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Leather Top Desk
Located in Sheffield, MA
We proudly present our first reproduction desk. It was made in England of cherry which has been distressed, stained and waxed. A wonderful dark green antiqued leather top is embossed...
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21st Century and Contemporary English Desks and Writing Tables

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Cherry, Leather

  • Leather Top Desk
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  • Leather Top Desk
H 30 in. W 57 in. D 30 in.
Louis XV Leather Top Desk
Located in Port Chester, NY
A French Louis XV style fine deep rosewood bureau plat writing desk, the leather inset brass moulded edge top above three shaped frieze drawers with Rocaille handles, on cabriole leg...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

  • Louis XV Leather Top Desk
  • Louis XV Leather Top Desk
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  • Louis XV Leather Top Desk
H 30 in. W 65 in. D 32.5 in.
Regency Mahogany Leather Top Desk
Located in Port Chester, NY
A Regency style leather top walnut carved writing table with brass lion heads, carved acanthus knees, three drawers, and Lion paw feet. Dimensions: 64"W x 30.25"D x 30.75"H.
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21st Century and Contemporary English Regency Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

  • Regency Mahogany Leather Top Desk
  • Regency Mahogany Leather Top Desk
  • Regency Mahogany Leather Top Desk
  • Regency Mahogany Leather Top Desk
H 30.75 in. W 64 in. D 30.25 in.
Tommi Parzinger Leather Top Desk
By Tommi Parzinger
Located in Atlanta, GA
Elegant Modern Desk, designed by Tommi Parzinger for Charak, circa 1950's. It retains it's wonderfully patinated burnt orange leather top and is refinished in an ultra-deep brown lac...
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Vintage 1950s American Hollywood Regency Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

  • Tommi Parzinger Leather Top Desk
  • Tommi Parzinger Leather Top Desk
  • Tommi Parzinger Leather Top Desk
  • Tommi Parzinger Leather Top Desk
H 28.5 in. W 48 in. D 27 in.
Vintage Modern Dunbar Leather Top Desk
By Dunbar Furniture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Leather top double pedestal ten drawer executive desk in mahogany by Dunbar. The unique faux-tortoise shell finish on the leather top of this mid-century executive desk makes an impr...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Desks

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Leather, Mahogany

  • Vintage Modern Dunbar Leather Top Desk
  • Vintage Modern Dunbar Leather Top Desk
  • Vintage Modern Dunbar Leather Top Desk
  • Vintage Modern Dunbar Leather Top Desk
H 29.5 in. W 60 in. D 27 in.
English Yew Wood Leather Top Desk
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Antique 19th century English desk crafted in well grain and burled yew wood, having the original tooled mustard leather top now aged to perfection, nine drawers in front, finished ba...
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Antique 19th Century English Georgian Desks and Writing Tables

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Yew

  • English Yew Wood Leather Top Desk
  • English Yew Wood Leather Top Desk
  • English Yew Wood Leather Top Desk
  • English Yew Wood Leather Top Desk
H 31 in. W 60 in. D 32 in.
Modern Leather Top Desk in Zebra Wood
Located in North York, ON
Modern leather top desk in zebra wood. Zebra wood splayed sided designed desk with a taupe leather top. Desk sports a convenient center pencil drawer. Perfect for a sleek home office...
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2010s American Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Zebra Wood

  • Modern Leather Top Desk in Zebra Wood
  • Modern Leather Top Desk in Zebra Wood
  • Modern Leather Top Desk in Zebra Wood
  • Modern Leather Top Desk in Zebra Wood
H 30.75 in. W 56.75 in. D 22 in.
20th Century Custom Steel Leather Top Desk
Located in San Francisco, CA
20th century custom steel leather top desk. A three section leather inset top. Excellent simple design with clean lines. Superb custom finished welding. The legs joined by a stretch...
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel

Modern Grey Oak and Leather Top Desk
Located in Port Chester, NY
Modern cerused oak leather top writing table. The "Coastal wave finish" cerused oak grey leather-wrapped writing surface with an Italian Spazzolato finished steel clamped top and spl...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

  • Modern Grey Oak and Leather Top Desk
  • Modern Grey Oak and Leather Top Desk
  • Modern Grey Oak and Leather Top Desk
  • Modern Grey Oak and Leather Top Desk
H 30 in. W 47.75 in. D 27.75 in.
19th Century Burl Walnut & Leather Top Desk
Located in San Francisco, CA
19th century burl walnut & leather top desk Handsome antique hand crafted walnut desk, great for 21st century laptop use! The desk is hand carved and custom made The embos...
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Antique Late 19th Century British Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

Petit English Multi Drawer Compartment Mahogany Leather Top Desk
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Beautiful English petit mahogany desk console entry lobby table with leather top.
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20th Century English Federal Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Mahogany

Leather Top Mahogany Desk
Located in New York, NY
A very striking mahogany desk with a tooled leather top and three drawers. Noteworthy features of this gem are the lovely details including the beautiful inlay throughout the piece, ...
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20th Century American Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

  • Leather Top Mahogany Desk
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H 29 in. W 60 in. D 35.75 in.
19th Century English Mahogany Leather Top Desk or Console
Located in Charleston, SC
19th century English mahogany leather top desk or console on castors.
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Antique 19th Century English Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Mahogany

20th Century French Walnut and Leather Top Desk, 1900s
Located in LEGNY, FR
Very nice 20th century French walnut and green leather top desk from the 1900s. Two drawers on the left side and in the middle and one drawer on the right with a hidden drawer on t...
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20th Century French Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Walnut

Bert England for John Widdicomb Mid-Century Modern Walnut Leather Top Desk
By Bert England, John Widdicomb
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional mid-century modern writing desk or executive desk By Bert England for John Widdicomb "Orientation Group" USA, 1960s Walnut, with leather top and original Asia...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Antique Mahogany Leather Top Kidney Shaped Desk
Located in London, GB
A beautiful antique kidney shaped desk in mahogany, with an inset leather top, dating from around the 1920’s period. It is of very high quality, with all solid wood construction a...
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Vintage 1920s English Georgian Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Mahogany

English Regency Partners Desk with Leather Top
Located in Nordhavn, DK
Regency partners desk. Mahogany frame with a rouge leather and gilded trim top, three drawers on each side standing on tapered legs ending in spade foot. England, 1820-1830. Newly...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

  • English Regency Partners Desk with Leather Top
  • English Regency Partners Desk with Leather Top
  • English Regency Partners Desk with Leather Top
  • English Regency Partners Desk with Leather Top
H 29.93 in. W 64.18 in. D 40.16 in.
Italian Brass Desk with Leather Top
Located in East Hampton, NY
Glamorous brass bureau plat style desk with red leather insert..... it has been stripped of it's lacquer and polished.... light wear to leather top as shown in photos..... made in It...
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Vintage 1970s Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

  • Italian Brass Desk with Leather Top
  • Italian Brass Desk with Leather Top
  • Italian Brass Desk with Leather Top
  • Italian Brass Desk with Leather Top
H 29 in. W 50.75 in. D 27.25 in.
Antique Victorian Mahogany Leather Top Writing Table / Desk
Located in London, GB
An excellent Victorian leather top writing table in mahogany. This dates from around the 1840-60’s period. This desk is of super quality & beautifully made from solid mahogany. It h...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Mahogany

Antique Victorian Mahogany Leather Top Writing Table / Desk
Located in London, GB
A top quality antique Victorian writing table in mahogany, with a leather writing surface. This dates from around the 1860-1880 period. This desk is a good size, very sturdy & is ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Victorian Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Mahogany

Boulevard Desk in Black Lacquered with Leather Top
By Boca Do Lobo
Located in New York, NY
Boulevard is sometimes used to describe an elegantly wide road, such as those in Paris, approaching the Champs-Élysées. As a tribute to this characteristic Parisian road, Boca do lob...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Mirror, Mahogany

  • Boulevard Desk in Black Lacquered with Leather Top
  • Boulevard Desk in Black Lacquered with Leather Top
  • Boulevard Desk in Black Lacquered with Leather Top
  • Boulevard Desk in Black Lacquered with Leather Top
H 29.93 in. W 71.66 in. D 31.5 in.
Large Scale Bamboo Desk with Black Leather Top
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Wonderfully restored large size bamboo desk with black leather top and two large drawers. The desk looks stunning from all 4 sides. Some flaws on the leather top.
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Antique Late 19th Century English Aesthetic Movement Desks and Writing T...

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Bamboo, Leather

  • Large Scale Bamboo Desk with Black Leather Top
  • Large Scale Bamboo Desk with Black Leather Top
  • Large Scale Bamboo Desk with Black Leather Top
  • Large Scale Bamboo Desk with Black Leather Top
H 30.25 in. W 65 in. D 29.75 in.
Mastercraft Brass Desk with Black Leather Top, 1970
By Mastercraft
Located in Chicago, IL
Brass desk with black leather top surface by Mastercraft, circa 1970s.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Sligh Walnut Curved Front Desk with Leather Top
By Sligh-Lowry Furniture Co.
Located in Chicago, IL
Elegant and timeless walnut and tooled brown leather top curved front five drawer desk or writing table from Sligh. Cabriole legs and scalloped bottom and centre drawers as well as c...
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Vintage 1950s American Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

19th Century Carved Desk with Leather Top
Located in High Point, NC
19th century hand carved oak desk from France with a leather top with a hand tooled gilt border and a banded border and a bevelled and hand carved decorated edge. This follows down t...
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Antique 19th Century French Napoleon III Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Oak

  • 19th Century Carved Desk with Leather Top
  • 19th Century Carved Desk with Leather Top
  • 19th Century Carved Desk with Leather Top
  • 19th Century Carved Desk with Leather Top
H 27.63 in. W 41 in. D 26.38 in.
Warren Platner Executive Desk with Black Leather Top
By Knoll, Warren Platner
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Warren Platner, leather, steel, executive sideboard for Knoll, United States, 1973. This heavy, sturdy desk is designed by the American modernist Warren Platner. He is most known fo...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel

  • Warren Platner Executive Desk with Black Leather Top
  • Warren Platner Executive Desk with Black Leather Top
  • Warren Platner Executive Desk with Black Leather Top
  • Warren Platner Executive Desk with Black Leather Top
H 28.94 in. W 90.16 in. D 42.92 in.
Diminutive Leather Top Desk with Pull-Out Sides and Bronze Mounts Stamped Jansen
By Maison Jansen
Located in Stamford, CT
An early Louis XVI style leather top desk with pull-out sides and bronze mounts with a single centre drawer stamped Jansen. Pull outs measure 15.5 x 9 inches each.
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Stunning circa 1900 Oak & Green Leather Topped Desk or Shops Counter Arts Crafts
Located in London, GB
Wimbledon-Furniture Wimbledon-Furniture is delighted to offer for auction this lovely circa 1900 solid Oak with green leather top desk or shop counter Please note the delivery ...
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Antique Early 1900s English Victorian Desks

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Leather, Oak

Antique Flame Mahogany Leather Top Kidney Desk
Located in London, GB
A gorgeous antique kidney shaped desk in mahogany, with an inset leather writing surface. This dates from around the 1900-1920’s period. It is of amazing quality and has a wonderf...
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Antique Early 1900s English Sheraton Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

Antique Burr Walnut Leather Top Pedestal Desk
Located in London, GB
A stunning antique inverted breakfront pedestal desk in walnut, dating from around the 1910-1920’s period. It is of excellent quality throughout, with a solid walnut construction ...
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Vintage 1910s European Georgian Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

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

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Brass

Antique William IV Mahogany Leather Top Writing Table / Desk
Located in London, GB
A very well made antique writing table / desk in solid mahogany. This dates from around the 1830-40’s period. It has well turned and fluted legs of fantastic quality. It sits on o...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English William IV Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Mahogany

English Mahogany Partners Desk with Gilt Tooled Leather Top
Located in San Francisco, CA
An English mahogany partners desk of compact size with a gilt-tooled leather top, each side with cabinet doors, the front with 3 frieze drawers, the center drawer with a retracting l...
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Antique Mid-19th Century European Regency Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Mahogany

Midcentury Serpentine Mahogany Tooled Leather Top Kneehole Writing Desk
Located in Dayton, OH
Mid 20th century tooled leather top writing desk. Made from mahogany with a rectangular form featuring a serpentine front and eight drawers. Measures: Kneehole 16.5" x 23.5".
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Mahogany

Bronze Desk with Black or Brown Leather Wrapped Top
By Alberto and Diego Giacometti
Located in Ballard, CA
A hand-sculpted and forged bronze desk with brown or black leather wrapped top and drawer, fastened by bronze nails. Custom sizes, finishes and glass top available.
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2010s American Organic Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

Antique Mahogany Leather Topped Writing Desk with Turned Legs
Located in Port Chester, NY
A handsome mahogany desk with glossy turned legs and new red or cordovan leather top with embossed gold embellishment. Good depth for modern electronics and a comfortable apron heigh...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Mahogany

Midcentury Chrome Desk with Alligator Leather Top by Century
By Milo Baughman, Century Furniture
Located in Opa Locka, FL
Desk with chromed frame with two ebonized pull out drawers. The top is real leather with an alligator design. Drawer interior is brown. Made by Century.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Chrome

Gianfranco Ferré Home Sean Desk in Wood with Leather Top
By Gianfranco Ferre Home
Located in Cantu, IT
Elegant, functional and comfortable, the Sean desk plays the leading role in the office environment. Made in Tay wood tinted smoky grey, it features inserts with bronzed finish and a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Wood

Antique Victorian Mahogany Leather Top Writing Table / Desk
Located in London, GB
A fantastic original Victorian period writing table in mahogany, with an inset leather top. This dates from circa 1850-1860 period. This has an unusual oval shape design, it is of...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Victorian Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

Amorph Astra Desk, Graphite Walnut with Top leather
By Amorph Inc.
Located in Gardena, CA
Amorph Astra desk solid ashwood with top leather, Dimension: 60" L x 24" D x 30" H. About Amorph: Working with geometrics and the morphology of forms stands at the core of AMORPH – ...
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2010s American Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

French Directoire Neoclassical Green Leather Top Mahogany Bureau Plat Desk
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique French Directoire Neoclassical / Empire style green leather top mahogany bureau plat writing desk with bronze ormolu. Item features 2 pull out green tooled leather sides, bro...
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Early 20th Century French Directoire Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

19th Century English Regency Mahogany Leather Top Writing Desk
Located in Charleston, SC
19th century English regency mahogany leather top writing desk. 3 drawers with three matched faux drawers and great olive green tooled leather top.
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Antique 19th Century English Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Mahogany

Stunning Theodore Alexander Campaign Folding Desk Workstation Brown Leather Top
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning Theodore Alexander military campaign style fold out writing desk or work station An exquisite looking and very well made piece. Th...
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20th Century English Campaign Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Wood

Solid Walnut Leather Top and Drawers Custom Desk Console Table
By Jens Risom, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern three drawers narrow desk console lobby hall entry table. Multiple uses versatile high quality solid walnut construction lobby desk.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Walnut

English Chippendale Green Leather Top Crotch Mahogany Executive Office Desk
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage English Chippendale style green leather top crotch mahogany executive office desk. Item features green tooled leather top, solid wood construction, beautiful wood grain, fini...
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Mid-20th Century English Chippendale Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Mahogany

French Directoire Style Ebonized Bureau Plat Desk with Leather Top
Located in New York, NY
Oversized French Directoire-style ebonized bureau plat desk with leather top on tapered legs ending in bronze sabots. This desk features two pull-out extensions and four central draw...
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Mid-20th Century French Directoire Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

English Black Lacquered Desk with a Black and Gold Leather Top
Located in Dallas, TX
19th century English black lacquered desk with a black leather top with gold Greek Key tooling.
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Antique Late 19th Century English Victorian Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Wood

Desk , Small English Knee Hole Desk with Tooled Leather Top, Serpentine Front
By Bevan Funnell Ltd.
Located in Toronto, CA
A serpentine curved front, small English kneehole desk in classical mahogany Georgian styling. The goldfish brown tooled leather skiver writing surface embossed with gold tooling has...
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20th Century English Georgian Desks

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Leather, Mahogany

19th Century Neoclassical Continental Leather Top Writing Table/Desk
Located in Atlanta, GA
19th century neoclassical continental embossed leather top writing table/desk with brass diamond shaped escutcheon and writing slide Measures: Apron 23.75" T.
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Antique 19th Century European Neoclassical Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

English Mahogany Leather Top Writing Desk. Circa 1780
Located in Charleston, SC
English three drawer leather top writing desk with adjustable tilt top, fitted interior. Satinwood string inlay, original brasses, and terminating on tapered square legs. Late 18th C...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier British Desks and Writing Tables

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Lacquered Rosewood Desk with Leather Top
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Small yet stately, black lacquered rosewood desk by Edward Wormley for Dunbar circa 1950s features a scored turquoise green/blue leather top with fantastic brass pulls. The desk has ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Large Executive Partners Pedestal Desk with Embossed Leather Top by Kittinger
By Kittinger Furniture Company
Located in Austin, TX
A fine large executive partners pedestal desk featuring an embossed leather top over a frieze of drawers and cabinet drawers, by Kittinger. With metal Kittinger name plaque in drawe...
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20th Century American Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal, Brass

19th Century English Mahogany and Leather Top Architect's Style Desk
Located in Charleston, SC
19th century English mahogany and leather top architect's style desk with inset tooled leather lift top, adjustable easel support, one-drawer under fixed drawer, ring-turned legs an...
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Antique 19th Century English Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Mahogany

Chinoiserie Georgian Oriental Green Leather Top Red Lacquer Kidney Shape Desk
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique Chinoiserie Georgian oriental green leather top red lacquer kidney shape desk. Item features hand painted chinese oriental scenes on all sides, bookcase back with 2 adjustabl...
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Mid-20th Century North American Chinoiserie Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Wood, Lacquer

Bellagio Desk by Morelato, made of Ashwood with Leather Flapping Top
By Morelato
Located in Salizzole, IT
Contemporary style Bellagio writing desk made of ashwood with leather flapping top, characterized by angled bevels, which make the structure thinner and lighter, though resistant. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Desks and Writing Tables

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Ash, Leather

Direttorio Style Desk Made of Cherrywood with Leather Top
By Morelato
Located in Salizzole, IT
Writing desk made of cherrywood with drawers and leather top Available in different finishes and leather colors. Measures: L 114, W 58, H 80 cm.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Directoire Desks and Writing Tables

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Cherry

19th Century Bamboo & Leather Lift Top Writing Desk
Located in San Francisco, CA
19th century bamboo & leather lift top writing desk Outstanding antique bamboo writing desk with a lift top, leather surface, various shelves and a mirror. This 19th century wr...
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Antique Late 19th Century English Chinese Export Desks and Writing Tables

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Bamboo

English George III Mahogany Antique Leather-Top Writing Desk, circa 1800
Located in Shippensburg, PA
A superb writing desk preserved in excellent original condition, this fine George III period work features a faceted mahogany facade with a conforming leather writing surface situate...
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Antique 19th Century British George III Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

English 1820s Mahogany Partners Desk with Leather Top and Twisted Tapering Legs
Located in Atlanta, GA
An English mahogany partners desk from the early 19th century, with leather top, Greek key motifs and twisted legs. Created in England during the first quarter of the 19th century, t...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Mahogany

English Mahogany Leather Top Partners / Writing Desk with Orig, Casters, C. 1810
Located in Charleston, SC
English mahogany leather top partners / writing desk with four flanking exterior drawers, original circular lion head brasses, and resting on turned bulbous ringed legs with the orig...
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Antique 1810s English George III Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

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Leather Top Desks For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of leather top desks available on 1stDibs. Each of these unique leather top desks was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, animal skin and leather. There are 138 antique and vintage leather top desks for sale at 1stDibs, while we also have 20 modern editions to choose from as well. Leather top desks have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. There are many kinds of leather top desks to choose from, but at 1stDibs, Mid-Century Modern, Regency and Georgian leather top desks are of considerable interest. Large leather top desks can prove too imposing for some spaces, so the smaller leather top desks available at 1stDibs — each spanning 20.88 inches in width — may make for a better choice. Leather top desks have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Dunbar, Mastercraft and Morelato are consistently popular.

How Much are Leather Top Desks?

Leather top desks can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $5,255, while the lowest priced sells for $1,067 and the highest can go for as much as $64,039.

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.

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