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Biedermeier Square Walnut Wood Austrian Writing Desk, 1830
By Biedermeier
Located in Rome, IT
Biedermeier desk from the early 1800s, rich and elaborate in its forms. All veneered in walnut wood, with inlays in poplar briar wood. The top is well square but its corners are cut...
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Antique 1830s Austrian Biedermeier Desks and Writing Tables

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Poplar, Walnut

Austrian Josef Danhauser Style Biedermeier Walnut Writing Desk
By Josef Danhauser
Located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
The design of this Biedermeier walnut desk shows the influence of Austrian furniture designer Josef Danhauser (1780-1829), the most prominent furniture designer of the time. The desk...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

Biedermeier Writing Desk or Sofa Table in Mahogany, Sweden, circa 1840
Located in Miami, FL
A handsome Biedermeier sofa table or writing desk in Cuban mahogany with one drawer and two drop leaves on cylinder column resting on quatre-form base with carved lions' paw feet, Sw...
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Antique 1840s Swedish Karl Johan Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

Early Biedermeier Writing Table or Desk, circa 1860
Located in Atlanta, GA
Early Biedermeier writing table or desk, circa 1860.
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Antique 1860s Biedermeier Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Mahogany Writing Desk
Located in Dallas, TX
Very handsome mahogany writing desk in the Classic Biedermeier style. Beautiful wood grain and nice storage as well. Perfect for a study or library.
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Antique 19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

Teachers Writing Desk Biedermeier Pyramids Mahogany, circa 1825-1830
Located in Berlin, DE
Noble pyramid mahogany on solid softwood. High rectangular body ending in printed ball feet. In the richly structured front wide drawer, with over shelf. Flanked by tall doors with c...
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Antique 19th Century German Biedermeier Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

19th Century Unique Restored Czech Biedermeier Ash Writing Desk, 1830s
Located in Prague 1, CZ
Shipping to any US port only for $290 USD Biedermeier writing desk Completely restored. Shellac polish. Material: Ash veneer, lacquer Period: 1830-1839 Unique pieces. Height from f...
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Antique 1830s Czech Biedermeier Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood, Ash, Lacquer

Single Drawer Biedermeier End or Side Table or Writing Desk
Located in Stamford, CT
A single drawer Biedermeier end or side table.
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Antique Early 1900s Biedermeier Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

19th Century Unique Restored German Biedermeier Walnut Writing Desk, 1830s
Located in Prague 1, CZ
Biedermeier writing desk Completely restored. Shellac polish. Material: Walnut veneer, lacquer Source: Germany Period: 1830-1839.
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Antique Early 19th Century German Biedermeier Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood, Walnut, Lacquer

19th Century Unique Restored Austrian Biedermeier Walnut Writing Desk, 1830s
Located in Prague 1, CZ
Biedermeier writing desk Completely restored. Shellac polish. Material: Walnut veneer, lacquer Period: 1830-1839 Unique pieces.     
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Antique Early 19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood, Lacquer, Walnut

Half-Round Desk or Writing Table in Biedermeier Style Black Polished
Located in Berlin, DE
Fancy desk in the Biedermeier style Piano black polished veneer on solid softwood. Semi-oval body, five drawers on four conical legs, slightly protruding, profiled writing surface, ...
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20th Century German Biedermeier Desks and Writing Tables

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Beech

19th Century Restored German Biedermeier Cherry-Tree Writing Desk, Table, 1830s
Located in Prague 1, CZ
Biedermeier writing desk Completely restored. Shellac polish. Material: Cherry tree Period: 1830-1839.
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Antique Early 19th Century Czech Biedermeier Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood, Lacquer, Cherry

19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Antique Writing Table Desk, circa 1825-1845
Located in Shippensburg, PA
A fine austere writing table from the second quarter of the 19th century, likely Austrian or possibly German, the stand is distinctly neoclassical with its twin columns and cupid’s b...
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Antique 19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

Austrian Biedermeier Inlaid Desk
Located in New York, NY
Austrian Biedermeier ash and fruitwood banded inlaid table desk with a scalloped top and single drawer supported by curved pedestal sides joined by a bar stretcher.
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Antique 19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Desks and Writing Tables

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Ash, Fruitwood

  • Austrian Biedermeier Inlaid Desk
  • Austrian Biedermeier Inlaid Desk
  • Austrian Biedermeier Inlaid Desk
  • Austrian Biedermeier Inlaid Desk
H 31 in. W 47 in. D 26 in.
20th Century Biedermeier Style Writing Table
Located in Berlin, DE
20th century Biedermeier style writing table Maple roots with thread intarsia on solid pinewood. Partially ebonized. Work area in leather. Delivery time is 10-14 weeks (L-S...
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20th Century German Biedermeier Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Maple, Pine

  • 20th Century Biedermeier Style Writing Table
  • 20th Century Biedermeier Style Writing Table
  • 20th Century Biedermeier Style Writing Table
  • 20th Century Biedermeier Style Writing Table
H 29.93 in. W 59.06 in. D 32.09 in.
Austrian Biedermeier Walnut Oval Desk
By Josef Danhauser
Located in New York, NY
Austrian Biedermeier walnut oval desk with double pedestal base and platform stretcher with single drawer (attributed to Danhauser, circa 1820).  
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Antique 19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

  • Austrian Biedermeier Walnut Oval Desk
  • Austrian Biedermeier Walnut Oval Desk
  • Austrian Biedermeier Walnut Oval Desk
  • Austrian Biedermeier Walnut Oval Desk
H 30.5 in. W 54.5 in. D 33 in.
Austrian Biedermeier Cherrywood Table Desk
Located in New York, NY
Austrian Biedermeier table desk composed of cherrywood and inlaid banding with a double pedestal base joined by a rod stretcher beneath a shaped rectangular top fitted with a single ...
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Antique 19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Desks and Writing Tables

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Cherry

  • Austrian Biedermeier Cherrywood Table Desk
  • Austrian Biedermeier Cherrywood Table Desk
  • Austrian Biedermeier Cherrywood Table Desk
  • Austrian Biedermeier Cherrywood Table Desk
H 31 in. W 52 in. D 27.75 in.
Swedish Biedermeier Style Kneehole Desk
Located in New York, NY
Swedish Biedermeier style, 19th-20th century birch and black trimmed kneehole desk with black leather top.    
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Biedermeier Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Birch

  • Swedish Biedermeier Style Kneehole Desk
  • Swedish Biedermeier Style Kneehole Desk
  • Swedish Biedermeier Style Kneehole Desk
  • Swedish Biedermeier Style Kneehole Desk
H 30 in. W 56.75 in. D 32 in.
Biedermeier Butler Desk
Located in Pompano Beach, FL
Biedermeier butler desk made of oak, inlaid ebonized wood, ebonized columns, and brass hardware. Drop front writing surface with interior drawers above three large exterior drawers.
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Antique 19th Century Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

  • Biedermeier Butler Desk
  • Biedermeier Butler Desk
  • Biedermeier Butler Desk
  • Biedermeier Butler Desk
H 46 in. W 48.5 in. D 32 in.
Biedermeier Butler Desk
Located in Pompano Beach, FL
Biedermeier butler desk made of flamed birchwood, ebonized handles, brass keys. Drop front writing surface with interior drawers above three large exterior drawers.
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Antique 19th Century Desks and Writing Tables

  • Biedermeier Butler Desk
  • Biedermeier Butler Desk
  • Biedermeier Butler Desk
  • Biedermeier Butler Desk
H 42.5 in. W 50.5 in. D 26 in.
Biedermeier Desk, Vienna 1825-1830
Located in Greding, DE
Viennese Biedermeier cherry wood desk, standing on column legs with a turned stretcher between them. One large drawer with brass escutcheon. The writing surface is covered in black l...
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Antique 1820s Austrian Biedermeier Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

  • Biedermeier Desk, Vienna 1825-1830
  • Biedermeier Desk, Vienna 1825-1830
  • Biedermeier Desk, Vienna 1825-1830
  • Biedermeier Desk, Vienna 1825-1830
H 34.26 in. W 43.31 in. D 27.56 in.
Austrian Biedermeier Davenport Table Desk
Located in New York, NY
Austrian Biedermeier walnut and inlaid trimmed Davenport table desk with single drawer and stretcher with double pedestal base supports, circa 1825.  
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Antique 19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

  • Austrian Biedermeier Davenport Table Desk
  • Austrian Biedermeier Davenport Table Desk
  • Austrian Biedermeier Davenport Table Desk
  • Austrian Biedermeier Davenport Table Desk
H 30.25 in. W 49.75 in. D 22.5 in.
Biedermeier Cigar Desk
Located in Pompano Beach, FL
Biedermeier cigar desk made of solid oak with etched glass flip top with interior compartments.
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Antique 19th Century Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak

  • Biedermeier Cigar Desk
  • Biedermeier Cigar Desk
  • Biedermeier Cigar Desk
  • Biedermeier Cigar Desk
H 33 in. W 16.5 in. D 14 in.
19th Century Inlaid Austrian Biedermeier Writing Table
Located in Hudson, NY
Made circa 1830 this fine table is crafted of walnut, fruitwood and birds eye maple veneers that have been decorated with satinwood inlays. The writing surface is accompanied by one ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Desks and Writing Tables

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Fruitwood, Maple, Satinwood, Walnut

19th Century Biedermeier Writing Table
Located in New Orleans, LA
Beautiful ebony and maple writing table with fantastic coloration. Perfect center desk which can easily be the centerpiece of the room.
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Antique Mid-19th Century Danish Desks and Writing Tables

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Maple

  • 19th Century Biedermeier Writing Table
  • 19th Century Biedermeier Writing Table
  • 19th Century Biedermeier Writing Table
  • 19th Century Biedermeier Writing Table
H 33.50 in. W 43.50 in. D 28.75 in.
Austrian Biedermeier Oval Table Desk c.1820
Located in New York, NY
Austrian Biedermeier walnut table desk with an oval top and single drawer supported by a column pedestal base.
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Antique 19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

  • Austrian Biedermeier Oval Table Desk c.1820
  • Austrian Biedermeier Oval Table Desk c.1820
  • Austrian Biedermeier Oval Table Desk c.1820
  • Austrian Biedermeier Oval Table Desk c.1820
H 31.5 in. W 62 in. D 30.5 in.
19th Century Biedermeier Writing Table
Located in Pasadena, CA
19th century Biedermeier writing table with bone inlay on each corner and a single drawer.
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Antique 1830s German Desks and Writing Tables

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Bone, Fruitwood

  • 19th Century Biedermeier Writing Table
  • 19th Century Biedermeier Writing Table
  • 19th Century Biedermeier Writing Table
  • 19th Century Biedermeier Writing Table
H 27.75 in. W 24.5 in. D 14.75 in.
Austrian Biedermeier Ebonized Wood Desk, c. 1825
Located in New York, NY
Austrian Biedermeier oval top table desk composed of ebonized wood with maple trim and pearwood inlaid banding with a center drawer and two column supports.
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Antique 19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood, Pearwood, Maple

  • Austrian Biedermeier Ebonized Wood Desk, c. 1825
  • Austrian Biedermeier Ebonized Wood Desk, c. 1825
  • Austrian Biedermeier Ebonized Wood Desk, c. 1825
  • Austrian Biedermeier Ebonized Wood Desk, c. 1825
H 30.25 in. W 43 in. D 27.75 in.
Biedermeier Desk, Walnut Veneer, Vienna, 1820-1830
Located in Belmont, MA
Biedermeier desk, Vienna 1820-1825, walnut with maple Marquetry. The top and the end panels with beautiful flower and vine decor. The table is in good original condition. If required...
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Antique 1820s Austrian Biedermeier Desks and Writing Tables

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Maple, Walnut

  • Biedermeier Desk, Walnut Veneer, Vienna, 1820-1830
  • Biedermeier Desk, Walnut Veneer, Vienna, 1820-1830
  • Biedermeier Desk, Walnut Veneer, Vienna, 1820-1830
  • Biedermeier Desk, Walnut Veneer, Vienna, 1820-1830
H 30.71 in. W 45.67 in. D 25.4 in.
19th Century Biedermeier Writing Table, Hungary, circa 1820-1830
Located in Belmont, MA
Unique oval 19th century Biedermeier writing table, Hungary circa 1820-1830, bird's-eye maple veneer, burl walnut and elmwood veneer with akanthus leave marquetry on the top. The tab...
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Antique 1820s Hungarian Biedermeier Desks and Writing Tables

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Birdseye Maple, Walnut

German Biedermeier '19th Century' Kneehole Desk
Located in New York, NY
German Biedermeier (19th Century) mahogany kneehole desk with bronze trim.  
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Antique 19th Century German Biedermeier Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

Austrian Biedermeier Desk Attributed to Danhauser, c. 1825
By Josef Danhauser
Located in New York, NY
Attributed to early nineteenth century Austrian furniture maker Danhauser, this Biedermeier architect's desk is composed of maple-trimmed walnut and features four round legs and two ...
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Antique 19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Desks and Writing Tables

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Maple, Walnut

Biedermeier Desk in Walnut Veneer, Germany, circa 1830
Located in Wrocław, Poland
This is a beautiful five-drawer desk from the Biedermeier period. The piece is veneered with walnut wood with an extraordinary black oak and maple vein inlay on the drawers, tabletop...
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Antique 1830s European Biedermeier Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

High Quality English Desk in the Biedermeier Style
Located in Berlin, DE
Solid conifers and beech with thread inlays. Partially ebonized and gilded. Strongly cambered, four-sided, slightly curved, five-arched frame base with wide knee-pocket, finely carve...
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20th Century English Biedermeier Desks and Writing Tables

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Beech

Biedermeier Desk with Ebonized Inlays
Located in Pasadena, CA
An early 19th century Biedermeier desk of small proportions. Ebonized pillars, escutions and banding. The grain on the wood is outstanding. Knee-hole height 24.25".
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Antique 1830s Austrian Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

  • Biedermeier Desk with Ebonized Inlays
  • Biedermeier Desk with Ebonized Inlays
  • Biedermeier Desk with Ebonized Inlays
  • Biedermeier Desk with Ebonized Inlays
H 31.5 in. W 39 in. D 19.5 in.
Biedermeier Lady Desk in Cherrywood, Germany, circa 1830
Located in Wrocław, Poland
This Biedermeier lady desk comes from Germany from circa 1830. It features one spacious practical drawer and a comfortable footrest. The piece was fully renovated polished to high gl...
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Antique 1830s German Biedermeier Desks and Writing Tables

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Cherry

Biedermeier Desk in Walnut Veneer, Germany, 19th Century
Located in Wrocław, Poland
This is a beautiful desk from the Biedermeier period. It comes from Germany and was made in 19th Century. A very elegant and functional piece of furniture, veneered with walnut. The ...
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Antique 19th Century German Biedermeier Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

Biedermeier Desk, Vienna 1810-1820, Style of Josef Danhauser
By Josef Danhauser
Located in Belmont, MA
Beautiful writing desk, Vienna 1810-20, in the style of Josef Danhauser, walnut veneer. The design of this table shows the influence of the famous Austrian Biedermeier furniture desi...
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Antique 1810s Austrian Biedermeier Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

19th Century Biedermeier Birch Wood Partner Desk, 1860s
Located in Roma, RM
Biedermeier desk, Swedish, in Biedermeier style, circa 1860. Partner desk, 5 drawers on both sides, in birch wood and birch briar. An important desk, with this warm and sunny color, ...
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Antique 1850s Swedish Biedermeier Desks and Writing Tables

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Birch

Austrian Biedermeier Period 1825 Walnut Kneehole Desk with Leather Inset
Located in Atlanta, GA
An Austrian Biedermeier period walnut kneehole desk from the early 19th century, with new leather top and seven drawers. Born in Imperial Austria during the Biedermeier period, this ...
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Antique Early 19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

Biedermeier Desk or Side Table, South Germany 1820, Cherry Veneer
Located in Belmont, MA
Biedermeier table which could be used as a desk or side table, South Germany, 1820. This unique table has an elegant cherry veneer. Additionally it has star inlays on top and lower ...
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Antique 1820s German Biedermeier Desks and Writing Tables

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Cherry

Biedermeier Desk with Burl and Inlay
Located in Hudson, NY
Biedermeier desk with burl and inlay. Single drawer with key.
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Antique 19th Century Desks and Writing Tables

  • Biedermeier Desk with Burl and Inlay
  • Biedermeier Desk with Burl and Inlay
  • Biedermeier Desk with Burl and Inlay
  • Biedermeier Desk with Burl and Inlay
H 30.5 in. W 49.5 in. D 25 in.
18th Century Unique Restored Austrian Classicism Walnut Writing Desk, 1790s
Located in Prague 1, CZ
Shipping to any US port only for $290 USD Biedermeier writing desk, Austria Completely restored. Shellac polish. Material: Walnut, Inlay Period: 1790-1799 Unique piece.
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Antique Late 18th Century Austrian Biedermeier Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood, Lacquer, Walnut

Large Biedermeier Writing Table Early 19th Century Bird's-Eye Maple Veneer
Located in Worpswede / Bremen, DE
An unusually large desk, even suitable for two working spaces at a time. The rounded rectangular top with a tooled black leather writing surface above four frieze drawers, two to eac...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Biedermeier Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Austrian Biedermeier 1840s Walnut Desk with Three Drawers and Ebonized Accents
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Biedermeier period walnut desk from the mid-19th century, with three drawers and blond patina. Created in Austria during the second quarter of the 19th century, this Biedermeier wa...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

Writing Desk or Conversion Table after David Roentgen, 1780-1795
Located in Berlin, DE
Palisander on solid pinewood. Border table on the front side one real and two false drawers, on the side a secret drawer over conical pointed, with brass beaded legs. The drawer fron...
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20th Century German Biedermeier Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

Antique 19th Century Biedermeier Roll Top Walnut Secrétaire, Desk, 1870, B2257
Located in Vancouver, BC
Antique 19th century Biedermeier roll top walnut secrétaire, writing desk, continental 1870, B2257 Continental, 1970 Solid walnut and veneer Original finish Three quarter open ...
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Antique 1870s Unknown Biedermeier Desks and Writing Tables

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Pine

Lyra Secretary Viennese Biedermeier Style
Located in Berlin, DE
Princely Lyra secretary Viennese Biedermeier style 1815 High quality bird's-eye maple root on massive coniferous wood.              
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20th Century Austrian Biedermeier Desks and Writing Tables

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Birdseye Maple

  • Lyra Secretary Viennese Biedermeier Style
  • Lyra Secretary Viennese Biedermeier Style
  • Lyra Secretary Viennese Biedermeier Style
  • Lyra Secretary Viennese Biedermeier Style
H 70.08 in. W 35.04 in. D 18.9 in.
Lyra Secretary Viennese Biedermeier Style
Located in Berlin, DE
Highly valuable bird’s-eye Maple Root veneer on solid pinewood. Framed with maple root inlays. Two base-drawers, above an oval corpus with two half-round drawers, between a down-fold...
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20th Century Austrian Biedermeier Desks and Writing Tables

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Birdseye Maple

  • Lyra Secretary Viennese Biedermeier Style
  • Lyra Secretary Viennese Biedermeier Style
  • Lyra Secretary Viennese Biedermeier Style
  • Lyra Secretary Viennese Biedermeier Style
H 70.08 in. W 35.04 in. D 18.9 in.
Austrian Biedermeier Cherrywood Davenport Table
Located in New York, NY
Austrian Biedermeier double column leg cherrywood Davenport table with stretcher (19th century).  
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Antique 19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Desks and Writing Tables

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Cherry

Original Biedermeier Secretary circa 1835 Walnut
Located in Berlin, DE
Beautiful walnut root veneer. Above a drawer, Below the plate 3 drawers. Behind the writing area are also several drawers. The writing surface was blackened. The upper shelf was also...
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Antique 19th Century German Biedermeier Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

  • Original Biedermeier Secretary circa 1835 Walnut
  • Original Biedermeier Secretary circa 1835 Walnut
  • Original Biedermeier Secretary circa 1835 Walnut
  • Original Biedermeier Secretary circa 1835 Walnut
H 63 in. W 41.34 in. D 18.12 in.
Lyre Secretaire in Vienna Biedermeier Style Majestic Work
Located in Berlin, DE
Highly valuable bird’s-eye maple root veneer on solid pinewood. This so called Lyre secretaire Is the crowning of all European Furniture Art of The Biedermeier Period. Paw Feet and b...
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20th Century Austrian Biedermeier Desks and Writing Tables

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Maple

Biedermeier Country Pine Work Table with Drawer, circa 1825
Located in Miami, FL
A rectangular pine table with mortise joint, pegged construction and offering one large storage drawer, Northern Germany, circa early 1800s. Perfect as a kitchen work table Note: Sh...
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Antique 1820s German Biedermeier Desks and Writing Tables

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Pine

Writing Table in the English Style High Quality
Located in Berlin, DE
Bird's-eye maple with thread intarsia on solid pinewood partially ebonized. Strongly bowed, four sided curved three part border. Widely framed table platter. In the middle with le...
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20th Century German Biedermeier Desks and Writing Tables

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Birdseye Maple

Swedish Karl Johan Biedermeier Lyre Motif Birch Table, 1825
By Karl Johan
Located in San Francisco, CA
An early Karl Johan-period Swedish Biedermeier lyre motif small birch table with drawer. Bookmatched birch veneer top with ebonized edge, and birch veneer sides and drawer with diam...
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Antique 1820s Swedish Biedermeier Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood, Birch, Birch

Biedermeier Table and Chair
Located in Pompano Beach, FL
Female Biedermeier table and chair set.
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Antique 19th Century Austrian Desks and Writing Tables

  • Biedermeier Table and Chair
  • Biedermeier Table and Chair
  • Biedermeier Table and Chair
  • Biedermeier Table and Chair
H 31.5 in. W 38 in. D 21 in.
19th Century English Style Writing Table Black Ebonized
Located in Berlin, DE
Solid softwood and beech with thread inlays. Partly ebonized and gilded. Heavily cambered, four-sided passively curved, five-tier frame with a wide knee compartment on finely carved ...
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20th Century English Biedermeier Desks and Writing Tables

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Beech

19th Century English Style Writing Table Black Ebonized
Located in Berlin, DE
Solid softwood and beech with thread inlays. Partly ebonized and gilded. Heavily cambered, four-sided passively curved, five-tier frame with a wide knee compartment on finely carved ...
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20th Century English Biedermeier Desks and Writing Tables

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Beech

19th Century Unique Restored Czech Biedermeier Walnut Table, 1840s
Located in Prague 1, CZ
Biedermeier table - Writing desk Completely restored. Shellac polish. Material: Walnut veneer, lacquer Source: Czechia (Bohemia) Period: 1840-1849.
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Antique 19th Century Czech Biedermeier Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood, Walnut, Lacquer

20th Century English Style Writing Table Maple Root
Located in Berlin, DE
Unique desk in the English style Maple root with squares on solid softwood and beech. Partially ebonized and gilded. Heavily domed, four-sided curved, five-jawed base with wide knee ...
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20th Century English Biedermeier Desks and Writing Tables

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Birdseye Maple

  • 20th Century English Style Writing Table Maple Root
  • 20th Century English Style Writing Table Maple Root
  • 20th Century English Style Writing Table Maple Root
  • 20th Century English Style Writing Table Maple Root
H 31.5 in. W 70.87 in. D 37.41 in.
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Biedermeier Writing Desk For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the biedermeier writing desk you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Each biedermeier writing desk for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, hardwood and walnut. Your living room may not be complete without a biedermeier writing desk — find older editions for sale from the 18th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. When you’re browsing for the right biedermeier writing desk, those designed in styles are of considerable interest. You’ll likely find more than one biedermeier writing desk that is appealing in its simplicity, but Biedermeier produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much are Biedermeier Writing Desk?

A biedermeier writing desk can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $4,763, while the lowest priced sells for $371 and the highest can go for as much as $45,000.

Finding the Right Desks 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.