Back in the past landowners would travel around from one small mansion to another, with furniture made on purpose so that it could be moved easily. It was small and very sturdy like a Davenport desk or it was large and easy to take apart like a Bargueno desk and its stand. They also had furniture which was kept in the same mansion, but did double duty, like a games table desks. These served both as writing desks and games tables. They had removable panels, flip tops,hidden drawers, etc.