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Antique French Carved Secretary Petite Desk Barley Twist Walnut Bookcase
Located in Shreveport, LA
France, a beautifully appointed petite drop front walnut secretary/writing desk! With its outstanding
Category

Antique 1890s French Louis XIII Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Walnut

American Victorian Walnut Drop Front Secretary
Located in New York, NY
American Victorian walnut drop front secretary with two glass doors.
Category

20th Century American Victorian Secretaires

Materials

Walnut

Antique Chippendale Style Walnut Drop Front Secretary Ladies Writing Desk
Located in Miami, FL
An antique early 20th century ladies' secretary desk. Made from walnut with a maple writing surface
Category

Early 20th Century European Chippendale Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Walnut

Antique Chippendale Style Walnut Drop Front Secretary Ladies Writing Desk
Located in Dayton, OH
An antique early 20th century ladies' secretary desk. Made from walnut with a maple writing surface
Category

Early 20th Century Chippendale Secretaires

Materials

Walnut

Italian Walnut Drop-Front Bombe Secretary in Louis XV Style
Located in Chicago, IL
Italian drop front Louis XV style bombe secretary/chest with three drawers. Brass Rococo pulls and
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Vintage 1950s Italian Secretaires

Materials

Brass

Henredon Georgian Walnut Drop Front Secretary Desk With Bookcase Hutch
By Henredon
Located in South Bend, IN
A beautiful Georgian or Queen Anne style bureau with drop front secretary desk and bookcase hutch
Category

Late 20th Century American Georgian Desks

Materials

Brass

19th Century Drop Front Secretary Desk
Located in Mt Kisco, NY
A lovely architectural form secretary with marquetry inlay doors.
Category

Antique 19th Century English Secretaires

Materials

Walnut

Baker Furniture Style French Provincial Louis XV Walnut Drop Front Secretary
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous French Provincial Louis XV style bureau with drop front secretary desk and bookcase
Category

Vintage 1960s American Louis XV Bookcases

Materials

Brass

Antique Spanish Walnut Burl and Rosewood Claw Foot Drop Front Secretary Desk
Located in Chicago, IL
Antique Spanish Walnut Burl and Rosewood Claw Foot Drop Front Secretary Desk This beautiful
Category

Antique Early 1900s Spanish Spanish Colonial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

Tall Mid-Century Highboy Drop Front Secretary
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Unique highboy dresser with burl wood drop font writing surface with fitted insert. Additional
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Secretaires

Materials

Walnut, Burl

French Walnut Secretary Slant Front Desk Writing Table
Located in Carimate, Como
Very elegant desk, writing table, with slant drop front, with the beautiful carved decors in
Category

Mid-20th Century French Belle Époque Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

Chinoiserie Black Lacquered Drop Front Secretary Desk With Bookcase Hutch
By Jasper Furniture Company
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Georgian Chinoiserie style bureau with drop front secretary desk and lighted bookcase
Category

Late 20th Century American Chinoiserie Desks

Materials

Brass

Antique 19th Century Dovetail Joints Secretary Drop Front Desk w Drawers Dresser
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Antique 19th Century Dovetail Joints Secretary Drop Front desk w drawers dresser.
Category

Antique 19th Century American Federal Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Walnut

John Stuart Georgian Burl Wood Drop Front Secretary Desk with Bookcase Hutch
By John Stuart
Located in South Bend, IN
A beautiful Georgian or Queen Anne style bureau with drop front secretary desk and bookcase hutch
Category

Vintage 1960s American Georgian Desks

Materials

Brass

19th Century Empire Drop-Front Oak Secretary Desk or Abattant, Chest France
Located in Miami, FL
Secretaire a abattant, France circa 1820, Biedermeier period. The outside with fall front and two
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Antique Early 19th Century French Biedermeier Secretaires

Materials

Bronze

19th Century Empire Drop-Front Oak Secretary Desk or Abattant, Chest France
Located in Miami, FL
Secretaire a abattant, France circa 1820, Biedermeier period. The outside with fall front and two
Category

Antique Early 19th Century French Biedermeier Secretaires

Materials

Bronze

French Provincial Walnut Desk / Commode with Drop Down Front
Located in Essex, MA
A stunning French solid walnut commode with a fold-down secretary desk housed in its top drawer
Category

Antique 19th Century French French Provincial Desks

Materials

Satinwood, Walnut

Dark Golden Olive Drop Front Secretary Desk High Chest Drawers Dresser Brass Key
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mint Dark Golden Olive Drop Front Secretary Desk High Chest Drawers Dresser Leather Top Brass Keys.
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desks

Materials

Brass

Italian Marquetry Walnut Burl Secretary Slant Front Desk Writing Table
Located in Carimate, Como
Very elegant Italian desk, writing table, with slant drop front, with the beautiful light and dark
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Belle Époque Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

French Marquetry Inlay Walnut Burl Secretary Slant Front Desk Writing Table
Located in Carimate, Como
Very elegant French secretary desk, writing table, with slant drop front and bottom drawers, with
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Mid-20th Century French Belle Époque Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

19th Century Empire Walnut Secretary
Located in Houston, TX
French first Empire period Secretaire à Abattant, also known as a drop-front secretary, fall front
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Secretaires

Materials

Marble, Ormolu

19th Century Empire Walnut Secretary
19th Century Empire Walnut Secretary
H 55.75 in W 40.5 in D 18.25 in
Oiled Medium Walnut Mid Century Modern Art Deco Drop Down Desk Secretary Cabinet
By James Mont, Harvey Probber
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Square shape lines Mid Century Danish modern drop down front secretary desk console table with
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Secretaires

Materials

Aluminum

Edwardian Walnut Secretary with Hand Painted Motifs
Located in WEST PALM BEACH, FL
This is a lovely Edwardian walnut Secretary, the top having two glazed doors within Gothic mullions
Category

Early 20th Century English Edwardian Secretaires

Materials

Walnut

Early 20th Century Walnut & Leather Secretary Desk
Located in Miami, FL
French, in reference to the sloping-front drop-down desk surface, this particular example features the
Category

Mid-20th Century French French Provincial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Walnut

19th Century French Gothic Walnut Secretary, Cabinet
Located in Dallas, TX
19th century French Gothic walnut secretary ~ Cabinet is a superlative example of the mastery of
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Antique 1870s French Gothic Revival Secretaires

Materials

Walnut

French Early 19th Century Transitional Drop Front Desk
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
This amazing walnut desk has a slanted front that drops to reveal an interior writing surface and
Category

Antique 19th Century French Other Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Walnut

Early-Mid 20th Century Italian Mirrored Burr Walnut Secretary Desk
Located in San Francisco, CA
Early-Mid 20th Century Italian Mirrored Burr Walnut Secretary Desk 2-piece narrow secretary deck
Category

20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Walnut

Monumental Antique Victorian Eastlake Walnut Secretary Desk & Bookcase Cabinet
Located in Dayton, OH
from Walnut with a slant front desk over three drawers. Features walnut bur front with applied acanthus
Category

Antique 1870s Eastlake Bookcases

Materials

Glass, Walnut

Venetian Rococo Style Walnut Secretary Lacquered by Ira Yeager
By Ira Yeager
Located in Rio Vista, CA
bombe shaped dresser base with a drop front diminutive writing table. The drop front has two storage
Category

Antique 19th Century Italian Rococo Secretaires

Materials

Brass

Vintage French Walnut Inlaid Secretary Writing Desk Bureau Commode 36"
Located in Dayton, OH
Vintage French Louis XVI style drop or slant front secretary writing desk featuring a walnut finish
Category

Late 20th Century French Provincial Desks

Materials

Walnut

Baker Furniture French Provincial Walnut Secretary Desk With Bookcase Hutch
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous French Provincial Louis XV style bureau with drop front secretary desk and bookcase
Category

Vintage 1960s American French Provincial Desks

Materials

Brass

Antique Kittinger Jacobean Spanish Revival American Walnut Carved Secretary Desk
By Kittinger
Located in Dayton, OH
Extremely rare one of a kind early Kittinger Jacobean Revival fall front secretary writing desk
Category

Early 20th Century Jacobean Secretaires

Materials

Oak, Walnut

Italian Secretary Desk in Birch and Walnut, 1950s
Located in Chicago, IL
A stunning 1950s Italian secretary desk constructed with birch and walnut. This piece features a
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Secretaires

Materials

Wood

Italian, Piemontese, Carved Ebonized Walnut Secretary Commode, 17th/18th Cen
Located in Atlanta, GA
Having a rectangular top with molded edge, the top split and hinged opening to reveal a drop front
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Antique Early 1700s Italian Louis XIV Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Walnut

Mid-Century Italian Baroque Carved Walnut Secretary Chest of Drawers
Located in Dallas, TX
top half surface raises up while the top drop-front hinged drawer folds down, and reveals a writing
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Louis XIII Commodes and Chests of Drawers

Materials

Walnut

Josephinian Austrian Inlaid Walnut Two Piece 1750s Era Rental Cabinet Secretary
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
dovetailed drawers. Bottom has drop front desk containing 4 dovetailed drawers. 70 7/8" h x 59 5/8" w x 24 5
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Antique 1750s Austrian Biedermeier Cabinets

Materials

Walnut

BAKER Georgian Walnut Bonnet Top Secretary Desk with Mirrored Blind Bookcase
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Charlotte, NC
A Georgian style secretary desk by Baker Furniture. Walnut with brass hardware, double bonnet
Category

Late 20th Century American Georgian Secretaires

Materials

Brass

Italian, Emilia Romagna, Walnut and Inlaid Secretary Cabinet, 2nd half 19th cen.
Located in Atlanta, GA
down bar front (a later addition) and glass shelving, the lower section with a drop front opening to
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Antique 1880s Italian Baroque Revival Cabinets

Materials

Walnut

Renaissance Revival Secretary
Located in New York, NY
of the piece. The choice of carefully selected French walnut veneers both on the drop-front and the
Category

Antique 1850s Swedish Renaissance Revival Secretaires

Materials

Walnut

Renaissance Revival Secretary
Renaissance Revival Secretary
H 56 in W 43 in D 20 in
Art Deco Secretary Cabinet Desk in Book Matched Walnut by Gilbert Rohde
By Gilbert Rohde
Located in New York, NY
This rare and captivating Art Deco Drop Front Secreter Desk in Book-matched Hand-Rubbed Walnut is
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Vintage 1940s American Art Deco Desks

Materials

Walnut

1930s Art Deco Secretary Cabinet
Located in Pasadena, TX
1930s Art Deco secretary cabinet. Exquisite Art Deco display cabinet in walnut with glass front
Category

Vintage 1940s European Art Deco Secretaires

Materials

Walnut

1930s Art Deco Secretary Cabinet
1930s Art Deco Secretary Cabinet
H 45.5 in W 48 in D 12 in
Victorian Secretary Desk Circa. 1800's
Located in Fulton, CA
American Victorian secretary desk made of solid walnut. Circa. 1875. Drop-front desk with birdseye
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Antique Mid-19th Century American Victorian Secretaires

Materials

Birdseye Maple, Walnut

Victorian Secretary Desk Circa. 1800's
Victorian Secretary Desk Circa. 1800's
H 94.5 in W 40 in D 19.5 in
John Widdicomb Chippendale Style Secretary Desk
By John Widdicomb
Located in Toledo, OH
John Widdicomb Chippendale Style Secretary Desk. circa 20th century. A two-piece slant front walnut
Category

20th Century Chippendale Desks

Materials

Brass

Early 19th Century George l Vitrine Secretary
Located in Miami, FL
This is a charming George l style walnut diminutive secretary. The domed cornice over a conforming
Category

Antique Late 19th Century English George I Secretaires

Materials

Glass, Walnut

Early 19th Century George l Vitrine Secretary
Early 19th Century George l Vitrine Secretary
H 74.61 in W 24.81 in D 16.15 in
Biedermeier Secretary Desk, South West German, 1820
Located in Belmont, MA
Biedermeier secretary desk, South west German, 1820. This beautiful drop front desk has three
Category

Antique 1810s German Biedermeier Secretaires

Materials

Walnut

Early 19th Century George l Style Secretary
Located in WEST PALM BEACH, FL
This is a charming George l style walnut diminutive secretary. The domed cornice over a conforming
Category

Antique Early 19th Century English Georgian Secretaires

Materials

Mirror, Walnut

Outstanding Early 18th Century English George I Secretary
Located in Dallas, TX
original mirrors to the front. The drop down desk front opens to reveal 8 drawers and 4 cubbies with a
Category

Antique Early 18th Century English George I Secretaires

Materials

Mahogany, Satinwood, Walnut

Georgian Chinoiserie Cream Lacquered Hand Painted Secretary Desk With Bookcase
By Jasper Furniture Company
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Georgian Chinoiserie style bureau with drop front secretary desk and bookcase hutch top
Category

Mid-20th Century American Chinoiserie Desks

Materials

Brass

American Hepplewhite Virginian Secretary Chest with Civil War Provenance
By George Hepplewhite
Located in Dallas, TX
addition to 2 contemporary replacement brass hinges to the drop down desk front, as the original hinges
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Antique Early 19th Century American American Classical Historical Memora...

Materials

Brass

Maddox French Provincial Louis XV Painted Secretary Desk With Mirrored Bookcase
By Maddox Furniture
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous French Provincial Louis XV style bureau with drop front secretary desk and mirrored
Category

Vintage 1970s American French Provincial Desks

Materials

Brass

A fine 19th c Biedermeier birch secretary. Ebonized details and gilt bronze
Located in Dallas, TX
A very fine Biedermeier period drop front secretary. Fine Empire gilt bronze details . Ebonized
Category

Antique Early 19th Century German Biedermeier Secretaires

Materials

Bronze

Impressive 18th Century Italian Venetian Walnut Secretaire
Located in San Francisco, CA
An impressive and unusually tall Venetian black walnut and burled walnut secretary. The mirrored
Category

Antique 18th Century Italian Rococo Secretaires

Materials

Mirror, Walnut

Antique Queen Anne Walnut Secretaire Chest / Escritoire, 18th Century
Located in London, GB
brass drop handles, The cabinet is raised on bracket feet. The walnut secretaire is outlined
Category

Antique 1710s Queen Anne Cabinets

Materials

Walnut

George I Figured Walnut Bureau Bookcase with Mirror Doors
Located in Woodbury, CT
crossbanding. Once the bookmatched and crossbanded fall front is dropped, the eye is drawn to a warmly grained
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Antique 18th Century British George I Secretaires

Materials

Walnut, Burl

Mid Century Modern Vintage Freestanding Wall Unit Desk in Walnut, circa 1960s
Located in Troy, MI
1960s Freestanding with adjustable upper drop front cabinet and floating desk Walnut construction with
Category

20th Century Mid-Century Modern Secretaires

Materials

Walnut

Burl Walnut Art Deco Cabinet
Located in Dronten, NL
Period Dutch Art Deco secretary in wonderful burl walnut veneer in symmetrical pattern. Cut-glass
Category

Vintage 1920s Dutch Art Deco Cabinets

Materials

Cut Glass, Ebony, Burl

Burl Walnut Art Deco Cabinet
Burl Walnut Art Deco Cabinet
H 48.04 in W 47.25 in D 17.72 in
Pair of Italian Free-Standing Wall Units in Walnut on Ebonized Plinth Bases
Located in Brooklyn, NY
" (with the secretary surface dropped down).
Category

Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Bookcases

Materials

Naugahyde, Walnut, Plywood, Paint

19th Century Standard Grade Wooton Desk
By Wooton Desk Co.
Located in Dallas, TX
tabernacle on the left side. The Secretary is fronted with a solid walnut drop down desktop section with 4
Category

Antique Late 19th Century American Late Victorian Desks

Materials

Walnut

19th Century Standard Grade Wooton Desk
19th Century Standard Grade Wooton Desk
H 64.5 in W 41.25 in D 31.25 in
1940s Osvaldo Borsani Secretaire
Located in Hanover, MA
Rare and very unusual piece of Italian modern design. Vintage 1940s Italian bow-fronted secretary
Category

Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Secretaires

Materials

Walnut, Goatskin

1940s Osvaldo Borsani Secretaire
1940s Osvaldo Borsani Secretaire
H 66 in W 39 in D 18 in
18th Century, Dutch Marquetry Drop Front Secretary / Desk
Located in Dallas, TX
This splendid drop front desk / secretary / secretaire, is completely covered with a beautiful
Category

Antique 18th Century Dutch Desks

Materials

Walnut

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Drop Front Walnut Secretary For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the drop front walnut secretary you’re looking for. Each drop front walnut secretary for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, walnut and metal. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect drop front walnut secretary — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century are available. A drop front walnut secretary is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Victorian, Mid-Century Modern and Art Deco styles are sought with frequency. A well-made drop front walnut secretary has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Baker Furniture Company, Chamberts Möbelfabrik and Erik Chambert are consistently popular.

How Much is a Drop Front Walnut Secretary?

The average selling price for a drop front walnut secretary at 1stDibs is $2,800, while they’re typically $895 on the low end and $9,500 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right storage-case-pieces for You

Of all the vintage storage cabinets and antique case pieces that have become popular in modern interiors over the years, dressers, credenzas and cabinets have long been home staples, perfect for routine storage or protection of personal items. 

In the mid-19th century, cabinetmakers would mimic styles originating in the Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI eras for their dressers, bookshelves and other structures, and, later, simpler, streamlined wood designs allowed these “case pieces” or “case goods” — any furnishing that is unupholstered and has some semblance of a storage component — to blend into the background of any interior. 

Mid-century modern furniture enthusiasts will cite the tall modular wall units crafted in teak and other sought-after woods of the era by the likes of George Nelson, Poul Cadovius and Finn Juhl. For these highly customizable furnishings, designers of the day delivered an alternative to big, heavy bookcases by considering the use of space — and, in particular, walls — in new and innovative ways. Mid-century modern credenzas, which, long and low, evolved from tables that were built as early as the 14th century in Italy, typically have no legs or very short legs and have grown in popularity as an alluring storage option over time. 

Although the name immediately invokes images of clothing, dressers were initially created in Europe for a much different purpose. This furnishing was initially a flat-surfaced, low-profile side table equipped with a few drawers — a common fixture used to dress and prepare meats in English kitchens throughout the Tudor period. The drawers served as perfect utensil storage. It wasn’t until the design made its way to North America that it became enlarged and equipped with enough space to hold clothing and cosmetics. The very history of case pieces is a testament to their versatility and well-earned place in any room. 

In the spirit of positioning your case goods center stage, decluttering can now be design-minded.

A contemporary case piece with open shelving and painted wood details can prove functional as a storage unit as easily as it can a room divider. Alternatively, apothecary cabinets are charming case goods similar in size to early dressers or commodes but with uniquely sized shelving and (often numerous) drawers.

Whether you’re seeking a playful sideboard that features colored glass and metal details, an antique Italian hand-carved storage cabinet or a glass-door vitrine to store and show off your collectibles, there are options for you on 1stDibs.

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