system that ensures the timber used in the production and export of wooden products is legally sourced from sustainable plantations; it is overseen by the department of forestry in Indonesia.
The rattan material used in the weaving of our chairs and rattan accessories is carefully selected to ensure the aging of the material is as natural and pure as possible. We use two varieties of this renewable resource: kubu rattan, a thicker variety; and split rattan, a thinner and more malleable variety.
The manufacturing of our products is considered to be a “semi-machine” process. The majority of our furniture is built with a kiln-dried solid mahogany frame and composite wood (MDF) paneling. The wood is treated with a wood protectant before the kiln dry treatment. Following a standard design template, wooden materials are sawed and planed to the necessary thicknesses and lengths required for each component’s design using modern machinery. Components are then moulded and grooved according to their specifications. Jointing follows and upon completion, the components proceed to assembly. MDF components are primed with a coat of paint along their exterior surfaces prior to assembly.
As for our rattan products, the rattan is hand-woven around a solid wood frame. Depending on the intended color of the rattan, it is either treated before or after the weaving process.
Our products are hand assembled by skilled craftsmen. The majority of our furniture is assembled through the mortise and tenon joinery technique, while our beds and drawers are joined through a french dovetail technique.
Small gaps at joints are left intentionally during assembly to allow for natural shrinkage and expansion of the wood materials.
The result is a fully assembled product, with the exception of hutch units, tables & beds, which require minimal assembly upon arrival to your business or home.
Upon assembly, the product is cleaned to remove excess glue or debris then it is sanded with a hand-held machine and lastly by hand with fine sandpaper. During the finishing process, the surfaces of the products are painted and/or stained and distressed based on their intended collection’s design. After the finish has been applied, the products air dry over the course of two to three days in a designated clean and well-ventilated area of the facility to allow for optimal drying conditions.
Our materials are carefully selected and combined in our designs to produce a long lasting durable product to be enjoyed for years to come. As such the finish may appear slightly different depending on the natural characteristics of the underlying materials surface and orientation. While all surfaces have some degree of finishing to increase the products’ resistance to moisture, only the visible and usable surfaces of the product are finished to the agreed quality control standard.
All of our products are hand finished by skilled craftsmen. This personal touch, combined with the natural characteristics of the materials used, creates a unique product that is truly one of a kind. Slight variations in finish are to be expected, and are not considered product defects.
Quality inspection and assessment is performed throughout each phase of the production process. At the final step before packaging, the finished product is compared to a previously approved master sample to ensure visual and functional compliance. If an item fails to conform to the quality standards, it is returned to the respective preceding step in the process to be modified then checked again until it passes the quality control.
The assessment procedure includes measuring the dimensions of each product, verifying the moisture content level is within the appropriate range, checking product balance and stability on a level surface, testing functionality of all moving components and respective hardware, checking the finishing of each product in natural daylight, ensuring the proper application of any safety labels (if necessary), ensuring the inclusion of anti-tip kits (if necessary), ensuring the inclusion of required hardware for assembly and the assembly instructions, and finally the product warranty, disclaimer and care instructions.
Additionally, each year the paint products used in our finishes are subject to a 3rd party quality control assessment, completed by PT TUV Rheinland, a private organization in the field of testing, inspecting and certification services and a member of TUV Rheinland Group headquartered in Cologne, Germany.
Our products do not require California Proposition 65 warning labels. For more information, go to www.p65warnings.ca.gov/.
After successfully passing the product conformity quality check, the product is ready for packing. Product surfaces are lined with foam wrap and secured with tape. All corners and edges are protected with contoured styrofoam bricks and taped in place. Doors and drawers are foam wrapped, closed and secured with styrofoam or cardboard to prevent them from opening during transport. Finally, the units are carefully placed and immobilized in their custom-sized triple craft overlapping carton boxes, which identify their orientation for proper handling. Silica gel sachets are included in each box to control moisture levels.
Our team will run final checks on the packed product and packaging to ensure items are protected from potential abrasion and damage that can occur during transport. This check also includes ensuring the box label matches the item and quantity of the boxes contents, and if necessary that any additional shipping instructions are clearly labelled (e.g. box 1 of 2).
When a product order is received, the warehouse staff prepare the shipment, which can involve palletizing, strapping & stretch wrapping. The order is then transferred to the delivery agent to be shipped to the customer’s business or home.
Terms and Conditions of Delivery and Returns
When you buy, you should choose carefully.
We want to be extremely fair to you and believe our policies go beyond what is required by law on behalf of you the customer.
Our commitment is to ensure you are happy with our service and our products, but please read our Terms and Conditions below to make it easier for you.
We endeavour to ensure that all the products on our website are accurately described. Unfortunately, on some occasions it is possible that our website will contain errors and we reserve the right to correct any errors or inaccuracies at any time, including after you have placed an order. In some cases, the products we offer for sale are handmade or made from natural or organic materials, and there may be small variations between the product image(s) and the product you receive. This will always be stated on the individual product listing. We endeavour to ensure that all colours are displayed accurately, but you should be aware that colours may appear slightly differently on different displays and screens. The shade of colour from screen to screen is not a fault or error. This will be classified as a change of mind and returning items based on change of mind will be at the expense of the customer.
To the extent permitted by applicable law, we do not warrant that the product descriptions, colours, information or other content available or offered on our website are accurate, complete, reliable, current or error-free, nor do we make any warranty about the standard or quality of any of the products offered via our website.
Our website changes regularly
We will use reasonable endeavours to ensure our website contains accurate information and content, however, we reserve the right to update our website as soon as an inaccuracy or error is brought to our attention.
After you have placed your order and we have processed your payment we will provide you with an order confirmation by email. This email does not guarantee that the product(s) you have ordered is/are available. It represents confirmation that we have received your order. Your order represents an offer to purchase, which we accept when we dispatch your product(s) and send you an email confirming that your product(s) has/have been dispatched. Once this email has been sent and the goods have been handed over to the designated carrier, the contract between you and us is complete. The sale contract is therefore concluded in Victoria, Australia.
If delivery of an order will result in unacceptably high freight charges, we reserve the right to contact you to request further shipping fees or to cancel an order prior to dispatch. If we cancel your order in these circumstances, we will issue a full refund to you.
In the unlikely event that a product is unavailable, we reserve the right to cancel your order prior to dispatch. We will contact you by email as soon as possible to let you know. You may choose to have a store credit to your account or a refund to the value of the unavailable product. We reserve the right not to accept your order in the event that we are unable to obtain authorisation for payment, where we suspect fraudulent activity, or where you do not meet the eligibility criteria set out, or otherwise contemplated, within these Terms and Conditions or our website. We reserve the right to refuse to process or refuse service to anyone at any time at our sole discretion.
For tracking numbers, we will send it over to your email once the order has been fulfilled.
Prices, payment and GST
All prices displayed on our website are in Australian dollars and include GST. All payments are processed in Australian dollars. We accept payment by various methods including by Credit Card, PayPal and a range of other payment options as displayed on the website and during the checkout process.
Prices are subject to change effective immediately upon posting to our website or other form of notification.
Delivery fees and times vary for different products and are calculated based on the size and weight of your order and its destination from our Melbourne based warehouse.
The delivery fee for each order will be displayed during the checkout process, prior to payment and order confirmation and included in the total price of your order. Changes made to delivery address or delivery time after placing an order may incur additional charges, which we reserve the right to request to add to your original delivery charge.
Delivery estimates calculated at checkout are based on delivery to the front door of a ground floor. Approval for requests to have items delivered past this point must be requested prior to an order being placed. This is a request and cannot be guaranteed. The request is based on courier availability and payment of this service.
To see the fees for shipping, simply add items to your shopping cart, enter your postcode and a shipping cost estimate will be displayed. Final shipping costs are shown “in cart” during the checkout process, before the final payment step.
Our best price shipping fees are calculated based on a number of factors including the size, weight and number of items in your order, where your items are shipping to from our Melbourne based warehouse.
Free shipping when offered at specified times and on specified products will be only available on to selected locations.
Typically, items listed on the website will be dispatched from our warehouse between 24 to 72 hours. From time to time the delivery of specific items will exceed our usual stated delivery window for reasons outside our control or due to the workload on our delivery partners.
We work hard to process all orders as quickly as possible and we will send you an email to let you know when your item has been dispatched by us or if we anticipate delays.
Delivery Methods & Locations
We work with a number of delivery partners and courier companies in order to deliver nationwide. Your order will be delivered to the delivery address provided by you during the checkout process or as updated through our Customer Care team after your order is finalised.
Delivery is to a ground floor; if the delivery is in a multi-story building the delivery company will not travel past the ground floor front door.
For larger high value items, we may be able to offer alternate delivery service, however this is not available for all items and all areas. Our customer care team can confirm if this is available to your order and area, applicable fees and charges will apply for this service.
We cannot deliver to PO boxes or Parcel Lockers because they're usually too small to accept most of the items we sell. Most of our goods are delivered by courier or specialist furniture carrier directly to your door and require a signature upon delivery.
Our delivery partner may leave a card at the address and you will need to pick up the delivery from an Australia Post outlet or contact the courier company to arrange for redelivery.
We reserve the right to refuse delivery to specific locations for items we deem at high risk of loss or damage, and also areas that are inaccessible with standard courier and delivery services. In this case, you may choose to have an item delivered using your own couriers, in which case all insurance for loss or damage to the order caused by the delivery will be your responsibility.
Delivery of Large, Heavy or Fragile items
Items that are large, heavy or fragile and require the specialist skill and care will be delivered by one of our contracted specialist carrier partners.
You will be contacted prior to delivery to confirm a delivery day. If the proposed day is not suitable, please contact our delivery partner to arrange an alternative delivery date.
The delivery team are able to go up two flights of stairs and deliver your item into the room of your choice subject to any indemnity policies to enter your premises that our carrier partner’s may require. In the event that you do not agree to the indemnity policy that the carrier may require you to sign, then you agree to accept delivery of your order to the front door of your premises.
Goods can be delivered higher than two flights of stairs if there is access to a lift that can be used for deliveries and the lift has sufficient space/capacity to carry the goods safely without the risk of damaging the lift or the goods.
We kindly request that you clear the way for our team prior to delivery to ensure they have unobstructed access to complete your delivery quickly and safely.
Delivery will usually occur Monday to Friday (8am to 5pm) but could occur outside of these hours. The carrier will do their best to keep you informed along the way as to when your delivery will arrive.
If you can’t be home to receive your delivery, we encourage you to authorise couriers to leave parcels in a safe place out of the weather. Authorising couriers to leave parcels in a safe place, is known as an “Authority to Leave” (ATL). You can provide this instruction during checkout.
This will allow you to receive your goods first-time and avoid the hassle of missed deliveries and re-deliveries.
If you prefer not to allow us to leave your delivery in a safe place, we will require authorisation on delivery. Due to contactless delivery polices that may be in place from time to time, the delivery team will ask for your name and sign on your behalf.
If your order includes multiple items, we may ship your items separately, at no additional cost to you, to ensure your products reach you as quickly as possible.
It is important that you verify your information is correct before placing your order, especially your delivery address. If the address provided is incorrect and the package is returned, you will be billed for the additional shipping charges in order for your delivery to reach you. You agree to this by placing an order with us, we reserve the right to pass on applicable charges to you if you provide wrong address information. We also require a contact phone number, which may be used by the courier to arrange delivery. If we and our delivery partner have been unable to deliver your order due to your error or fault after 21 days or 2 attempts (whichever is sooner), we reserve the right to cancel your order. In these circumstances we will refund you the price of your order, less the delivery and handling fees incurred by us.
30 Day Return Policy
If you change your mind, you may return the items to us within 30 days of the date you received them, no questions asked. Contact us by phone or email to arrange collection of the items. We will provide you with a store credit in an amount equal to the price you paid for the goods, less all delivery costs to your address and collection costs back to our Melbourne based depot. Please be aware that the collection costs may differ from the delivery costs.
The goods must be returned in their original condition meaning they are not damaged and have been re-packed in the box packaging provided. If you cannot return the items in the original packaging, not to worry, we will arrange a special carrier to collect the items. But you will be charged an additional special handling fee of 10% of the price you paid. If you purchased goods with free delivery, then you will be only charged for the collection costs back to our Melbourne based depot.
Once we receive your returned items, we will process your credit within 5 working days and which will be valid for 12 months from the date of receipt of the returned items.
Wrong item Delivered
If you have received an incorrect item, let us know as soon as you can, ideally within 3 business days of receiving your delivery. We will offer to send you the correct item and arrange for the pick-up and return of the incorrectly shipped item at no cost to you.
You may cancel an order, or part thereof, provided the goods have not yet been dispatched to you. Contact us by phone or email to arrange a cancellation and we will arrange an immediate refund for the amount you paid for the goods. We cannot accept cancellations once the goods have been dispatched however a return can be claimed under our 30-day policy. Orders will be usually dispatched within 10 working days of receipt of payment, unless the items are prepaid and placed on back order. Items that have been specially ordered and must be supplied directly from the manufacturer, and in some cases built to order, cannot be cancelled.
Faulty items and Warranty Claims
At iwannagohome we warrant that all our goods are free from defects in materials and workmanship, and of acceptable quality for the purpose for which they are designed. Warranties and guarantees are provided in accordance with Australian Consumer Law.
If your goods arrive faulty, defective, missing parts or have been damaged during manufacturing or transport, please take photos or video clearly illustrating the problem and contact us as soon as possible via firstname.lastname@example.org, ideally within 3 working days of receiving your delivery stating
- your name
- contact details (phone number preferably)
- order number
- photos or videos
After reviewing your claim, we will find the best and fastest solution to your problem, which may involve the following:
- Sending you any missing parts or components free of charge.
- Suggested ways to repair the damage or fault with an offer of compensation.
- Arrange for a tradesperson to repair the items at our cost.
- Replace the faulty or damaged item at our cost (subject to availability).
- Offer you an alternative product.
- Offer a full refund or a store credit.
Our Faults and Warranties policy does not cover:
- Normal wear and tear
- Damage arising from improper assembly or modification
- Damage arising from abnormal use or abuse
- Damage, wear and tear as a result of improper or lack of maintenance and/or care (e.g. fabric, leather or timber)
- Damage to external or product packaging only
- Insignificant minor variations in dimensions, colour, grain or finish
- Insignificant minor imperfections or superficial blemishes
You consent to receive communication from us electronically, either by email or by us posting notices on our website and you agree that all communications that we provide to you electronically will satisfy any legal requirement that a communication be in writing.
We shall not be responsible for any delay, suspension or failure arising out of any circumstances outside of our reasonable control, including but not limited to, acts of God, governmental actions, shipping, postal or other relevant transport strike, postal theft, failure or accident, lockouts or other labour difficulty, war or national emergency, acts of terrorism, fire, explosion, flood, an act or omission of a third party, inability to obtain any necessary materials, equipment, facilities or services, the failure of performance provided by others, interruption of the internet or a website (such as Facebook) or virus, accidents or breakdown of plant, machinery, software, hardware or communication network.
We may revise these Terms and Conditions at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in these Terms and Conditions may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our website. Any changes are effective immediately upon posting to our website. Your continued use of our website thereafter constitutes your agreement to all such changed Terms and Conditions. Please read these Terms and Conditions before placing an order online and check back often. If you do not agree to any change, then you must immediately stop using our website.
No agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchisor-franchisee relationship is intended or created between you and us by these Terms and Conditions.
If any provision in these Terms and Conditions is found to be invalid or unenforceable by a court of law, such invalidity or unenforceability will not affect the remainder of these Terms and Conditions which will continue in full force and effect.