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18th Century Captains Desk
Located in San Francisco, CA
A George III period mahogany kneehole captains desk. Rare example of 18th century campaign
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Antique 18th Century George III Desks

Materials

Mahogany

18th Century Captains Desk
18th Century Captains Desk
H 36.5 in W 39.5 in D 23.5 in
English Ship Captain's Desk
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
English ship captain’s desk of burl walnut. Circa 1850. Inside drawers are false fronts and do not
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Antique 19th Century British Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Wood

English Ship Captain's Desk
English Ship Captain's Desk
H 33 in W 21 in D 22 in
19th Century Walnut Davenport or Ship Captain's Desk
Located in Bridgeport, CT
A walnut davenport or ship captain's desk with marquetry inlay; lift-up compartment with fitted
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Antique 19th Century Campaign Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Walnut

Antique English Inlaid Burr Walnut and Leather Davenport or Ship Captain’s Desk
Located in Charleston, SC
Fine quality antique English leather top inlaid burr walnut davenport or ship captain's desk with
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Antique Late 19th Century English Early Victorian Desks

Materials

Leather, Boxwood, Walnut

English Mahogany Oval Sea Captains Leather Top Desk, Circa 1800
Located in Hollywood, SC
English mahogany oval sea captains desk with hinged leather top concealing two upper hidden
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Antique Early 1800s English George III Desks

Materials

Brass

Early 19th Century American Sheraton Mahogany Campaign Officers Desk
Located in Forney, TX
. Believed to have been used as a maritime sea captains desk. Born in the Mid-Atlantic region of the
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Antique Early 19th Century American Federal Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Cherry, Mahogany, Poplar

English Campaign Chest With Integrated Writing Desk
Located in Bradenton, FL
Spectacular English Campaign Chest - ship captain's desk / chest in two parts. The top central
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Antique 19th Century English Campaign Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Wood

19th C. Ship Captain's Inlaid Burl Davenport Desk
Located in Bridgeport, CT
A fine Captain’s desk in particularly well chosen and colorful Burl wood with string inlaid details
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Antique 19th Century Victorian Nautical Objects

Materials

Brass

Antique Desk Swivel Captains Chair
Located in Antwerp, BE
Beautiful traditional shipping era swivel Chippendale desk chair. The Captain's Chair, with the
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Antique 1890s English Chesterfield Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Antique Desk Swivel Captains Chair
Antique Desk Swivel Captains Chair
No Reserve
H 33.08 in W 25.6 in D 24.41 in
Rare Antique English Regency Rosewood Davenport with Spring-Loaded Pen Drawer
Located in Charleston, SC
's Desk is one of the finest we've had in recent years. Davenports or Ship Captain's Desks are so-named
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Regency Desks

Materials

Mahogany, Rosewood

East India Dutch Company Captains Writing Desk
By Southeast Asia
Located in London, GB
A captivating piece of history, the Dutch East Indian Captain's Writing Desk. This extraordinary
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Antique 1730s Indonesian Dutch Colonial Desks

Materials

Bone, Rosewood, Walnut

Chesterfield Tufted Green Leather Captains Directors Library Reading Desk Chair
By Chesterfield
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely, Chesterfield buttoned green leather desk chair
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20th Century English Victorian Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Leather, Beech

Captain Armchair Early-20th Century Wooden Desk Chair With Soft Seat
Located in Opole, PL
Captain Armchair - Early-20th Century Wooden Desk Chair With Soft Seat A wooden chair with a soft
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Early 20th Century European Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Early 20th Century Mahogany Office / Captain’s Revolving Desk Chair with Shaped
Located in Cheshire, GB
Early 20th century mahogany office / captain’s revolving desk chair with shaped back and open arms
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Early 20th Century British Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Wood

English Edwardian Ralph Johnson Oak Spindle Back Captains Office Desk Armchair
By Ralph Johnson
Located in GB
captains chair A very good looking and well made piece, I have two of these chairs, both the same apart
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Antique Early 1900s English Edwardian Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Oak

Lovely Antique English Edwardian Ralph Johnson Oak Captains Office Desk Armchair
By Ralph Johnson
Located in GB
captains chair A very good looking and well made piece, I have two of these chairs, both the same apart
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Antique Early 1900s English Edwardian Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Oak

Victorian Captains Chair
Located in Whaley Bridge, GB
0240 Late Victorian ash and elm smokers bow armchair with shaped top rail supported on turned uprights and generous seat, all standing on substantial turned legs united by double str...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Ash

Victorian Captains Chair
Victorian Captains Chair
H 30.71 in W 26.38 in D 23.62 in
ORIGINAL ANTIQUE THONET SWiVEL BERGERE DESK CAPTAINS ARMCHAIR MODEL NUMBER 3
By Thonet
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this super rare, original, antique, Thonet Model No 3 swivel bergère chair circa 1900 Please note the deliv...
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Antique Early 1900s European Late Victorian Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Bentwood

Sheep leather Captains Chair / office chair
Located in Harderwijk, NL
Captains Chair is a real eye-catcher at your desk thanks to its decorative nails and warm-colored wood
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Late 20th Century Dutch Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Leather, Sheepskin

Sheep leather Captains Chair / office chair
Sheep leather Captains Chair / office chair
H 36.23 in W 23.63 in D 26.38 in
20th Century, Captain Chair English Armchair Leather
Located in Berlin, DE
20th Century, Captain chair English armchair leather Classic English armchair / leather armchair
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20th Century British Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Leather

20th Century, Captain chair English Armchair Leather
Located in Berlin, DE
20th Century, Captain chair English Armchair Leather Classic English armchair / leather armchair
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20th Century British Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Leather

Vintage Captain's Dividers, Display Ornament, Brass, Cartography, Navigation
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a vintage captain's dividers display ornament. An English, brass cartography navigation
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Late 20th Century British Desk Sets

Materials

Brass

Antique Nautical Rolling Ruler, English, Maritime, Draughtsman, Captain Field
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
of the Captain Field's Improved type, dating to the late Victorian period, circa 1900. A treat for
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Antique Late 19th Century British Victorian Desk Sets

Materials

Brass

Very Comfortable Brown Leather Chesterfield Captains Directors Armchair
By Chesterfield
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this pretty much new brown leather Chesterfield office I had two of these, one has now sold and its just the one left It is massively height adj...
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20th Century English Chesterfield Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Leather

Original Chesterfield Brown Leather Directors Captains Chair, Brand Wade
Located in Berlin, DE
Vintage tufted brown Leather English Chesterfield style barrel back desk chair. Item features
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20th Century English Chesterfield Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Leather

CONSERVATIVE RESTORED CiGAR BROWN LEATHER OAK CHESTERFIELD CAPTAINS ARMCHAIR
By Chesterfield
Located in GB
leather captain armchair. This piece combines style and attractiveness, which would add glamour to your
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20th Century English Chesterfield Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Leather, Oak

Vintage Mid Century Modern Spindled Drexel Declaration Captain’s Chair.
Located in Seattle, WA
Walnut Toned wood, possibly vinyl seat cushioning. Beautiful design and wood grain. Rounded back chair.! Vintage Condition Consistent with Age as Pictured. Dimensions. 24 W ; 24 D ;...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Fine Traditional Restored Cigar Brown Leather Chesterfield Captains Armchair
By Chesterfield
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely fully restored original beech framed vintage hand dyed Chesterfield cigar brown leather directors chair A very good looking well mad...
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20th Century English Chesterfield Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Leather

Restored Vintage Hardwood Brown Leather Chesterfield Captains Directors Armchair
By Chesterfield
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely, lightly restored original leather hide, vintage hand dyed Mahogany brown leather Chesterfield tufted director’s chair. A very good ...
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20th Century English Art Deco Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Leather

Traditional Restored Cigar Brown Leather Oak Chesterfield Captains Armchair
By Chesterfield
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely fully restored original oak framed vintage hand dyed Chesterfield cigar brown leather directors chair. A very good looking well made...
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Early 20th Century English Chesterfield Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Leather, Oak

Vintage High Back Chesterfield Heritage Leather Office Captains Swivel Chair
By Chesterfield, Harrods
Located in GB
style office armchair This is a very comfortable captain’s indeed, it’s like your favourite reading
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20th Century English Chesterfield Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Leather

Unique Antique 1880 George Hepplewhite Wheatgrass Captains Chair Brown Leather
By George Hepplewhite
Located in GB
George Hepplewhite Wheatgrass revolving captains chair which has been fully restored with hand dyed brown
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Antique 1880s English High Victorian Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Leather, Oak

Georgian Captains Military Writing Box by Hewlins, St Martins Lane
Located in Northampton, GB
Antique military captain's writing box with brass strapping, secret compartment and special large
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Antique Late 18th Century British Desk Sets

Materials

Brass

Vintage Harrods London Brown Leather Wingback Captains Directors Swivel Chair
By Harrods
Located in GB
Chesterfield Wingback office chair with original leather and patina. This is a very comfortable captain
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Vintage 1960s English Art Deco Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Leather

RESTORED BROWN LEATHER WILLIAM IV 1830 HARDWOOD CHESTERFIELD CAPTAINS ARMCHAiR
By Chesterfield
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this lovely, antique, fully restored original mahogany framed circa 1830 hand dyed Chesterfield Brown leathe...
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Antique 1830s English William IV Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Leather, Hardwood

CHESTERFIELD FULLY RESTORED CIGAR BROWN LEATHER SWiVEL CAPTAINS OFFICE CHAIR
By Chesterfield
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this stunning fully restored vintage Regency style Chesterfield hand dyed brown leather office chair Please...
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20th Century English Regency Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Leather

Antique Restored Cigar Brown Leather Brass Castors Chesterfield Captain Armchair
By Chesterfield
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely fully restored original oak framed vintage hand dyed Chesterfield cigar brown leather directors chair with solid brass English castors....
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Antique 19th Century English Chesterfield Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Leather, Oak

William Hands Orion Sofa Tan Brown Leather Office Captains Armchair
By William Hands
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale 1 of 17 original William Hans Orion brown leather office chairs RR £1299 These are part of a luxury boardroom suite, the chairs are super and I ...
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20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Chrome

Luxury Vintage Restored Brown Leather Oak Framed Captains Directors Armchair
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely fully restored original oak framed vintage hand dyed cigar brown leather directors chair. A very good looking well made and comfortabl...
Category

20th Century English Art Deco Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Leather

FINE RESTORED DIRECTORS BROWN LEATHER OAK FRAMED CHESTERFIELD CAPTAiNS ARMCHAIR
By Chesterfield
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this lovely fully restored original oak framed Antique circa 1900 hand dyed Chesterfield cigar brown leather...
Category

Antique Early 1900s English Edwardian Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Leather, Oak

Antique circa 1900 Edwardian Directors Office Captains Armchair Brown Leather
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer this restored circa Edwardian circa 1900 director’s armchair with heritage brown leather seat. This chair is really quite exquisite, it has a tiger oak f...
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Antique Early 1900s English Edwardian Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Leather, Oak

Lovely Vintage Restored Brown Leather Oak Framed Captains Directors Armchair
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely fully restored original oak framed vintage hand dyed cigar brown leather directors chair. Please note the delivery fee listed is jus...
Category

20th Century English Art Deco Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Leather

Stunning Vintage Restored Brown Leather Oak Framed Captains Directors Armchair
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely fully restored original oak framed vintage hand dyed cigar brown leather directors chair. A very good looking well made and comforta...
Category

20th Century English Art Deco Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Leather

HAND DYED VINTAGE AGED BROWN LEATHER CHESTERFIELD CAPTAINS SWIVEL OFFICE CHAIr
Located in GB
in England, aged brown hand dyed leather Chesterfield captains office chair Please note the
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20th Century English Chesterfield Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Leather, Hardwood

VINTAGE FULLY RESTORED DEEP CIGAR BROWN LEATHER SWiVEL CAPTAINS OFFICE CHAIR
By Chesterfield
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this stunning fully restored vintage William IV style Chesterfield hand dyed brown leather office chair. P...
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20th Century English William IV Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Leather

Davenport Desk, Germany, 1870
Located in Belmont, MA
corresponds to the renowned typology known as the Davenport desk, named after Captain Davenport, who
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Antique 1870s German Louis Philippe Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Walnut

Davenport Desk, Germany, 1870
Davenport Desk, Germany, 1870
H 35.44 in W 23.63 in D 19.69 in
RESTORED ANTIQUE CIRCA 1880 BERGERE & BROWN LEATHER BARREL BACK CAPTAiNS CHAIR
Located in GB
from the ground up. These antique captains chairs were made with an early swivel system which isn't as
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Antique 1880s English High Victorian Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Leather, Oak

STUNNING ANTIQUE WILLIAN IV CIRCA 1830 HAND CARVED WALNUT CAPTAINS SWIVEL CHAiR
Located in GB
, circa 1830 hand carved solid Walnut Ship captains swivel armchair with early dark petrol green / black
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Antique 1830s English William IV Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Leather, Walnut

19th Century Bronze Boat Captain Ship's Wheel Shaped Table Clock
Located in Marbella, ES
19th century bronze boat captains ship's wheel shaped table clock with several clock faces.
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Antique Late 18th Century European Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

Materials

Bronze

Victorian Cast Iron Lion Base Blue Leather Ships Captains Swivel Office Chair
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this absolutely stunning mid Victorian Ships Swivel armchair on a solid cast iron base with Lion head detailing A very good looking and decorati...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Iron

Walnut Davenport Desk, England, 19th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
English "Davenport" walnut wood desk, 19th century. Desk with four drawers on the side, inkwell
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Antique 19th Century European Neoclassical Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Walnut

Walnut Davenport Desk, England, 19th Century
Walnut Davenport Desk, England, 19th Century
H 31.11 in W 22.45 in D 21.86 in
Rosewood Davenport Desk
By Gillows of Lancaster & London
Located in New York, NY
1820. The Davenport desk owes its name to a Captain Josiah Davenport (1771–1836) who was the first
Category

Antique 1810s English Regency Desks

Materials

Brass

Rosewood Davenport Desk
Rosewood Davenport Desk
H 32.5 in W 19 in D 21 in
Grand Antique Executive Desk, English, Satinwood, 13 Drawer, Office, Victorian
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
antique executive desk, crafted in period for the most important captains of industry or officer ranking
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Antique Mid-19th Century British Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Satinwood

Early 19th Century British Davenport Desk in the Manner of Gillows
Located in Dallas, TX
Gillows circa 1830. A Davenport is a type of writing desk name after its creator, Captain Davenport in
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Antique Early 19th Century English William IV Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Hardwood

1930s Chrome Diamond Plate Paperweight Curiosity Desk Object Architect Sculpture
Located in Hyattsville, MD
Wonderful desk relic from a captain of industry.
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Vintage 1930s American Industrial Paperweights

Materials

Metal

Regency Burr Elm Davenport Desk
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
Original Turned Bun Feet. The term Davenport is owed to Captain Davenport. the first person to commission
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Desks

Materials

Elm

Regency Burr Elm Davenport Desk
Regency Burr Elm Davenport Desk
H 31 in W 18 in D 23 in
Captain's Swivel Desk Chair
Located in Crawley, GB
Captain's oak Swivel Desk Chair. For sale a late 20th century beautiful mahogany revolving tub back
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Late 20th Century British Chesterfield Swivel Chairs

Materials

Leather, Oak

Captain's  Swivel Desk Chair
Captain's  Swivel Desk Chair
H 89 in W 62 in D 60 in
Antique Mahogany S-Roll Top Desk with Full Interior by Gunn, c1900
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique desk by Gunn offers paneled mahogany construction with s-roll top opening to full
Category

Early 20th Century Desks

Materials

Mahogany

VINTAGE OXBLOOD LEATHER TWiN PEDESTAL PARTNER DESK WITH GOLD LEAF EMBOSSED TOP
Located in GB
Oxblood split panel leather top twin pedestal partner desk with gold leaf embossed surface Please note
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20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Desks

Materials

Leather, Hardwood

Early Walnut Trestle Table
Located in Asheville, NC
Beautiful hand -carved captain's table adorned with bare-breasted winged caryatids, lion cartouche.
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier English Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Walnut

Early Walnut Trestle Table
Early Walnut Trestle Table
H 31 in W 80 in D 32 in
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Captains Desk For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal captains desk for your home. Frequently made of animal skin, leather and wood, every captains desk was constructed with great care. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect captains desk — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A captains desk, designed in the Victorian, Modern or Art Deco style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. A well-made captains desk has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Chesterfield, Bevan Funnell Ltd. and Harrods are consistently popular.

How Much is a Captains Desk?

Prices for a captains desk can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $637 and can go as high as $16,280, while the average can fetch as much as $2,132.
Questions About Captains Desk
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    A captain’s desk is a type of desk that you stand at rather than sit in front of. It usually has an angled desktop and decorative molding. Captain Josiah Davenport commissioned the British furniture maker Gillows of Lancaster to design the first one in the late 18th century. Sometimes, people refer to the furnishing as a Davenport desk in his honor. Shop a variety of captain’s desks on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 12, 2021
    A captain’s desk is sometimes referred to as Davenport desk. It is a small desk with an inclined desktop that can be lifted to access large storage space. It has smaller spaces in the form of small drawers and pigeonholes on the sides. This desk owes its name to Captain Josiah Davenport (1771–1836) who was the first to commission the design. Find a collection of antique and vintage desks on 1stDibs today.