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French, Oak Child's School Desk c. 1900's
Located in London, GB
This French 1900's Oak child's school desk is a rare find that exudes immense character. The desk
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Antique Early 1900s French French Provincial Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak

French, Oak Child's School Desk c. 1900's
French, Oak Child's School Desk c. 1900's
H 29.14 in W 20.48 in D 19.3 in
French Folding Child's Desk and Chair
Located in Winter Park, FL
A French folding child's school desk and chair made of beechwood. The desktop has dovetailed
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Early 20th Century French Children's Furniture

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Metal

French Folding Child's Desk and Chair
French Folding Child's Desk and Chair
H 26.5 in W 19 in D 24 in
Antique American Industrial Iron and Maple Childs School Writing Desk
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique American industrial iron and maple childs school writing desk. Item features a lower cubby
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Early 20th Century American Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

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Iron

20th Century Yellow Formica children's school desk with two leaves
Located in Miami, FL
Yellow formica and black metal desk, Italian modernism, ca. 1960. Small desk from a hotel room with
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Formica

Mid Century Modern School Desk with drawer and Iron Legs, 8 pieces available
Located in Miami, FL
Rare school desk in Arne Jacobsen style. Very functional piece, you can use as a side table
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

Original Thomas Chippendale George III Hardwood Architect's Work Desk Table
By Thomas Chippendale
Located in GB
Architects writing table or desk A very fine, highly collectable and rare piece of English Georgian
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Antique 1780s English George III Desks and Writing Tables

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Hardwood

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Pine

English Zebra Wood Military Campaign Writing Desk, Circa 1820
Located in Hollywood, SC
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Located in New York, NY
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French 1820s Neoclassical Fruitwood Veneered Side Table with Diamond Motifs
Located in Atlanta, GA
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SMALL FLORAL & BIRD HAND PAINTED GREEN SIDE END LAMP WINE TABLE CHEST OF DRAWERs
Located in GB
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Pair of Trompe L'oeil Miniature Chests
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Very sweet pair of small trompe l'oeil chests with art work on all four sides.
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Pair of Trompe L'oeil Miniature Chests
Pair of Trompe L'oeil Miniature Chests
H 20 in W 17.75 in D 13.75 in
Antique Swedish Genuine Country House Gustavian Style Console Table
Located in Kramfors, SE
Antique country console table in Gustavian style. All four sides are the same, making it suitable as a freestanding table as well. Handmade in Sweden from solid pine around 1820. The...
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Antique Early 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Console Tables

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Pine

Antique Rustic Swedish Farm House Table With Chalk Blue Patina Circa 1860
Located in London, Park Royal
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Antique Genuine Northern Swedish Gustavian Style Country Wall or Side Table
Located in Kramfors, SE
Genuine antique Swedish table in gustavian style. This side or wall table is a genuine northern Swedish country house furniture from 1810 to 1820. Made in solid pine with straight ta...
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Antique Early 19th Century Swedish Gustavian Side Tables

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George III Mahogany Small Chest of Drawers
Located in Essex, MA
A cute chest of unusually small size perfect for a bedside table or end table. Rectangular top over two drawers. Oval brass handles and ending on French feet.
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Antique 1810s English George III Commodes and Chests of Drawers

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Leather Plona Folding Chair
By Giancarlo Piretti
Located in Napa, CA
Leather folding chair in yellow buttercream leather. Design by Mid-Century designer Giancarlo Piretti.
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Aluminum

Leather Plona Folding Chair
Leather Plona Folding Chair
H 29 in W 27 in D 21 in
Charred End Table in Loblolly Pine with Single Drawer and Triangular Legs
By Moran Woodworked Furniture, Michael Moran and Celia Gibson
Located in Gallatin, NY
Charred Geometric Commode, Edition of 25. Here our single drawer modern interpretation of the traditional bedroom mainstay is rendered in charred Loblolly Pine; with mitered edges, t...
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Pine

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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
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Children's Furniture

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1950s Industrial Child's School Desk
H 27 in W 24 in D 30.5 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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Located in Bridgehampton, NY
A charming old children's school desk for two. remains of original paint, original finish. desk 17
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Early 20th Century British Desks and Writing Tables

Vintage Child's Desk
Vintage Child's Desk
H 40 in W 51 in D 31 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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Swedish School Desk
Swedish School Desk
H 28.5 in W 36.5 in D 24.5 in
Set of Children Desk or School Bench with Two Flototto Chairs, Germany, 1970s
By Elmar Flötotto
Located in Warsaw, PL
, which seems necessary to the child. The upper part of the desk / school bench is plastic, reinforced
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel, Metal

Vintage Child's School Desk and Chair
Located in New York, NY
A charming vintage teak child's school desk and chair in a simple, traditional style easily used as
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Mid-20th Century Burmese Side Tables

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Teak

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
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Early 20th Century French Industrial and Work Tables

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Pine

Early 20th Century School Desk
Early 20th Century School Desk
H 29 in W 31 in D 19.25 in
Antique Victorian Quartered Oak Childs Roll Top Library Writing School Desk
Located in Dayton, OH
Antique Victorian childs roll top writing desk featuring three drawers, a half cylinder roll top
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Antique Late 19th Century Late Victorian Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak

Vintage Children's Size Child's Roll Top Writing Desk and School Chairs, a Set
By Paris Mfg. Co.
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage children's size child's roll top writing desk and school chairs, a set. Set includes a
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Mid-20th Century North American Mission Desks and Writing Tables

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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
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Antique 19th Century English Desks and Writing Tables

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Two seater English school desk
Two seater English school desk
H 25 in W 43.5 in D 32 in
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Located in Sheffield, MA
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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
H 25 in W 43.5 in D 32 in
Two seater English school desk
Located in Sheffield, MA
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Pine

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H 25 in W 43.5 in D 32 in
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Located in Philadelphia, PA
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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
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Children's Furniture

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Vintage Industrial Jean Prouvé Style one Seat School desk
By Jean Prouvé
Located in London, GB
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Located in Los Angeles, CA
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20th Century Belgian Desks and Writing Tables

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Vintage Children's Desk
Vintage Children's Desk
H 41.5 in W 23.5 in D 23 in
Vintage Midcentury French Child's Desk with Matching Chair, 1970s
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
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20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

Small Mission Style School Desk
Located in Wainscott, NY
Unique Mission Style Child's Desk with one drawer and extendable end
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Vintage 1940s American Desks and Writing Tables

Small Mission Style School Desk
Small Mission Style School Desk
H 28 in W 38 in D 25 in
Very Rare Pre-War Child's Desk by Charles Eames & Eero Saarinen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This student’s desk was designed in 1939 by Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen for the Crow Island
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Vintage 1930s American Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood, Plywood, Laminate

Very Rare Pre-War Child's Desk by Charles Eames & Eero Saarinen
By Eero Saarinen, Charles Eames
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This student’s desk was designed in 1939 by Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen for the Crow Island
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Vintage 1930s American Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood, Plywood, Laminate

Wonderful Painted Pine Mid-19th Century Art-School Clerk’s Desk, circa 1860-1870
Located in Bedford, Bedfordshire
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Pine

Back to School !
Located in Hudson, NY
Childs desk and chair, with flip top chalk board surface. Tubular chromed steel with original fire
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Chrome, Steel

Back to School !
Back to School !
H 24 in W 28 in D 18 in
"Pupitre Scolaire" Desk by Jean Prouvé
By Jean Prouvé
Located in Los Angeles, CA
bare steel in places. This double child's desk is ideal as a homework station for elementary-school-age
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"Pupitre Scolaire" Desk by Jean Prouvé
"Pupitre Scolaire" Desk by Jean Prouvé
H 29.5 in W 45.3 in D 32.3 in
Vintage Cast Metal Framed Child's Desk with Matching Chair
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
A vintage cast metal framed and green painted child's school desk and matching chair stamped 'E.S
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20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

1950s Industrial School Desk by American Seating, Refinished
By American Seating
Located in Alhambra, CA
Stellar 1950s Industrial-era school desk by American Seating. The single pedestal base features 4
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Vintage 1950s American Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

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Aluminum, Steel

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Child School Desks For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of child school desks available on 1stDibs. Each of these unique child school desks was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, pine and softwood. There are all kinds of child school desks available, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. Georgian, Modern and Victorian child school desks are consistently popular styles. Not every interior allows for large child school desks, so small child school desks measuring 19 inches across are available at 1stDibs. Charles Eames, Thomas Chippendale and Paris MFG Co. each produced beautiful child school desks that are worth considering.

How Much are Child School Desks?

Prices for child school desks start at $325 and top out at $35,391 with the average selling for $1,238.

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 furniture in 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 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.

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