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Dunbar Large Walnut Executive Desk with Return
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Solid chrome legs walnut Dunbar desk with return.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Tables

Materials

Chrome

George Nelson for Herman Miller Mid Century Walnut Desk with Return
By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Located in Countryside, IL
George Nelson for Herman Miller Mid Century Walnut Desk with Return This desk measures: 65 wide x
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Desks

Materials

Metal

George Nelson "Dry Erase" Desk with Return
By George Nelson
Located in Los Angeles, CA
work at the return. Desk is complete with lockable cabinet at end of return. Newly refinished.
Category

Vintage 1950s American Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Chrome

Large L Shape Walnut Desk with Return by Harvey Probber
By Harvey Probber
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice Mid-Century Modern executive desk by Harvey Probber.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Walnut

Italian Giorgio Collection Presidential Desk with Return Ebony Macassar Wood
By Giorgio Collection
Located in New York, NY
Giorgio Collection - Presidential desk with left return + 1 drawer and 1 file drawer. Top in Ebony
Category

2010s Italian Art Deco Desks

Materials

Stainless Steel, Chrome

Early George Nelson Eog Executive Desk with Return for Herman Miller, 1950s
By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Located in Culver City, CA
Available right now we have this absolutely stunning Mid-Century Modern desk designed by George
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Desks

Materials

Birch, Walnut

Gustavo & Vito Latis Desk with Return in Mahogany and Maple with Turquoise Top
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Gustavo & Vito Latis, desk with a return, mahogany, maple, formica, Italy, circa 1960 Made in
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Children's Furniture

Materials

Formica, Mahogany, Maple

Herman Miller Typewriter Desk Return by George Nelson
By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Introducing the iconic Herman Miller typewriter desk return, a testament to the visionary design of
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Desks

Materials

Metal

French Desk with Horses in Wood, 1920
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
Art Deco desk Year 1920 French It is an elegant and sophisticated dream desk. It has a large work
Category

Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Wood

French Desk with Horses in Wood, 1920
French Desk with Horses in Wood, 1920
H 44.49 in W 16.54 in D 29.93 in
Tiffany and Co Sterling Silver Key Chain with Heart Return Address and Blue Bag
By Tiffany & Co.
Located in Los Angeles, CA
return address, if lost, with serial number. This piece has been engraved PS, which could be removed
Category

20th Century Modern Desk Sets

Materials

Sterling Silver

Broadleaf Desk
Located in London, GB
Inspired by organic forms, the Broadleaf desk is handcrafted from solid British wood. The desk
Category

2010s British Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Ash, Elm, Oak, Walnut, Wood

Broadleaf Desk
Broadleaf Desk
H 29.53 in W 46.86 in D 78.75 in
Ayrton Desk
Located in London, GB
The Ayrton Desk has an abundance of character and effortless style. Boasting elegant lines, the
Category

2010s British Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Wood, Beech, Elm

Ayrton Desk
Ayrton Desk
H 34.26 in W 17.33 in D 47.84 in
Jacques Quinet Desk
By Jacques Quinet
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Incredible Jacques Quinet Executive desk, circa 1950s Rich caramel leather with contrast open
Category

Vintage 1950s French Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Jacques Quinet Desk
Jacques Quinet Desk
H 29.5 in W 71.25 in D 27.63 in
20th Century Ico Parisi Wooden Writing Desk with Two Drawers, 50s
By Ico Parisi
Located in Turin, Turin
studio. Discharged from the front in 1943, he returned to Como and resumed his design activity, dealing
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Wood

Gerald McCabe Shedua Executive Desk
By Gerald McCabe
Located in Los Angeles, CA
African Walnut. This piece features a desk and return with natural wood grain variances and beautiful dove
Category

Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Steel, Chrome

Gerald McCabe Shedua Executive Desk
Gerald McCabe Shedua Executive Desk
H 29 in W 71.5 in D 36 in
20th Century Big Desk in Wood with Cloth-Covered Top Attributed. Ico Parisi, 60s
By Ico Parisi
Located in Turin, Turin
studio. Discharged from the front in 1943, he returned to Como and resumed his design activity, dealing
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

France Desk Style: Biedermeier, 1847
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
French desk style: Biedermeier Year 1847 It is an elegant and sophisticated dream desk. If you are
Category

Antique 1840s French Biedermeier Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Wood

France Desk Style: Biedermeier, 1847
France Desk Style: Biedermeier, 1847
H 48.04 in W 19.69 in D 55.12 in
Postmodern Architect-Designed Plywood & Steel Desk
Located in New York, NY
Postmodern Large Architect-Designed Plywood and Steel Custom-Made Desk, the heavy mirrored steel
Category

Late 20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Steel

Arne Vodder Rosewood Executive Desk for Sibast
By Arne Vodder, Sibast
Located in Kalamazoo, MI
Exquisite Rosewood desk and return designed by Arne Vodder for Sibast Furniture in the 1950s
Category

Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Rosewood

Beautiful Angelo Mangiarotti Teak Desk, 1952
By Angelo Mangiarotti
Located in Berlin, DE
Beautiful, unique desk, and sculptural desk designed by Angelo Mangiarotti. Angelo Mangiarotti
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Teak

Beautiful Angelo Mangiarotti Teak Desk, 1952
Beautiful Angelo Mangiarotti Teak Desk, 1952
H 28.75 in W 57.49 in D 18.12 in
Big Desk Art Deco in Wood and Parchment, with 3 Drawers, 1930, Made in France
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
French Desk style: Art Deco Year: 1930 Material: wood and parchment leather It is an elegant and
Category

Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Parchment Paper, Wood

Free-Standing Corner Desk in Solid Wengé
Located in Waalwijk, NL
desk is equipped with a return, which creates more workspace or allows the user to properly distribute
Category

Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Wenge

Free-Standing Corner Desk in Solid Wengé
Free-Standing Corner Desk in Solid Wengé
H 28.15 in W 77.96 in D 38.39 in
Guillerme & Chambron Corner Desk in Stained Oak
By Votre Maison, Guillerme et Chambron
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Guillerme et Chambron, corner desk, stained oak, France, 1960s This executive desk shows the fine
Category

Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Oak

Guillerme & Chambron Corner Desk in Stained Oak
Guillerme & Chambron Corner Desk in Stained Oak
H 28.75 in W 70.87 in D 55.12 in
Desk in Wood and chrome, France, 1940
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
(AIFAF)" Desk Year 1940 French Wood and chrome Finish: polyurethanic lacquer It is an elegant and
Category

Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Chrome

Desk in Wood and chrome, France, 1940
Desk in Wood and chrome, France, 1940
H 30.52 in W 42.92 in D 23.63 in
French Desk Art Deco, 1920, Materials: Wood
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
Art Deco Desk Year 1920 French Finish: polyurethanic lacquer It is an elegant and sophisticated
Category

Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Wood

French Desk Art Deco, 1920, Materials: Wood
French Desk Art Deco, 1920, Materials: Wood
H 42.13 in W 16.15 in D 33.08 in
George Nelson Walnut Executive and Typewriter Desk Set
By George Nelson, Herman Miller
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern, Executive Office Group desk model 9959 and typewriter return desk model 4751 by
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Steel

Desk in Wood, 1920, Made in France
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
French Desk Book: Buenos Aires Art Deco y Racionalismo Author: Mimi Bohm Page: 68 Year: 1920 It is
Category

Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Wood

Desk in Wood, 1920, Made in France
Desk in Wood, 1920, Made in France
H 45.28 in W 26.78 in D 15.75 in
Desk in Wood, 1940, Made in France
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
French Desk Year: 1940 It is an elegant and sophisticated dream desk. The quality of the
Category

Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Wood

Desk in Wood, 1940, Made in France
Desk in Wood, 1940, Made in France
H 31.11 in W 36.62 in D 22.05 in
Daniele Calabi writing desk made in Italy 1950
By Daniele Calabi
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
This fantastic desk table was personally made by Daniele Calabi for his own use in 1950. It's a
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Metal, Brass

Daniele Calabi writing desk made in Italy 1950
Daniele Calabi writing desk made in Italy 1950
H 29.53 in W 86.62 in D 39.38 in
Desk in Wood, 1940, Made in France
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
It is an elegant and sophisticated dream desk. The quality of the furniture and the exotic wood
Category

Vintage 1940s Italian Art Nouveau Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Bronze

Desk in Wood, 1940, Made in France
Desk in Wood, 1940, Made in France
H 63.78 in W 44.49 in D 19.69 in
Desk in Wood, 1900, Made in France
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
It is an elegant and sophisticated dream desk. The quality of the furniture and the exotic wood
Category

Antique Early 1900s French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Bronze

Desk in Wood, 1900, Made in France
Desk in Wood, 1900, Made in France
H 51.19 in W 29.14 in D 22.05 in
Antique French Directoire Neoclassical Mahogany Leather Top Desk
Located in Dallas, TX
when you need it, yet each tucks back in to return the desk to its original relatively diminutive
Category

Early 20th Century French Directoire Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

Teak and Steel Desk by Larsen and Madsen
By Aksel Bender Madsen, Ejner Larsen
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A teak desk with steel frame and pulls, with a left side return housing filing shelves designed by
Category

Vintage 1960s Scandinavian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Steel

France Desk Art Deco, 1920, Material: Wood
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
French desk style: Art Deco Year 1920 Finish: polyurethanic lacquer. It is an elegant and
Category

Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Wood

France Desk Art Deco, 1920, Material: Wood
France Desk Art Deco, 1920, Material: Wood
H 31.5 in W 35.44 in D 59.06 in
France Desk Art Deco, 1930, Material, Wood
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
French desk style: Art Deco Year 1920 Material: carved wood It is an elegant and sophisticated
Category

Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Wood

France Desk Art Deco, 1930, Material, Wood
France Desk Art Deco, 1930, Material, Wood
H 30.32 in W 31.5 in D 47.25 in
Ennio Fazioli terni desk for MIM Roma Italy 1958
By Ennio Fazioli
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
nice version with the return on the left (can also be changed to the other side). The whole desk is
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Aluminum

Ennio Fazioli terni desk for MIM Roma Italy 1958
Ennio Fazioli terni desk for MIM Roma Italy 1958
H 28.75 in W 70.87 in D 62.21 in
Desk Style: Art Deco, 1930, France, Material: Wood
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
Desk Year 1930 French Wood Finish: polyurethanic lacquer. It is an elegant and sophisticated dream
Category

Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Wood

France Desk Art Deco, 1930, Material: Carved Wood
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
French Desk Style: Art Deco Year 1920 Material: carved wood It is an elegant and sophisticated
Category

Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Wood

American Desk Armchair, 1950
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
Art Deco desk chair Wood Year: 1950 If you are looking for a desk chair to match your desk, we
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Wood

American Desk Armchair, 1950
American Desk Armchair, 1950
H 31.5 in W 23.63 in D 18.9 in
Teak Desk Made by Erik Kierkegaard for Gustav Bertelsen
By Gustav Bertelsen
Located in London, GB
Erik Kirkegaard: Desk of teak. Front with two drawers. Made by cabinetmaker Gustav Bertelsen. H. 74
Category

Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Teak

Amazing Desk Art Deco 1930 France Wood Zebrano
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
Desk Year 1930 French Wood is Zebrano Finish: polyurethanic lacquer It is an elegant and
Category

Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Wood

Amazing Desk Art Deco 1930 France Wood Zebrano
Amazing Desk Art Deco 1930 France Wood Zebrano
H 31.11 in W 26.78 in D 100.4 in
American Desk Armchair, 1970
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
returned with furniture, clothes and construction elements, (it´s common to see this the old buildings of
Category

Vintage 1970s American Art Deco Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Chrome

American Desk Armchair, 1970
American Desk Armchair, 1970
H 31.89 in W 27.96 in D 23.63 in
Desk Jugendstil, Art Nouveau, Liberty , 1900, France, Wood
By Louis Majorelle
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
Desk Style: Art Nouveau or Modernism or Jugendstil Year: 1900 Materials :wood. We have specialized
Category

Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Wood

Jules Wabbes Early Versatile Free-Standing Corner Desk in Wengé
By Jules Wabbes
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Jules Wabbes, two-part corner writing desk, teak, coated steel, wengé, chrome, Belgium, 1960s This
Category

Vintage 1960s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Metal, Chrome

Desk in Wood, 1920, Sign: Made in France 7382
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
French Desk Sign: Made in France 7382 Year: 1920 It is an elegant and sophisticated dream desk
Category

Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Bronze

Desk in Wood, 1920, Sign: Made in France 7382
Desk in Wood, 1920, Sign: Made in France 7382
H 29.14 in W 23.63 in D 15.75 in
Art Deco Desks in Wood, 1930, Made in France
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
French Desk style: Art Deco Year: 1930 Material: wood It is an elegant and sophisticated dream
Category

Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Wood

Art Deco Desks in Wood, 1930, Made in France
Art Deco Desks in Wood, 1930, Made in France
H 43.31 in W 30.32 in D 16.54 in
Desk, 1950, Materials: Wood and Bronze, Made in France
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
French Desk style: Art Deco Year: 1940 Material: Wood and bronze It is an elegant and sophisticated
Category

Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Bronze

Desk Art Deco in Wood, 1930, Made in France
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
French Desk style: Art Deco Year: 1930 Material: wood It is an elegant and sophisticated dream desk
Category

Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Wood

Desk Art Deco in Wood, 1930, Made in France
Desk Art Deco in Wood, 1930, Made in France
H 32.29 in W 52.76 in D 36.62 in
Desk Art Deco, 1920, France, Materials: Wood and Bronze
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
French Desk Style: Art Deco Year 1920 Wood and bronze Finish: polyurethanic lacquer. It is an
Category

Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Bronze

France Desk Art Deco, 1920, Materials, Wood and Chrome
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
French desk style: Art Deco Year 1920 Material: Wood and chrome It is an elegant and sophisticated
Category

Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Wood

Desk Jugendstil, Art Nouveau, Liberty - Attributed Louis Majorelle - 1900
By Louis Majorelle
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
Desk Attributed Louis Majorelle Style: Art Nouveau or Modernism or Jugendstil Year: 1900 Materials
Category

Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Bronze

Empire Style Mahogany Middle Desk with Egyptian Décor, France 19th Century
Located in VERSAILLES, FR
embellished with empire green leathers gilded with iron. This "Return from Egypt" style desk is a fine example
Category

Antique 1890s French Empire Desks

Materials

Bronze

Desk Style Art Deco in Wood, 1940, Made in France
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
French Desk style: Art Deco Year: 1940 It is an elegant and sophisticated dream desk. The quality
Category

Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Wood

Antique 19thC English Victorian Hobbs Kneehole Cylinder Roll Writing Bureau Desk
By Hobbs & Co.
Located in Dayton, OH
Antique 19th Century Hobbs & Co London kneehole cylider writing desk. Made of oak featuring seven
Category

Antique 19th Century Victorian Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Leather, Oak

Desk Art Deco, 1940, Materials: Wood and Bronze, Made in France
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
French Desk style: Art Deco Year: 1940 Material: Wood and bronze It is an elegant and
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Bronze

Desk Art Deco, 1940, Materials: Wood and Bronze, Made in France
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
French Desk style: Art Deco Year: 1940 Material: Wood and bronze It is an elegant and
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Bronze

Desk Art Deco in Wood from France 1930 " Free Shipping in Florida "
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
(AIFAF)" Desk Year 1930 French Wood and chrome Finish: polyurethanic lacquer It is an elegant and
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Wood

Osvaldo Borsani T95 teak and chromed steel desk for Tecno SPA, Italy, 1956
By Osvaldo Borsani, Tecno
Located in Chiavari, Liguria
a sense of openness and airiness. Furthermore, the desk's left side presents an additional return
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Steel

Desk Art Deco in Wood from France 1920 " Free Shipping in Florida "
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
(AIFAF)" Desk Year 1920 French Wood and chrome Finish: polyurethanic lacquer It is an elegant and
Category

Vintage 1920s French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Chrome

Antique Kittinger Spanish Colonial Walnut Fall Front Secretary Desk Barley Twist
By Kittinger Furniture Company
Located in Dayton, OH
"Extremely rare 1 of a kind early Kittinger Spanish Colonial fall front secretary or library desk
Category

Early 20th Century Spanish Colonial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Walnut

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Desk With Return For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal desk with return for your home. Each desk with return for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, walnut and metal. Your living room may not be complete without a desk with return — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. A desk with return is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Scandinavian Modern styles are sought with frequency. A well-made desk with return has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by George Nelson, Herman Miller and Knoll are consistently popular.

How Much is a Desk With Return?

A desk with return can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $7,499, while the lowest priced sells for $2,195 and the highest can go for as much as $24,000.
Questions About Desk With Return
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 7, 2024
    Yes, you typically can return items purchased directly from Louis Vuitton online or in a brand-owned retail store, provided you didn't use or damage them. Normally, Louis Vuitton places a limit on how long you have to return items. Check the information included with the item for specific return policies. You’ll find a large selection of Louis Vuitton on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes. Balenciaga offers a 30-day return or exchange policy, effective the date of purchase or delivery. You can return any item within that window with complimentary shipping. Shop a collection of Balenciaga from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    For its return policy, Louis Vuitton offers complimentary returns and exchanges within 30 days. The item needs to be in pristine condition with its original packaging. Shop a collection of vintage and new Louis Vuitton designs from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    The iconic Tiffany key rings were inscribed with the message “Please Return to Tiffany & Co. New York” so that if separated the owner and key would be reunited at the fifth ave store.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A kneehole desk refers to the type of desk that has a recessed, or “knee hole,” underneath between sets of drawers. The design leaves ample room for your legs when you are in a seated position. Shop a selection of antique kneehole desks on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 26, 2021
    A bed desk — or lap desk — is a type of desk that is primarily designed for use in bed or for other similar circumstances. It generally offers a flat work surface with enough room for a laptop, mouse and a notebook.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A peninsula desk is a two-sided desk, with each side designed with one long drawer. This functional desk makes working with a partner easy. You can shop a collection of peninsula desks from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    A hutch is a set of cabinets or shelves placed on top of a desk. Hutches can also be found on counters, drawers, and even cabinets.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A desk tray is a storage solution used to tidy up desktop work areas. Normally, they are flat rectangular trays with raised sides, and their proportions make them ideal for storing stacked papers. Some trays have more than one tier to separate incoming and outgoing paperwork. You'll find a variety of antique and vintage desk trays 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.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 26, 2021
    A tanker desk is a type of desk made of a simple rectangular working surface that rests on two pedestals. A tanker desk can also take the form of a large surface that rests on a pair of small cabinets consisting of drawers of multiple sizes. Shop a collection of antique, vintage and contemporary tanker desks from some of the world’s top dealers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    A writing desk may refer to a desk with a top, often sloping, for writing on or to a portable case with compartments to hold writing materials and a surface for writing.

  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 22, 2024
    A modular desk is one composed of components. Unlike a standard desk that consists of a single piece, a modular desk features pieces that you can mix and match to create your own custom workspace. For example, a maker may offer a variety of desktops, pedestals and storage units, such as filing drawers, open shelves and specialized shelving for computer towers and peripherals. On 1stDibs, shop a large collection of desks.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 5, 2023
    A waterfall desk is a desk that features rounded corners. This term comes from the idea that this stylistic feature makes it seem as if the lines of the desk flow like a waterfall. The waterfall style emerged during the 1930s and 40s. Find a range of waterfall desks on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2024
    An executive desk is a desk often found in the offices of C-suite executives and other professionals. Compared to a standard writing desk, an executive desk is typically larger. Many feature ornate details and/or rare materials, like exotic hardwoods. Although designs vary, most executive desks have a pedestal design with a center space that provides legroom positioned between stacked drawers. Find a diverse assortment of desks on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 19, 2021
    A Murphy desk is a wall-mounted desk that folds out to provide a work surface for a laptop, tablet, documents, and other items. It is a great solution if you have a little space or don't require a full desk every day. Shop a range of antique and vintage Murphy desks on 1stDibs.
  • 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 ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    A person of average height should have a desk that is 28 to 30 inches high.

  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 3, 2023
    A kidney desk is a desk that has a curvy top that is similar in shape to a human kidney. Many kidney desks are very ornate, showing off details like vellum-lined tabletops and parquetry inlay. Shop a selection of kidney desks on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 3, 2023
    To date a desk, first look for any stamps or labels that tell you the name of the company that produced it. You can then use the maker information to research the piece using trusted online resources. In some cases, you may even find a manufacturing date on the piece. If you have difficulty determining how old a piece is, seek help from a certified appraiser or knowledgeable antiques dealer. Shop a collection of antique, vintage and modern desks on 1stDibs.