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Contemporary Desk French Writing Desk Luxury Wood Handmade Executive Desks
Located in København N, DK
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21st Century and Contemporary European Arts and Crafts Desks and Writing...

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Steel

Modern Walnut Wood Desk Handmade Executive Desk Luxury French Writing Desks
Located in København N, DK
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21st Century and Contemporary European Arts and Crafts Desks and Writing...

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Steel

Venezia Laguna Writing Desk
By Morici
Located in Milan, IT
wooden shape, this writing desk boasts a handmade inlay work painted by hand in a delicate palette
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2010s Italian Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Wood

Venezia Laguna Writing Desk
Venezia Laguna Writing Desk
H 30.32 in W 44.49 in D 25.6 in
Venezia Mestre Writing Desk
By Morici
Located in Milan, IT
writing desk is an icon of contemporary design. Showcasing natural grains through the polished and mirror
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2010s Italian Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Venezia Mestre Writing Desk
Venezia Mestre Writing Desk
H 30.32 in W 44.49 in D 25.6 in
Desk or Writing Table Geometric Glass Crystal Collectible Design Handmade Italy
By Barberini & Gunnell
Located in Ancona, Marche
The executive desk 'Origami' is made of extra-clear crystal glass. Each sheet of extra-clear
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Glass

W Desk, Handmade
By Kino Guerin
Located in Melbourne, CA
The design of this desk is unique and spectacular, it would be a great touch of modernity in your
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2010s Canadian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Plywood, Walnut

W Desk, Handmade
W Desk, Handmade
H 30 in W 42 in D 20 in
Niguel Writing Desk by Lawson-Fenning
By Lawson-Fenning
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Niguel writing desk features solid turned legs, brass cap feet and lacquered interior drawers
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

Niguel Writing Desk by Lawson-Fenning
By Lawson-Fenning
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Niguel writing desk features solid turned legs, brass cap feet and lacquered interior drawers
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

Art Deco Handmade Desk
Located in Hudson, NY
This charming Art Deco wooden desk features clean lines and open shelving. Handmade by a craftsman
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Mid-20th Century North American Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Plywood

Art Deco Handmade Desk
Art Deco Handmade Desk
H 28.5 in W 45 in D 16 in
General Study Desk Writing Table by Matteo Cibic
By Scarlet Splendour, Matteo Cibic
Located in Kolkata, IN
General Study Desk Writing Table by Matteo Cibic is a formidable study table, which has an
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Resin

General Study Desk Writing Table by Matteo Cibic
General Study Desk Writing Table by Matteo Cibic
H 41.34 in W 47.05 in D 19.69 in
Paris Bureau Study Desk Writing Table by Matteo Cibic
By Scarlet Splendour, Matteo Cibic
Located in Kolkata, IN
Paris Bureau Study Desk Writing Table by Matteo Cibic is an extraordinary console/writing table
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Resin

Colonial Mahogany Handmade Writing Table Cum Console On Porcelain Castors
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
Simplicity of form and elegance shines through this beautiful Victorian writing desk; hand-crafted
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Antique Late 19th Century English Late Victorian Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

French Directoire Style Writing Table, Desk in Cherrywood, 2 Drawers
Located in Landivy, FR
This writing table is a handmade reproduction of the French Directoire style at the end of the 18th
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2010s French Directoire Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood, Cherry, Oak

Writing Desk with Walnut, Maple, Brass and Glass Top
By Chris Earl
Located in North Hollywood, CA
. Handmade in Los Angeles, California. Shown in walnut and maple with solid brass detail and a clear
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Aluminum, Brass, Copper

21st Century Writing Desk, Oak Brass and Italian Leather Inlay
By Benedikt Bolza Design, B.B. for Reschio
Located in Lisciano Niccone, Perugia
An oak, brass and leather writing desk B.B. - Strong contrasting materials combine – I love how
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

Shagreen Writing Desk with Bronze-Patina Brass by Kifu Paris
By Kifu Augousti
Located in New York, NY
sculptural writing desk as an ode to his iconic lighting collection. The tabletop is inlaid in cream shagreen
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

Handmade Bespoke Danish Style Desk Chiffonier Teak
Located in Lewes, England
Bespoke desk chiffonier with a Mid-Century Modern danish feel custom designed by Swedish Interior
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2010s British Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Hardwood, Plywood

General Study Desk Writing Table in Brass by Matteo Cibic
By Scarlet Splendour, Matteo Cibic
Located in Kolkata, IN
General Study Desk Writing Table in Brass by Matteo Cibic is a chic study table in brass, with an
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Modern Black Writing Table Desk or Vanity Console in high gloss
By Renats Kotlevs
Located in Riga, LV
furniture design, this beautiful writing desk is handmade with soft to touch black panels and leather top
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21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

Phloem Studio Laura Desk, Handmade Modern Secretary Desk in Walnut or White Oak
By Phloem Studio
Located in Stevenson, WA
Phloem Studio Laura desk is a modern contemporary solid wood secretary desk, handmade custom to
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2010s American Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Hardwood

Solid Wood Desk Console Handmade in Organic Design
By Eckehard Weimann
Located in Dietmannsried, Bavaria
Solid wood desk or console in organic design. Manufactured by German carpenter and sculptor
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2010s German Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Cherry

Pembroke Writing Desk by AMBROZIA, Claro Walnut, Stainless Steel, Camel Leather
By AMBROZIA
Located in Drummondville, Quebec
This Organic/Modern Pembroke writing desk/table is handmade to order from a hand selected
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2010s Canadian Organic Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Stainless Steel, Cut Steel, Steel, Bronze, Brass

Double Stacked Writing Desk in Cream Shagreen by R&Y Augousti
By R & Y Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The double stacked writing desk is a statement piece for any living space with its irregular
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Shagreen Stingray

Shagreen Writing Desk, One Off, EDHA by Reda Amalou, Gallery Collection
By REDA AMALOU DESIGN
Located in Paris, FR
balance to give it its natural stature. One of a kind piece. Handmade in France A Writing Desk with
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21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

Minimal Writing desk Office Table Red Travertine Marble Crystal Glass Italy
By Barberini & Gunnell
Located in Ancona, Marche
, writing- or partners desk. Table dimension: L 230 x W 100 x H 75 cm. Dimensions are customizable
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Minimalist Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Crystal, Travertine, Marble

Table Desk Writing Home Office Orange Onyx Mirror Steel Contemporary Collectible
By Barberini & Gunnell
Located in Ancona, Marche
The 'Bangles Desk' is an important desk with structure in mirror polished stainless steel and top
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Onyx, Stainless Steel

Organic Modern Accent Home Office Writing Desk Walnut Brushed Stainless Steel
By João Faria, EMOTIONAL OBJECTS
Located in Vila Nova Famalicão, PT
João Faria created the stunning "Roots Home Desk" for contemporary and home offices. Rather than
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Stainless Steel, Steel, Cut Steel, Metal

Organic Modern Home Office Writing Desk White Lacquer Brushed Stainless Steel
By João Faria, EMOTIONAL OBJECTS
Located in Vila Nova Famalicão, PT
João Faria created the stunning "Roots Home Desk" for contemporary and home offices. Rather than
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel, Cut Steel, Metal, Stainless Steel

Desk or Writing Table Glass Crystal Geometric Shape Collectible Design Italy
By Barberini & Gunnell
Located in Ancona, Marche
The desk 'Origami' is made of extra-clear crystal glass. Each sheet of extra-clear crystal glass is
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Glass

Modern Home Office Writing Executive Desk Tineo Wood Brushed Stainless Steel
By João Faria, EMOTIONAL OBJECTS
Located in Vila Nova Famalicão, PT
The Executive Desk ExCentric 1.0 is made in Tineo wood and brushed stainless steel and can be
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal, Cut Steel, Stainless Steel, Steel, Brass

Modern Home Office Writing Executive Desk White Lacquer Brushed Stainless Steel
By João Faria, EMOTIONAL OBJECTS
Located in Vila Nova Famalicão, PT
The Executive Desk ExCentric 1.0 is made of white lacquered wood and brushed stainless steel and
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal, Brass, Steel, Cut Steel, Stainless Steel

Desk or Console Handmade in Organic Design solid wood
By Eckehard Weimann
Located in Dietmannsried, Bavaria
Solid wood desk or console in organic design. Manufactured by German carpenter and sculptor
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2010s German Organic Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Cherry

Table Desk Writing Home Office Pink Onyx Gold Mirror Steel Modern Collectible
By Barberini & Gunnell
Located in Ancona, Marche
The table 'Bangles Desk Gold' is an important desk with structure in mirror polished stainless
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Onyx, Stainless Steel

Contemporary Writing Desk "Cary" by Studio Catoir, Maple Top and Brass Base
By Studio Catoir
Located in PARIS, FR
oak container in Wengé colour, with pivoting lid in yellow mirror. The desk is handmade in Italy and
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2010s European Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Desk or Writing Table Crystal Glass Origami Design Collectible Made in Italy
By Barberini & Gunnell
Located in Ancona, Marche
The desk 'Origami' is made of extra-clear crystal glass. Each sheet of extra-clear crystal glass is
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Crystal

Organic Modern Accent Home Office Writing Desk Black Oak Wood Black Lacquer
By EMOTIONAL OBJECTS, João Faria
Located in Vila Nova Famalicão, PT
João Faria created the stunning home desk ROOTS for contemporary and home offices. Rather than
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Cut Steel, Metal, Steel

Table Desk Writing Home Office Grey Marble Top Mirror Steel Modern Collectible
By Barberini & Gunnell
Located in Ancona, Marche
The table 'Gallio' is an important desk with structure in mirror polished stainless steel and top
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Marble, Stainless Steel

Handmade Desk in Custom Engraved Leather and Steel Finishes
Located in NEW YORK, NY
This desk perfectly fulfills all the functional requirements, taking the form of leather suitcase
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Chrome

Galaxy Writing Desk in Cream Shagreen and Bronze-Patina Brass by Kifu Paris
By Kifu Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The Galaxy writing desk in cream shagreen, is a classic and sculptural piece with its beautifully
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

Handmade Desk in Custom Engraved Leather And Steel Finishes
Located in NEW YORK, NY
This desk perfectly fulfills all the functional requirements , taking the form of leather suitcase
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Chrome

Organic Modern Accent Home Office Writing Desk in Black Oak Wood & Copper Effect
By João Faria, EMOTIONAL OBJECTS
Located in Vila Nova Famalicão, PT
João Faria created the stunning home desk ROOTS for contemporary and home offices. Rather than
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Copper, Metal, Cut Steel, Steel

Sonia Writing Desk in Cream Shagreen and Bronze-Patina Brass by R&Y Augousti
By R & Y Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The Sonia writing desk is the perfect piece for your room. A more subtle version to her sister the
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Organic Modern Armona Desk, Walnut, Handmade in Portugal by Greenapple
By Rute Martins, Greenapple
Located in Lisboa, PT
Armona Desk, Contemporary Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Designed by
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood, Walnut

"Melting" Writing Desk in Cream Shagreen and Bronze-Patina Brass by R&Y Augousti
By R & Y Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The melting writing desk's simple but elegant design, makes for an adaptable neutral piece of
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

Iconic Writing Desk in Cream Shagreen and Bronze-Patina Brass by R&Y Augousti
By R & Y Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The iconic desk is the perfect piece for your room. An incredible “duo” between the Cream Shagreen
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

Iconic Writing Desk in Cream Shagreen and Bronze-Patina Brass by R&Y Augousti
By R & Y Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The iconic desk is the perfect piece for your room. An incredible “duo” between the cream shagreen
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

Iconic Writing Desk in Cream Shagreen and Bronze-Patina Brass by R&Y Augousti
By R & Y Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The iconic desk is the perfect piece for your room. An incredible “duo” between the cream shagreen
Category

21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

Organic Modern Armona Desk, Walnut Onyx, Handmade in Portugal by Greenapple
By Rute Martins, Greenapple
Located in Lisboa, PT
Armona Desk, Contemporary Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Designed by
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Onyx

Organic Modern Armona Desk, Oak Root, Handmade in Portugal by Greenapple
By Rute Martins, Greenapple
Located in Lisboa, PT
Armona desk, Contemporary Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Designed by
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood, Oak

Walking Table Handmade Customizable Console Table or Desk by Laylo Studio
By Laylo Studio
Located in Chicago, IL
functions as a desk or console table whose proportion is modeled after anatomy. Its slender yet strong
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2010s American Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Maple, Oak, Walnut

Organic Modern Armona Desk, Walnut Brass Onyx, Handmade Portugal by Greenapple
By Greenapple
Located in Lisboa, PT
Armona Desk, Contemporary Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Designed by
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Onyx, Brass

Organic Modern Armona Desk, Walnut Brass Onyx, Handmade Portugal by Greenapple
By Greenapple, Rute Martins
Located in Lisboa, PT
Armona Desk, Contemporary Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Designed by
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Onyx, Brass

Organic Modern Castelo Desk, Green Marble Brass, Handmade Portugal by Greenapple
By Greenapple, Rute Martins
Located in Lisboa, PT
Castelo Desk, Contemporary Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Designed by
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Marble, Brass

Walking Table Handmade Customizable Console Table or Desk by Laylo Studio
By Laylo Studio
Located in Chicago, IL
" wide x 30-31" tall x 21" deep This desk or console table showcases proportion modeled after anatomy
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2010s American Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Maple, Oak, Walnut

Organic Modern Armona Desk, Oak Root Onyx Brass, Handmade Portugal by Greenapple
By Greenapple
Located in Lisboa, PT
Armona desk, Contemporary Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Designed by
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Onyx, Brass

Organic Modern Armona Desk, Oak Root Onyx, Handmade in Portugal by Greenapple
By Rute Martins, Greenapple
Located in Lisboa, PT
Armona desk, Contemporary Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Designed by
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Onyx

Modern Escarpa Desk made with natural oak mate, Handmade by Stylish Club
By Stylish Club
Located in Seroa, PT
Escarpa desk is a confident choice for those with an audacious taste. This furniture element dares
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Organic Modern Desks and Writin...

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Oak

Organic Modern Oga Desk Raw American Oak Handmade in Portugal by Greenapple
By Rute Martins, Greenapple
Located in Lisboa, PT
Oga Desk, Contemporary Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Oga seamlessly
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Onyx, Brass

Modern Mismatch Desk Oak Walnut Root Brass Handmade in Portugal by Greenapple
By Greenapple, Rute Martins
Located in Lisboa, PT
Modern Mismatch Desk, Contemporary Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

Walking Table Handmade Desk or Console Table with Drawers by Laylo Studio
By Laylo Studio
Located in Chicago, IL
Shown in oxidized walnut with two drawers Measures: 72" wide x 30" tall x 21" deep This desk or
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2010s American Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Maple, Oak, Walnut

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Handmade Writing Desk For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the handmade writing desk you’re looking for at 1stDibs. A handmade writing desk — often made from wood, hardwood and walnut — can elevate any home. There are 6 variations of the antique or vintage handmade writing desk you’re looking for, while we also have 13 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect handmade writing desk — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A handmade writing desk, designed in the Modern, Art Deco or Mid-Century Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. Many designers have produced at least one well-made handmade writing desk over the years, but those crafted by Atlas Industries, Michel Leo and Nick Tretiak are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Handmade Writing Desk?

Prices for a handmade writing desk start at $900 and top out at $10,893 with the average selling for $6,050.

Finding the Right desks-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.

Questions About Handmade Writing Desk
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    A writing desk may refer to a desk with a top, often sloping, for writing on or to a portable case with compartments to hold writing materials and a surface for writing.

  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 19, 2021
    A writing desk with drawers is also called a secretary. It is a desk with drawers, one of which can be pushed out and the front of the desk lowered to create a flat writing surface. These writing desks have been made in a variety of styles over the years. Shop for a variety of writing tables with drawers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 12, 2021
    A small writing table is also called a davenport table or davenport desk. They normally feature a sloped or inclined top attached with hinges to the back of the table. On 1stDibs, find a variety of antique and vintage davenport desks.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJune 15, 2023
    What an old-fashioned writing desk is called varies by design. Pieces with drop-down fronts are secretary desks (these are typically made of two parts: a chest of drawers on the bottom and a hutch or cupboard with shelves on the top), while ones that rest on two pillars, cabinets or bookcases are pedestal desks. A desk with a small writing surface positioned in front of drawers and cubbies is a bureau à gradin. On 1stDibs, shop a selection of desks.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 3, 2023
    In French, the term for a writing desk that often featured a drop-down writing surface is secretaire. This type of desk is called a secretary desk in English. Simply put, a secretary desk is a multifunctional piece of furniture with a hinged writing surface that folds open or drops down. When the leaf is folded out, small inner storage compartments, which are called pigeonholes, cubbies, recesses or drawers, are revealed. On 1stDibs, shop antique secretary desks from some of the world's top sellers.