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Antique Childrens School Desk, 1930s
Located in Ottenburg, BE
Antique childrens school desk. Beautifully crafted cast iron legs with oak seat and desk. Even the original porcelain ink well isp resent. Very charming and decorative piece...
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Iron

  • Antique Childrens School Desk, 1930s
  • Antique Childrens School Desk, 1930s
  • Antique Childrens School Desk, 1930s
  • Antique Childrens School Desk, 1930s
H 29.93 in. W 23.63 in. D 31.5 in.
Early 1900s Hardwood Mexican School Desk
By OTHR
Located in Guadalajra, MX
This is a unique antique school desk found in western México. The patina of this piece, makes it perfect for decorating a contemporary space.
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Early 20th Century Mexican Rustic Desks and Writing Tables

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Hardwood

  • Early 1900s Hardwood Mexican School Desk
  • Early 1900s Hardwood Mexican School Desk
  • Early 1900s Hardwood Mexican School Desk
  • Early 1900s Hardwood Mexican School Desk
H 33.47 in. W 37.41 in. D 23.63 in.
Early American Raise Top School Desk
Located in Great Barrington, MA
An American raise top school desk with great aged wear. Make a wonderful stand for an entry hallway, kitchen or mud room stand to hold miscellaneous keys and trinkets. Measures: 34....
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Early 20th Century North American American Classical Desks and Writing T...

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Wood

  • Early American Raise Top School Desk
  • Early American Raise Top School Desk
  • Early American Raise Top School Desk
  • Early American Raise Top School Desk
H 30 in. W 20.25 in. D 19.75 in.
Guillerme & Chambron School Desk with Ceramic Tiles
By Guillerme et Chambron
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Guillerme et Chambron, school desk, oak and ceramic, France, 1960s. School desk by French designer duo Guillerme and Chambron. This desk holds the characteristic decorations and lin...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Ceramic, Oak

  • Guillerme & Chambron School Desk with Ceramic Tiles
  • Guillerme & Chambron School Desk with Ceramic Tiles
  • Guillerme & Chambron School Desk with Ceramic Tiles
  • Guillerme & Chambron School Desk with Ceramic Tiles
H 21.26 in. W 27.37 in. D 18.9 in.
Antique Chinese School Desk
Located in New York, NY
A nicely worn antique Chinese school desk with simple stool and single drawer all in one piece. Great patina with traces of original black paint. From Shanxi Province, circa 1900. D...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Furniture

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Wood

  • Antique Chinese School Desk
  • Antique Chinese School Desk
  • Antique Chinese School Desk
  • Antique Chinese School Desk
H 33 in. W 21 in. D 38 in.
Vintage Industrial Jean Prouvé Style One Seat School Desk
By Jean Prouvé
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Wonderful Vintage Industrial school desk. In the style of Jean Prouvé Striking French design from the 1950s /60s. Green lacquered metal base with original solid oak top and seat. ...
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Vintage 1950s French Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

Arne Jacobsen Munkegaard School Desk Produced by Fritz Hansen in Denmark
By Arne Jacobsen
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare Munkegaard school desk designed by Arne Jacobsen. Produced by Fritz Hansen in Denmark.
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel

Friso Kramer for Ahrend de Cirkel Industrial School Desk
By Friso Kramer, Ahrend de Cirkel
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Iconic Folded Sheet Metal Frame with Formica Top and Painted Edge. Student Version of the Teacher's Desk without the Drawer by Friso Kramer by Ahrend de Cirkel (Stamped). The Origina...
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

1920s Amsterdam School Desk, oakwood, Macassar ebony, leather. Netherlands
Located in Girona, ES
Splendid desk, solid oakwood with Macassar ebony base, original leather on top with Macassar ebony base and handles, French polish. Design: Amsterdam School. Netherlands, Amste...
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Vintage 1920s Dutch Expressionist Desks and Writing Tables

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Macassar, Oak, Leather

20th Century Vintage Maple Childs School Desk & Chair Writing Table Childrens
Located in Dayton, OH
Mid 20th century child's size school desk and chair. Made from maple. Includes 3 drawers and pullout writing surface. Measures: desk 27" x 15.5" x 26.5" height; chair 27.5" x 12" ...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Children's Furniture

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Maple

Vintage Thai School Desk with Painted Desktop, North Thailand, Mid-20th Century
Located in Point Richmond, CA
Vintage Thai school desk with painted desktop, North Thailand, mid-20th century. If there are any doubts about the universality of human experience this desktop should lay those to ...
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Vintage 1950s Thai Folk Art Painted Furniture

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Wood, Paint

American Seating Envoy Students Childs School Desk Blue Mid Century Industrial
By American Seating
Located in Dayton, OH
Mid century students desk by American Seating Company of Grand Rapids Michigan. Envoy Line, circa 1940s. Made in USA. Measures: Desk height (adjustable) 28".
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Vintage 1940s Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

Fine Quality Writing Desk in the Manner of Johnstone & Jeanes
By English School
Located in Northwich, GB
A fine quality writing desk in the manner of Johnstone and Jeanes dating to 1880. The cabinet makers Johnstone and Jeanes produced very high quality antique furniture, as they onl...
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Antique Mid-19th Century British Victorian Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

Oak Desks from Harvard Divinity School
Located in Culver City, CA
With privacy riser and shelf. Measures: 42” W x 28” D x 42.25” H.   
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Early 20th Century American Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak

  • Oak Desks from Harvard Divinity School
  • Oak Desks from Harvard Divinity School
  • Oak Desks from Harvard Divinity School
  • Oak Desks from Harvard Divinity School
H 42.25 in. W 42 in. D 28 in.
Glasgow School Oak Desk by E. A. Taylor
By Ernest Archibald Taylor
Located in London, GB
E. A. Taylor for Wylie and Lochhead. A pure Glasgow School oak desk with open writing area inset with green leather with tool worked edges, a central upper drawer with sweeping curve...
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Early 20th Century Arts and Crafts Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak

  • Glasgow School Oak Desk by E. A. Taylor
  • Glasgow School Oak Desk by E. A. Taylor
  • Glasgow School Oak Desk by E. A. Taylor
  • Glasgow School Oak Desk by E. A. Taylor
H 30 in. W 54 in. D 29.5 in.
50s Beautiful Writing Desk from the Amsterdam School
Located in Amstelveen, Noord
Amsterdam School furnitures are characterized by an abundance of shapes in which the parabola and trapezium are common. A fine example of an Art Deco interior as an ensemble is the A...
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Mid-20th Century Dutch Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Rosewood

  • 50s Beautiful Writing Desk from the Amsterdam School
  • 50s Beautiful Writing Desk from the Amsterdam School
  • 50s Beautiful Writing Desk from the Amsterdam School
  • 50s Beautiful Writing Desk from the Amsterdam School
H 29.53 in. W 51.97 in. D 22.45 in.
Antique Correspondence Desk, English, Library, Writing Table, Cotswold School
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a vintage correspondence desk. An English, solid teak library or writing table in the manner of the Cotswold School, dating to the mid 20th century, circa 1950. Strikingly...
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Mid-20th Century British Desks and Writing Tables

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Teak

Exclusive Designer Desk Sir Norman Foster Architecture School, 1980s
Located in Berlin, DE
Exclusive designer desk Sir Norman Foster Architecture school, 1980s Large, extravagant designer writing desk, two-part. Tabletop made of black leather, hand sewn in symmetrical tab...
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Vintage 1980s English Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel

Antique Arts & Crafts Stickley School Mission Oak Desk Circa 1910
By Stickley Brothers
Located in Big Flats, NY
An Arts & Crafts Mission desk in the manner of Stickley offers oak construction with upper drawer having flip-top lid (art supplies) flanked by two flanking side drawers, raised on s...
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Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Desks

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Oak

Oak Art Deco Haagse School Drop Leaf Writing Table, 1920s
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Stunning and rare Art Deco Haagse School writing table. Striking Dutch design from the 1920s. Solid oak with original macassar ebony knobs. Rare because of the drop leaf on one si...
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Vintage 1920s Dutch Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Abalone, Macassar, Oak

Lovely Edwardian Children's English Oak School Writing Desk Internal Storage
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely original Edwardian solid English oak children’s school writing desk A well made decorative piece, its very utilitarian and works as...
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Antique Early 1900s English Edwardian Children's Furniture

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Oak

Old School Desk
Located in Brussels, BE
Old School desk for children
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Vintage 1940s French Industrial and Work Tables

  • Old School Desk
  • Old School Desk
  • Old School Desk
  • Old School Desk
H 25.6 in. W 23.63 in. D 34.26 in.
1950s industrial Children's School Desk Chair
Located in Pasadena, CA
Midcentury Vintage children's school desk chair. Untouched paint and original parts. Great condition. The wooden desk has the original hinges . This great desk is usable and fully fu...
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Vintage 1950s American Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

  • 1950s  industrial Children's School Desk Chair
  • 1950s  industrial Children's School Desk Chair
  • 1950s  industrial Children's School Desk Chair
  • 1950s  industrial Children's School Desk Chair
H 30 in. W 23.5 in. D 29.5 in.
Swedish School Desk
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Original painted school bank (child not included).
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Antique 19th Century Swedish Desks

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Pine

  • Swedish School Desk
  • Swedish School Desk
  • Swedish School Desk
  • Swedish School Desk
H 28.5 in. W 36.5 in. D 24.5 in.
Vintage London School Desks
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Whimsical, graffite topped fold up wooden desks from London school house. Would make wonderful TV trays or end tables! Four available; priced individually.
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Vintage 1960s British Desks and Writing Tables

  • Vintage London School Desks
  • Vintage London School Desks
  • Vintage London School Desks
  • Vintage London School Desks
H 28 in. W 27 in. D 22.5 in.
Outstanding 1930s Arts & Crafts Glasgow School Desk / Dining Table
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
A good quality, circa 1930s Glasgow School Arts & Crafts dining table / desk. The top made of a single piece of teak. Very unusual as per the thickness of it. It is very possible tha...
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Vintage 1930s British Desks and Writing Tables

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Teak

1950s Industrial Child's School Desk
By Heywood-Wakefield Co.
Located in Miami, FL
Remember your school days with this charming desk set. Made of steel with beautiful cabriolet legs and maple desk top and chair seat. Flip-top desk, swivel seat on one side only, adj...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Children's Furniture

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Steel

  • 1950s Industrial Child's School Desk
  • 1950s Industrial Child's School Desk
  • 1950s Industrial Child's School Desk
  • 1950s Industrial Child's School Desk
H 27 in. W 24 in. D 30.5 in.
Unusual Antique School Double Oak Desk
Located in Chicago, IL
Unusual Antique School Double Oak Desk
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Early 20th Century American Schoolhouse Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak

  • Unusual Antique School Double Oak Desk
  • Unusual Antique School Double Oak Desk
  • Unusual Antique School Double Oak Desk
  • Unusual Antique School Double Oak Desk
H 30.25 in. W 96.25 in. D 29.5 in.
Antique American Child's Double School House Desk
Located in Norwalk, CT
Oak double school house desk with slat bench, porcelain inkwells and pencil slots.
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Antique 19th Century American Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak

Table Desk of Oak Classic Lab School Design
Located in Madison, WI
School lab table of oak with linoleum top and cast iron feet in shades of brown. Clean-lined, solid, sturdy, could host a dancing couple on top. A workhorse for the home office, stud...
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20th Century American Schoolhouse Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel

  • Table Desk of Oak Classic Lab School Design
  • Table Desk of Oak Classic Lab School Design
  • Table Desk of Oak Classic Lab School Design
  • Table Desk of Oak Classic Lab School Design
H 29.25 in. W 60 in. D 24 in.
Vintage Belgian Heart Pine School Masters Desk, circa 1940
Located in Antwerp, BE
Classical Belgian School Masters desk made from solid heart pine wood boards by Dox of Lier, Belgium, circa 1940. There are 4 doors each opening to reveal an interior with one shelf ...
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Desks and Writing Tables

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Pine

Embru Original 1960s Swiss Made School Bench, Desk, Office Table
By Embru
Located in Lábatlan, HU
Embru original 1960s Swiss made school bench – Desk – Office table.   
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel

Embru Original 1960s Swiss Made School Bench, Desk, Office Table and Chair
By Embru
Located in Lábatlan, HU
Embru original 1960s Swiss made School bench, desk, office table and chair Swiss School chairs from Embru, 1960s Measures: Width 40 cm Depth 45 cm Height 75 cm Seat height 40 cm.
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel

Set of Children Desk or School Bench with Two Flototto Chairs, Germany, 1970s
By Elmar Flötotto
Located in Warsaw, PL
A decent set consisting of a school bench / desk and a chairs of a well-known German brand (Elmar Flototto) with practically indestructible bent plywood. One for children, one for pa...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel, Metal

Vintage French Single School Table
Located in Ulft, Gelderland
Vintage French school table. Remains in good condition.
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Vintage 1960s French Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

  • Vintage French Single School Table
  • Vintage French Single School Table
  • Vintage French Single School Table
  • Vintage French Single School Table
H 29.53 in. W 24.81 in. D 17.72 in.
1930s School Art Easel/Hostess Stand
Located in Chicago, IL
1930s school art easel/Hostess stand.
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Vintage 1930s American Schoolhouse Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak

  • 1930s School Art Easel/Hostess Stand
  • 1930s School Art Easel/Hostess Stand
  • 1930s School Art Easel/Hostess Stand
  • 1930s School Art Easel/Hostess Stand
H 45 in. W 24.5 in. D 22.25 in.
Mid-20th Century French Wooden and Metal Double School Bench, 1950
Located in Milan, Italy
This charming double bench from the 1950s has its structure made by iron and wooden table and seats. It is in excellent condition with the original 2 inkcups and the shelves for book...
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Vintage 1950s French Desks and Writing Tables

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Iron

1930s Belgian School Desk
Located in Chicago, IL
1930s Belgian school desk with metal base and wood top. Desk has two packets on both sides.
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Vintage 1930s Belgian Schoolhouse Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

  • 1930s Belgian School Desk
  • 1930s Belgian School Desk
  • 1930s Belgian School Desk
  • 1930s Belgian School Desk
H 43.25 in. W 62.5 in. D 17 in.
Early 1900's School Desk
Located in Los Angeles, CA
turn of the [last] century school desk... carving on the top surface from 1907, seat flips up and down, desk :: height: 32", depth: 14.5", width: 24", seat height: 19.25", depth: 8",...
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Early 20th Century American Desks and Writing Tables

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Iron

  • Early 1900's School Desk
  • Early 1900's School Desk
  • Early 1900's School Desk
  • Early 1900's School Desk
H 32.5 in. W 24 in. D 32 in.
Antique Belgian School Desk
Located in High Point, NC
A wooden school desk from Belgium, circa 1900. An upright shape and a sloping desktop create a poised, studious Silhouette. The wood has a natural finish and a sandy tone, traced wit...
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Antique Early 1900s Belgian Country Desks and Writing Tables

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Softwood

  • Antique Belgian School Desk
  • Antique Belgian School Desk
  • Antique Belgian School Desk
  • Antique Belgian School Desk
H 35 in. W 31.5 in. D 17.9 in.
French Antique Painted School Desk
Located in Austin, TX
Painted school desk with 4 cubbies and inkwells (4 covers). Green and gray textured finish.
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Antique 19th Century French Desks and Writing Tables

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Plaster

  • French Antique Painted School Desk
  • French Antique Painted School Desk
  • French Antique Painted School Desk
  • French Antique Painted School Desk
H 28.5 in. W 79 in. D 15 in.
Vintage Painted Wood School Desk
Located in Houston, TX
We found this charming vintage school desk near Barcelona Spain. This piece has great painted patina and simple lines; it would be fabulous used as a side table, nightstand or as its...
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20th Century Spanish Other Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

  • Vintage Painted Wood School Desk
  • Vintage Painted Wood School Desk
  • Vintage Painted Wood School Desk
  • Vintage Painted Wood School Desk
H 30 in. W 46 in. D 29 in.
Dutch Mid-Century School Desk
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Cute little Industrial Dutch school desk with original metal frame and birch side stacking drawers and formica top. The desk is in original condition with visible signs of wear. A se...
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel

  • Dutch Mid-Century School Desk
  • Dutch Mid-Century School Desk
  • Dutch Mid-Century School Desk
  • Dutch Mid-Century School Desk
H 30 in. W 41.5 in. D 25.5 in.
Architectural School Desk after Prouve
By Jean Prouvé
Located in New York, NY
Great architectural design school desk, with obvious Jean Prouve influence. The desk is painted grey metal, with a green tint formica writing surface. Sophisticated style, sculptural...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel

  • Architectural School Desk after Prouve
  • Architectural School Desk after Prouve
  • Architectural School Desk after Prouve
  • Architectural School Desk after Prouve
H 32 in. W 29 in. D 29 in.
1940s Children's Adjustable Spanish School Desk in Wood
Located in Miami, FL
Base height: 9 in 1940s Children's Adjustable Spanish School Desk in Wood
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20th Century Spanish Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Pine

Italian School Desk in Solid Oak, 1890
Located in Prato, Tuscany
Italian school desk in solid oak, the bench is at one with the desk, there are housings for ink bottles and those for pens, under the desk there is a housing for books and notebooks,...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Other Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak

  • Italian School Desk in Solid Oak, 1890
  • Italian School Desk in Solid Oak, 1890
  • Italian School Desk in Solid Oak, 1890
  • Italian School Desk in Solid Oak, 1890
H 23.63 in. W 47.25 in. D 25.6 in.
Midcentury Dutch School Desk with Blue Metal Legs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Midcentury Dutch school desk with floating top, Prouve inspired blue metal legs and birch drawer set with long organic carved pulls. In original condition with visible wear, consiste...
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Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

  • Midcentury Dutch School Desk with Blue Metal Legs
  • Midcentury Dutch School Desk with Blue Metal Legs
  • Midcentury Dutch School Desk with Blue Metal Legs
  • Midcentury Dutch School Desk with Blue Metal Legs
H 30.5 in. W 41.5 in. D 24.25 in.
1960s French Midcentury Mullca School Desk, Console Table
By Mullca
Located in Hook, Hampshire
1960s French midcentury Mullca school desk - console table 1960s French midcentury Mullca school desk - console table. In 1947 Robert Muller and Gaston Cavaillon created the compa...
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Vintage 1960s French Desks and Writing Tables

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Laminate

Antique Chinese School Desk
Located in New York, NY
A nicely worn antique Chinese school desk with simple stool and single drawer desk all in one piece. Great patina with traces of original black paint. From Shanxi Province, circa 190...
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Early 20th Century Chinese Furniture

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Elm

  • Antique Chinese School Desk
  • Antique Chinese School Desk
  • Antique Chinese School Desk
  • Antique Chinese School Desk
H 33 in. W 38 in. D 21 in.
Late 18th Century French Primitive Slanted School Desk
Located in Basingstoke, Hampshire
A late 18th century French primitive slanted school desk. Featuring its original dry scraped paint, raised on tapering legs. Measures: Height - 78cm Width - 84cm Depth - 45cm.
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Antique Late 18th Century Desks and Writing Tables

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Pine

Primitive Children's School Desk
Located in Culver City, CA
Wonderful early bank of desks with individual flip up storage.
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Antique 19th Century French Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

  • Primitive Children's School Desk
  • Primitive Children's School Desk
  • Primitive Children's School Desk
  • Primitive Children's School Desk
H 31 in. W 118 in. D 16 in.
Dutch Midcentury School Desk
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Industrial metal frame with birch drawers and Formica top and Friso Kramer style legs in original condition.
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

  • Dutch Midcentury School Desk
  • Dutch Midcentury School Desk
  • Dutch Midcentury School Desk
  • Dutch Midcentury School Desk
H 30 in. W 44 in. D 24 in.
Outstanding Antique American Quarter-Sawn Oak School Desk
Located in Chicago, IL
Outstanding original antique American quarter-sawn oak slant fronted school desk. In very good condition to be over 150 years old, this fine desk opens to reveal a spacious interior....
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Antique 19th Century American Schoolhouse Desks

Manificent Victorian Double School Desk Elm and Metal Painted, circa 1870
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
Magnificent 'one of a kind' late Victorian period elm & metal double school desk with bench seat, later painted with a sea fairing ship to each lift top with laurel swags to the seat...
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Antique 1870s English Victorian Desks and Writing Tables

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Elm

Rare and Important Art Deco Amsterdam School Desk by Fa. Drilling, Amsterdam
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Rare and important mahogany Art Deco Amsterdam School desk by Fa. Drilling, Amsterdam. With nicely shaped Macassar ebony details. On original ebonized feet. In good original cond...
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Vintage 1920s Dutch Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany, Macassar

Two seater English school desk
Located in Sheffield, MA
This sturdy and cute little desk came from England. it is the perfect piece for a child 's room or family room. it has a nice writing surface , double pencil groove, inkwelll and bel...
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Antique 19th Century English Desks and Writing Tables

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Pine

  • Two seater English school desk
  • Two seater English school desk
  • Two seater English school desk
  • Two seater English school desk
H 25 in. W 43.5 in. D 32 in.
Two seater English school desk
Located in Sheffield, MA
This sturdy and cute little desk came from England. it is the perfect piece for a childs room or family room. It has a nice writing surface, double pencil groove, inkwell and below t...
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Antique 19th Century English Desks and Writing Tables

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Pine

  • Two seater English school desk
  • Two seater English school desk
  • Two seater English school desk
  • Two seater English school desk
H 25 in. W 43.5 in. D 32 in.
Two "Seater" English School Desk
Located in Sheffield, MA
This sturdy and cute little desk came from England, Circa 1840. It is the perfect piece for a child's room or family room. It has a nice writing surface, double pencil groove, inkwel...
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Antique 19th Century English Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Pine

  • Two "Seater" English School Desk
  • Two "Seater" English School Desk
  • Two "Seater" English School Desk
  • Two "Seater" English School Desk
H 25 in. W 43.5 in. D 32 in.
Jean Prouve Compass school desk for Ateliers Jean Prouve
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Important double school desk type ‘Compass’ No.850 designed by Jean Prouve (1901-1984) for Ateliers Jean Prouve in 1952. Rectangular wooden desk top, with magazine shelve below rests...
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Vintage 1950s French Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

Early 20th Century School Desk
Located in Houston, TX
This antique child’s school desk would make an out of the ordinary addition to any home. It could be used as a unique entryway table or you can maintain its useful integrity and use ...
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Early 20th Century French Industrial and Work Tables

Materials

Pine

  • Early 20th Century School Desk
  • Early 20th Century School Desk
  • Early 20th Century School Desk
  • Early 20th Century School Desk
H 29 in. W 31 in. D 19.25 in.
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Antique and Vintage School Desks For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of antique and vintage school desks available on 1stDibs. The range of distinct antique and vintage school desks — often made from wood, oak and metal — can elevate any home. Antique and vintage school desks have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. Antique and vintage school desks bearing Art Deco or Mid-Century Modern hallmarks are very popular at 1stDibs. If space is limited, there are small antique and vintage school desks measuring 20.25 inches across. Many antique and vintage school desks are appealing in their simplicity, but Hendrik Wouda, Anton Lucas and H. Pander produced popular antique and vintage school desks that are worth a look.

How Much are Antique and Vintage School Desks?

Prices for antique and vintage school desks can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, antique and vintage school desks begin at $277 and can go as high as $143,908, while the average can fetch as much as $1,694.

Finding the Right Desks and Writing Tables for You

Choosing the perfect writing desk or writing table is a profoundly personal journey, one that people have been embarking upon for centuries.

Queen Atossa of Persia, from her writing table circa 500 B.C., is said to have been the originator of the art of handwritten letters. Hers was reportedly the first in a long and colorful history of penned correspondence that grew in popularity alongside literacy. The demand for suitable writing desks, which would serve the composer of the letters as well as ensure the comfort of the recipient naturally followed, and the design of these necessary furnishings has evolved throughout history.

Once people began to seek freedom from the outwardly ornate styles of the walnut and rosewood writing desks and drafting tables introduced in the name of Queen Victoria and King Louis XV, radical shifts occurred, such as those that materialized during the Art Nouveau period, when designers longed to produce furniture inspired by the natural world’s beauty. A prime example is the work of the famous late-19th-century Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí — his rolltop desk featured deep side drawers and was adorned with carved motifs that paid tribute to nature. Gaudí regularly combined structural precision with decorative elements, creating beautiful pieces of wood and metal.

Soon afterward, preferences for sleek, geometric, stylized forms in furniture that saw an emphasis on natural wood grains and traditional craftsmanship took hold. Today, Art Deco desks are still favored by designers who seek to infuse interiors with an air of luxury. One of the most prominent figures of the Art Deco movement was French decorator and furniture designer Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann. With his use of neoclassical motifs as well as expensive and exotic materials such as imported dark woods and inlays of precious metals for his vintage writing desks, Ruhlmann came to symbolize good taste and modernity.

The rise in appreciation for Scandinavian modernism continues to influence the design of contemporary writing desks. It employs the “no fuss” or “less is more” approach to creating a tasteful, sophisticated space. Sweden’s master cabinetmaker Bruno Mathsson created gallery-worthy designs that are as functional as they are beautiful. Finnish architect Alvar Aalto never viewed himself as an artist, but, like Mathsson, his furniture designs reflected a fondness for organic materials and a humanistic approach. Danish designers such as Hans Wegner introduced elegant shapes and lines to mid-century desks and writing tables, often working in oak and solid teak.

From vintage desks to contemporary styles, 1stDibs offers a broad spectrum of choices for conducting all personal and business writing and reading activities.

Questions About Antique and Vintage School Desks
Prices for most antique and vintage school desks on 1stdibs are negotiable. You’ll see a "Make an Offer" button on the item details page, indicating that the seller is willing to consider a lower price. It’s not uncommon for customers to get 15–25% off the list price after negotiating. See our tips for negotiating like a pro.
Only experienced, professional sellers who have applied and been thoroughly vetted by our team of experts can sell antique and vintage school desks and other quality items on our site. Learn more about becoming a 1stdibs seller.
The 1stdibs Buyer Protection Guarantee provides coverage for qualified purchases in the unlikely event that the item arrives not as described or is damaged. We’ll work with you and the seller to find a resolution, ensuring your satisfaction. View details
We have partnerships with the world's best shipping providers to facilitate seamless and fully-insured delivery from the seller's location directly to you, wherever you are in the world. Our logistics team is comprised of dedicated members who arrange all the details with our partners, servicing and supporting all shipments. Learn more about shipping on 1stdibs.
For your convenience, we offer multiple payment methods, including all major credit cards and PayPal. For many purchases we also offer financing options or wire transfer. Learn more about payment options on 1stdibs.