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French Louis XV Desk Plat Writing Table
Located in West Hartford, CT
A magnificent antique fruitwood writing desk adorned in bronze and featuring a green leather top. Made in France in the early 20th century. Features three drawers at front. A gorg...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

  • French Louis XV Desk Plat Writing Table
  • French Louis XV Desk Plat Writing Table
  • French Louis XV Desk Plat Writing Table
  • French Louis XV Desk Plat Writing Table
H 30 in. W 50 in. D 27 in.
19th Century French Louis XV Walnut Writing Table
Located in Dallas, TX
19th century French Louis XV walnut writing table represents the epitome of the Rococo style! Starting with the violin-shaped top, which features a double beveled edging framing the ...
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Antique 1880s French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

18th Century Louis XV Wood French Writing Table
Located in IT
The very unusual and particular center desk, called also bureau plat, was made in France, at Paris, in the 18th century, Louis XV period. It has a refined veneer in wood and a slidin...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

  • 18th Century Louis XV Wood French Writing Table
  • 18th Century Louis XV Wood French Writing Table
  • 18th Century Louis XV Wood French Writing Table
  • 18th Century Louis XV Wood French Writing Table
H 35.44 in. W 24.41 in. D 15.75 in.
Louis XV Style Marquetry Writing Table
Located in Salt Lake City, UT
A large French 19th century Louis XV style kingwood, tulipwood and ormolu desk or writing table. The table is raised by slender cabriole legs with foliate ormolu sabots. An ormolu ch...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Ormolu

  • Louis XV Style Marquetry Writing Table
  • Louis XV Style Marquetry Writing Table
  • Louis XV Style Marquetry Writing Table
  • Louis XV Style Marquetry Writing Table
H 30.5 in. W 50.5 in. D 30.5 in.
French Louis XV Style Ladies Writing Desk
Located in Pembroke, MA
An elegant French Louis XV style petit writing desk with gilt-bronze mounts, including escutcheon, knees sabots and chutes. One central locking drawer and a nicely embossed brown le...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

  • French Louis XV Style Ladies Writing Desk
  • French Louis XV Style Ladies Writing Desk
  • French Louis XV Style Ladies Writing Desk
  • French Louis XV Style Ladies Writing Desk
H 29 in. W 32.5 in. D 19 in.
Antique French Country Louis XV Walnut Writing Desk Table, Circa 1920
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a fantastic antique French desk. The desk is in good condition and measures 19 inches deep x 31 wide x 30 inches tall. The desk dates to teh 1920s.
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Vintage 1920s French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

French Louis XV Style Turquoise Hand Painted Desk Writing Table
Located in West Hartford, CT
Elegant Louis XV style desk with unusual hand painted color. It has some age appropriate wear as shown in the photos attached. It also features a center drawer and brass hardware.
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Vintage 1970s Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Louis XV Style Mahogany Writing Table
Located in Essex, MA
With rectangular top with 3/4 bronze gallery and green leather writing surface over two drawers with ormolu trim, pull out candle slides, raised on circular tapered fluted bronze mou...
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Antique 1770s French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

  • Louis XV Style Mahogany Writing Table
  • Louis XV Style Mahogany Writing Table
  • Louis XV Style Mahogany Writing Table
  • Louis XV Style Mahogany Writing Table
H 29.63 in. W 39 in. D 19.5 in.
Marquetry Writing Table in the Louis XV Style
Located in London, GB
A small and elegant mid-19th century Louis XV style marquetry writing table, kingwood with ormolu mounts. With a single enclosed oak lined drawer.
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Ormolu

  • Marquetry Writing Table in the Louis XV Style
  • Marquetry Writing Table in the Louis XV Style
  • Marquetry Writing Table in the Louis XV Style
  • Marquetry Writing Table in the Louis XV Style
H 29.73 in. W 25.79 in. D 14.97 in.
Fine Quality Gilded French Louis XV Writing Desk Table with Glass Top
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Gilt. Glass top. Removable top compartments. 48 1/2" h x 33 1/2" w x 22" d. Condition Gilt loss. Chipped wood. Wood missing from front.
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Antique Early 1900s French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

French Louis XV Rococo Style Walnut Writing Desk Table Circa 1960s
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a very unique desk and perfect for your office. The desk measures 50 wide x 24 deep x 30 tall and is in good condition.
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Vintage 1960s North American Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

French Rococo Louis XV Distress Paint Dressing Table Vanity Ladies Writing Desk
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique French Louis XV / Rococo style hand-carved and distressed dressing table / ladies writing desk. Item features a shaped turtle top with diamond sunburst veneer, single hand do...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

French Oak Writing Table Louis XV Style Brutalist Aspect, Early 19th Century
Located in Labrit, Landes
This oak writing table in the Louis XV style was made in France in the early 19th century. Its atypical construction gives it a Brutalist appearance. Two drawers. Good antique condit...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak

19th Century French Louis XV Writing Desk by P Sormani
By Paul Sormani
Located in Dallas, TX
19th century French writing desk by Paul Sormani. Kingwood with parquetry inlay and a leather top. Three drawers and fine gilt bronze mounts.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Kingwood

20th Century Wood French Louis XV Style Writing Desk Side Table, 1950
Located in Vicoforte, Piedmont
French writing desk from the mid 20th century. Louis XV style furniture veneered in walnut and rosewood with decorations in gilded and chiseled bronze. Center finished desk equipped ...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass, Bronze

French 1790s Louis XV Style Walnut and Elm Writing Table with Single Drawer
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Louis XV style walnut and elm writing table from the late 18th century, with single drawer and cabriole legs. Born in France during the later years of the 18th century, this...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Elm, Walnut

Antique French Desk Writing Table Entry Hall Louis XV Style Carved Oak Hoof Feet
Located in Tyler, TX
Superb 19th century Antique French Oak Louis XV style open shelf desk or writing table with drawer. This is a beautiful French oak desk or writing table with one full length dr...
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Antique Early 1900s French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak

19th Century Louis XV Style Bureau Plat Writing Table
Located in Berlin, DE
Bureau plat in the style of the Louis XV Napoleon III Paris, circa 1850-1880. In Bois-Satiné veneer, all-round full-length mirror veneer with seed beads. With very finely chiselled,...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood, Beech

French Louis XV Style Gilt Bronze-Mounted Kingwood Writing Desk
Located in London, GB
This beautiful desk, beautifully finished in kingwood, leather and gilt bronze, is a fantastic piece of 19th century French design in the Louis XV style. Elegant, beautifully crafted...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze, Ormolu

French Black Lacquered Louis XV Style Writing Desk with Bronze Mounts
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautiful vintage French black lacquered Louis XV style writing desk with bronze mounts. A very elegant piece that makes an impressive statement!
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

French 18th Century Louis XV Walnut Par-Feu Writing Table with Side Drawers
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Louis XV period walnut par-feu writing table from the 18th century, with petite finials, side drawers and curving legs. Created in France during the reign of King Louis XV, ...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Fabric, Walnut

19th Century French Louis XV Style Walnut Writing Table with Red Leather Top
Located in Dallas, TX
A Louis XV style French writing table in walnut with bronze hardware and an antique red leather tooled top. This beautiful table is probably from the Lyon region of France and is fr...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

French Louis XV Style Parquetry Table Desk
Located in New York, NY
French Louis XV style (20th Century) desk with a parquetry inlaid top and gilt bronze trim with a single drawer.
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20th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

  • French Louis XV Style Parquetry Table Desk
  • French Louis XV Style Parquetry Table Desk
  • French Louis XV Style Parquetry Table Desk
  • French Louis XV Style Parquetry Table Desk
H 30 in. W 39 in. D 24.5 in.
French Louis XV Style Walnut Table Desk
Located in New York, NY
French Louis XV style (19/20th Century) walnut table desk with gilt trim and stretcher.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

French Louis XV Style Walnut Table Desk
H 29 in. W 50.5 in. D 31.5 in.
French Louis XV Style Gilt Bronze Mahogany and Tulipwood Mounted Writing Desk
Located in Houston, TX
Fine petite writing desk with curved sides and gracefully carved legs in mahogany and tulipwood combination. Bronze mounts accent this exquisite piece. Cherubs holding Candelabra a...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood, Kingwood

Antique French Louis XV Small Inlaid Petite Demilune Writing Desk Made in France
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique French Louis XV style small inlaid petite Demilune writing desk, made in France. Item features marble top, green leather pullout or pull-out writing surface, inlaid all the w...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Marble, Bronze

Louis XV antique Style Writing Table Bureau Plat Black with Brass bronzed
Located in Berlin, DE
In Bois-Satiné veneer blacked. Extremely fine, floral, bronze fittings in the form of chutes, handmade patinated bronze. Veneered on solid beechwood. Strong cambered, four-sided pas...
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20th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

19th Century antique Louis XV Style Bureau Plat Writing Table bronze
Located in Berlin, DE
Castle worthy desk, solid wood. Rosewood veneer edged by finely engraved brass fittings. On angled, with four looking forward, imposing female busts on curly legs, on all sides scall...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Baker Furniture French Provincial Louis XV Walnut Writing Desk, Newly Refinished
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional French Provincial Louis XV style writing desk By Baker Furniture USA, Circa 1960s Gorgeous book-matched figured walnut, with original brass hardware and mount...
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Mid-20th Century American Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

French Louis XV-Style Gilt Bronze Mahogany and Tulipwood Mounted Writing Desk
Located in Houston, TX
Fine petite writing desk with curved sides and gracefully carved legs in mahogany and tulipwood combination. Bronze mounts accent this exquisite piece. Cherubs holding candelabra a...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Kingwood, Tulipwood

French Louis XV Style Painted Bureau Plat Writing Desk
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Charmingly distressed French Louis XV Provincial style "table a ecrire" or writing table has a small center drawer with brass decorative pull & graceful capriole legs. Search terms:...
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20th Century French French Provincial Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

French Louis XV Style Desk with Leather Writing Pad, Black with Brass Accents
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Louis XV style desk, with leather writing pad top, from the 19th century. This antique table from France has been designed in the Louis XV style with top fitted with a leath...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Wood

Antique French Louis XV Walnut Ormalu Inlaid Ladies Library Vanity Writing Desk
Located in Dayton, OH
Antique Louis XV / Quinze style petitle ladies writing table, desk or bureau . Made of burl walnut with rectangular form featuring marquetry inlaid floral accents, leather top with g...
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Antique 19th Century Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Walnut

Auffray & Co French Louis XV Provincial Tooled Leather Bureau Plat Writing Desk
By Auffray Furniture
Located in Dayton, OH
Custom ordered French Provincial Bureau Plat or lady's writing desk by Auffray & Company. Features a shaped serpentine top with pink tooled leather, a frieze fitted with three drawer...
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Vintage 1970s Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Paint, Leather, Oak, Walnut

Vintage French Louis XV Style Marquetry Inlay Bronze Ormolu Small Writing Desk
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage French Louis XV style marquetry inlay bronze ormolu small writing desk. Item features ornate bronze ormolu, lower shelf with inlaid desk set, satinwood floral inlay throughou...
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Glass, Satinwood

Louis XV Style Parquetry Inlaid Writing-Table by François Linke, circa 1890
By François Linke
Located in London, GB
A Louis XV Style gilt bronze-mounted parquetry inlaid writing-table, by François Linke. French, circa 1890. Stamped 'FL' to the reverse of the centre bronze mounts to the front...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

French Louis XV Style Table with Bronze Mounts
Located in Barntrup, DE
This elegant Louis XV style table or writing desk is made of walnut with veneered mahogany parquetry design and elegant bronze mounts, circa the 1930s. The table has cabriole legs wi...
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Vintage 1930s French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

  • French Louis XV Style Table with Bronze Mounts
  • French Louis XV Style Table with Bronze Mounts
  • French Louis XV Style Table with Bronze Mounts
  • French Louis XV Style Table with Bronze Mounts
H 29.93 in. W 31.5 in. D 23.63 in.
20th Century antique Louis XV Style Bureau Plat Writing Table Piano White
Located in Berlin, DE
Bureau plat writing table in the style of Louis XV style, silvered bronze fittings. Piano lacquer white on solid beech wood. Heavily arched, four-sided passively curved tripod frame ...
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20th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Beech

French Louis XV Black Lacquer Bronze Figural Ormolu Bureau Plat Writing Desk
Located in Philadelphia, PA
French Louis XV ebonized black lacquer bronze figural Ormolu Bureau plat writing desk. Item features faux 3 drawer finished back (image 10), ornate bronze ormolu, bronze paw feet, 3 ...
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

20th Century antique Louis XV Style Bureau Plat Writing Table Piano Black
Located in Berlin, DE
Bureau plat writing table in the style of Louis XV style, silvered bronze fittings. Piano lacquer black on solid beech wood. Heavily arched, four-sided passively curved tripod frame ...
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20th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Beech

Fine 19th Century French Louis XV Bronze Mounted Kingwood & Walnut Writing Desk
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A very fine and original French 19th century Louis XV bronze mounted kingwood and walnut bureau plat. The writing desk has serpentine shape gilt banding around the top surface, three...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

Louis XV Period Table
Located in Dallas, TX
Louis XV period table in cherry, C. 1760 Provincial. Center drawer, felt top, carving at knees of legs.
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Felt, Cherry

  • Louis XV Period Table
  • Louis XV Period Table
  • Louis XV Period Table
  • Louis XV Period Table
H 27 in. W 34 in. D 25 in.
French Louis XV Walnut Kidney Shaped Vanity or Ladies Writing Desk With Chair
By Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous French Provincial Louis XV style kidney shaped petite vanity or ladies writing desk with chair In the manner of Widdicomb USA, Circa 1920s Carved walnut, with burled wa...
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Vintage 1920s American Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

19th Century French Louis XV Desk, Dining Table
Located in Dallas, TX
19th century French Louis XV desk ~ Dining table is an exceptionally versatile piece, perfect for the stylish executive or doubles as a dining table for the efficient floor plan! Han...
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Antique 1890s French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak

French 18th Century Louis XV Bureau Plat, Writing Desk
Located in Worpswede / Bremen, DE
An imposing Louis XV ebonized writing table with finely chased gilt bronze mounts. The stepped moulded rectangular top inset with the original gilt-tooled leather above three frieze ...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Rococo Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

Designer Writing Desk / Bureau Plat in Louis XV Style, Piano Black
Located in Berlin, DE
Black designer writing desk / bureau plat in Louis XV style Piano black polished veneer on solid softwood with rocaille applications. extremely Fine, floral, silvered bronze fitti...
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20th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Louis XV Style Bureau Plat Writing Desk, Rosewood and Ormulu
Located in Montreal, Quebec
Antique Louis XV style bureau plat writing desk, rosewood and Ormulu mounts, raised on cabriole legs. Tooled leather top. Dimensions: 43” W x 31.5” H x 25.5” D Side drawers (2): ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

Louis XV Style Gilt Bronze Mounted Writing Desk by Poteau
Located in London, GB
Louis XV style gilt bronze mounted writing desk by Poteau French, late 19th century Size: Height 78cm, width 180cm, depth 87cm This beautiful Louis XV style writing desk is rais...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze, Ormolu

French Louis XV Baker Furniture Louis XV Secretary Desk Collector's Edition
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a rare item from Baker furniture. It's a French Louis XV style secretary desk in walnut with a mesh grill set for the doors. The desk measures 89 tall x 47 wide x 21 deep. Th...
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1990s American Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

French Louis XV Style Kingwood Table Desk with Parquetry Inlay
By François Linke
Located in New York, NY
French Louis XV style (19th Century) kingwood table desk with parquetry inlay and floral marquetry border and a single drawer with gilt bronze trim (signed: LINKE)
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Ormolu

French 18th Century Painted Louis XV Table / Small Desk
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Wonderful small Louis XV table /desk with stunning patina. France, 18th century.
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Maitland Smith French Provincial Louis XV Mahogany Leather Top Writing Desk
By Maitland Smith
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous French Provincial Louis XV style writing desk By Maitland Smith Philippines, Circa 1980s Carved mahogany, with original brass hardware and embossed leather top. ...
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Late 20th Century Philippine French Provincial Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

French Country Provincial Louis XV Executive Office Writing Desk Glass Top
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage French Country Provincial Louis XV style executive office writing desk with glass top. Item features a custom glass top, solid wood construction, distressed finish, nicely ca...
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Mid-20th Century French Country Desks and Writing Tables

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Glass, Walnut

Louis XV Fruitwood and Marquetry Writing Table, 'Mid-18th Century'
Located in London, GB
A Louis XV ormolu-mounted bois satine and fruitwood marquetry writing table. Adjustable writing slide with black leather panel, gilt-tooled with central motif; full length drawer wit...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French French Provincial Desks and Writing Tables

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Ormolu

French Louis XV Style Walnut Bureau Plat
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Vintage midcentury French walnut bureau plat with parquetry top & pull outs on each side. Bronze pulls & mounts..    
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20th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

  • French Louis XV Style Walnut Bureau Plat
  • French Louis XV Style Walnut Bureau Plat
  • French Louis XV Style Walnut Bureau Plat
  • French Louis XV Style Walnut Bureau Plat
H 30.50 in. W 50 in. D 26 in.
Kindel Furniture French Provincial Louis XV Walnut Writing Desk or Console
By Kindel Furniture
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional French Provincial Louis XV style carved walnut writing desk or console table By Kindel Furniture, USA, circa 1980s Measures: 52" W x 25.13" D x 30.5" H. Knee ...
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Late 20th Century American French Provincial Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

Baker Furniture French Provincial Louis XV Cherry Wood Writing Desk, Refinished
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous French Provincial Louis XV style writing desk By Baker Furniture USA, Circa 1960s Cherry wood, with original brass hardware. Middle drawer locks, and key is inclu...
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Mid-20th Century American French Provincial Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

French Louis XV Walnut Kidney Kneehole Desk
Located in New York, NY
19th century French Louis XV style walnut kidney shaped kneehole desk with gilt trim and brass scroll handles.
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

  • French Louis XV Walnut Kidney Kneehole Desk
  • French Louis XV Walnut Kidney Kneehole Desk
  • French Louis XV Walnut Kidney Kneehole Desk
  • French Louis XV Walnut Kidney Kneehole Desk
H 28.5 in. W 66.5 in. D 37 in.
Louis XV Style Reading Table Attributed to H. Dasson, France, Circa 1885
By Henry Dasson
Located in PARIS, FR
Charming Louis XV style reading table attributed to H. Dasson. It opens on one side by a compartmental drawer and by a sliding shelf, forming a writing board and being able to switch...
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Antique 1880s French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

French Flat Desk Louis XV Style, Mid-Century
Located in Labrit, Landes
This writing table in the Louis XV style was made in France in the mid 20th century. The tray is protected by a glass, is in a excellent condition: the veneer and the leather adorned...
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Vintage 1950s French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Glass, Wood

  • French Flat Desk Louis XV Style, Mid-Century
  • French Flat Desk Louis XV Style, Mid-Century
  • French Flat Desk Louis XV Style, Mid-Century
  • French Flat Desk Louis XV Style, Mid-Century
H 30.52 in. W 59.06 in. D 31.89 in.
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French Louis Xv Writing Table For Sale on 1stDibs

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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 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 vintage 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.