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George III Scarlet Gilt Japanned Desk
Located in London, GB
A English George III scarlet gilt-japanned desk; superbly, later decorated with rich gilt
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Early 1800s English George III Japanese Desk Antique

Materials

Brass

Antique George III Scarlet Gilt Japanned Desk
George III Scarlet Gilt Japanned Desk
H 42.52 in W 37.8 in D 19.69 in
English 19th Century Japanned Desk with Black and Gold Chinoiserie Décor
Located in Atlanta, GA
An English japanned kneehole desk from the 19th century with black and gold Chinoiserie décor
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19th Century English Chinoiserie Japanese Desk Antique

Materials

Wood

Japanese Antique Desk 1937s Primitive Japandi
Located in Chiba-Shi, JP
This is an old Japanese desk. It was made in 1937. The thick top plate gives it a solid feel. The
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Early 20th Century Japanese Japanese Desk Antique

Materials

Wood

Japanese Antique Desk 1937s Primitive Japandi
Japanese Antique Desk 1937s Primitive Japandi
H 29.61 in W 57.49 in D 20.67 in
Antique English Satinwood Desk in the Japanese Manner circa 1900
Located in Norwich, GB
An antique Edwardian Japanese manner satinwood inverted breakfront desk, with leather and gilt
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Early 20th Century English Anglo-Japanese Japanese Desk Antique

Materials

Leather, Satinwood

Japanese Antique, Desk, Writing Tables, Taisho period (1912-1926 CE)
Located in Hitachiomiya-shi, 08
from Japan's Taisho period (1912-1926 CE), serves as both a desk and a table. is a rarity in Japanese
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Early 20th Century Japanese Taisho Japanese Desk Antique

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Chestnut, Oak

19th Century Japanese carved wood desk.
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A good quality Japanese carved wood desk, having wonderful carved exotic flowers and foliage to the
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Late 19th Century Japanese Japanese Desk Antique

Materials

Softwood

Antique 19th Century Japanese carved wood desk.
19th Century Japanese carved wood desk.
H 55.52 in W 38.98 in D 27.56 in
George III Red Japanned Writing Desk/Side Table with Chinoiserie Scenes
Located in Hastings, GB
An outstanding bow fronted George III writing desk/side table, red jappaned with applied
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1780s English George III Japanese Desk Antique

Materials

Wood

Rare Walnut Desk in the Anglo-Japanese Style Designed by Thomas Jeckyll
By Charles Hindley & Sons, Thomas Jeckyll
Located in London, GB
A fine and rare walnut desk in the Anglo-Japanese style designed by Thomas Jeckyll and made by
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Late 19th Century Anglo-Japanese Japanese Desk Antique

Materials

Walnut

19th Century Japanese Style Desk
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
A 19th Century English desk/dressing table featuring its original painted decoration in the then
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19th Century English Chinoiserie Japanese Desk Antique

Materials

Ash

Antique 19th Century Japanese Style Desk
19th Century Japanese Style Desk
H 31.89 in W 45.28 in D 24.41 in
Antique Meiji Japanese Cloisonne Enamel Wisteria Inaba 4 Piece Desk Set
Located in New York, NY
An antique Japanese brass four-piece desk set with polychrome cloisonne enamel decor. Meiji era
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Late 19th Century Japanese Meiji Japanese Desk Antique

Materials

Enamel

Antique Desk Drawer, Japanese Ebonised Pine Desktop Folio, Victorian, Edo Period
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique desk drawer. A Japanese, ebonised pine desktop folio, dating to the early
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Mid-19th Century Japanese Edo Japanese Desk Antique

Materials

Pine

Bureau Desk Fall Front Japanning Tortoishell Gilding Chinoiserie
Located in BUNGAY, SUFFOLK
A rare, late-17th century / early-18th century, fall front bureau with gilded Chinoiserie Japanning
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17th Century Italian Chinoiserie Japanese Desk Antique

Materials

Lacquer

19th Century English Queen Anne Writing Desk Red Lacquered Chinoiserie Japanned
Located in Hyattsville, MD
19th Century English Queen Anne Red Lacquered Chinoiserie Desk, No key. Draw is working smoothly
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Early 19th Century English Queen Anne Japanese Desk Antique

Materials

Paint

19th Century Japanned English Victorian Papier Mâché Mother of Pearl Desk Set
Located in Forney, TX
An English Victorian Japanned papier mache desk set with mother of pearl inlay and elaborate rich
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19th Century Victorian Japanese Desk Antique

Materials

Crystal, Bronze, Other

Antique Japanese Meiji Export Hardwood Mt. Fuji Dragon Carved Desk and Chair Set
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique Japanese Meiji period export hardwood Mt. Fuji dragon carved desk and chair set. Set
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Early 20th Century Chinese Japanese Desk Antique

Materials

Rosewood

Japanned 19th Century Pedestal Desk, Attributed to Viardot
By Gabriel Viardot
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A wonderfully stylized Japanned partners pedestal desk, having carved, inlaid and engraved
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19th Century French Japonisme Japanese Desk Antique

Materials

Fruitwood

Antique Chinese Japanese Bronze Inkwell Male Bust Pair French Ormolu Desk Set
Located in Dublin, Ireland
Very stylish patinated bronze desk inkwell modelled as a bust of a Chinese or Japanese figure
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19th Century Chinese Regency Japanese Desk Antique

Materials

Ormolu, Bronze

19th Century George III Style Red Japanned Knee-Hole Desk
Located in Bradenton, FL
19th century George III chinoiserie knee-hole desk. The gilt chinoiserie is on a red lacquered
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19th Century English Chinoiserie Japanese Desk Antique

Materials

Wood

Early Chinoiserie Japanned Leather Top Desk and Chair Set - Nichols and Stone
By Nichols & Stone
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
A beautiful japanned Nichols & Stone chinoiserie desk and matching chair set. The desk itself is
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Early 20th Century American Chinese Chippendale Japanese Desk Antique

Materials

Metal

19th Century Chinoiserie Desk
Located in New Orleans, LA
This French, 19th century Chinoiserie black lacquer and gilded kneehole desk features an impressive
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Mid-19th Century French Japanese Desk Antique

Materials

Wood

19th Century Chinoiserie Desk
19th Century Chinoiserie Desk
H 33 in W 48 in D 21 in
Wood Pen Holder, Black and gold Color Japan 19th Century
Located in Auribeau sur Siagne, FR
Wood Pen Holder, Black and gold Color Japan 19th Century
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19th Century Japanese Napoleon III Japanese Desk Antique

Materials

Wood

Antique Japanese Hirado Porcelain Ink Pot Well Scholar Table, 19th Cen
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
: Incense Burners Region of Origin: Japan Period: Meiji Periode (1867-1912) Original/Reproduction: Original
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19th Century Japanese Japanese Desk Antique

Materials

Porcelain

A Beautiful Victorian Japanned Writing Slope With Decorative Enamel Inlays
Located in High Wycombe, GB
A Beautiful Victorian Japanned Writing Slope With Decorative Floral Elements Enamel Inlays & Gilt
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Late 19th Century Japanese Victorian Japanese Desk Antique

Materials

Brass, Enamel

18th Century Louis XV Red Chinoiserie Bureau de Dame Desk By Pierre Migeon
By Pierre Migeon
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
XV Red Chinoiserie Bureau de Dame Desk By Pierre Migeon is absolutely breathe taking! If you look at
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18th Century French Louis XV Japanese Desk Antique

Materials

Bronze, Ormolu

Townshend Art Metal Workers. Birmingham. An Anglo-Japanese brass pen/quill tray.
By Townshend & Co.
Located in London, GB
Townshend Art Metal Workers. Birmingham. An Anglo-Japanese brass pen/quill tray with a pair of
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1890s English Anglo-Japanese Japanese Desk Antique

Materials

Brass

Antique Set Of Calligraphic Ink Blocks, Japanese, 8 Pieces, Meiji, Victorian
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique set of calligraphic ink blocks. A Japanese, boxed set of 8 soot ink shapes
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Late 19th Century Japanese Japonisme Japanese Desk Antique

Materials

Composition

Japanese Brush Pen Holder, Black Color, Engraved in Wood, 20th Century
Located in Auribeau sur Siagne, FR
Brush holders, or pen holders, from Japan made of wood at the beginning of the 20th century
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Early 20th Century Japanese Chinoiserie Japanese Desk Antique

Materials

Wood

Japanese 19th Century Mixed Metals, Letter Opener C.1880
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Japanese 19th century mixed metals, letter opener C.1880. The letter opener brass and copper mixed
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19th Century Japanese Other Japanese Desk Antique

Materials

Brass, Copper

Five Piece Art Deco Desk Set by Silver Crest Bronze Co.
By Silver Crest Bronze
Located in San Diego, CA
A very nice five piece Art Deco desk set in sterling silver coated bronze by Silver Crest Bronze Co
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Early 20th Century Japanese Post-Modern Japanese Desk Antique

Materials

Sterling Silver, Bronze

French 19th Century Louis XV Style Ormolu & Vernis Martin Desk, Attr. Majorelle
By Louis Majorelle
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Style Lady's Petit Writing Table Desk, attributed to Louis Majorelle (French, 1859-1926). The ornately
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Late 19th Century French Louis XV Japanese Desk Antique

Materials

Bronze, Ormolu

Japanned or Chinoiserie Decorated Louis XV Style Lacquer Inkwell
Located in Nashville, TN
The lacquer ground with a strong burgundy undertone. Well carved , colored and other wise decorated . The porcelain well in good Antique condition . Minor wear due to age and use .
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1860s French Louis XV Japanese Desk Antique

Materials

Lacquer

French 19th C.Louis XV Style Ormolu Mounted Bureau-Plat Desk Attr. Paul Sormani
By Paul Sormani
Located in Los Angeles, CA
veneered with panels of Japanese lacquer, another sure indication of the intervention of a marchand-mercier
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19th Century French Louis XV Japanese Desk Antique

Materials

Bronze, Ormolu

George II Parcel-Gilt Scarlet-Japanned Chinoiserie Table Clock by William Creak
Located in Palm Desert, CA
This English George II period 18th century table clock consists in a scarlet-japanned and parcel
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Mid-18th Century English George II Japanese Desk Antique

Materials

Brass

Gilded bronze and alabaster letter carrier in the Japanese style, 19th century
Located in NICE, FR
Gilded bronze and alabaster letter carrier in the Japanese style. The bronze tree branch
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Late 19th Century French Japonisme Japanese Desk Antique

Materials

Alabaster, Bronze

Japanese Woman Fire-Gilt Bronze Clock c. 1800
Located in 263-0031, JP
A French fire-gilt bronze clock with marble base depicting a Japanese woman, Louis XVI or Empire
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Early 19th Century French Louis XVI Japanese Desk Antique

Materials

Marble, Bronze

Japanese Woman Fire-Gilt Bronze Clock c. 1800
Japanese Woman Fire-Gilt Bronze Clock c. 1800
H 4.97 in W 5.87 in D 14.38 in
Early 20th-Century Antique Japanese Table-Top Tansu
By Japanese Studio
Located in Austin, TX
An antique Japanese Tansu with soulful Wabi-Sabi. It appears to be made of Elmwood with finely
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Early 20th Century Japanese Bohemian Japanese Desk Antique

Materials

Fruitwood

19th Century Queen Anne Lacquer Secretary Desk
Located in Naples, FL
; antique Japanned wood circa 1710.
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Early 1900s British Queen Anne Japanese Desk Antique

Materials

Bronze

American Antique Hand-Painted Birds and Poppies Desk
Located in South Burlington, VT
desk. This unique work of art is hand-painted on front with a roundel of three vibrant and colorful
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Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Japanese Desk Antique

Materials

Wood

"Japonisme" Cylinder Desk Att. to G. Viardot, France, circa 1880
By Gabriel Viardot
Located in PARIS, FR
Rare Japanese style cylinder desk in tinted and carved wood, richly engraved on all sides with
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1880s French Japonisme Japanese Desk Antique

Materials

Mother-of-Pearl, Wood

19th Century 3-Piece Diminutive Lacquer Secretary Desk with Nice Chinoiserie
Located in Milford, NH
A fine three-piece diminutive black lacquer secretary desk with extensive chinoiserie or japanned
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19th Century English Chinoiserie Japanese Desk Antique

Materials

Mahogany

French 19th Century Louis XVI Style Tulipwood Kingwood and Ebony Drop Front Desk
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
drop front desk. The desk is raised by four square columns joined by a bottom tier and decorated with a
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19th Century French Louis XVI Japanese Desk Antique

Materials

Ormolu

Lacquered and Veneered Bureau de Dame, 18th to 19th C.
Located in Atlanta, GA
desk put on later legs perfect for a small console or unique side table
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Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Japanese Desk Antique

Materials

Hardwood

Louis XV Style Lacquered Wood Flat Desk by A.E. Beurdeley, France, Circa 1890
By Alfred Emmanuel Louis Beurdeley
Located in PARIS, FR
Stamped twice A Beurdeley a Paris on the crosspieces. Elegant Louis XV style double-side desk in
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1890s French Louis XV Japanese Desk Antique

Materials

Bronze

Collinson & Lock, Attri to E W Godwin, A Fine Quality Rosewood Writing Table
By Collinson & Lock, Edward William Godwin
Located in London, GB
designer and so advanced were his designs in the Japanese style.
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1870s English Anglo-Japanese Japanese Desk Antique

Materials

Rosewood

Arthur & Bond Sterling Silver Inkwell with Repousse & Chased Water Lilies
By Arthur Bond
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This antique inkwell was made by the well known English owned Arthur & Bond of Japan in
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Early 20th Century Japanese Anglo-Japanese Japanese Desk Antique

Materials

Crystal, Sterling Silver

Wicker and Oak Library Table by Heywood Wakefield With Original Label
By Heywood-Wakefield Co.
Located in Hudson, NY
, and stretcher. This wicker table drew on the Aesthetic Movement and Japanese influences; simpler
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Late 19th Century American Aesthetic Movement Japanese Desk Antique

Materials

Wicker, Oak

Rare Regency Lacquered Writing Table
Located in Kittery Point, ME
The Japanese lacquered box hinged to open to an adjustable fabric-inset writing surface, inset in a
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Early 19th Century English Regency Japanese Desk Antique

Materials

Lacquer

Rare Regency Lacquered Writing Table
Rare Regency Lacquered Writing Table
H 30 in W 27.5 in D 18.25 in
c.1925 French Mahogany Mystery Turtle Clock
Located in Greenlawn, NY
20th century French japanned mystery turtle clock with a pewter tray. Case: The Japanned case has
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Early 20th Century French Japanese Desk Antique

Materials

Wood

Papier Mâché Inkstand w/ Drawer & Crystal Inkwells English Jennens & Bettridge
By Jennens and Bettridge
Located in Savannah, GA
This high quality Papier-Mache desk set is beautifully hand painted in a floral motif and features
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1840s English Early Victorian Japanese Desk Antique

Materials

Brass

Pair 19th Century Bonheur Du Jours
Located in Brighton, Sussex
Rare pair of 19th Century French Kingwood and Tulip wood veneered Bonheur du jours, each with pierced three quarter brass galleries, gilded ormolu mounts, three drawers either side o...
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19th Century Japanese Louis XVI Japanese Desk Antique

Materials

Porcelain, Mahogany

Pair 19th Century Bonheur Du Jours
Pair 19th Century Bonheur Du Jours
H 113 in W 92 in D 56 in
Art Nouveau Repoussé Mystic Inkwell by Alfred Daguet
By Alfred Daguet
Located in Chicago, US
inspiration be they Egyptian, Celtic, Japanese, Byzantine, Medieval or contemporary. He received formal
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Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Japanese Desk Antique

Materials

Copper

Antique 19th Century English Chinoiserie Papier Mache Pen Tray
Located in Pearland, TX
depicting hand painted gilt figures in a garden pagoda scene with Japanese maples on a black ebonized
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Late 19th Century English Chinoiserie Japanese Desk Antique

Materials

Paper

Famille Rose Qianlong Period Enamel Inkwell by L'Escalier de Cristal C.1880
By L'Escalier de Cristal
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
L’Escalier de Cristal’s woldwide renown, and introduced then some of their greatest Japanese style creations
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1870s French Japonisme Japanese Desk Antique

Materials

Ormolu, Enamel

Late 19th Century Japanese Hardwood Desk
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A very impressive fine quality Japanese hardwood desk from the Meiji era, having a bridge like
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Late 19th Century Japanese Meiji Japanese Desk Antique

Materials

Hardwood

Late 19th Century Japanese Hardwood Desk
Late 19th Century Japanese Hardwood Desk
H 57.48 in W 55.118 in D 33.858 in
Japanese Antique Dining Table Desk Primitive Japandi
Located in Chiba-Shi, JP
This is an old desk from Japan. The main body is made of chestnut or ash wood. Since it is deep, I
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Early 20th Century Japanese Japanese Desk Antique

Materials

Wood

Japanese Antique Desk Table 1930s-1950s Primitive Japandi
Located in Chiba-Shi, JP
This is an old desk from Japan. It was used in an old Western-style building. This desk is a fusion
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Early 20th Century Japanese Japanese Desk Antique

Materials

Wood

French Japonisme Parcel-Gilt Patinated Bronze Imari Porcelain Clock Garniture
By Edouard Lievre
Located in New York, NY
A French Japonisme parcel-gilt patinated bronze and Japanese Imari Porcelain clock garniture, circa
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19th Century French Japanese Desk Antique

Materials

Bronze

19th Century, French Clock in the Chinoiserie Style
Located in San Francisco, CA
Chinese / Japanese. Good polychrome decoration with pierced openings on the base mounted with bronze
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Late 19th Century French Chinoiserie Japanese Desk Antique

Materials

Bronze

Antique French Chinoiserie Ormolu and Porcelain Three-Piece Clock Graniture
Located in New York, NY
ormolu was cast in France while the porcelain was made in Japan and exported to France to be mounted onto
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1860s French Chinoiserie Japanese Desk Antique

Materials

Bronze

Japanese antique, black low desk/fuzukue, Meiji era , Wabisabi
Located in Hitachiomiya-shi, 08
This is a Japanese antique called a 'fuzukue,' which is an old-style Japanese writing desk
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Late 19th Century Japanese Meiji Japanese Desk Antique

Materials

Cedar, Pine

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Japanese Desk Antique For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the Japanese desk antique you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, metal and lacquer, every Japanese desk antique was constructed with great care. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer Japanese desk antique, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. A Japanese desk antique made by Georgian designers — as well as those associated with Louis XVI — is very popular. Awaji Pottery, Edward William Godwin and Charles Hindley & Sons each produced at least one beautiful Japanese desk antique that is worth considering.

How Much is a Japanese Desk Antique?

A Japanese desk antique can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $3,122, while the lowest priced sells for $199 and the highest can go for as much as $229,500.
Questions About Japanese Desk Antique
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 3, 2023
    What antique desks are called depends on their design. A desk with chair cutouts on both sides is a partner desk, while one with a pull-down writing surface is a secretary. On a Davenport desk, the desktop lifts to reveal a storage area. Find a variety of antique, vintage and contemporary desks on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    An antique Davenport desk is a small writing desk, usually with four drawers on one side. The desk would have elaborately decorated supports and a recessed space for adequate legroom. Shop a collection of Davenport desks from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
    1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A Davenport desk is a type of small desk with a distinct inclined desktop. The desktop covers a large storage compartment meant for keeping paper and other writing materials. Popular in the 19th century, Davenport desks are still sought after today. On 1stDibs, you’ll find a collection of antique Davenport desks from some of the world’s top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    To tell if a roll-top desk is an antique, look closely at the materials. Real antiques feature hardwoods like cherry, mahogany and black walnut. If you detect the use of engineered woods, the desk is a reproduction. Also, early pieces show off irregular dovetail joints. Joints that appear perfectly uniform indicate that a roll-top desk is a more recent mass-produced piece. On 1stDibs, shop a variety of expertly vetted antique roll-top desks.
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 28, 2021
    An antique secretary desk will range in value depending on its authenticity and condition. The price can range from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. On 1stDibs find the antique secretary desk you’re looking for today.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A variety of factors can determine the exact age of an antique roll top desk. Some things to look for is the type of wood and craftsmanship used to create the desk. Typically, older desks will be made from heavier wood. You can also check for a maker’s marks to determine the age. When in doubt, work with a certified appraiser to determine the authenticity of your roll top desk. You’ll find a variety of expertly vetted roll top desks on 1stDibs.