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1920s French Ebonized Mahogany Writing Desk
Located in Buchanan, NY
Early 20th century writing desk with three drawers. Ebonized Mahogany with original (distressed) leather. Sold as is.
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Desks

Materials

Mahogany

  • 1920s French Ebonized Mahogany Writing Desk
  • 1920s French Ebonized Mahogany Writing Desk
  • 1920s French Ebonized Mahogany Writing Desk
  • 1920s French Ebonized Mahogany Writing Desk
H 29.5 in. W 35.5 in. D 23.75 in.
Paul McCobb Mahogany Desk, Calvin Collection, circa 1950s
By Paul McCobb
Located in Stamford, CT
Classic desk in mahogany designed by Paul McCobb, Calvin collection, circa 1950s. Fully restored. Signature brass stretcher newly polished. Nickel-plated pulls retain some patina.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

19th Century French Restauration Table
Located in Belmont, MA
Exquisite kidney shaped table, cherrywood, mahogany and elmwood veneer, the top with lozenge-shaped marquetry and an oval shaped flower medallion. The table is raised by two pierced ...
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Antique 1820s French Restauration Desks and Writing Tables

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Cherry, Mahogany

  • 19th Century French Restauration Table
  • 19th Century French Restauration Table
  • 19th Century French Restauration Table
  • 19th Century French Restauration Table
H 29.13 in. W 34.25 in. D 18.89 in.
Moon Desk, Elegantly Styled 21st Century Mahogany and Brass Writing Desk
By Privatiselectionem
Located in Paris, FR
The hand varnished mahogany surface of this piece carries subtle yet stunning tonal variances that create a masterful realization of the concept of beauty from imperfection. The left...
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2010s French Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

1980s Rud Thygesen and Johnny Sørensen Desk and Chair, Mahogany and Red Leather
By Rud Thygesen and Johnny Sorensen, Botium, Frederecia Furniture
Located in Knebel, DK
Fully restored desk and armchair designed for Botium and Frederecia Furniture in 1980s. The desk and chair are made of mahogany with red leather seat on the chair and are part of th...
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Vintage 1980s Danish Scandinavian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Mahogany Writing Desk
Located in Cheshire, GB
Mahogany and fruitwood inlaid ladies writing desk. The superstructure with central shelf flanked by sloped lidded piers, each with a single drawer. The shaped molded edge top with in...
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Early 20th Century British Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Mahogany

  • Mahogany Writing Desk
  • Mahogany Writing Desk
  • Mahogany Writing Desk
  • Mahogany Writing Desk
H 36.5 in. W 36 in. D 21 in.
French Empire Mahogany Writing Desk
Located in LOS ANGELES, CA
Mahogany construction with rectangular leather writing surface with gilt brass medallion pulls. Back has gilt metal chariot and horse plaque. Top sits on turned trestle legs and stre...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Empire Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

  • French Empire Mahogany Writing Desk
  • French Empire Mahogany Writing Desk
  • French Empire Mahogany Writing Desk
  • French Empire Mahogany Writing Desk
H 31.25 in. W 71 in. D 33.25 in.
English Regency Mahogany Writing Desk
Located in New York, NY
19th century English Regency style mahogany writing table (desk) with inset green leather top above 2 frieze drawers to either side on trestle supports and splayed legs.
Category

Antique Late 19th Century English Regency Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

  • English Regency Mahogany Writing Desk
  • English Regency Mahogany Writing Desk
  • English Regency Mahogany Writing Desk
  • English Regency Mahogany Writing Desk
H 29 in. W 48 in. D 34 in.
English Antique Victorian Mahogany Writing Desk
Located in STOKE ON TRENT, GB
Victorian desk Offered a British late Victorian mahogany writing desk, beautifully made with turned legs that sit on casters. It is featuring five drawers to the front with mou...
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Antique 19th Century European Victorian Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Mahogany

  • English Antique Victorian Mahogany Writing Desk
  • English Antique Victorian Mahogany Writing Desk
  • English Antique Victorian Mahogany Writing Desk
  • English Antique Victorian Mahogany Writing Desk
H 29.93 in. W 48.04 in. D 23.23 in.
Mahogany Writing Desk of Chippendale Design
Located in Cheshire, GB
Mahogany writing desk, of Chippendale design, the inset tooled leather writing surface, within an egg and dart border. Above central frieze drawer flanked by two further drawers to e...
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Early 20th Century British Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Mahogany

Bernt Petersen Danish Mahogany Writing Desk, 1950s
By Rud Rasmussen, Bernt Petersen
Located in London, GB
Bernt Petersen designed desk, produced in Denmark by master cabinetmakers Rud. Rasmussen, Denmark in the 1950s. Solid mahogany legs and drawer fronts, veneer top. Solid oak drawer in...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Mahogany

  • Bernt Petersen Danish Mahogany Writing Desk, 1950s
  • Bernt Petersen Danish Mahogany Writing Desk, 1950s
  • Bernt Petersen Danish Mahogany Writing Desk, 1950s
  • Bernt Petersen Danish Mahogany Writing Desk, 1950s
H 28.75 in. W 61.82 in. D 33.47 in.
19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Mahogany Writing Desk
Located in Dallas, TX
Very handsome mahogany writing desk in the Classic Biedermeier style. Beautiful wood grain and nice storage as well. Perfect for a study or library.
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Antique 19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Mahogany

Bernt Petersen Danish Mahogany Writing Desk, circa 1950s
By Rud Rasmussen, Bernt Petersen
Located in London, GB
Bernt Petersen Mahogany Writing Desk, circa 1950s Four drawer executive desk produced in Denmark by master cabinetmakers Rud. Rasmussen, Denmark. Solid mahogany legs and drawer...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Mahogany

Mahogany Writing Desk by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in Sagaponack, NY
An octagonal mahogany writing desk designed by Edward Wormley with a single drawer. Made by Dunbar in the USA, circa 1957.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Walnut, Mahogany

English Chippendale Mahogany Writing Desk. Circa 1780
Located in Charleston, SC
English Chippendale mahogany three drawer leather top writing desk with tilt writing surface, original brasses, and terminating on tapered legs with original brass casters. Late 18t...
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier British Chippendale Desks and Writing T...

Antique Georgian 19th Century Mahogany Writing Desk Dressing Table
Located in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
Antique fine quality Georgian 19th century circa 1820 mahogany writing desk dressing table. Solid and no loose joints. Full of age, character and charm. The drawers slide freely. ...
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Antique 1820s Georgian Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Mahogany

Carved Figural RJ Horner Mahogany Writing Desk Table
By J. Horner
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Renaissance style 2 drawer desk, attributed to J. Horner, with paw feet on casters.
Category

Early 20th Century American Renaissance Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Oak

Barbara Barry for Baker Mahogany Writing Desk or Console, Newly Refinished
By Baker Furniture Company, Barbara Barry
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous contemporary mahogany console sofa table or writing desk By Barbara Barry for Baker Furniture USA, circa 1990s Measures: 32" W x 20" D x 25" H. Newly refinishe...
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1990s American Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Mahogany

"Hans Christian Andersen" Mahogany Writing Desk or Vanity, Denmark, circa 1850
Located in Miami, FL
A very handsome "Hans Christian Andersen" writing desk in West Indies mahogany with vase-turned gallery, twist-turned legs, and well-articulated carvings. Denmark, circa 1850. In the...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Danish Victorian Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Mahogany

Late 18th Century Small Lady's Mahogany Writing Desk with Ink Pot & Well
Located in Shrewsbury, GB
A superb George III lady's mahogany writing desk with hidden ink pots and a drawer, circa 1790. The desk stands on four reeded legs and on original brass castors. An unusual feature ...
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Antique Late 18th Century George III Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

English Partner Desk, Writing Desk 1870, Mahogany
Located in Berlin, DE
Massive mahogany teilweise furniert. Balusterförmige Tischbeine. Beidseitig profilierter 2 Schübiger Zargenkasten, gering überstehende Tischplatte. Schreibfläche mit außergewöhnliche...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

  • English Partner Desk, Writing Desk 1870, Mahogany
  • English Partner Desk, Writing Desk 1870, Mahogany
  • English Partner Desk, Writing Desk 1870, Mahogany
  • English Partner Desk, Writing Desk 1870, Mahogany
H 30.32 in. W 46.46 in. D 32.68 in.
Victorian Mahogany Desk Writing Dressing Table
Located in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
Antique quality Victorian mahogany desk writing dressing table twin pedestal. This is a lovely quality piece that is full of age, charm and character. We have a key that fits all lo...
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Antique Late 19th Century Victorian Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Mahogany

  • Victorian Mahogany Desk Writing Dressing Table
  • Victorian Mahogany Desk Writing Dressing Table
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  • Victorian Mahogany Desk Writing Dressing Table
H 30.32 in. W 48.04 in. D 24.02 in.
Mahogany Briar Root Writing Desk
By Luca Polato
Located in Milan, IT
The charm of mahogany briar root is celebrated in this magnificent design of this refined writing desk which will infuse a modern home study or office with lavish allure. Made of ply...
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2010s Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Wood

  • Mahogany Briar Root Writing Desk
  • Mahogany Briar Root Writing Desk
  • Mahogany Briar Root Writing Desk
  • Mahogany Briar Root Writing Desk
H 31.7 in. W 71.26 in. D 23.63 in.
Dark Mahogany Writing Table Desk, circa 1900
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Rectangular solid mahogany writing table desk with drawer. The central drawer with four heavy carved legs.
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Antique Early 1900s American Victorian Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Mahogany

Rounded Mahogany Writing Table Desk w/ Brass Gallery
By Baker Furniture Company, Kittinger Furniture Company
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Rounded federal style brass gallery mahogany gallery.
Category

20th Century American Federal Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

Antique Mahogany Ladies Writing Desk Table France
Located in Munich, DE
This charming small ladies writing desk – so called 'Écritoire de Dames' was made in France circa 1890-1900 . It is executed in mahogany in kidney shape, on each side there is a hori...
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Antique 1890s French Belle Époque Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Mahogany

  • Antique Mahogany Ladies Writing Desk Table France
  • Antique Mahogany Ladies Writing Desk Table France
  • Antique Mahogany Ladies Writing Desk Table France
  • Antique Mahogany Ladies Writing Desk Table France
H 27.56 in. W 38.19 in. D 16.15 in.
Diminutive American Federal Mahogany Writing Table Desk
Located in Rio Vista, CA
19th century mahogany writing table or desk made in the federal style in a diminutive scale. The table is fronted by two storage drawers with round brass pulls. Supported by elegant ...
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Antique 19th Century American Federal Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Mahogany

19th Century French Mahogany Directoire Writing Desk
Located in Martlesham, GB
19th Century French mahogany directoire writing desk, the moulded edge top having a green leather writing surface decorated with blind and gilt tooling, the edge of the top having eb...
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Antique 1880s French Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Mahogany

Victorian Mahogany Twin Pedestal Desk Writing Dressing Table
Located in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
Victorian mahogany desk or writing table, twin pedestal. This is a lovely quality piece, that is full of age, charm and character. We have a key that fits all locks. Solid, with no...
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Antique 19th Century Victorian Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Mahogany

Travel Foldable Writing Desk Table Leather Nickel Mahogany
Located in Hamburg, Hamburg
This foldable writing desk is made from mahogany in a driftwood finish with leather and nickel details. The folding legs are made from stainless steel. This interesting piece is not ...
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2010s Unknown Other Desks and Writing Tables

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Stainless Steel, Nickel

Hepplewhite Sheraton Style Inlaid Mahogany Tambour Writing Desk
By George Hepplewhite
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This American made 1920s era mahogany piece is made in the quality level of New York makers. With the leather top removed, the metal tray makes a convenient wine tasting tray or table.
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Vintage 1920s American Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Metal

English Georgian Revival Mahogany Library Table Writing Desk
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
An English Georgian-revival double sided leather top library table or writing desk in mahogany, fitted with three drawers to each side and raised on a double-pedestal base with out-s...
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Early 20th Century English George III Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Mahogany

1960s National Mt Airy Mahogany Chippendale Writing Desk
By National Mt. Airy
Located in Germantown, MD
Vintage Mahogany Chippendale writing desk by National Mount Airy Furniture of North Carolina. Measures 34 W x 23.25" D x 38.25' H. Writing height in 30". Shelf is removable.
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Mid-20th Century North American Chippendale Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

Diminutive Maison Jansen Mahogany Bronze Mounted Writing Desk
By Maison Jansen
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Diminutive French mahogany bureau plat, writing table, or desk attributed to Maison Jansen Argentina. Crafted in the neoclassical Directoire taste featuring a case decorated with bro...
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20th Century Argentine Neoclassical Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass, Bronze

French 19th Century Mahogany Travel Writing Desk
Located in London, GB
This fine and delicate desk exhibits a striking level of craftsmanship. The reverse of the desk features a rectangular screen with pink floral material, and the desk features a drop ...
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Antique 19th Century French Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Ormolu

French 19th Century Mahogany Travel Writing Desk
H 38.59 in. W 21.66 in. D 13.78 in.
French Mahogany Louis XVI Style Writing Table Desk
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
French mahogany Louis XVI style writing desk in mahogany with brass accents. Two drawers fitted to the apron and two false drawers on the reverse, the whole standing on fluted turned...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Mahogany

Italian Modern Mahogany Desk/Writing Table, Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti
Located in Hollywood, FL
The rectangular top above a frieze having a concealed drawer above splayed legs, terminating in brass sabots joined by a stretcher- this piece was specially made for the university o...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

Antique Writing Desk, English, Mahogany, Side, Correspondence Table, Edwardian
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique writing desk. An English, mahogany and leather side or correspondence table, dating to the Edwardian period, circa 1910. Wonderfully compact table transforms in...
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Early 20th Century British Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Mahogany

Antique Correspondence Desk, English, Mahogany, Writing Table, Regency, C.1820
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique correspondence desk. An English, mahogany and leather writing table, dating to the Regency period, circa 1820. Fine example of a classic staple from the Regency...
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Antique Early 19th Century British Regency Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Mahogany

French Mahogany Art Nouveau Writing Desk Signed Louis Majorelle
By Louis Majorelle
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
Signed ‘Louis Majorelle’ Art Nouveau desk with the sinuous lines and curves typical of the style. Four curved-front drawers retaining their original brass Art Nouveau pulls and with ...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Mahogany

George III Mahogany Ladies' Writing Desk, circa 1760-1770
Located in Providence, RI
For a small compact piece, there’s a lot going on and of the finest quality, notably workmanship, style and choice of wood. At this point, there was a notable French influence in Eng...
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Antique 1760s Chippendale Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Mahogany

Early 19th Century Regency Mahogany Partner's Writing Desk
Located in Essex, MA
Early Regency or Late George III mahogany partner's writing desk Circa 1800, oak secondary, rectangular form, top with inset green leather and rounded edge, the case with two cock...
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Mahogany

Teachers Writing Desk Biedermeier Pyramids Mahogany, circa 1825-1830
Located in Berlin, DE
Noble pyramid mahogany on solid softwood. High rectangular body ending in printed ball feet. In the richly structured front wide drawer, with over shelf. Flanked by tall doors with c...
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Antique 19th Century German Biedermeier Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Mahogany

English Regency Desk with Foldable Desk / Writing Table Mahogany, 20th Century
Located in Berlin, DE
Extraordinary English regency desk with hinged sides and green leather top. 5 drawers in the front and 5 panels on the back. The leather top is provided with very thick embossing. T...
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20th Century English Chippendale Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Mahogany

Louis XVI Style Mahogany and Gilt Bronze Writing Desk
Located in London, GB
Built from mahogany, topped with leather and mounted with gilt bronze, this splendid Louis XVI style writing desk exudes neoclassical elegance and will add a sumptuous, grand touch t...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Ormolu, Bronze

Large Empire Style Mahogany Bureau Plat or Writing Desk
Located in Berlin, DE
A large Empire style mahogany bureau plat or writing desk with a dark green leather writing surface above a central long drawer, flanked to each side by a short drawer. The square ta...
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Mahogany

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

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

English Partner Desk, Writing Desk
Located in Berlin, DE
Solid wood, mahogany stained. Baluster-shaped table legs with roller feet. Profiled 2-drawer frame box, slightly protruding tabletop. Green writing surface decorated with extraordina...
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Antique 19th Century English Victorian Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Mahogany, Leather

  • English Partner Desk, Writing Desk
  • English Partner Desk, Writing Desk
  • English Partner Desk, Writing Desk
  • English Partner Desk, Writing Desk
H 28.35 in. W 48.04 in. D 30.71 in.
Antique Georgian circa 1800 Inlaid Mahogany Writing Side Table Desk
Located in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
Antique Georgian circa 1800 inlaid mahogany writing side table desk. No loose joints and no woodworm. Full of age, character and charm. The drawer slides freely. Would look gre...
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Antique Early 1800s Georgian Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Mahogany

19th c Russian mahogany and brass writing desk
Located in Dallas, TX
19th c Russian leather topped writing desk with hand hammered brass details
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Antique 19th Century Russian Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

Antique Georgian circa 1800 Cuban Mahogany Writing Side Table Desk
Located in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
Antique fine quality Georgian circa 1800 Cuban mahogany writing side table desk. Chinese (Chinoiserie) or Oriental styling. Solid and no loose joints. Full of age, character and c...
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Antique Early 1800s Georgian Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Mahogany

Writing-Desk Louis XVI
By Salda
Located in Milan, IT
Writing-desk Louis XVI, three drawers, brass profiles, leather top.            
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2010s Italian Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

  • Writing-Desk Louis XVI
  • Writing-Desk Louis XVI
  • Writing-Desk Louis XVI
  • Writing-Desk Louis XVI
H 31.11 in. W 70.87 in. D 33.47 in.
English Hepplewhite Mahogany Tambour Writing Desk. Circa 1780
Located in Charleston, SC
English five drawer Hepplewhite tambour writing desk with fitted interior, satinwood string inlay, original brasses, and terminating on satinwood cuffed tapered legs. 18th Century
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Antique 18th Century and Earlier British Hepplewhite Desks and Writing T...

Regency Mahogany Writing Table
Located in Essex, MA
By W.Priest, London. Stamped in top of drawer. With tooled leather top with wood borders and rounded molded edge over drawers and raised on circular tapered reeded legs ending on cas...
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Antique 1810s English Regency Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Mahogany

  • Regency Mahogany Writing Table
  • Regency Mahogany Writing Table
  • Regency Mahogany Writing Table
  • Regency Mahogany Writing Table
H 30 in. W 60 in. D 32 in.
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

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

English Partner Desk, 1870 Writing Desk, Mahogany Completely Covered in Leather
Located in Berlin, DE
Both sides profiled three-door frame, slightly protruding tabletop. Writing surface decorated with exceptional gold embossing. Victoria style. Body completely covered with leather ...
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20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Leather

Regency Mahogany Writing Table
Located in Essex, MA
Stamped in drawer H. Mawer & Stephenson , London. With rectangular tooled brown leather top and cross banded edge over two drawers with ring handles , turned reeded tapered legs and ...
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Antique 1820s English Regency Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Mahogany

  • Regency Mahogany Writing Table
  • Regency Mahogany Writing Table
  • Regency Mahogany Writing Table
  • Regency Mahogany Writing Table
H 30 in. W 47.25 in. D 21.25 in.
Multifunctional Table, Dressing, Chess, Writing Desk, Mahogany, 19th Century
Located in Greven, DE
Antique dressing table, play and work table Western Germany Mahogany Classicism circa 1810 Dimensions: H x W x D: 77 x 83 x 52 cm Multifunctional 19th century table in mah...
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Antique Early 1800s German Empire Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Regency Mahogany Writing Table
Located in Essex, MA
With rectangular top with inset brown leather over a frieze containing two drawers and opposing drawers all with brass ring handles raised on saber legs and casters.
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Mahogany

  • Regency Mahogany Writing Table
  • Regency Mahogany Writing Table
  • Regency Mahogany Writing Table
  • Regency Mahogany Writing Table
H 30.25 in. W 45 in. D 31 in.
Antique Christian VIII Scandinavian Writing Desk in Mahogany with Marquetry
Located in Miami, FL
This exceptional writing table with three drawers is from the reign of Christian VIII of Denmark. The Cuban mahogany employed is of an extraordinary grade and the oxidation that has ...
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Antique 1830s Danish Regency Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Mahogany, Satinwood

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Mahogany Writing Desk For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the mahogany writing desk you’re looking for. A mahogany writing desk — often made from wood, mahogany and metal — can elevate any home. If you’re shopping for a mahogany writing desk, we have 2883 options in-stock, while there are 30 modern editions to choose from as well. There are many kinds of the mahogany writing desk you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right mahogany writing desk, those designed in Victorian, Georgian and Mid-Century Modern styles are of considerable interest. Edward Wormley, Dunbar and Gillows of Lancaster & London each produced at least one beautiful mahogany writing desk that is worth considering.

How Much is a Mahogany Writing Desk?

The average selling price for a mahogany writing desk at 1stDibs is $4,857, while they’re typically $337 on the low end and $225,000 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right Desks and Writing Tables for You

Choosing the perfect writing desk or writing table is a profoundly personal journey, one that people have been embarking upon for centuries.

Queen Atossa of Persia, from her writing table circa 500 B.C., is said to have been the originator of the art of handwritten letters. Hers was reportedly the first in a long and colorful history of penned correspondence that grew in popularity alongside literacy. The demand for suitable writing desks, which would serve the composer of the letters as well as ensure the comfort of the recipient naturally followed, and the design of these necessary furnishings has evolved throughout history.

Once people began to seek freedom from the outwardly ornate styles of the walnut and rosewood writing desks and drafting tables introduced in the name of Queen Victoria and King Louis XV, radical shifts occurred, such as those that materialized during the Art Nouveau period, when designers longed to produce furniture inspired by the natural world’s beauty. A prime example is the work of the famous late-19th-century Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí — his rolltop desk featured deep side drawers and was adorned with carved motifs that paid tribute to nature. Gaudí regularly combined structural precision with decorative elements, creating beautiful pieces of 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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Leaping into a design project, whether it's refreshing the bedroom or redoing the whole house, can be overwhelming. Luckily, we know more than a few interior designers. You asked questions on Instagram, and now they're answering.

Meet the Incredible Woman Transforming Fallen Trees into Sleek Furniture

Meet the Incredible Woman Transforming Fallen Trees into Sleek Furniture

In the hands of New York Heartwoods cofounder Megan Offner, unwanted local trees become works of design art.