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French Louis XVI Style Mahogany Writing Desk
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
This fantastic 19th century Louis XVI style petite writing desk is full of handcrafted details! The vibrant orange writing surface is detailed with intricate gold tooling and perimet...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal, Brass

  • French Louis XVI Style Mahogany Writing Desk
  • French Louis XVI Style Mahogany Writing Desk
  • French Louis XVI Style Mahogany Writing Desk
  • French Louis XVI Style Mahogany Writing Desk
H 28.63 in. W 34.50 in. D 22 in.
French Louis XVI Kingwood Veneer, Ormolu, and Red Leather Writing Desk
Located in New York, NY
French Louis XVI style (19th century) writing desk with kingwood veneer, a rectangular red leather desktop with embossed gold border and brass trim, with two extendable writing surfa...
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Antique 19th Century Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Kingwood

French Louis XVI Style Writing Desk Bureauplatt, Bronze Gilt Mounts Leather Top
Located in Miami, FL
Crafted in Paris, France, circa 1870 in the style of Francois Linke and built of walnut , the large antique desk stands on elegant cabriole legs decorated at the shoulder with bronze...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

French Louis XVI Ebony Leather Top and Bronze Mounted Writing Desk
By Maison Jansen
Located in West Hartford, CT
Jansen style French Louis XVI ebony desk with beautifully detailed heavy bronze mounts with a tooled black leather top. It has a heavy bronze border running around the entire desk an...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

French Louis XVI Style Writing Desk /Bureauplatt, Bronze Gilt Mounts Leather Top
Located in Houston, TX
Large leather top French style desk in the Louis XVI style with bronze dore mounts. The legs are ebonized and reeded. Marquetry inlay designs are on the front and sides. The leathe...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Satinwood

Antique Louis XVI Writing Desk, 20th Century, Cognac Leather, Bonze & Brass
Located in Paris, FR
Antique Louis XVI style desk from the 20th century, with cognac leather top and gold embossed frieze. The front of the piece has four dovetail drawers with brass details. The right ...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Wood

18th Century French Louis XVI Walnut Writing Table or Desk, Circa 1780
Located in San Francisco, CA
A Louis XVI carved walnut writing table with a tooled inset brown leather top, standing on elegant cabriole legs ending on cloven hoof feet. Having single center drawer with a decora...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Walnut

French Louis XVI Inlaid Burled Walnut Desk with Embossed Leather Top
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Just in from Avignon - this lovely French Louis XVI burled walnut desk has an inlaid molding on all five drawers and a beautiful red embossed leather top. Original key included. H sk...
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Antique 1880s French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Walnut

Jansen French Louis XVI Style Ebonized and Black Leather Desk
By Maison Jansen
Located in New York, NY
French Louis XVI style (1940s) ebonized & gilt bronze trim desk / cartonnier with 2 drawers and a black leather & gold tooled top supported on 4 tapered square legs. (stamped: JANSEN)
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Vintage 1940s French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Gold Leaf, Ormolu

French Louis XVI Style Kingwood Demilune Desk
Located in New York, NY
French Louis XVI style (18/19th Century) kingwood demilune shaped desk with bronze dore trim and gallery with leather top.
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

  • French Louis XVI Style Kingwood Demilune Desk
  • French Louis XVI Style Kingwood Demilune Desk
  • French Louis XVI Style Kingwood Demilune Desk
  • French Louis XVI Style Kingwood Demilune Desk
H 29 in. W 44.75 in. D 21.5 in.
French Louis XVI Style Mahogany Table Desk with Leather Top
Located in New York, NY
French Louis XVI style (English-19th Century) mahogany table desk with 3 drawers and various inlaid woods with bronze trim & swags on legs with a leather top (WROTHAM PARK)
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Antique 19th Century English Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

20th Century Inlaid Wood French Louis XVI Style Writing Desk Table, 1960
Located in Vicoforte, Piedmont
Small French writing desk of the 20th century. Elegant Louis XVI style furniture nicely inlaid in mahogany, maple, walnut, rosewood and fruitwood. Double-body desk with a front drawe...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

French Louis XVI Style 1900s Mahogany and Bronze Desk with Olive Leather Top
Located in Atlanta, GA
A French Louis XVI style mahogany and mahogany veneer desk from the early 20th century, with olive leather top, two drawers, lateral pull-outs and cylindrical legs on bronze feet. Cr...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

Desk in Mahogany Louis XVI Style
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Minister desk in mohagany gilded brass and green leather on the top The desk have two extensions on the sides allowing you to put a lamp or accessory, the desk is composed of 3 par...
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Antique 1890s French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

  • Desk in Mahogany Louis XVI Style
  • Desk in Mahogany Louis XVI Style
  • Desk in Mahogany Louis XVI Style
  • Desk in Mahogany Louis XVI Style
H 30 in. W 56 in. D 31 in.
19th Century Louis XVI Style Leather Top Writing Table / Bureau Plat
Located in Madrid, ES
A 19th century Louis XVI style French writing table or desk, known as a "bureau plat”. It has a leather top writing surface, ormolu bronze details, and three locking drawers with fal...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Ormolu

French Louis XVI Style Mahogany Bureau Plat Desk with Leather Top and Pull-Outs
Located in Atlanta, GA
A large Louis XVI style mahogany two-sided bureau plat desk from the 20th century with five frontal drawers, tan leather top and pull outs. Created in France during the 20th century,...
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20th Century French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

French Louis XVI Directoire Style Desk by Maitland Smith
By Maitland Smith
Located in Southampton, NJ
Beautifully detailed mahogany writing table or desk made by Maitland Smith in the grand French Louis XVI Directoire style having a large hand carved mahogany case which features a fi...
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20th Century American Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass, Gold Leaf

French Louis XVI Black Leather Top Bureau Plat Desk by Simon Loscertales Bona
By Simón Loscertales Bona 1
Located in Philadelphia, PA
French Louis Style XVI black leather top bureau plat desk by Simon Loscertales Bona. Item features black tooled leather top, bronze ormolu, bronze edge, beautiful wood grain, finishe...
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Early 20th Century Spanish Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Kingwood, Mahogany

Desk LOUIS XVI Style, 20th Century
Located in Beuzevillette, FR
Charming little Louis XVI style desk. Leather upper with gold floral interlacing. Composed of three drawers with interior in red velvet. The drawers are enhanced with a gilt metal r...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Wood

  • Desk LOUIS XVI Style, 20th Century
  • Desk LOUIS XVI Style, 20th Century
  • Desk LOUIS XVI Style, 20th Century
  • Desk LOUIS XVI Style, 20th Century
H 29.14 in. W 37.01 in. D 16.74 in.
Fine Louis XVI Mahogany and Bronze Mounted Desk, France, 18th Century
Located in Hollywood, FL
The inset embossed leather top surrounded by mahogany and bronze frame with 5 drawers over fluted round tapering legs with fine bronze mounts. The back finished with faux drawer fronts.
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

French Marble Top Writing Table, Tooled-Leather Writing Surface, on Casters
Located in Montreal, Quebec
French Marble-Top Writing Table on Casters, Pull-Out Drawer, Gilt Tooled-Leather Writing Surface above the drawer, lower storage shelf. Versatile in its design and size, beautiful w...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Marble

Antique French Louis XVI Style Pair of Console, Brass Details & Leather Top
Located in Paris, FR
Antique Pair of Louis XVI style console, with cognac leather top and gold brass and bronze details. The feet are fluted and finished with golden bronze clogs. To be placed against...
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Vintage 1910s French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Wood

Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Mahogany Leather Top Bureau Plat
Located in Forney, TX
An antique Louis XVI style writing desk with beautiful patina. Hand crafted in France in the early 20th century, featuring a rich mahogany finish adorned with gilt bronze ormolu moun...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze, Ormolu

20th Century Imperial Bureau Plat / Writing Desk in the Style of Louis XVI
Located in Berlin, DE
Imperial bureau plat / desk in the style of Louis XVI Piano black polished veneer on solid oak and wood. Extremely finely chased and rich bronze applications. Rectangular body. A ...
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20th Century French Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

French 1890s Louis XVI Style Mahogany Two-Drawer Bureau Plat with Leather Top
Located in Atlanta, GA
A petite French Louis XVI style mahogany and mahogany veneer desk from the late 19th century, with brown leather top, two drawers and cylindrical legs on bronze feet. Created in Fran...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

French Neo Classic Leather Top Desk
Located in Westwood, NJ
A French neoclassic style Bureau Plat with a gilt-tooled inset leather top writing surface, with exotic Zebrali veneers, with five drawers, fine brass inlays, raised on brass inlaid ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

  • French Neo Classic Leather Top Desk
  • French Neo Classic Leather Top Desk
  • French Neo Classic Leather Top Desk
  • French Neo Classic Leather Top Desk
H 30 in. W 60 in. D 36 in.
French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Belle Époque Period Desk
By Henry Dasson
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A stunning and extremely high quality French 19th century Louis XVI st. Belle Époque period mahogany, ormolu and leather desk, signed Henry Dasson 1877. The desk is raised by elegant...
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Antique 19th Century French Belle Époque Desks and Writing Tables

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Ormolu

French Neo Classic Writing Table
Located in Westwood, NJ
A French NeoClassic style desk with exotic Zebrali veneers and marquetry top with intricate brass inlays, with three drawers, raised on brass inlaid square tapered legs and square br...
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21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

  • French Neo Classic Writing Table
  • French Neo Classic Writing Table
  • French Neo Classic Writing Table
  • French Neo Classic Writing Table
H 30 in. W 60 in. D 36 in.
Fine Louis XVI Mahogany Leather-Top Table Attributed to Canabas
By Joseph Canabas
Located in Sheffield, MA
A Fine Louis XVI Mahogany Leather Top Table Attributed to Canabas Joseph Canabas maitre 1766 Height 28 in. Width 27 in. Depth 17 in. Tab84
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

French 18th Century Louis XVI Mahogany Gilt Bronze Neoclassical Bureau Plat
Located in Berlin, DE
French 18th Century Louis XVI Mahogany Gilt Bronze Neoclassical Bureau Plat A late 18th century Louis XVI mahogany bureau plat or writing desk. The rectangular brass banded top acce...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Walnut Architect's Table or Table Tronchin
Located in Berlin, DE
A late 18th century Louis XVI walnut architect's or mechanical table with a double-hinged ratcheted top comprising an original gold-tooled black leather lined writing plate, which ca...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

Mahogany Desk With Inlaid Leather Top and Gold Leaf Details, Early 20th Century
Located in Chicago, IL
A gorgeous Louis XVI style writing desk constructed with mahogany. This desk has a rectangular tabletop with two leaves that pull out for additional surface space. It features an ins...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Louis XVI Ormolu-Mounted Tulipwood and Amaranth Bureau Plat
By Philippe Claude Montigny
Located in Boston, MA
In the style of Montigny (Philippe-Claude Montigny, mai^tre in 1770), the rectangular tooled leather-lined top surrounded with a later ormolu border, above two frieze drawers and sim...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

Diminutive Leather Top Desk with Pull-Out Sides and Bronze Mounts Stamped Jansen
By Maison Jansen
Located in Stamford, CT
An early Louis XVI style leather top desk with pull-out sides and bronze mounts with a single centre drawer stamped Jansen. Pull outs measure 15.5 x 9 inches each.
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

French 19th Century Green Satinwood Marquetry Table with Leather Top
Located in London, GB
Constructed in satinwood, with extensive usage of green stained sycamore, harewood, bois Violette, and well cut floral marquetry, the freestanding table rises from bronze capped cyli...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Satinwood, Sycamore

Bureau Plat, France 1st Half 19th Century
Located in Greding, DE
Bureau Plat on conical pointed legs with brass sabots and leather-covered tabletop. The front is divided into four drawers - the right one has an insert and a secret compartment. The...
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Antique 19th Century Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

  • Bureau Plat, France 1st Half 19th Century
  • Bureau Plat, France 1st Half 19th Century
  • Bureau Plat, France 1st Half 19th Century
  • Bureau Plat, France 1st Half 19th Century
H 29.22 in. W 51.19 in. D 25.6 in.
Antique French Parquetry and Bronze Cartonnier Writing Desk with Clock
Located in London, GB
Cartonnier in the Louis XVI Manner after the Original by Simon Oeben Constructed in kingwood and having extensive parquetry inlay, with well cast and extensive fire gilt bronze enha...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Desks

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Bronze

French Marquetry Slant Top Ladies Writing Desk, Circa 1780
Located in Charleston, SC
French marquetry ladies slant top three-drawer writing desk with floral motif inlay, flanking step back interior drawers, leather writing surface, carved scalloped skirt, original or...
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Antique 1780s French Louis XVI Desks

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Gold, Ormolu

Antique Walnut and Marquetry Writing Desk
Located in London, GB
This elegant writing desk was created in France in the late 18th century, during the reign of King Louis XVI (1774-1792). The desk is designed in a refined neoclassical style which w...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XVI Desks

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Brass

  • Antique Walnut and Marquetry Writing Desk
  • Antique Walnut and Marquetry Writing Desk
  • Antique Walnut and Marquetry Writing Desk
  • Antique Walnut and Marquetry Writing Desk
H 27.17 in. W 37.41 in. D 26.38 in.
19th Century French Miniature Inlaid Louis XVI Bonheur Du Jour or Writing Desk
Located in Fayetteville, AR
This rare 19th century miniature Louis XVI style model writing desk or bonheur du jour features an upper cabinet and fold out leather top writing surface. Called a bonheur du jour in...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Models and Miniatures

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Bronze

French Louis XVI writing table
Located in Charlottesville, VA
French Louis XVI style walnut writing table with green leather writing surface raised on casters
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Antique 19th Century French Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

  • French Louis XVI writing table
  • French Louis XVI writing table
  • French Louis XVI writing table
  • French Louis XVI writing table
H 29.75 in. Dm 18.25 in.
Louis XVI Style Vintage French Mahogany Writing Table, Leather Top, circa 1940
Located in Houston, TX
Receive our new selections direct from 1stdibs by email each week. Please click Follow Dealer below and see them first! Louis XVI style vintage French mahogany writing table or es...
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Vintage 1940s French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Early 20th Century Louis XVI Walnut Leather Bureau Plat Writing Desk Restored
Located in Toledo, Castilla La Mancha
Beautiful Louis XVI style bureau plat writing desk from early 20th century, totally restored. Walnut wood, brass and light brown leather top. With three front drawers and a working k...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

Louis XVI Kneehole Writing Table in Tulipwood
Located in Wiltshire, GB
A fine French Louis XVI freestanding tulipwood leather top kneehole writing table with drawers on one side, in original condition Measures: height 30" (76cm) width 40.5" (103cm)...
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Antique 1870s French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Tulipwood, Leather

French Louis XVI Style Parquetry Desk, circa 1900
Located in Fulton, CA
Early 20th century parquetry desk or writing table with bronze ormolu detail and tooled leather writing surface. Fine detail to gilded bronze mounts, bevelled marble top. Five drawer...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Marble, Bronze

  • French Louis XVI Style Parquetry Desk, circa 1900
  • French Louis XVI Style Parquetry Desk, circa 1900
  • French Louis XVI Style Parquetry Desk, circa 1900
  • French Louis XVI Style Parquetry Desk, circa 1900
H 41.38 in. W 43.63 in. D 25.13 in.
Jansen Style Louis Xvi Writing Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in Bedford, NY
Black flat leather top with gold tooling. Walnut wood in a bleached and pickled finish. One drawer. Made in France and believed to be a product of one of Jansen's shops
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Vintage 1930s French Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Walnut

  • Jansen Style  Louis  Xvi  Writing  Table
  • Jansen Style  Louis  Xvi  Writing  Table
  • Jansen Style  Louis  Xvi  Writing  Table
  • Jansen Style  Louis  Xvi  Writing  Table
H 30 in. W 43 in. D 25.50 in.
Exquisite Louis XVI Desk and Game/Card Table
Located in Chicago, IL
This fine mahogany table features a reversible top; one side with an elegant green leather inset, for use as a writing desk, the other with green felt for card playing. Removing the ...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

19th Century Louis XVI Mahogany and Leather Small Bureau Plat RESTORED
Located in Toledo, Castilla La Mancha
Elegant small Louis XVI writing desk with wheels, leather top with two side drawers and one central, with bronzes. Louis XVI style, also called Louis Seize, is a style of architectu...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

18th Century Louis XVI Mahogany Metamorphic Table
Located in Louisville, KY
This rare form features a removable top with a leather inset writing surface on one side and a cloth surface for cards on the reverse; revealing a stone inset panel for mixing drinks...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier French Desks and Writing Tables

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Stone

Palatial Neoclassical Style Bureau Plat after Jean-Henri Riesener, France, 1860
By Jean-Henri Riesener
Located in Chicago, IL
Rare extra-large French Louis XVI Neoclassical style four-sided bureau plat, after a model by Jean-Henri Riesener displayed at the Louvre Museum in Paris. Conforming rectangular top ...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

Antique 18th Century Louis XVI Cylinder Bureau Writing Desk from France
Located in Vienna, AT
Very elegant freestanding antique French cylinder writing desk veneered with polished Acajou moucheté (fly mahogany) from the Louis XVI period. Beneath the roll top are five drawers ...
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XVI Desks

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Marble, Brass

French Louis XVI Writing Desk
Located in Austin, TX
French Louis XVI style desk in ebonized mahogany with a lustrous French polish finish, tan leather top with gold leafed embossed frieze, and brass capped feet on fluted legs. Two dov...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

  • French Louis XVI Writing Desk
  • French Louis XVI Writing Desk
  • French Louis XVI Writing Desk
  • French Louis XVI Writing Desk
H 30.375 in. W 46.75 in. D 24.5 in.
Louis XVI Leather-Top Writing Desk
Located in Austin, TX
A charming French antique desk in the Louis XVI style, with a green leather top, brass trim and hardware and fluted legs. Three dovetailed drawers and a pull-out, leather-top writing...
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Antique Early 1900s French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass, Gold Leaf

  • Louis XVI Leather-Top Writing Desk
  • Louis XVI Leather-Top Writing Desk
  • Louis XVI Leather-Top Writing Desk
  • Louis XVI Leather-Top Writing Desk
H 29.75 in. W 40 in. D 24 in.
French Louis XVI Leather-Top Roll Top Writing Desk
Located in Austin, TX
Antique Louis XVI cylinder bureau, secretary desk. A retractable cylinder encloses three drawers and a leather topped writing surface with a large bottom drawer below. Tapered legs w...
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Antique 1880s French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Antique French Louis XVI Rosewood Leather Top Writing Desk
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional antique French Louis XVI style writing desk France, early 20th century Carved rosewood, with embossed leather top and original brass gallery, hardware, and caste...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

French Louis XVI Leather-Top "Bureau Plat" Writing Desk
Located in Austin, TX
French Louis XVI leather-top "bureau plat" writing desk, the fine construction combined with a lustrous French polish finish and trimmed with brass give this fine desk a strong decor...
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Antique Early 1900s French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass, Bronze, Gold Leaf

Antique Louis XVI Style French Writing Desk
Located in Austin, TX
Beautiful writing desk made of ebonized mahogany and finished with a French polish. This great piece has a tan leather writing top, featuring an embossed, gold leaf frieze design. Th...
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Vintage 1920s French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

  • Antique Louis XVI Style French Writing Desk
  • Antique Louis XVI Style French Writing Desk
  • Antique Louis XVI Style French Writing Desk
  • Antique Louis XVI Style French Writing Desk
H 29.75 in. W 47.125 in. D 25.75 in.
French Louis XVI Cartonnier Writing Desk with Tortoise Finished Leather
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This gorgeous desk is made of walnut and features a gold tooled embossed leather top done in a faux tortoise shell finish, circa 1950. The desk has drawers on both sides and is in go...
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Vintage 1950s French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut, Leather

Louis XVI Style French Antique Writing Desk
Located in Austin, TX
French antique Louis XVI style writing desk made of mahogany and ebonized with a French polish finish. This piece has three dovetailed drawers with working original locks and keys. T...
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Vintage 1940s French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

  • Louis XVI Style French Antique Writing Desk
  • Louis XVI Style French Antique Writing Desk
  • Louis XVI Style French Antique Writing Desk
  • Louis XVI Style French Antique Writing Desk
H 29.625 in. W 43.25 in. D 23.5 in.
French Antique Louis XVI Mahogany Writing Desk
Located in Austin, TX
Antique French Louis XVI style writing desk of solid mahogany with a lustrous French polish finish. Tan leather top has an embossed, gold leafed frieze. Lovely brass trim and carved ...
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Antique Early 1900s French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

  • French Antique Louis XVI Mahogany Writing Desk
  • French Antique Louis XVI Mahogany Writing Desk
  • French Antique Louis XVI Mahogany Writing Desk
  • French Antique Louis XVI Mahogany Writing Desk
H 30 in. W 43.75 in. D 23.75 in.
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A Close Look at louis-xvi Furniture

Reflecting the final era of royal opulence before the upheaval of the French Revolution, antique Louis XVI furniture features more angular shapes than the Rococo curves of the Louis XV style, harkening back to the imposing grandeur of Louis XIV.

Dating between 1750 and 1800, an era that overlapped with the last king of France whose reign was cut short by the guillotine, Louis XVI furniture, known as the goût grec, is emblematic of the neoclassical revision that French furniture underwent during the second half of the 18th century.

Authentic Louis XVI furniture characteristics include clean lines and carved details such as scrolls and acanthus flourishes that were inspired by ancient Greece and Rome. This was informed by a burgeoning interest in antiquity in the 18th century, owing to new archaeological excavations at sites including Pompeii and Herculaneum. It largely eclipsed the more East Asian–influenced ornamentation of Louis XV for something more geometric and symmetrical.

The Louis XVI style was defined by what was being created for the palatial rooms at Versailles and Fontainebleau, particularly for the queen, with cabinetmaker Jean-Henri Riesener being a favorite of Marie-Antoinette’s for his luxurious pieces accented with gilded bronze and marquetry. Furniture maker Jean-Baptiste-Claude Sené was also a major designer of the period, with his pieces for the royal residences adorned with giltwood and neoclassical touches like tapered columns for chair legs and laurel leaf carvings. Cabinetmaker Adam Weisweiler occasionally incorporated into his furniture porcelain panels produced by Sèvres, a popular manufacturer of European ceramics that served the crown with serveware, vases and other decorative objects.

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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.