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Mid-Century Modern Walnut Writing Desk
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage modern writing desk featured in rich walnut grain. This desk sits on sleek tapered legs and has two spacious drawers. Please confirm the item location (NY or NJ).
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

  • Mid-Century Modern Walnut Writing Desk
  • Mid-Century Modern Walnut Writing Desk
  • Mid-Century Modern Walnut Writing Desk
  • Mid-Century Modern Walnut Writing Desk
H 28 in. W 20 in. D 48 in.
Mid-Century Modern Danish Walnut Writing Desk with Slate Top
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Beautiful vintage modern Danish Writing desk with a unique slate top. The desk features one smaller drawer and one file sized drawer. The drawers have beautiful sculpted wood handles...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Slate

Mid-Century Modern Walnut Desk
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Unique vintage modern walnut wood desk. This desk provides abundant storage, with a center drawer, two drawers on the right side, and a larger file size drawer on the left, with two ...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

  • Mid-Century Modern Walnut Desk
  • Mid-Century Modern Walnut Desk
  • Mid-Century Modern Walnut Desk
  • Mid-Century Modern Walnut Desk
H 30 in. W 54 in. D 24 in.
Stanley Mid Century Modern Walnut and Formica Writing Kneehole Work Desk
By Stanley Furniture
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Stanley Mid-Century Modern walnut and Formica writing kneehole work desk. Item features wood grain formica top, sculpted wood and brass pulls, beautiful wood grain, 4 drawers, clean ...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Laminate, Walnut

American Modern Walnut & Mahogany Executive Desk with Return, Alma Desk Company
By Alma Desk Company
Located in Hollywood, FL
The rectangular top and return with dark walnut banding and central mahogany top, above a woven frontal area and round tapering legs with brass caps, the interior side with one penci...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Walnut Mid-Century Danish Modern Desk
By George Nelson, Knoll
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Very nice design mid-century modern desk by Stow Davis.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Chrome

  • Walnut Mid-Century Danish Modern Desk
  • Walnut Mid-Century Danish Modern Desk
  • Walnut Mid-Century Danish Modern Desk
  • Walnut Mid-Century Danish Modern Desk
H 30 in. W 54 in. D 32 in.
Hidden File Drawer Glenn California Mid Century Modern Walnut Writing Table Desk
By Milo Baughman, Glenn of California
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Nice low profile writing table with a hidden file drawer.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Aluminum

Mid-Century Modern French Walnut Root Desk
Located in Salt Lake City, UT
Mid-Century Modern 1 piece solid burred desk.   
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

  • Mid-Century Modern French Walnut Root Desk
  • Mid-Century Modern French Walnut Root Desk
  • Mid-Century Modern French Walnut Root Desk
  • Mid-Century Modern French Walnut Root Desk
H 31.5 in. W 85 in. D 35 in.
Midcentury American Modern Walnut Desk / Writing Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
1950s American desk crafted in walnut with brass pulls. Features a two-drawer 'floating cabinet' which provides a shallow top drawer with removable divider and a second sizable lower...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Jens Risom Mid-Century Modern Walnut Executive Desk, 1960s
By Jens Risom
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern walnut executive desk designed by Jens Risom. The desk features gorgeous walnut wood grain and sleek Minimalist design. It offers good storage with ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Kopavogur Desk in Solid Walnut, Brass
By Railis Kotlevs
Located in Husavik, IS
We offer specific services and sales condition for interior designers. Whether you are looking to specify standard or bespoke pieces for a project we are happy to help. Desk Kopavo...
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2010s Latvian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Vintage Midcentury Walnut Writing Desk
By Bassett Furniture
Located in West Hartford, CT
Clean lines and scale define this midcentury walnut desk with three side drawers and one smaller top drawer with original silver drawer pulls. By Basset Furniture.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

  • Vintage Midcentury Walnut Writing Desk
  • Vintage Midcentury Walnut Writing Desk
  • Vintage Midcentury Walnut Writing Desk
  • Vintage Midcentury Walnut Writing Desk
H 30 in. W 46 in. D 18 in.
Mid-Century Modern Small Walnut Desk with Round Pulls
Located in Belmont, MA
Mid-Century Modern small walnut desk with round pulls, circa 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

Stunning Milo Baughman Slim Walnut Desk Mid-Century Modern
By Milo Baughman
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Stunning Milo Baughman slim walnut and black lacquer desk. The top is super clean and looks great-only minor scratches. There are two black lacquered drawers and two slender metal le...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel

Mid-Century Modern Teak Desk
Located in Brooklyn, NY
An incredible vintage desk full of Mid-Century Modern style and craftsmanship. Teak grain shows off a beautiful warm woodgrain and offers sturdy quality, while six drawers allow for ...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

  • Mid-Century Modern Teak Desk
  • Mid-Century Modern Teak Desk
  • Mid-Century Modern Teak Desk
  • Mid-Century Modern Teak Desk
H 29 in. W 60 in. D 29.5 in.
Unique Wrapped Collage Mid-Century Modern Artistic Writing Desk Table circa 1960
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a unique desk, done in an unusual collage that gives it an artsy and uniquely modern look. The desk dates to the 1960s era and measures: 49 wide x 24 deep x 30 tall.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut, Paper

Original Mid-Century Modern Desk
By Ilmari Tapiovaara
Located in Opa Locka, FL
Beautiful original Mid-Century Modern desk with one drawer, steel frame with walnut top and two sliding doors. Measures: Height of the writing surface is 29.50.  
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel

  • Original Mid-Century Modern Desk
  • Original Mid-Century Modern Desk
  • Original Mid-Century Modern Desk
  • Original Mid-Century Modern Desk
H 39.875 in. W 36.25 in. D 24.25 in.
Mid-Century Danish Desk in Walnut
Located in Houston, TX
Desk and chair are made out of fine walnut wood, highly polished. Rectangular table top displaces beautiful wood grain. It has 3 spacious drawers. Desk is elevated by 4 long slim leg...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

  • Mid-Century Danish Desk in Walnut
  • Mid-Century Danish Desk in Walnut
  • Mid-Century Danish Desk in Walnut
  • Mid-Century Danish Desk in Walnut
H 30 in. W 60 in. D 28 in.
Midcentury Walnut Console Table Writing Desk
Located in La Grange, IL
Midcentury walnut console table writing desk This table is 51 wide x 25 deep x 27.5 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vintage condition. Tha...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

Dunbar Mid Century Walnut Executive Desk
By Dunbar Furniture
Located in La Grange, IL
Dunbar mid century walnut executive desk. Desk measures: 84.25 wide x 40.25 deep x 29 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vintage condition. T...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

  • Dunbar Mid Century Walnut Executive Desk
  • Dunbar Mid Century Walnut Executive Desk
  • Dunbar Mid Century Walnut Executive Desk
  • Dunbar Mid Century Walnut Executive Desk
H 29 in. W 84.25 in. D 40.25 in.
Mid-Century Modern Milo Baughman Chrome Saw Horse Walnut Desk
By Milo Baughman
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Gorgeous Milo Baughman walnut and chrome saw horse desk. The top is in fantastic shape with little to no wear. The chromed steel saw horse legs are very sturdy and look great with th...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel, Chrome

Midcentury Walnut Leather Writing Desk, 1950
Located in Rome, IT
Italian desk from the middle of the century, large and spacious this beautiful desk, due to the use of quality materials. Top of the desk all covered in light brown leather, with wo...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Maple, Walnut

  • Midcentury Walnut Leather Writing Desk, 1950
  • Midcentury Walnut Leather Writing Desk, 1950
  • Midcentury Walnut Leather Writing Desk, 1950
  • Midcentury Walnut Leather Writing Desk, 1950
H 31.11 in. W 72.05 in. D 34.65 in.
Broyhill Brasilia Mid Century Walnut Executive Desk
By Broyhill Brasilia
Located in La Grange, IL
Broyhill Brasilia mid century walnut executive desk Measures: 56 long x 23.25 deep x 30 high Knee hole is 21 wide x 22 deep x 24.5 high All pieces of furniture can be had in w...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

Fabulous Milo Baughman Style Walnut and Chrome Desk Mid-Century Modern
By Milo Baughman
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Gorgeous Milo Baughman style walnut and chrome desk. There are three concealed drawers along the front for all your important stuff. The richly grained walnut top retains it's orig...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Chrome, Steel

Bassett Mid Century Walnut Corner Table Desk
By Bassett Furniture
Located in La Grange, IL
Bassett mid century walnut corner table desk This desk is 32 wide x 35.5 deep x 30 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vintage condition. That...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Walnut Small Desk by Ben Thompson for Design Research
By Ben Thompson, Design Research
Located in Belmont, MA
Mid-Century Modern walnut small desk by Design Research, circa 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s North American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

American Modern Walnut Desk
By Drexel
Located in Hollywood, FL
The rectangular top with lip edge above a frieze with a pencil drawer with stylized edges and a large file drawer with similar details, on round tapering legs with a cross stretcher.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

  • American Modern Walnut Desk
  • American Modern Walnut Desk
  • American Modern Walnut Desk
  • American Modern Walnut Desk
H 29.25 in. W 48 in. D 20.5 in.
Bert England for John Widdicomb Mid-Century Modern Walnut Leather Top Desk
By John Widdicomb, Bert England
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

Drexel Mid Century Walnut and Formica 4 Drawer Desk
By Drexel
Located in La Grange, IL
Drexel mid century walnut and Formica 4 drawer desk Desk measures: 54 wide x 20 deep x 30 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vintage conditi...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Formica, Walnut

Dixie Mid Century 4-Drawer Walnut Single Sided Desk
Located in La Grange, IL
Dixie Mid Century 4-drawer walnut single sided desk Desk measures: 52.5 wide x 19.5 deep x 30 high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vintage condition. Thi...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

Mid Century French Walnut Desk By John Herbert, 1960s
By Herbert & Co.
Located in STOKE ON TRENT, GB
Walnut mid century desk A Younger by John Herbert desk, featuring four drawers with dovetail joints, the whole unit is in French walnut. A Younger was a premium maker of contem...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

Custom Floating Top Mid-Century Modern Executive Desk in Walnut by Carrocel
By Carrocel
Located in North York, ON
Coupling both classic and modern elements into one stylish design, this writing desk from the Carrocel Custom collection presents a picture of flat cut walnut elegance. A rectangular...
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2010s Canadian Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Pewter

Very Early Jens Risom Walnut Mid Century Desk Model D-140
By Jens Risom
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A smaller sized dark walnut single pedestal desk with three angled side drawers , and raised edges to the sides and back of the top having a compartment and pen holder to the top dra...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Asymmetrical Executive Desk after Wendell Castle
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-Century Modern asymmetrical executive desk after Wendell Castle.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

Hand Carved Walnut Art Nouveau Writing Desk with Side Shelfs
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Custom made hand carved walnut Art Nouveau style writing desk with 2 tier shelves on each opposing side, circa 1960.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

Writing Desk with Walnut, Maple, Brass and Glass Top
By Chris Earl
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Hand-turned base with exposed solid wood drawers. Polished tempered glass top. Fine metal accents. Handmade in Los Angeles, California. Shown in walnut and maple with solid brass ...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Aluminum, Brass, Copper

Rare Curved Mid-Century Desk
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern desk with curved shape and raised edges. (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ - with dealer).  
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

  • Rare Curved Mid-Century Desk
  • Rare Curved Mid-Century Desk
  • Rare Curved Mid-Century Desk
  • Rare Curved Mid-Century Desk
H 30.5 in. W 84.5 in. D 38 in.
Walnut and Brass Writing Desk attributed to Jacques Adnet, France, 1950s
By Jacques Adnet
Located in New York, NY
Elegant walnut writing table with two drawers attributed to Jacques Adnet, 2 drawers with ring pulls held by pyramidal brass blocks en facade, the rectangular body sits on four taper...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Gio Ponti Small Desk Mid-Century Italian Design Laminate Brass Walnut
By Gio Ponti
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Gio Ponti small desk mid-century Italian design laminate brass walnut.
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Vintage 1950s European Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

20th Century Italian Walnut Writing Table, Desk in the Manner of Carlo Ratti
By Carlo Ratti
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A vintage Mid-Century Modern Italian writing table, desk made of hand carved Walnut, composed with two drawers in the manner of Carlo Ratti, in good condition. The desk top is angula...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal, Brass, Iron

Jens Risom Compact Writing Desk, Floating Dining Table Walnut & Formica, 1950s
By Jens Risom
Located in National City, CA
By modernist designer Jens Risom of Denmark: Scandinavian floating walnut writing table entry desk Midcentury period 1950s Wonderful compact size ideal for narrow dining table optio...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Formica, Walnut

George Nakashima Conoid Writing Desk
By George Nakashima
Located in Belmont, MA
Writing desk circa late 1950s-early 1960s, made by George Nakashima (1905-1990), New Hope, Pennsylvania, American black walnut and hickory, “Conoid” style, having plank top with slig...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

  • George Nakashima Conoid Writing Desk
  • George Nakashima Conoid Writing Desk
  • George Nakashima Conoid Writing Desk
  • George Nakashima Conoid Writing Desk
H 28 in. W 72 in. D 23.75 in.
Italian Modern Mahogany and Walnut Desk, Paolo Buffa
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Hollywood, FL
The inset colored glass top above a writing surface cantilevered above four drawers with original hardware, terminating on tapering legs, Paolo Buffa.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Simple Modern Desk, Reclaimed Oak and Walnut
By Bertu Furniture
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
This simple modern desk in reclaimed oak and walnut for the Cali Collection is made in the heart of Ohio with locally sourced wood. Each desk is handmade in reclaimed oak with a waln...
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2010s North American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Reclaimed Wood

Solid Walnut Writing Desk by Gio Ponti for the University of Padova, Italy
By Gio Ponti
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
It is in solid walnut with a white Formica top and features three full size drawers across front. This desk was designed by Gio Ponti for the University of Padova in 1955. It is a ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Formica, Walnut

1970s Desk / Chair Walnut and Cream Lacquer Finished Mid Century Styled
By Milo Baughman
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A cream lacquer finished midcentury desk with walnut drawer fonts and details having brass pulls and coming with a matching wood and leatherette desk chair, made in Canada. Perfect s...
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Late 20th Century Canadian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Large-Scale Mad Men Roger Sprunger Executive Desk Dunbar, Mid-Century Modern
By Roger Sprunger
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Large-scale Mid-Century Modern executive desk designed by Roger Sprunger for Dunbar. Gorgeous walnut with stainless steel double pedestal base. Four drawers including one file, two r...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Chrome

Roll Top Writing Desk by Edward Wormley
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Sagaponack, NY
A stately and elegant rosewood and mahogany campaign desk having three drawers and two rosewood roll-top compartments flanking a central writing surface with a flip-down back splash,...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

  • Roll Top Writing Desk by Edward Wormley
  • Roll Top Writing Desk by Edward Wormley
  • Roll Top Writing Desk by Edward Wormley
  • Roll Top Writing Desk by Edward Wormley
H 35 in. W 74 in. D 28 in.
Midcentury Walnut Serpentine Desk
Located in Port Chester, NY
A Mid-Century Modern walnut veneered writing table with four serpentine sides, brass round capitals, a long central drawer on turned and tapered legs. Dimensions: 60" W x 30" D x ...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writ...

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Walnut

  • Midcentury Walnut Serpentine Desk
  • Midcentury Walnut Serpentine Desk
  • Midcentury Walnut Serpentine Desk
  • Midcentury Walnut Serpentine Desk
H 30 in. W 60 in. D 30 in.
Italian Mid-Century Modern Wood Top and Steel Base Desk Table by Formanova,1970s
By Formanova
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern wood top and steel base desk table by Formanova, 1970s Table desk with wood top with steel finish on the edge and solid steel structure with satin finish....
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

Daniele Calabi Writing Desk Table, Italy, 1950
By Daniele Calabi
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
One off writing desk table designed and made by Italian architect Daniele Calabi, Italy 1950. This superb desk table was made by Daniele Calabi for his own use in 1950. This is a one...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal, Brass

  • Daniele Calabi Writing Desk Table, Italy, 1950
  • Daniele Calabi Writing Desk Table, Italy, 1950
  • Daniele Calabi Writing Desk Table, Italy, 1950
  • Daniele Calabi Writing Desk Table, Italy, 1950
H 29.53 in. W 86.62 in. D 39.38 in.
Rare Italian Modern Dark Walnut and Brass Writing/Centre Table, Gian Casè
By Gian Casè
Located in Hollywood, FL
The glass top above a highly sculptural base literature: essempi- Roberto Aloi- tavoli tavolini carrelli-related examples.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Mahogany Writing Desk by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
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

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Walnut, Mahogany

Richard Artschwager Studio Walnut Desk
By Richard Artschwager
Located in Berkeley, CA
Richard Artschwager, mostly known as an American Minimalist pop-art painter and sculpture, designed and manufactured modern furniture in 1953. This bench-made, limited production des...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

  • Richard Artschwager Studio Walnut Desk
  • Richard Artschwager Studio Walnut Desk
  • Richard Artschwager Studio Walnut Desk
  • Richard Artschwager Studio Walnut Desk
H 29 in. W 66.2 in. D 43 in.
Midcentury French Desk in Walnut
Located in Houston, TX
Midcentury French desk Desk is rectangular table top, re-upholstered in a new graphite cowhide. It has a chrome trimming at the edges and beautiful wood grain is displaying on the...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Chrome

  • Midcentury French Desk in Walnut
  • Midcentury French Desk in Walnut
  • Midcentury French Desk in Walnut
  • Midcentury French Desk in Walnut
H 31 in. W 67 in. D 30 in.
Vintage Walnut Desk by A. Younger, c. 1960’s
Located in London, GB
A beautifully styled vintage desk in walnut. This was made in England by A. Younger, it dates from the 1960’s. The quality is great, this has a gorgeous colour and stunning grain ...
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Vintage 1960s English Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

American Modern Burled Walnut and Pewter Cityscape Desk, Paul Evans
By Paul Evans
Located in Hollywood, FL
The body overall with burled walnut patchwork, with two drawer compartments flanked by two central pencil drawers the legs and base all in pewter patchwork, signed Paul Evans, 1972.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

French Writing Table, Desk or Side Table Rocaille Style Midcentury
Located in FR
French Rocaille style writing table, little desk or side table, circa 1950. Good condition For shipping: W 89.5, D 52.5, H 75 8.6kg.
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

Walnut Maker's Desk by Lawson-Fenning
By Lawson-Fenning
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Maker's desk is made of American walnut or white oak and has three push-to-open drawers. The case rests on a matte black powder-coated base, and features perforated steel detail ...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel

  • Walnut Maker's Desk by Lawson-Fenning
  • Walnut Maker's Desk by Lawson-Fenning
  • Walnut Maker's Desk by Lawson-Fenning
  • Walnut Maker's Desk by Lawson-Fenning
H 37 in. W 55.5 in. D 27 in.
Large Walnut and Aluminum Executive Desk
Located in San Mateo, CA
This desk is likely a custom-made piece. The architectural aluminum legs have black anodized aluminium in the center that become the glide at the bottom. There is a band of aluminum ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Aluminum

  • Large Walnut and Aluminum Executive Desk
  • Large Walnut and Aluminum Executive Desk
  • Large Walnut and Aluminum Executive Desk
  • Large Walnut and Aluminum Executive Desk
H 29.5 in. W 102 in. D 40 in.
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Mid Century Modern Writing Desk Walnut For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the piece of mid century modern writing desk walnut you’re looking for. Was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, walnut and metal. Find 603 options for an antique or vintage item from our selection of mid century modern writing desk walnut now, or shop our selection of 15 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect choice in our collection of mid century modern writing desk walnut — we have versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. Each object in our assortment of mid century modern writing desk walnut bearing Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern or Art Deco hallmarks is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made option in this array of mid century modern writing desk walnut over the years, but those crafted by Jens Risom, George Nelson and Drexel are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Mid Century Modern Writing Desk Walnut?

The average selling price for a piece of mid century modern writing desk walnut at 1stDibs is $4,026, while they’re typically $595 on the low end and $115,000 for the highest priced.

A Close Look at Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Organically-shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe mid-century modern American furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale, in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century designers caught the spirit.

Classically-oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb — who designed holistic groups of sleek, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern American furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

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.