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Italian Edizioni Two-Drawer Mirrored and Brass Writing Desk, Mid-Century Modern
Located in Miami, FL
Handmade desk with two drawers with brake. It´s also black mirrored behind. The handles and the endless of the drawers are made in mirror. The brass legs are very resistant’s. ...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Glass

Nomos Style Chrome and Glass Dining Table or Desk after Norman Foster
By Sir Norman Foster
Located in San Francisco, CA
An Argentine licensed copy of the original iconic Norman Foster Nomos table. Chrome plated steel frame supporting a thick glass top. Works as a desk or dining table. Will set eight ...
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20th Century Argentine Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Stainless Steel, Chrome

Gaetano Table by Gae Aulenti for Zanotta, 1970
By Zanotta, Gae Aulenti
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Gaetano working table by Gae Aulenti for Zanotta with original glass top, supported by two black and red enameled metal folding working horses alike base. Documented: see Repertorio ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

In the Style of Gio Ponti Italian Desk, 1950
By Gio Ponti
Located in Rome, IT
Gorgeous desk, design in the style of Gio Ponti, recognizable leg style, the wood that forms an "X" with the upper part larger than the low. All in black lacquered wood, with the to...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

  • In the Style of Gio Ponti Italian Desk, 1950
  • In the Style of Gio Ponti Italian Desk, 1950
  • In the Style of Gio Ponti Italian Desk, 1950
  • In the Style of Gio Ponti Italian Desk, 1950
H 31.5 in. W 47.25 in. D 23.63 in.
Chrome and Glass Writing Desk by Pace
By Pace Collection
Located in San Leandro, CA
Fantastic Modern Writing Desk by Pace. The supports are 3/4" thick glass connected by a scalloped chrome stretcher fixed by large chrome end caps. The base has scalloped chrome fix...
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Chrome, Stainless Steel

  • Chrome and Glass Writing Desk by Pace
  • Chrome and Glass Writing Desk by Pace
  • Chrome and Glass Writing Desk by Pace
  • Chrome and Glass Writing Desk by Pace
H 29 in. W 60 in. D 36 in.
Mid-Century Style Glass Top Writing Desk
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This unique antiqued glass writing table features a wonderful chrome X-style base and two drawer storage. Unique pulls, sturdy construction, and antique finish on the beveled mirror ...
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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. Handmade in Los Angeles, California. Shown in walnut and maple with solid brass ...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Aluminum, Brass, Copper

Studio Buzao, Null Writing Desk Hot Pink Edition, Laminated Glass
By Buzao
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
The Null collection, which was officially launched in Design Shanghai 2019, has launched a new series of artworks in Design Shanghai from November 26-29 in 2020. Here, it will be giv...
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2010s Chinese Desks and Writing Tables

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Glass

Chrome and Glass Dining Table / Writing Desk by Pace
By Pace Collection
Located in San Leandro, CA
Spectacular Glass and Chrome Desk by Pace. The 3/4" thick glass panels are connected by a 5" diameter scalloped chrome stretcher and footed with scalloped chrome fixtures. The base...
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Stainless Steel, Chrome

Studio Buzao, Null Writing Desk Hot Pink Edition, Laminated Glass
By Buzao
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
The Null collection, which was officially launched in Design Shanghai 2019, has launched a new series of artworks in Design Shanghai from November 26-29 in 2020. Here, it will be giv...
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2010s Chinese Desks and Writing Tables

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Glass

French Brass X-Frame Writing Desk with Glass Top, circa 1970
Located in London, GB
An elegant French brass writing desk, with a glass top and narrow glass shelf. The base of this 1970s writing table with X-frame legs, connected by a central brass rod.
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Vintage 1970s French Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Franco Albini Glass & Metal Writing Desk for Knoll International, 1949
By Knoll, Franco Albini
Located in The Hague, NL
Rare and early age writing desk designed by Franco Albini and manufactured by Knoll International. This desk was designed in 1949 and produced for many years by Knoll International. ...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

French Modern Design Rattan and Glass Writing Table or Desk
Located in Halluin, FR
French modern design rattan and glass desk composed of a robust and airy rattan structure with storage spaces and a glass tray (140cm/80cm). Available with a black lacquered wooden o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writi...

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Rattan, Glass

Swing Writing Desk by Libero Rutilo
By Morelato
Located in Milan, IT
This ash wood writing desk features two drawers on the left, one open compartment on the right, and two open compartments on the back with colored interior. Each element can be open,...
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2010s Italian Desks and Writing Tables

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Glass, Wood

  • Swing Writing Desk by Libero Rutilo
  • Swing Writing Desk by Libero Rutilo
  • Swing Writing Desk by Libero Rutilo
  • Swing Writing Desk by Libero Rutilo
H 29.14 in. W 59.06 in. D 23.63 in.
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

Bamboo Base Writing Desk, France, 1940s
Located in New York, NY
1940s French bamboo base writing desk with glass top. The desk has been recently refurbished and has a beautiful natural aged patina. Base measures 35 x 20. Glass top measures 48 ...
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Vintage 1940s French Desks and Writing Tables

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Bamboo, Glass

  • Bamboo Base Writing Desk, France, 1940s
  • Bamboo Base Writing Desk, France, 1940s
  • Bamboo Base Writing Desk, France, 1940s
  • Bamboo Base Writing Desk, France, 1940s
H 26.5 in. W 48 in. D 28 in.
Italian Midcentury Writing Desk Gio Ponti Inspired
By Gio Ponti
Located in Carpaneto Piacentino, Italy
Sculptured writing desk with green glass top in the style of Gio Ponti. Large drawer under the top.   
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Glass, Wood

  • Italian Midcentury Writing Desk Gio Ponti Inspired
  • Italian Midcentury Writing Desk Gio Ponti Inspired
  • Italian Midcentury Writing Desk Gio Ponti Inspired
  • Italian Midcentury Writing Desk Gio Ponti Inspired
H 31.89 in. W 53.15 in. D 27.56 in.
Chrome and Glass Writing Table
Located in Stamford, CT
Modern chrome and glass writing table.   
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20th Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Chrome

  • Chrome and Glass Writing Table
  • Chrome and Glass Writing Table
  • Chrome and Glass Writing Table
  • Chrome and Glass Writing Table
H 31 in. W 72 in. D 36 in.
21st Century Design Clasp Smoked Glass and Breccia Calcutta Marble Writing Desk
By Studio SORS
Located in Paris, FR
Breccia Calcutta Italian marble and molded smoked curved glass form the two elements of our Clasp desk. It's a play on fortitude and lightness. A collectible design piece handcrafted...
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2010s French Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Marble

1930s Italian Art Deco Mid-Century Modern Wood, Glass and Brass Writing Desk
By Paolo Buffa, Vittorio Dassi, Melchiorre Bega, Guglielmo Ulrich, Ico & Luisa Parisi
Located in Carimate, Como
Beautiful Italian 1930s writing desk, bureau with elegant and classic wood worked according its natural graining, 4 drawers with gray/copper lacquered glass top and the final touch d...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

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 and elegant design Perfect finished. Overall dimensions: 127 cm W x 51 cm D x 8...
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2010s European Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Bauhaus Writing Desk Art Deco, Austria, 1930s
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Fantastic white lacquered Bauhaus writing desk from the era circa 1930s in Austria. Renown as homestead of the avant-garde of classical modernism, this design style was invented to b...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Bauhaus Desks and Writing Tables

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Chrome

  • Bauhaus Writing Desk Art Deco, Austria, 1930s
  • Bauhaus Writing Desk Art Deco, Austria, 1930s
  • Bauhaus Writing Desk Art Deco, Austria, 1930s
  • Bauhaus Writing Desk Art Deco, Austria, 1930s
H 30.3 in. W 56.9 in. D 26.8 in.
Franco Albini Writing Desk Knoll International, 1949
By Franco Albini, Knoll
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Rare and early writing desk model 1928 designed by Franco Albini and manufactured by Knoll International. This desk was designed in 1949 and produced for many years by Knoll internat...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

  • Franco Albini Writing Desk Knoll International, 1949
  • Franco Albini Writing Desk Knoll International, 1949
  • Franco Albini Writing Desk Knoll International, 1949
  • Franco Albini Writing Desk Knoll International, 1949
H 26.38 in. W 48.04 in. D 27.56 in.
1970 Writing Desk Made by Mangiarotti for Skipper in Carrara Marble Glass Top
By Angelo Mangiarotti
Located in Milano, IT
Writing desk 1970s made by Angelo Mangiarotti for skipper furniture with side table for accessories, base in Carrara marble top in tempered glass. Measures: Main piece cm 161 x 99 H...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Carrara Marble

21st Century Two-Drawer Mirrored White 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 and elegant design Perfect finished. Overall dimensions: 127 cm W x 51 cm D x 8...
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2010s European Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Glass Modern Desk
Located in Dallas, TX
Glass modern desk with gold-plated decorative plates, beautifully designed, gold plated plates gives it that elegant and vintage look.
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20th Century French Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Gold Plate

  • Glass Modern Desk
  • Glass Modern Desk
  • Glass Modern Desk
  • Glass Modern Desk
H 29 in. W 54 in. D 32 in.
English Desk Glazed Bureau Writing Cabinet Glazed, 19th Century
Located in Newcastle upon Tyne, GB
An impressive rare form 19th century bow front glazed desk cabinet. The bow front form desk with fitted drawer above astragal glazed doors enclosed storage and raised on a plinth ba...
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Antique 19th Century English Desks and Writing Tables

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Glass

Italian Chrome X-Base Trestle Dining Table or Writing Desk
By Pace Collection
Located in San Leandro, CA
Rarely seen X-base trestle style dining table base that can be used as either a dining table or writing desk. The base will easily support a glass or stone top as large as 48 x 108 x...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Stone, Chrome

French Architectural Glass Desk
By Antoine Philippon and Jacqueline le Coq, Behr
Located in Dronten, NL
Exceptional 1960s glass desk reminiscent of the designs by Antoine Philippon and Jacqueline Lecoq for Behr. Very high end design and very practical. The bases both have a box side a...
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

  • French Architectural Glass Desk
  • French Architectural Glass Desk
  • French Architectural Glass Desk
  • French Architectural Glass Desk
H 23.63 in. W 63 in. D 23.63 in.
Important Rosewood Curved Writing Desk Attributed Guglielmo Ulrich, circa 1945
By Guglielmo Ulrich
Located in Rome, IT
Rare writing desk attributed to Arch Guglielmo Ulrich aerodynamics line, original curved top with two windows four drawers, original bronze handles shaped mouth rosewood, brass, g...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Writing Desk Designed by Architect M. Požár, Retro Style Brusel 1960s
By M. Požár
Located in Praha, CZ
The item is made of veneered and varnished wood, on upper surface is black opax glass, corpus is varnished quality polyurethane varnish. drawers and legs are varnished into the origi...
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Vintage 1960s Czech Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Glass, Wood

Gio Ponti Glass Desk
By Gio Ponti
Located in East Hampton, NY
A desk for the Verocoke offices, Milan, 1939. Gio Ponti Desk from the Societa Vetrocke Building, Milan, ca. 1939. Vitrex Glass, laminate, Italian walnut, enameled steel, and brass. ...
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Vintage 1930s Italian Desks and Writing Tables

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Crystal, Brass

  • Gio Ponti Glass Desk
  • Gio Ponti Glass Desk
  • Gio Ponti Glass Desk
  • Gio Ponti Glass Desk
H 27.75 in. W 47 in. D 17.5 in.
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

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Bamboo, Glass

  • Glass Top Bamboo Desk/Table
  • Glass Top Bamboo Desk/Table
  • Glass Top Bamboo Desk/Table
  • Glass Top Bamboo Desk/Table
H 31 in. W 55 in. D 30 in.
Wooden Writing Desk in the Style of Ico Parisi, Italy, 1950s
By Ico Parisi
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
Made in mahogany and features a back-painted glass top and brass parts. It has been restored and polished with shellac. In perfect condition.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

1960s Italian Mid-Century Art Deco Leather Parchment Tan and Brass Writing Desk
By Paolo Buffa, Melchiorre Bega, Vittorio Dassi, Guglielmo Ulrich, Ico & Luisa Parisi
Located in Carimate, Como
Beautiful Italian 1960s writing desk, bureau in very elegant leather parchment tan with black and gilt beading to define the great design, 3 drawers on the right side and gilt brass ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Solid Wood and Glass Desk, Italy, 1970s
Located in Naples, IT
Removable solid wood desk, with shaped glass shelf from the 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Glass, Wood

  • Solid Wood and Glass Desk, Italy, 1970s
  • Solid Wood and Glass Desk, Italy, 1970s
  • Solid Wood and Glass Desk, Italy, 1970s
  • Solid Wood and Glass Desk, Italy, 1970s
H 27.56 in. W 30.71 in. D 48.43 in.
Italian Desk Table, Steel and Glass, 1970s
Located in Brussels, BE
Italian desk table, steel and glass, 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel

  • Italian Desk Table, Steel and Glass, 1970s
  • Italian Desk Table, Steel and Glass, 1970s
  • Italian Desk Table, Steel and Glass, 1970s
  • Italian Desk Table, Steel and Glass, 1970s
H 28.15 in. W 66.54 in. D 33.08 in.
Metal and Glass Desk Table by Castelli
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Metal and glass desk table by Castelli located in NY.
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20th Century French Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Metal

  • Metal and Glass Desk Table by Castelli
  • Metal and Glass Desk Table by Castelli
  • Metal and Glass Desk Table by Castelli
  • Metal and Glass Desk Table by Castelli
H 27 in. W 83.5 in. D 37.5 in.
1950s by Cantù Two Drowers Desk Writing Tables or Vanity Gio Ponti Attributed
By Gio Ponti
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Elegant midcentury from Cantù desk or writing tables or vanity, with two drawers, Gio Ponti attributed, in blond walnut, golden brass feet and handles. Top in cristall. With label Co...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

John Mascheroni Polished Aluminum and Glass Desk
By John Mascheroni
Located in New York, NY
John Mascheroni polished aluminum and glass desk. Desk has a tubular frame with a 1/2 inch thick glass top.
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Aluminum

Henredon Veneer Shell Desk with Glass Top
By Henredon
Located in New York, NY
American midcentury custom desk having a gold scalloped shell veneer top with a center drawer supported on dark wood legs with brass feet and trim (by Henredon) (glass top).
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

  • Henredon Veneer Shell Desk with Glass Top
  • Henredon Veneer Shell Desk with Glass Top
  • Henredon Veneer Shell Desk with Glass Top
  • Henredon Veneer Shell Desk with Glass Top
H 30.5 in. W 52.5 in. D 28.5 in.
Modern Smoked Glass and Stainless Steel Desk
Located in North York, ON
This modern desk is sleek and sophisticated. Composed of a polished stainless steel, X-base frame and divided into two separate shelving units on each side and topped with smoked gla...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Stainless Steel

  • Modern Smoked Glass and Stainless Steel Desk
  • Modern Smoked Glass and Stainless Steel Desk
  • Modern Smoked Glass and Stainless Steel Desk
  • Modern Smoked Glass and Stainless Steel Desk
H 29.75 in. W 68.25 in. D 31.5 in.
Rialto L Modern Wall-Mounted Glass Desk by Fiam
By FIAM
Located in Chicago, IL
wall-mounted desk in curved glass by Fiam Desk in 15 mm-thick transparent curved glass with a double bright-finish aluminum plate for wall-mounting. Dimensions 55" L x 27.5"...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Glass

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 style of Maison Jansen.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass, Chrome

Desk Table Modern Glass Crystal Limited Edition Design
By Barberini & Gunnell
Located in Ancona, Marche
The slim desk 'Origami' is made of extra-clear glass. Desk dimension: L 120 W 50 H 75 cm. The inspiration for origami came from the observation of a simple piece of paper which, bein...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Glass

Desk Mahogany Veneer Back-Treated Glass, Italy, 1950s
Located in Milano, IT
Desk with double column of drawers on the side, mahogany veneer with decorative panels on the front, veneered, back-treated glass top.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Glass, Mahogany

Rialto Scrivania Bent Glass Desk by Fiam, Italy
By FIAM
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A fantastic Rialto Scrivania bent-glass desk but Fiam, Italy. A simple yet dramatic form with proportions that allow this elegant piece to also function as a console or dining table....
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Early 2000s Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel

Modern Wood and Glass Desk at cost price.
Located in Saint-Ouen (PARIS), FR
One-drawer desk with onyx, top in glass showing a ceramic plate.
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Vintage 1980s French Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Onyx

  • Modern Wood and Glass Desk at cost price.
  • Modern Wood and Glass Desk at cost price.
  • Modern Wood and Glass Desk at cost price.
  • Modern Wood and Glass Desk at cost price.
H 30.71 in. W 66.93 in. D 32.29 in.
Wood, Fabric and Glass Italian 1940s Rationalist Desk
By Franco Albini
Located in Varese, Lombardia
A beautiful and rare desk in the style of Franco Albini. It is made from a wooden crossed structure with a chrome-plated rod. A studded octagonal top is covered with red "panno Lenci...
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal, Brass, Chrome

Executive Desk Table Modern Glass Crystal Limited Edition Design
By Barberini & Gunnell
Located in Ancona, Marche
The executive desk 'Origami' is made of extra-clear glass. Table dimensions: L 195, W 93, H 75 cm. The inspiration for origami came from the observation of a simple piece of paper wh...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Glass

Art Deco Glass Desk or Reception Table
Located in Berlin, DE
Art Deco glass desk or reception table. Unique table in Art Deco style. Oval glass plate tapering at each end. Precious veneer framed with brass. In the middle with brass struts....
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20th Century German Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Maple

  • Art Deco Glass Desk or Reception Table
  • Art Deco Glass Desk or Reception Table
  • Art Deco Glass Desk or Reception Table
  • Art Deco Glass Desk or Reception Table
H 33.86 in. W 63 in. D 19.69 in.
Achille Salvagni, "Aswan" Desk, Parchment, Bronze, Murano Glass, Contemporary
By Achille Salvagni
Located in London, GB
Achille Salvagni Aswan 2019 Desk featuring a parchment top matte finish, cast burnished and polished bronze structure, complete with two integrated Murano glass vases. Perfect for ho...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

Art Deco Glass Desk or Reception Table
Located in Berlin, DE
Art Deco glass desk or reception table. Unique table in Art Deco style. Oval glass plate tapering at each end. Precious veneer framed with brass. in the middle with brass struts....
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20th Century German Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Maple

  • Art Deco Glass Desk or Reception Table
  • Art Deco Glass Desk or Reception Table
  • Art Deco Glass Desk or Reception Table
  • Art Deco Glass Desk or Reception Table
H 33.86 in. W 63 in. D 19.69 in.
Italian Bent Glass Table/ Desk Attributed to FIAM, Italy
By FIAM
Located in East Hampton, NY
Attributed to FIAM of Italy. Three pieces attached by steel discs, bent glass legs and a solid structure. This is a wonderfully chic desk or dining table for 6. Note: Additional d...
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Late 20th Century Italian Desks and Writing Tables

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Glass

Glass Top Aluminum Saw Horse Leg Table or Desk
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A nice glass top table or desk with saw horse aluminum legs. They are high quality with excellent welds. Nice thick glass.
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Vintage 1970s American Desks and Writing Tables

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Aluminum

N2 Desk, Handcrafted in Solid Wood with Clear Glass Top
By Aaron Scott Design
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The N2 desk features an elaborately articulated, yet deceptively strong wooden base, supporting a 3/8" thick, tempered glass top. The N-series uses rotational symmetry to explore th...
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2010s American Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Glass, Wood

Purple Rebar Desk With Glass Top And Macassar Ebony Wood
By Troy Smith Studio
Located in Toronto, Ontario
The Cleopatra Writing Desk is part of the Rebar series created by artist Troy Smith. Rebar is the steel used in the forming of concrete to give it strength. Rebar is heated with acet...
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2010s Canadian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Steel

Gianfranco Frattini Desk Walnut Veneer Solid Wood Leather Glass, 1970s
By Gianfranco Frattini, Bernini
Located in Milano, IT
Centre desk with shutter with extractable top; inside drawers and plastic material containers for stationary, solid wood (front drawers and shutter) and walnut veneer, top upholstere...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Glass, Plastic, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Italian Desk, Glass, Bronze and Teak, 1970s
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Italian Desk, Glass, Bronze and Teak, 1970s
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Glass, Wood

Italian Midcentury Executive Walnut and Glass Desk by Vittorio Dassi
By Vittorio Dassi
Located in New York, NY
Italian midcentury walnut desk attributed to Vittorio Dassi, the angled brass trimmed sides and shaped top with deep burgundy painted glass over two floating cabinets each with three...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Glass, Walnut

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Glass Writing Desk For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal glass writing desk for your home. A glass writing desk — often made from glass, metal and wood — can elevate any home. There are 645 variations of the antique or vintage glass writing desk you’re looking for, while we also have 52 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer glass writing desk, there are earlier versions available from the 19th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A glass writing desk made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Modern — is very popular. You’ll likely find more than one glass writing desk that is appealing in its simplicity, but Vittorio Dassi, Pace Collection and Franco Albini produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Glass Writing Desk?

Prices for a glass writing desk can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $10 and can go as high as $148,500, while the average can fetch as much as $4,793.

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.