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Empire Escritoire Desk Antique French Inlay 1880
Located in Potters Bar, GB
Stylish French Empire escritoire desk we date to circa 1880 Elegant inlay on the all sides shows floral motifs Front opens out to reveal writing surface covered in red leather Var...
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Antique 1880s French Empire Desks and Writing Tables

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Kingwood

Dutch Marquetry Escritoire Desk 1890 Inlay
Located in Potters Bar, GB
Large size Dutch marquetry escritoire profusely inlaid urns, flowers and birds Beautiful piece we date to circa 1890 Front opens out to reveal writing surface alongside drawers - ...
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Antique 1890s Dutch Dutch Colonial Cabinets

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Mahogany

Early Victorian Oak Escritoire Desk Oriental Tapestry Laptop Work Table Campaign
Located in GB
We are delighted to this very rare Victorian oak Escritoire drop front desk with Oriental tapestry and campaign handles A very good looking early Victorian piece, this is fundamen...
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Antique 19th Century English Early Victorian Desks and Writing Tables

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Tapestry, Oak

French Louis XV Style Gilt Bronze-Mounted Escritoire Desk
Located in Brea, CA
This Louis XV style vanity gilt bronze-mounted desk has one wide drawer in front and there are 6 drawers on two lines for even more storage. Fine writing desk with curved sides and g...
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20th Century American American Classical Cabinets

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Hardwood

Writing Cabinet Scrittoio Escritoire Desk Walnut Italy Florence Renaissance
Located in Eversholt, Bedfordshire
An exceptionally rare, late-Renaissance, Florentine, walnut, writing cabinet, scrittoio, escritoire or desk in two parts This striking, writing cabinet has a classical form, ornam...
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Antique Early 1600s Italian Renaissance Cabinets

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Walnut

Vintage Chinoiserie Theme Folding Escritoire
Located in Oakland Park, FL
Vintage chinoiserie theme folding escritoire or writing box. Signed 1965 by Brubby Crawell Hand painted with a nice brass drawer pool In black, gold, aqua and green. Inside felt i...
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Vintage 1960s Asian Chinoiserie More Desk Accessories

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Boxwood, Paint

Antique French Bronze D' Ore Mounted Escritoire Writing Desk, Circa 1890
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique French bronze D' Ore mounted Escritoire writing desk, Circa 1890.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Desks

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Bronze

19th Century French Empire Escritoire
Located in Dallas, TX
Superb 19th century French Empire escrtioire. The piece has a beautiful marble top, a very fine finish and nice decorative hardware. The desk opens to reveal a nice writing surface a...
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Antique 19th Century French Desks and Writing Tables

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Marble

  • 19th Century French Empire Escritoire
  • 19th Century French Empire Escritoire
  • 19th Century French Empire Escritoire
  • 19th Century French Empire Escritoire
H 59 in. W 40 in. D 19 in.
19th Century French Empire Escritoire
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
For sale is a fine quality, 18th century Louis XV Escritoire. The Escritoire has a drawer at the top with ornate mounts, above a fall front opening to reveal a fitted interior compri...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Desks

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Mahogany

  • 19th Century French Empire Escritoire
  • 19th Century French Empire Escritoire
  • 19th Century French Empire Escritoire
  • 19th Century French Empire Escritoire
H 55 in. W 38 in. D 16 in.
Early 18th Century Antique Escritoire
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
Early 18th century escritoire made of very fine sections of quarter cut walnut veneer with cross banding and feather banding. The fall front lowers to provide a writing surface revea...
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Antique Early 18th Century British George I Desks

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Walnut

  • Early 18th Century Antique Escritoire
  • Early 18th Century Antique Escritoire
  • Early 18th Century Antique Escritoire
  • Early 18th Century Antique Escritoire
H 70 in. W 40 in. D 21 in.
Superb 19th Century French Empire Escritoire
Located in Dallas, TX
Marvelous 19th century French Empire three-drawer escritoire with lovely Breche africaine marble top. Having detailed bronze mounts in urn and floral motifs, columnar supports with p...
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Desks

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Wood

19th C Buffet Secretaire, Escritoire Cabinet Louis Philippe Cherrywood, France
Located in Labrit, Landes
Antique Louis Philippe buffet escritoire secretaire cabinet, circa 1850-1860 Desk very convenient to store and close in a room with several functions A good quality centre work and...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis Philippe Desks

Materials

Cherry

Antique French Louis XV Inlaid Escritoire Vanity Desk
Located in North York, ON
This Louis XV style vanity desk hails from 1920’s France. The piece has one wide drawer in front and a taller middle section with one drawer and a door with a mirror front and shelf...
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Vintage 1920s French Louis XV Vanities

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Brass

French Antique Escritoire Desk Chest 1900 Inlaid Empire
Located in Potters Bar, Herts
Gorgeous French antique Empire escritoire we, date to circa 1900. Great piece of furniture, kind of like a chest meets a desk, hence great space saving device. Front opens out to...
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Antique Early 1900s Empire Desks

Napoleon III Writing Desk 'Scrivania' Inlaid Escritoire
Located in Liverpool, GB
Rare in the antique trade very effective and decorative "Scrivania" secretary (with a folding writing table), made in the times and style of Napoleon III, probably on individual ord...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

18th Century Veneered Walnut Writing desk or escritoire
Located in Salisbury Wiltshire, GB
A very fine early 18th Century escritoire veneered in burr walnut, the whole decorated with herringbone and standard cross banding, the fall opening to reveal a finely fitted interio...
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Antique Early 18th Century British George I Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Walnut

Antique French Empire Escritoire 1880 Desks Bureau Chest Marquetry Inlay
Located in Potters Bar, Herts
Gorgeous French Empire antique escritoire or desk. These are great and practical space saving devices, perfect for modern urban living. Both a desk and chest of drawers so good sto...
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Antique 1880s Empire Desks

Dutch Marquetry Fall Front Escritoire, circa 1820
Located in Edinburgh, GB
Exhibition quality Dutch marquetry fall front escritoire, circa 1820. With solid oak top and simple fore-edge, the front and gables are covered in finest Dutch marquetry, and it feat...
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Antique 1820s Dutch Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak

  • Dutch Marquetry Fall Front Escritoire, circa 1820
  • Dutch Marquetry Fall Front Escritoire, circa 1820
  • Dutch Marquetry Fall Front Escritoire, circa 1820
  • Dutch Marquetry Fall Front Escritoire, circa 1820
H 65.36 in. W 40.16 in. D 20.48 in.
Wall-Mounted Escritoire by Poul Cadovius
By Poul Cadovius
Located in Brussels, BE
A wall-mounted two unit fold down, lockable desk from Denmark by Poul Cadovius. Woven teak veneer front. Brass keys and two internal shelves.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Desks

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Teak

  • Wall-Mounted Escritoire by Poul Cadovius
  • Wall-Mounted Escritoire by Poul Cadovius
  • Wall-Mounted Escritoire by Poul Cadovius
  • Wall-Mounted Escritoire by Poul Cadovius
H 15.75 in. W 63 in. D 17.72 in.
17th century French Oak Escritoire
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Simple decoration of paneling and rare 'rat tail' hinges, single paneled door opens to shelf
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier Desks

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Iron

  • 17th century French Oak Escritoire
  • 17th century French Oak Escritoire
  • 17th century French Oak Escritoire
  • 17th century French Oak Escritoire
H 35 in. W 28.5 in. D 14.5 in.
Signed Walnut Leather-Top Louis XV Escritoire, France circa 1740
Located in Lake Forest, IL
Walnut Louis XV Leather Top Writing Table, Signed J.P. Latz Single Drawer with Simple Ebony Stringing. Gilt Bronze Mounts with Original Lock and Key.
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

Small Antique Victorian Mahogany Escritoire Desk
Located in London, GB
Small antique Victorian mahogany escritoire desk dating from the 1890s period. It has two banks of drawers either side of a pigeon hole above a tooled leather writing surface. There'...
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Antique 1890s English Late Victorian Desks

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Leather, Mahogany

  • Small Antique Victorian Mahogany Escritoire Desk
  • Small Antique Victorian Mahogany Escritoire Desk
  • Small Antique Victorian Mahogany Escritoire Desk
  • Small Antique Victorian Mahogany Escritoire Desk
H 39.38 in. W 24.02 in. D 17.33 in.
19th Century Swedish Birch Escritoire Desk
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Superb quality burr birch escritoire, circa 1860. Featuring a single drawer at the top, fall with fully fitted interior, followed by three graduating drawers. Fall creates the writ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Victorian Secretaires

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Birch

  • 19th Century Swedish Birch Escritoire Desk
  • 19th Century Swedish Birch Escritoire Desk
  • 19th Century Swedish Birch Escritoire Desk
  • 19th Century Swedish Birch Escritoire Desk
H 50.75 in. W 44 in. D 19.3 in.
Antique Satinwood Escritoire Writing Table Desk
Located in London, GB
Very elegant and rare antique Edwardian Satinwood escritoire writing table in good original condition, dating from around the 1890-1910 period. Please enlarge all the images to appre...
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Antique 1890s British Edwardian Desks

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Satinwood, Bone, Ivory

  • Antique Satinwood Escritoire Writing Table Desk
  • Antique Satinwood Escritoire Writing Table Desk
  • Antique Satinwood Escritoire Writing Table Desk
  • Antique Satinwood Escritoire Writing Table Desk
H 28.75 in. W 29.93 in. D 24.41 in.
Antique Mahogany Desk Victorian 19th Century Escritoire Twin Pedestal
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
A beautiful Victorian mahogany escritoire dating from circa 1890 with a total of fourteen drawers, with ornate carved floral fretwork to the upper section with six small drawers flan...
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Antique 1890s British Victorian Desks

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Mahogany

Rosewood Escritoire/Bureau/Desk by Arne Wahl Iversen for Vinde Mobelfabrik
By Vinde Møbelfabrik, Arne Wahl Iversen
Located in Little Burstead, Essex
A super cool and very useful piece of Scandy Modern Furniture by Arne Wahl Iversen, the top section with four drawers either side of a drop down flap which has a black melamine writi...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Rosewood

Antique Bureau Desk, French, Escritoire, Oak, 19th Century, circa 1870
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique bureau desk, a French escritoire in oak dating to circa 1870. A fine example of its type in oak and mahogany Appealing biscuit hues in the wax polished finish ...
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Antique 19th Century French Victorian Desks

Materials

Oak

Antique French Kingwood Escritoire Writing Table
Located in London, GB
This antique French Escritoire is a stunning item and in great condition. I would date it to around the 1910s-1920s period. It's kingwood all-over, back and front, with many fine gil...
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Vintage 1910s French Desks

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Kingwood, Wood

  • Antique French Kingwood Escritoire Writing Table
  • Antique French Kingwood Escritoire Writing Table
  • Antique French Kingwood Escritoire Writing Table
  • Antique French Kingwood Escritoire Writing Table
H 52.37 in. W 27.17 in. D 23.23 in.
Patented Escritoire, Probably England, 19th Century
Located in Greding, DE
Exceptional patented escritoire on a folding base with exchangeable writing surfaces, multiple loops for fountain pens and feathers, a secured inkpot and document folders. The table ...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

  • Patented Escritoire, Probably England, 19th Century
  • Patented Escritoire, Probably England, 19th Century
  • Patented Escritoire, Probably England, 19th Century
  • Patented Escritoire, Probably England, 19th Century
H 31.11 in. W 24.41 in. D 24.41 in.
Early 19th Century Mahogany Escritoire
Located in Martlesham, GB
A superb quality early 19th century mahogany escritoire, with ormolu beading running underneath the top along the sides and front, the front of the cabinet having a mahogany lined fr...
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Antique 1820s English Desks

Materials

Ormolu

  • Early 19th Century Mahogany Escritoire
  • Early 19th Century Mahogany Escritoire
  • Early 19th Century Mahogany Escritoire
  • Early 19th Century Mahogany Escritoire
H 60.5 in. W 43 in. D 16 in.
19th Century French Carved Mahogany Escritoire
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Good quality french escritoire, circa 1830. Unusual offers an additional pull out sliding writing slope for use in a standing position. Fall opens to reveal a partially fitted inte...
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Antique Early 19th Century French William IV Desks

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Mahogany

  • 19th Century French Carved Mahogany Escritoire
  • 19th Century French Carved Mahogany Escritoire
  • 19th Century French Carved Mahogany Escritoire
  • 19th Century French Carved Mahogany Escritoire
H 67.5 in. W 40.75 in. D 22.5 in.
19th Century Swedish Carved Birch Escritoire
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
19th century Swedish carved birch escritoire, circa 1870. Good quality birch escritoire writing desk, circa 1870. Featuring barley twist carved columns which run the full height. ...
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Antique Late 19th Century Swedish High Victorian Desks

Materials

Birch

18th/19thc Directorie Style Marble Top Escritoire
Located in Atlanta, GA
18thC/19thC DIRECTORIE STYLE MARBLE TOP ESCRITOIRE<br /> AN ATLANTA RESOURCE FOR FINE ANTIQUES<br /> WE HAVE A VERY LARGE INVENTORY ON OUR WEBSITE<br /> TO VISIT GO TO WWW.PARCMON...
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Antique 19th Century Desks and Writing Tables

A Fine Escritoire in the late Louis XVIth Manner
Located in London, GB
The case constructed in mahogany, with gilt bronze accents; rising from inverted truncated pyramidical legs; the platform of Verte de Mer marble with a thumbnail moulded edge, a long...
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Antique 1880s French Desks

Materials

Ormolu

Superb 19th Century French Escritoire Writing Desk
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This is a very nice antique walnut escritoire made in France, circa 1890 original brass handles inside the flap it has drawers with again with original price handles pigeon holes and...
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Antique 19th Century French Desks

Materials

Walnut

Fabulous Quality Mahogany French Escritoire
Located in Norwich, Norfolk
Here we have a mahogany French escritoire with amazing figured veneers to the drawer fronts and fall front. Bun feet, turned, barley twist and carved columns. The interior featurin...
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Antique 1860s British Victorian Desks

Materials

Mahogany

Late 19th Century Mahogany Escritoire
Located in Salisbury, GB
Late 19th Century Mahogany Escritoire with an elaborately decorated satinwood interior
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Antique 19th Century Danish Louis Philippe Desks and Writing Tables

  • Late 19th Century Mahogany Escritoire
  • Late 19th Century Mahogany Escritoire
  • Late 19th Century Mahogany Escritoire
  • Late 19th Century Mahogany Escritoire
H 63 in. W 40.56 in. D 19.69 in.
William and Mary Kingwood Escritoire
Located in Witney, OXFORDSHIRE
The most remarkable William and Mary period Oyster Kingwood Parquetry Inlaid Fall Front Escritoire attributed to Thomas Pistor. The top of this piece has a shaped moulding above a fl...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier English Desks

Materials

Kingwood

  • William and Mary Kingwood Escritoire
  • William and Mary Kingwood Escritoire
  • William and Mary Kingwood Escritoire
  • William and Mary Kingwood Escritoire
H 66.15 in. W 46.86 in. D 20.87 in.
Italian Neoclassical Painted Escritoire, 19th Century
Located in New York, NY
Unusual Italian Neoclassical Writing Table or Escritoire, with Cream Painted and Parcel Gilt Legs and Black and Red Painted Locking "Lift" Top (which opens to reveal a newly upholst...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Wood, Lacquer

French Rosewood and Ormolu Mounted Vernis Martin Escritoire
Located in Darwen, GB
A French Louis XVI Style rosewood, marquetry & ormolu Vernis Martin escritoire. With a rectangular rouge marble top above the concave frieze with floral marquetry inlaid detail. Havi...
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Antique 19th Century French Desks and Writing Tables

Mid 19th Century Napoleon III Bonheur du Jour Escritoire with Tambour
Located in Santander, ES
Exquisite small mahogany tambour ladies desk / bonheur du jour of the Napoleon III period line inlaid with fine brass strips throughout including the back, as well as each individual...
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Antique 1860s French Napoleon III Desks

19th Century Swedish Painted Oak Escritoire Desk
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Oak escritoire of large proportions, circa 1860. Two parts. Later black paint has now weathered and worn giving its current appearance. Fall drops down to reveal a fitted interior...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Swedish Victorian Secretaires

Materials

Oak

Escritoire Desk For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal escritoire desk for your home. Each escritoire desk for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, hardwood and mahogany. Find 25 options for an antique or vintage escritoire desk now, or shop our selection of 1 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer escritoire desk, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. Each escritoire desk bearing Victorian, Empire or Georgian hallmarks is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made escritoire desk over the years, but those crafted by Arne Wahl Iversen, Avoirdupois and Vinde Møbelfabrik are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Escritoire Desk?

Prices for a escritoire desk start at $495 and top out at $53,794 with the average selling for $4,346.