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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

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Brass, Brass

Jules Leleu, Mahogany Writing Table, France, circa 1940
By Jules Leleu
Located in New York, NY
Mahogany and gilt bronze writing table with two drawers by Jules Leleu For an illustration of an identical table, see Siriex, Françoise. The House of Leleu. New York: Hudson Hills...
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

French Art Deco Mahogany Writing Table
Located in Hollywood, FL
The rectangular top with wave edge corners and inlaid in a checker board design and band inlay, above a frieze drawer on square tapering legs termination on sabots.
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Vintage 1930s French Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

  • French Art Deco Mahogany Writing Table
  • French Art Deco Mahogany Writing Table
  • French Art Deco Mahogany Writing Table
  • French Art Deco Mahogany Writing Table
H 30 in. W 38 in. D 21.5 in.
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

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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.
French Empire Mahogany Combination Writing and Card Table
Located in Northwich, GB
A French Empire combination writing, card table and dressing table. Mahogany with finely inlaid cut brass and a vacant cartouche within an ornate scroll frame, line inlaid borders. T...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

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

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Mahogany

French 19th Century Kidney Shaped Mahogany Writing Table
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An exceptional and large-scale French 19th century kidney-shaped mahogany writing table with one drawer. The table is raised on a scrolled lyre-shaped supports joined by a geometric ...
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Antique 19th Century French Desks and Writing Tables

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Ormolu

French Kidney Shaped Writing Table with One Drawer in Mahogany
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An exceptional and large scale French 19th century kidney shaped mahogany writing table with one drawer. The table is raised on a scrolled lyre shaped supports joined by a geometric ...
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Antique 19th Century French Desks and Writing Tables

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Ormolu

Louis XVI Style Mahogany Writing Table
Located in Essex, MA
Green inset leather with rounded corners over two drawers raised on circular fluted tapered legs. Sabot feet.
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Antique 1780s French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

  • Louis XVI Style Mahogany Writing Table
  • Louis XVI Style Mahogany Writing Table
  • Louis XVI Style Mahogany Writing Table
  • Louis XVI Style Mahogany Writing Table
H 30 in. W 39.13 in. D 22.63 in.
Louis XV Style Mahogany Writing Table
Located in Essex, MA
With rectangular top with 3/4 bronze gallery and green leather writing surface over two drawers with ormolu trim, pull out candle slides, raised on circular tapered fluted bronze mou...
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Antique 1770s French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

  • Louis XV Style Mahogany Writing Table
  • Louis XV Style Mahogany Writing Table
  • Louis XV Style Mahogany Writing Table
  • Louis XV Style Mahogany Writing Table
H 29.63 in. W 39 in. D 19.5 in.
French Directoire Mahogany Veneered Writing Table with a Leather Top
Located in Dallas, TX
A French Directoire writing table, side table, sofa table. Mahogany with an embossed leather top.
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Antique Late 18th Century French Directoire Desks and Writing Tables

Fine 18th Century ‘French Hepplewhite’ Mahogany Ladies Writing Table
Located in London, GB
A late 18th century ‘French Hepplewhite’ figured mahogany ladies writing table of serpentine form, having boxwood and ebony strung tulipwood crossbanded top with chequered inlaid edg...
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Antique Late 18th Century English Hepplewhite Desks and Writing Tables

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Boxwood, Ebony, Mahogany, Tulipwood

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

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Ormolu

French 19th Century Mahogany Travel Writing Desk
H 38.59 in. W 21.66 in. D 13.78 in.
Directoire Style Mahogany and Brass Inlaid Writing Table
Located in Essex, MA
With a beautiful new tooled black leather top with crossbanded and brass mounted edge over a pair of drawers, the back finished, circular brass inlaid fluted circular tapered legs en...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Directoire Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

Directoire Style Mahogany and Brass Inlaid Writing Table
Located in Essex, MA
With a distressed burgundy inset leather with a mahogany and brass edge string inlaid border over two drawers with brass edges, back finished, raised on circular tapered brass inlaid...
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Antique 1860s French Directoire Desks and Writing Tables

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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

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Mahogany

Mid-20th Century Mahogany Writing Table
Located in New York, NY
Mid-20th century mahogany writing table, polished molded top above one central drawer flanked by stacked pairs of drawers with brass handles, on carved pedestal supports with foliate...
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20th Century French Desks and Writing Tables

  • Mid-20th Century Mahogany Writing Table
  • Mid-20th Century Mahogany Writing Table
  • Mid-20th Century Mahogany Writing Table
  • Mid-20th Century Mahogany Writing Table
H 31 in. W 69 in. D 32 in.
Louis XVI Style Gilt-Bronze Mounted Mahogany Writing Table
Located in New York, NY
A fine Louis XVI style ormolu-mounted mahogany bureau plat. Origin: French Date: late 19th century Dimension: H 29 1/4 x W 44 x D 22 3/4.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

19th Century French Inlaid Writing Table
Located in Dallas, TX
Exceptional 19th century French walnut writing table or desk. The top with outstanding exotic wood marquetry inlays depicting an urn, inkwell, a book, world globe, and parchment amid...
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Antique 1870s French Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany, Satinwood, Walnut

20th Century Mahogany Wood French Writing Desk, 1920
Located in Vicoforte, Piedmont
French writing desk from the first half of the 20th century. Furniture carved in mahogany wood with bronze and gilded brass decorations of beautiful line and pleasantly decor. Writin...
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Vintage 1920s French Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

  • 20th Century Mahogany Wood French Writing Desk, 1920
  • 20th Century Mahogany Wood French Writing Desk, 1920
  • 20th Century Mahogany Wood French Writing Desk, 1920
  • 20th Century Mahogany Wood French Writing Desk, 1920
H 29.93 in. W 51.19 in. D 27.56 in.
19th Century Antique French Mahogany Wooden Childrens Lift Top Writing Desk
Located in Baambrugge, NL
19th century antique French mahogany wooden, low by the ground, childrens writing desk. This lift top desk has a little drawer and secret compartments. Lovely in a children's room, b...
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Antique 19th Century French Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

Antique French Tortoiseshell Brass Inlaid Boulle Mahogany Writing Slope Box 19Ct
By André-Charles Boulle
Located in Dublin, Ireland
An exceptionally fine quality example of a polished brass and tortoiseshell inlaid Boulle style travelling writing slope made during the third quarter of the 19th century, of French ...
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Antique 19th Century French Victorian Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

French Directoire Mahogany Lady's Fire Screen Fall Front Bureau or Writing Desk
Located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
This French Directoire brass trimmed Mahogany Lady's petite bureau dates to the early 19th century and features a slanted front that opens up to an interior with leather lined writin...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Directoire Desks and Writing Tables

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Marble, Bronze

Imposing French 19th Century Mahogany Pedestal Writing Desk
Located in Rome, IT
A fine French 19th century mahogany pedestal desk mounts with gilded bronze. Both sides of the desk have small brass knobs that allow wings to be pulled out to extend the writing sur...
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Antique 19th Century Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Antique French Petite Ebonized Ladies Writing Table, or Small Side Table or Desk
Located in Chicago, IL
Antique French Directoire style ladies writing desk or side table. Our old plank restoration department, hand-stripped the mahogany writing desk to the bare wood, restored the desk s...
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Antique 1880s French Directoire Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

French Louis XV Petite Kidney-Shaped Writing Table, Paris, 1780
Located in Chicago, IL
French transitional period kidney-shaped desk. 18th century French transitional design between Louis XV and Louis XVI is timeless, elegant, and understated it works well in modern, c...
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Antique Late 18th Century French Neoclassical Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

Alfred Porteneuve, Art Deco Writing Table and Chair, France, circa 1935
By Alfred Porteneuve
Located in New York, NY
Marked: Dessine par Ruhlmann edite par Porteneuve.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

Gustavian Neoclassical Mahogany Writing Chest on High Stand, 1800s
Located in Lucenec, SK
Swedish Gustavian mahogany writing cabinet. The writing part is covered with a black patent leather, with visible traces of use. The inner drawers have bone handles. The upper part i...
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Antique 19th Century French Neoclassical Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

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

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Mahogany

French Louis XV-Style Gilt Bronze Mahogany and Tulipwood Mounted Writing Desk
Located in Houston, TX
Fine petite writing desk with curved sides and gracefully carved legs in mahogany and tulipwood combination. Bronze mounts accent this exquisite piece. Cherubs holding candelabra a...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Kingwood, Tulipwood

Antique Monumental French Empire Bureau Plat Desk Writing Table, 19th Century
Located in London, GB
This is a fine antique French Empire ormolu mounted mahogany bureau plat, circa 1870 in date. The rectangular top has an inset gold-tooled green leather writing surface with a ve...
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Antique 1870s French Empire Desks and Writing Tables

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Ormolu

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

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Ormolu, Bronze

19th Century Louis XVI Bronze Mounted Mahogany Writing Table by Schmit of Paris
Located in Dallas, TX
19th century Louis XVI bronze mounted mahogany writing table by Schmit of Paris is an example of the Belle Époque magnificence that gained France worldwide recognition at the end of ...
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Antique 1880s French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

French Directoire Louis XVI Leather Top Writing Table Desk Bureau Plat
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a gorgeous smaller writing desk in the Directoire taste, circa 1940. The desk is made of mahogany with brass mounts and a nice leather top and measures 49 wide x 24 deep x 30...
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Vintage 1940s American Directoire Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

French Louis XVI Style Mahogany Table Desk
Located in New York, NY
French Louis XVI style, 19th century mahogany table desk with bronze ram heads and trim with stretcher.
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Antique 19th Century Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

  • French Louis XVI Style Mahogany Table Desk
  • French Louis XVI Style Mahogany Table Desk
  • French Louis XVI Style Mahogany Table Desk
  • French Louis XVI Style Mahogany Table Desk
H 29 in. W 39 in. D 23.25 in.
Mahogany Wood “Architect Desk” Table, France, 19th Century
Located in Madrid, ES
Mahogany wood “architect desk” table, France, 19th century. On four solomonic legs with a central knot stands the table, which has two drawers on the skirt, some boards on the sides...
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Antique 19th Century French Neoclassical Desks and Writing Tables

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Other

French Louis XV Style Ladies Writing Desk
Located in Charleston, SC
An elegant French Louis XV style petit writing desk with gilt-bronze mounts, including escutcheon, knees sabots and chutes. One central locking drawer and a nicely embossed brown le...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

  • French Louis XV Style Ladies Writing Desk
  • French Louis XV Style Ladies Writing Desk
  • French Louis XV Style Ladies Writing Desk
  • French Louis XV Style Ladies Writing Desk
H 29 in. W 32.5 in. D 19 in.
French Mahogany Partners Desk
Located in New York, NY
Antique mahogany partners desk with six drawers beneath the black Greek-key tooled leather top supported by gilt bronze Hermes with an additional six drawers and two doors, France, c...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

  • French Mahogany Partners Desk
  • French Mahogany Partners Desk
  • French Mahogany Partners Desk
  • French Mahogany Partners Desk
H 30.5 in. W 57 in. D 38 in.
Maison Jansen Diminutive Bronze Mounted Writing Table
By Maison Jansen
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Elegant mahogany and bronze mounted writing table by Maison Jansen. Features a diminutive size leather topped case covered with a pane of glass. Crafted in the neoclassical directoir...
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20th Century French Neoclassical Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

Set of Four French Modernist Square Chrome and Mahogany Tables
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of four French modernist square chrome and mahogany tables.
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Vintage 1930s French Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel, Chrome

Set of Four French Modernist Rectangular Chrome and Mahogany Tables
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of Four French Modernist Rectangular Chrome and Mahogany Tables.
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Vintage 1930s French Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

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Chrome, Steel

Set of Four French Modernist Square Chrome and Mahogany Tables
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Set of four French Modernist Square Chrome and Mahogany Tables.
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Vintage 1930s French Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

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Chrome, Steel

20th Century Inlaid Wood French Louis XVI Style Writing Desk Table, 1960
Located in Vicoforte, Piedmont
Small French writing desk of the 20th century. Elegant Louis XVI style furniture nicely inlaid in mahogany, maple, walnut, rosewood and fruitwood. Double-body desk with a front drawe...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

French Directoire Mahogany Bureau Plat
Located in New York, NY
French Directoire mahogany bureau plat, circa 1800 having an embossed leather top flanked by recessed leather embossed slats over three drawers in front and three faux drawers on the...
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Antique 19th Century French Directoire Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Mahogany

  • French Directoire Mahogany Bureau Plat
  • French Directoire Mahogany Bureau Plat
  • French Directoire Mahogany Bureau Plat
  • French Directoire Mahogany Bureau Plat
H 30.25 in. W 45 in. D 23.5 in.
French Mahogany Desk with Brass Mounts
Located in Gloucestershire, GB
Handsome French mahogany desk in the Louis XVI style, circa 1920. This beautifully proportioned desk embodies the simple classical lines of French design under Louis XVI. Feat...
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Vintage 1920s French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

  • French Mahogany Desk with Brass Mounts
  • French Mahogany Desk with Brass Mounts
  • French Mahogany Desk with Brass Mounts
  • French Mahogany Desk with Brass Mounts
H 30.71 in. W 57.29 in. D 28.35 in.
Fine 19th Century Louis XVI Tulipwood Writing Table
Located in Poole, GB
Fine quality free standing 19th century Louis XVI tulipwood and mahogany desk/writing table with original black leather top with Greek key decoration. Tulipwood veneers to all four s...
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Antique 1870s French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany, Tulipwood

  • Fine 19th Century Louis XVI Tulipwood Writing Table
  • Fine 19th Century Louis XVI Tulipwood Writing Table
  • Fine 19th Century Louis XVI Tulipwood Writing Table
  • Fine 19th Century Louis XVI Tulipwood Writing Table
H 29.73 in. W 40.56 in. D 22.25 in.
French Art Deco Mahogany and Parchment Veneered "D" Shaped Dressing Table Desk
Located in New York, NY
French Art Deco mahogany and parchment veneered "D" shaped dressing table desk with a glass top over sides of an open shelf and four drawers.   
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20th Century French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Glass, Mahogany, Parchment Paper

Impressive French Writing Desk in the Style of Louis XIV
Located in Berlin, DE
Royal palisander and tulip wood on softwood. Three-part straight frame base. Slightly protruding, broadly framed writing surface, inlaid with gold embossed leather surface, including...
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20th Century French Louis XIV Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

Antique French Louis XV Small Inlaid Petite Demilune Writing Desk Made in France
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique French Louis XV style small inlaid petite Demilune writing desk, made in France. Item features marble top, green leather pullout or pull-out writing surface, inlaid all the w...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Marble, Bronze

French Empire Style ‘19th Century’ Mahogany and Bronze Trimmed Table Desk
Located in New York, NY
French Empire style (19th century) mahogany and bronze trimmed two-drawer table desk with stretcher, griffins and green marble-top.   
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Antique 19th Century French Empire Desks and Writing Tables

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Marble, Bronze

Directoire Bureau Plat, France circa 1800, Mahogany
Located in Belmont, MA
Directoire Bureau Plat, France, circa 1800. Spacious and chic Directoire desk and the perfect piece of furniture for any home office. The bureau plat has an elegant mahogany venee...
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Antique 1790s French Directoire Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

  • Directoire Bureau Plat, France circa 1800, Mahogany
  • Directoire Bureau Plat, France circa 1800, Mahogany
  • Directoire Bureau Plat, France circa 1800, Mahogany
  • Directoire Bureau Plat, France circa 1800, Mahogany
H 29.34 in. W 57.09 in. D 27.56 in.
French Mahogany Desk
Located in Port Chester, NY
A flame mahogany writing desk, with leather inlaid side slides and five drawers surrounding the kneehole, on turned and brass leaf mounted tapering legs. The original Napoleon III. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

  • French Mahogany Desk
  • French Mahogany Desk
  • French Mahogany Desk
  • French Mahogany Desk
H 30 in. W 60 in. D 30 in.
French 19th Century Mahogany Ladies Desk
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
This is a charming French 19th century ladies desk. Simple details grace this desk; clean lines and antique brass hardware. A black and gray marble top sits above two glass locking d...
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Antique 19th Century French Other Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

  • French 19th Century Mahogany Ladies Desk
  • French 19th Century Mahogany Ladies Desk
  • French 19th Century Mahogany Ladies Desk
  • French 19th Century Mahogany Ladies Desk
H 46.5 in. W 25.38 in. D 17.75 in.
French Empire Style Mahogany Bureau Plat
Located in Salt Lake City, UT
An elegant 19th century mahogany writing desk with inlaid leather writing pad in tabletop, with stamped outer acanthus leaf border and inner gold embossed fretwork border with additi...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Desks and Writing Tables

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Ormolu

  • French Empire Style Mahogany Bureau Plat
  • French Empire Style Mahogany Bureau Plat
  • French Empire Style Mahogany Bureau Plat
  • French Empire Style Mahogany Bureau Plat
H 32 in. W 69 in. D 44.5 in.
French Louis XV Style 19th Century Kingwood Lady's Writing Desk
Located in New York, NY
French Louis XV style (19th century) kingwood lady's desk with Sevres porcelain panels and bronze trimmed gallery.    
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

A Fine French Art Deco Mahogany Dining Table in the manner of Jean Pascaud
Located in Long Island City, NY
Dining or writing table, with a mahogany parqueted top and 2 original end leaves (in stained raw wood).    
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

Antique French Louis XVI Mahogany Wall Desk
Located in Dallas, TX
Antique French Louis XVI mahogany wall desk is ideal as an ancillary desk in the office, or at home in the library, study or as a student's desk! Drawers and cabinets provide the per...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

French Mahogany Neoclassical Bureau Plat, circa 1830
Located in London, GB
French mahogany neoclassical bureau plat, with polished bronze mounts circa 1830. The bureau with typically neoclassical motifs such as lion head and wrath swag handles. Polished bro...
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Antique 1830s French Neoclassical Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

French 19th Century Empire Mahogany Partners Desk
Located in Troy, NY
Elegant French Empire bureau-plat or partners desk, The top, inlaid with a center-star-motive and small decorations on each corner, above five drawers, the middle one opening from th...
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Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

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Mahogany Writing Table France For Sale on 1stDibs

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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.