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Boho Chic Wicker Rattan Glass Top Writing Desk by Henry Link
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Elevate your workspace with the Boho Chic Wicker Rattan Writing Desk by Henry Link. Crafted with
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20th Century American Bohemian Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Glass

Thick Glass Top Glass Base Writing Table Compact Desk
By Pace Collection
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Slick Mid-Century Modern all thick 3/4" glass design writing table or small desk.
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20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Glass

Contemporary Mid-Century Style Writing Desk with Glass Top
Located in London, London
Desk Mid Century style Ash frame Coloured glass top Made in Italy Contemporary If not held in
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writi...

Materials

Glass, Ash

Writing Desk with Walnut, Maple, Brass and Glass Top
By Chris Earl
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Hand-turned base with exposed solid wood drawers. Polished tempered glass top. Fine metal accents
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Aluminum, Brass, Copper

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
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Mid-20th Century French Country Desks and Writing Tables

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Glass, Walnut

Lovely Vintage Writing Table Desk in Hardwood with Silk Embroidered Glass Top
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer this lovely vintage writing table with silk embroidered top and glass
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20th Century English Victorian Desks and Writing Tables

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Silk, Glass, Hardwood

Three Drawer Cane & Reed Faux Bamboo Compact Desk Writing Table w/ Glass Top
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Decorative cane & reed three drawer compact entry hall desk writing table or console with glass top.
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20th Century Unknown Hollywood Regency Desks and Writing Tables

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Cane, Glass

1960s Italian Art Deco Mid-Century Walnut Brass Glass Top Desk Writing Table
Located in Carimate, Como
Very elegant Italian Mid-Century Modern small desk or writing table with stylish legs and veneer
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

1960s Italian Art Deco Mid-Century Walnut Brass Glass Top Desk Writing Table
Located in Carimate, Como
Very elegant Italian Mid-Century Modern desk or writing table, inspired to Scandinavian Modern
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Mid-20th Century Italian Scandinavian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

ikons Postmodern Glass Top Desk
Located in New York, NY
ikons Postmodern glass top desk with four polychromed metal legs in differing geometric designs
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20th Century Post-Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Glass

ikons Postmodern Glass Top Desk
ikons Postmodern Glass Top Desk
H 29.25 in W 68 in D 32 in
Italian Brass and Wood Writing Desk or Dining Table with Glass Top, C 1955
Located in Philadelphia, PA
An Italian brass and wood writing desk or dining table with glass top, C 1955.
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

Glass Top Bamboo Desk/Table
Located in Bridgehampton, NY
Glass top bamboo desk/table.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Bamboo, Glass

Glass Top Bamboo Desk/Table
Glass Top Bamboo Desk/Table
H 31 in W 55 in D 30 in
Italian Mid-Century Wooden and Glass Writing Desk
Located in Milano, IT
Cute wooden writing desk of fine Italian manufacture from the 1950s. The desk is made in the frame
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

Zanotta Cavour CM Writing Desk in Clear Glass Top with Natural Oak Frame
By Carlo Mollino, Zanotta
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Zanotta Cavour CM Writing Desk in Clear Glass Top with Natural Oak Frame by Carlo Mollino Legs
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21st Century and Contemporary Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Oak

Zanotta Cavour CM Writing Desk in Clear Glass Top with Canaletto Walnut Frame
By Carlo Mollino, Zanotta
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Zanotta Cavour CM Writing Desk in Clear Glass Top with Canaletto Walnut Frame by Carlo Mollino
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21st Century and Contemporary Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Walnut

1960s Italian Art Deco Mid-century Walnut Brass Glass Top Desk Writing Table
Located in Carimate, Como
Very elegant Italian Art Deco Mid-Century Modern small desk or writing table with 4 beautifully
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

Contemporary Writing Desk In Solid Wood and Glass Worktop
By Mondo
Located in NEW YORK, NY
satin glass writing top, providing a contemporary contrast to the wood's natural warmth. Designed to
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2010s Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Wood, Glass

Vintage Writing Desk in Wood and Glass with Armchair
Located in Milano, IT
the 1920s/30s. The vintage writing desk is very rare and distinctive. The top is made entirely of
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Vintage 1920s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

Zanotta Cavour CM Writing Desk in Smoky Glass Top with Black Varnished Oak Frame
By Zanotta, Carlo Mollino
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Zanotta Cavour CM Writing Desk in Smoky Glass Top with Black Varnished Oak Frame by Carlo Mollino
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21st Century and Contemporary Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Oak

Modern by Giuseppe Carpanelli 2019 Writing Desk with leather top
By Carpanelli
Located in Desio, IT
Writing desk with base in Pama wood, structure in Sycomoro dark frisè wood, drawers with soft
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2010s Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Wood

Boho Modern Wicker Writing Desk
By Henry Link, American of Martinsville
Located in Trenton, NJ
placed. Topped with a sleek glass surface, this desk offers a smooth, practical workspace that enhances
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Late 20th Century Unknown Bohemian Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Wicker, Glass

Boho Modern Wicker Writing Desk
Boho Modern Wicker Writing Desk
H 30.25 in W 40.5 in D 22.5 in
Paestum Writing Table / Desk
Located in Banbury, GB
A finely carved and simulated cork decorated large writing table or desk with a thick glass top.
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2010s English Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Mahogany

Paestum Writing Table / Desk
Paestum Writing Table / Desk
H 30.71 in W 96.82 in D 30.12 in
Minimal Writing desk Office Table Red Travertine Marble Crystal Glass Italy
By Barberini & Gunnell
Located in Ancona, Marche
up of two solid monoliths of premium red travertine and the top in finest extra-clear crystal glass
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Minimalist Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Crystal, Travertine, Marble

Elegant French Style Writing Desk
Located in Riverdale, NY
Elegant French style writing desk with Louis XV lines in blond wood with silver leaf-painted table
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Vintage 1950s American Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Wood

Elegant French Style Writing Desk
Elegant French Style Writing Desk
H 29 in W 47 in D 20 in
Antique Edwardian Writing Table / Desk
Located in London, GB
A wonderful antique Edwardian inlaid writing table / desk. This was made in England, it dates from
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Antique Early 1900s British Edwardian Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Wood

Antique Edwardian Writing Table / Desk
Antique Edwardian Writing Table / Desk
H 29.14 in W 38.98 in D 19.3 in
Wood and Glass Writing Desk, Designed by Giovanna Azzarello, Made in Italy
By Giovanna Azzarello
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Writing desk with squared lines, with structure made of blockboard and solid wood and glass top
Category

2010s Italian Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Glass, Wood

Square Stainless Profile Base Glass Top Dining Writing Work Station Table
By Milo Baughman
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern square stainless profile base 3/4" glass top dining writing work station table
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Chrome

21st Century Two-Drawer Mirrored Glass and Brass Writing Desk or Console
Located in Miami, FL
This is one of five exclusive pieces. Two-drawer mirrored glass and brass writing desk Beautiful
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2010s European Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

Vintage Rattan and Bamboo Desk with Black Glass Top
Located in Baambrugge, NL
Vintage rattan and bamboo desk. An attractive rattan writing table with three drawers and a
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Bamboo, Rattan, Glass

1940s Art Deco Italian Walnut Burl Black Glass Waterfall Writing Desk Table
By Ico & Luisa Parisi, Vittorio Dassi, Paolo Buffa, Gio Ponti, Guglielmo Ulrich
Located in Carimate, Como
Beautiful Italian Art Deco Mid-Century Modern desk writing table, in veneer burl wood and precious
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Opaline Glass, Wood

Ico Parisi Attributed Sculptural Desk With Glass Top 1950s
By Ico Parisi
Located in New York, NY
Architectural desk in walnut with sculptural legs with brass sabots and floating thick glass top
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

Rare French Mid-Century Modern Lucite & Glass Writing Desk / Vanity by P. Vandel
By Pierre Vandel
Located in New York, NY
Elegant French Mid-Century Modern lucite and glass desk /writing table / vanity by Pierre Vandel
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

Petit Chrome Brass and Thick Glass Top Dining or Writing Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Small Mid-Century Modern 42 x 30" brass chrome and 3/4" thick glass dining or dinette table in
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass, Chrome

Louis XV Style Ebonized Writing Desk
Located in Locust Valley, NY
An ebonized writing desk in Louis XV style with cabriole legs and ormolu mounts to the feet, two
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20th Century Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Ormolu

Louis XV Style Ebonized Writing Desk
Louis XV Style Ebonized Writing Desk
H 28.25 in W 41.75 in D 22.25 in
French 19th Century Leather Top Louis XV Style Writing Desk or Bureau Plat
Located in Hopewell, NJ
glass to protect the leather is also included. H to glass top 30.5” x H to desk top 30.25” x H skirt
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Bronze

Leather Top Desk
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Deco style desk on aluminum metal base with single drawer. Glass top protector over the leather
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20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Metal

Leather Top Desk
Leather Top Desk
H 30.25 in W 48 in D 24 in
Writing Desk by Silvio Cavatorta in Solid Walnut and Glass, Italy, 1950's
By Silvio Cavatorta
Located in Uithoorn, NL
open them and they run very smoothly, exactly what you may expect from such a desk. The top of the desk
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Glass, Walnut

Antique English Arts Crafts Queen Anne Oak Green Leather Top Hutch Writing Desk
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique English Arts & Crafts Queen Anne oak green leather top hutch writing desk. Item features a
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Mid-20th Century English Queen Anne Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Leather, Oak

1950s Mid-Century Modern Italian Walnut Wood Brass and Glass Writing Desk Table
By Ico & Luisa Parisi, Paolo Buffa, Gio Ponti
Located in Carimate, Como
Very elegant Italian Mid-Century Modern desk writing table, with glass top and beautiful shape of
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Mid-20th Century Italian Scandinavian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

Bavero Breccia Imperiale Marble-Effect & Oak Writing Desk
By Morica Design
Located in Milan, IT
Brimming with exclusivity, this writing/vanity desk is an exercise in superb finishes also borrowed
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2010s Italian Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Glass, Wood, Oak

Trestle Leg table desk with two-tiered glass top, 1970s
Located in Delft, NL
Trestle Leg table desk with two-tiered glass top, 1970s Chrome and glass desk, 1970s Trestle leg
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20th Century Unknown Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Chrome

Vienna Secessionist Bronzed Metal Writing Table or Desk
Located in Rio Vista, CA
profile. Solid and strong with a removable glass top for transport. The desk measures 24.5 inches from the
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20th Century European Vienna Secession Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Bronze

Michel Ducaroy writing desk SNA Roset France 1950
By Michel Ducaroy
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
up as following. Standing on four slightly tapered feet, the desk has a wide first top with a golden
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Cane, Glass, Hardwood

Italian Mid-Century Stately Wooden Desk with Glass Top, 1950s
By Gio Ponti
Located in Milan, IT
Italian mid-century stately wooden desk with glass top 1950s Sturdy multipurpose desk with eight
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Glass, Wood

Italian Midcentury Desk with Glass Top from the 70s
Located in bari, IT
Typical 70's desk with chromed steel trestles and smoked glass top.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Crystal, Steel

Unique Italian Sculptural Free Standing Writing Desk in Walnut
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Executive desk, walnut, brass, glass, Italy, 1950s Made in Italy, this writing desk is designed
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

Silvio Berrone for Bialetti Headquarters Free Standing Writing Desk
By Silvio Berrone
Located in Waalwijk, NL
glass, Italy, 1955-56 This writing desk is designed by Silvio Berrone for the Bialetti headquarters in
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

Desk With Rebar Frame Macassar Ebony Drawers And Custom Glass Top
By Troy Smith Studio
Located in Toronto, Ontario
rebar desk is integrated with Macassar Ebony in high gloss and a custom glass top that is 1" thick. The
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2010s Canadian Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Steel

Sculptural Blackened Steel and Tinted Glass Top Console Table or Standing Desk
By Ellen Pong
Located in New York, NY
Sculptural blackened steel and smoked glass top console table or standing desk by New York-based
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21st Century and Contemporary American Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Steel

Midcentury Glass Top, Bamboo and Wicker Italian Desk with Drawers, 1980s
Located in Roma, IT
Midcentury glass top, bamboo and wicker desk with drawers. This excellent piece was designed in
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Bamboo, Wicker, Rattan, Wood, Glass

Adentro Cosimo Desk design Marco Zanuso jr white, glass top & bronze base.
By Marco Zanuso Jr.
Located in PARIS, FR
, Adentro Paris. The desk is composed of a central extra clear glass panel with a storage below and has
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2010s French Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Metal

Adentro Cosimo Desk design Marco Zanuso jr white, glass top & white base.
By Marco Zanuso Jr.
Located in PARIS, FR
, Adentro Paris. The desk is composed of a central extra clear glass panel with a storage below and has
Category

2010s French Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Metal

Adentro Cosimo Desk design Marco Zanuso jr white, glass top & gold base.
By Marco Zanuso Jr.
Located in PARIS, FR
, Adentro Paris. The desk is composed of a central extra clear glass panel with a storage below and has
Category

2010s French Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Metal

Adentro Cosimo Desk design Marco Zanuso jr white, glass top & chrome base.
By Marco Zanuso Jr.
Located in PARIS, FR
, Adentro Paris. The desk is composed of a central extra clear glass panel with a storage below and has
Category

2010s French Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Metal

Midcentury Writing Desk or Console Table from Up Zavody, 1960s
By Up Závody
Located in Żory, PL
Mid-century writing desk which can also be used as a console table. Manufactured by UP Zavody
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Glass, Wood

Desk with Painted Glass Top, Joaquim Tenreiro for Bloch Editors, Mid-Century
By Joaquim Tenreiro
Located in Sao Paulo, SP
delicate painted glass surface, the desk exudes an air of sophistication. Embodying the essence of
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Late 20th Century Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Glass, Hardwood

Italian Mid-Century Teakwood Writing Desk by Vittorio Dassi, 1950s
By Vittorio Dassi, Dassi Mobili Moderni
Located in Traversetolo, IT
This exquisite writing desk, so well designed by Vittorio Dassi in the 1950s, stands as a testament
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

1960s Italian Art Deco Midcentury Walnut Brass Desk Writing Table
Located in Carimate, Como
Very elegant Italian Art Deco Mid-Century Modern desk or writing table, in beautiful veneer wood
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

19th Century Roll Top Desk & Bookcase
Located in Naples, FL
This desk is sure to impress with its antique charm. The roll top and bookcase provide ample
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Antique 19th Century American Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Glass, Wood

Rosewood Desk with Painted Glass Top by Joaquim Tenreiro, Bloch Editors, 1960s
By Joaquim Tenreiro
Located in New York, NY
rectangular box with three drawers with a rosewood structure and a top in painted glass. This piece is an
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Vintage 1960s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Rosewood, Glass

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Glass Top Writing Desks For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of glass top writing desks is available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of glass, metal and wood, all glass top writing desks available were constructed with great care. Find 82 antique and vintage glass top writing desks at 1stDibs now, or shop our selection of 12 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished furniture. Glass top writing desks have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 19th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. Glass top writing desks made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Modern — are very popular at 1stDibs. If space is limited, there are small glass top writing desks measuring 16.25 inches across. Many glass top writing desks are appealing in their simplicity, but Matthias Demacker, Vittorio Dassi and Dassi produced popular glass top writing desks that are worth a look.

How Much are Glass Top Writing Desks?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $3,840, while they’re typically $10 on the low end and $37,500 highest priced.

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 furniture in 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 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.

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