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Wooden Handmade Wooden Desk in Style of Ico Parisi
By Ico Parisi
Located in Ostend, BE
Restored, very good condition.  
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Mid-20th Century French Post-Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

  • Wooden Handmade Wooden Desk in Style of Ico Parisi
  • Wooden Handmade Wooden Desk in Style of Ico Parisi
  • Wooden Handmade Wooden Desk in Style of Ico Parisi
  • Wooden Handmade Wooden Desk in Style of Ico Parisi
H 31.89 in. W 48.04 in. D 22.45 in.
George Nelson Wood and Leather Office Desk for Herman Miller, USA 1948
By George Nelson
Located in New York, NY
From George Nelson's ground breaking 1948 group of designs for Herman Miller that put the company firmly in the ranks of post war modernism. Nelson's desk was decidedly futuristic, w...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel

  • George Nelson Wood and Leather Office Desk for Herman Miller, USA 1948
  • George Nelson Wood and Leather Office Desk for Herman Miller, USA 1948
  • George Nelson Wood and Leather Office Desk for Herman Miller, USA 1948
  • George Nelson Wood and Leather Office Desk for Herman Miller, USA 1948
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Danish Teak Executive Desk, 1950s
By Svend Åge Madsen
Located in Nyborg, DK
This Danish executive desk from the 1950s features 8 drawers (2 lockable) with solid teak orange slice handles. Raised edge on the both side and rear of the back-plate. The drawers u...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Beech, Teak

  • Danish Teak Executive Desk, 1950s
  • Danish Teak Executive Desk, 1950s
  • Danish Teak Executive Desk, 1950s
  • Danish Teak Executive Desk, 1950s
H 29.93 in. W 59.65 in. D 30.12 in.
Arne Vodder Teak Executive Desk, 1960s, Denmark
By Arne Vodder
Located in Nyborg, DK
Executive desk in teak designed by Arne Vodder for Sibast in the 1960s. Arne Vodder was one of the foremost Danish designers of the 20th century making many iconic pieces including c...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Teak

  • Arne Vodder Teak Executive Desk, 1960s, Denmark
  • Arne Vodder Teak Executive Desk, 1960s, Denmark
  • Arne Vodder Teak Executive Desk, 1960s, Denmark
  • Arne Vodder Teak Executive Desk, 1960s, Denmark
H 29.53 in. W 59.06 in. D 29.93 in.
Model 70 Desk by Kai Kristiansen for Feldballes Møbelfabrik, Denmark 1950
By Feldballes Møbelfabrik, Kai Kristiansen
Located in Amsterdam, NL
A luxurious desk designed by Kai Kristiansen, manufactured by Feldballes Møbelfabrik in Denmark, circa 1950. The free-standing, large desk is made of high quality Brazilian hardwood...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Hardwood

In the Style of Gio Ponti Italian Desk, 1950
By Gio Ponti
Located in Rome, IT
Gorgeous desk, design in the style of Gio Ponti, recognizable leg style, the wood that forms an "X" with the upper part larger than the low. All in black lacquered wood, with the to...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

  • In the Style of Gio Ponti Italian Desk, 1950
  • In the Style of Gio Ponti Italian Desk, 1950
  • In the Style of Gio Ponti Italian Desk, 1950
  • In the Style of Gio Ponti Italian Desk, 1950
H 31.5 in. W 47.25 in. D 23.63 in.
Midcentury Tanker Desk Custom Refinished in White
By Allsteel, Steelcase, Mcdowell-Craig
Located in Alhambra, CA
1960s Classic tanker refinished in gloss white with optional custom glass tabletop. This double pedestal steel desk features utility drawers, filing drawer, locking stationary drawer...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Aluminum, Steel

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Writing Desk
Located in Greenwich, CT
This vintage Mid-Century Modern writing desk has been completely refinished and refreshed to look as good as new. Its’ wooden structure is painted in white with blue drawers and bron...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

  • Vintage Mid-Century Modern Writing Desk
  • Vintage Mid-Century Modern Writing Desk
  • Vintage Mid-Century Modern Writing Desk
  • Vintage Mid-Century Modern Writing Desk
H 29 in. W 60 in. D 30 in.
Paul McCobb Planner Group Mid-Century Modern Writing Desk, Newly Refinished
By Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional minimalist mid-century modern writing desk By Paul McCobb for Winchendon Furniture, "Planner Group" USA, 1950s Black lacquered solid maple, with original bras...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Paul McCobb Planner Group Mid-Century Modern Writing Desk, Newly Refinished
By Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Minimalist Mid-Century Modern writing desk By Paul McCobb for Winchendon Furniture, "Planner Group" USA, 1950s Black lacquered solid maple, with original bras...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Writing Desk
Located in Brooklyn, NY
With three large drawers, sculpted legs, and a uniquely-shaped writing surface, this vintage desk is perfect for any home office or study. Beautifully refinished walnut woodgrain com...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

  • Mid-Century Modern Writing Desk
  • Mid-Century Modern Writing Desk
  • Mid-Century Modern Writing Desk
  • Mid-Century Modern Writing Desk
H 29.5 in. W 48 in. D 23 in.
Mid-Century Modern Writing Desk
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This vintage writing desk combines sturdy Mid-Century Modern quality with simple elegance. With three drawers for storage, this desk is perfect for adding tasteful style to a home of...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

  • Mid-Century Modern Writing Desk
  • Mid-Century Modern Writing Desk
  • Mid-Century Modern Writing Desk
  • Mid-Century Modern Writing Desk
H 29.5 in. W 41 in. D 23.5 in.
Mid-Century Modern Writing Desk by Stanley Furniture
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This Mid-Century Modern desk by Stanley Furniture offers ample storage space and durable Formica desktop. Perfect writing desk for home office or children's space. Please confirm i...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Desks

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Formica, Hardwood

Mid-Century Modern Writing Desk in the Style of Gilbert Rohde
By Gilbert Rohde
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This unique vintage desk features dual pedestal construction in a lovely mixture of copper, brass, and wood construction. Storage cabinet offers added drawers for convenient storage,...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Desks

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Mahogany

Vintage Maple Writing Desk with Drawers
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern writing desk combining sturdy quality with great design. Rich maple woodgrain, metal handles, and generous storage make this desk a beautiful and functional additi...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

  • Vintage Maple Writing Desk with Drawers
  • Vintage Maple Writing Desk with Drawers
  • Vintage Maple Writing Desk with Drawers
  • Vintage Maple Writing Desk with Drawers
H 29.5 in. W 62 in. D 26 in.
Mid-Century Modern Maple and Cherrywood Desk
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Well-scaled Mid-Century modern writing desk in cherrywood and maple. This elegant piece features a two-tier top with two locking drawers and a black leather inlay desk top. Fitted wi...
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

  • Mid-Century Modern Maple and Cherrywood Desk
  • Mid-Century Modern Maple and Cherrywood Desk
  • Mid-Century Modern Maple and Cherrywood Desk
  • Mid-Century Modern Maple and Cherrywood Desk
H 29.5 in. W 47.25 in. D 25.75 in.
John Van Koert for Drexel Profile Black Lacquered Writing Desk, Newly Refinished
By Drexel, John Van Koert
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern writing desk By John Van Koert for Drexel, "Profile" Collection USA, 1950s Black lacquered walnut, with original brass hardware. Measure...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

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

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Brass

Teak Danish Writing Desk by Dyrlund
By Drylund
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gorgeous Mid-Century Modern writing desk by danish company, Dyrlund. This desk can also function as a dresser with its four drawers. It opens up by pulling out the top handles. (Pl...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Desks

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Teak

  • Teak Danish Writing Desk by Dyrlund
  • Teak Danish Writing Desk by Dyrlund
  • Teak Danish Writing Desk by Dyrlund
  • Teak Danish Writing Desk by Dyrlund
H 43 in. W 36 in. D 18 in.
Paul McCobb Writing Desk for Winchendon
By Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group), Paul McCobb
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This Mid-Century Modern writing desk by Paul McCobb features a wonderful maple finish with unique brass drawer pulls. Tapered legs and spacious four drawer design make this a stylish...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Desks

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Brass

  • Paul McCobb Writing Desk for Winchendon
  • Paul McCobb Writing Desk for Winchendon
  • Paul McCobb Writing Desk for Winchendon
  • Paul McCobb Writing Desk for Winchendon
H 29.25 in. W 48 in. D 19 in.
Gio Ponti + Schirolli oak writing Desk mid-century modern Italian design
By Gio Ponti, Schirolli
Located in Barcelona, ES
Gio Ponti (1891-1979). Important desk Made for the University of Mantova manufactured by Schirolli in Italy, 1950. Walnut mid-century modern writing desk Measurements: 160 cm x ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

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 Laminate Writing Desk
Located in Brooklyn, NY
With a sleek design and understated cream color, this Mid-Century Modern desk has four drawers for storage and a large top to work on. Please confirm item location with seller (NY/NJ).
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Laminate

  • Mid-Century Modern Laminate Writing Desk
  • Mid-Century Modern Laminate Writing Desk
  • Mid-Century Modern Laminate Writing Desk
  • Mid-Century Modern Laminate Writing Desk
H 30 in. W 53.5 in. D 20 in.
Mid-Century Modern Walnut Writing Desk by Mainline
By Mainline by Hooker
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Elegant, functional, and full of mid-century quality, this vintage writing desk by Mainline stands out with its rich walnut woodgrain and stylish design. Spacious compartments allow ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

Sculptural Mid-Century Modern Drop-Leaf Writing Desk
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This unusual drop-leaf writing desk features sculptural sled legs, wide brass finish handles, and a Dual drop leaf design that expands the 44 inch workspace out to 72 inches. Three d...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Mid-Century Modern Danish Rosewood Desk Writing Table
Located in West Hartford, CT
Sleek Danish modern rosewood desk that has the most perfect of lines. No manufacturer's hallmarks and although there are locks to drawers, it does not come with keys.
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Vintage 1970s Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Rosewood

Mid Century Curved Writing Desk
Located in Port Chester, NY
A Mid-Century Modern grey leather top writing desk with three drawers. This desk is crafted with oak and crown oak veneer with a "Cigar Club" finish. It has a grey leather inset top ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Mid-Century Modern Desks and Wr...

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Wood

  • Mid Century Curved Writing Desk
  • Mid Century Curved Writing Desk
  • Mid Century Curved Writing Desk
  • Mid Century Curved Writing Desk
H 30 in. W 59 in. D 27.5 in.
Mid-Century Modern Teak Writing Desk with a Finished Back
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stylish Mid-Century Modern teak writing desk. Interesting design with a floating desktop, and drawer cases on either end with recessed drawer pulls. Please confirm item location with...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Teak

Mid-Century Modern Kneehole Double Pedestal Desk Writing Table
Located in West Hartford, CT
Mid century kneehole desk features a formica top for extra durability. Six drawers with one center drawer. It’s smaller size is perfect for a smaller office or apartment.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood, Teak

Square Frame Legs Rosewood Mid-Century Modern Writing Table Desk
By Ralph Lauren
Located in Rockaway, NJ
One drawer rosewood recessed frame leg work writing table desk.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Rosewood

Mid-Century Modern Desk
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Perfect for any home office or study, this beautiful Mid-Century Modern desk shows off a rich woodgrain and sturdy construction. A small hutch and drawer allow for organization along...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

  • Mid-Century Modern Desk
  • Mid-Century Modern Desk
  • Mid-Century Modern Desk
  • Mid-Century Modern Desk
H 36.5 in. W 54 in. D 30 in.
1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Regency Desk Writing Table and Chair
By Ico & Luisa Parisi, Paolo Buffa, Melchiorre Bega, Vittorio Dassi, Guglielmo Ulrich
Located in Carimate, Como
Beautiful and neoclassical midcentury Regency Italian writing table or desk with its paired newly upholstered chair both supported by elegant turned and fluted legs ending with taper...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Domino Mobler Mid Century Teak Writing Desk
By Domino Møbler
Located in Countryside, IL
Domino Mobler mid century teak writing desk This desk measures: 41 wide x 23.25 deep x 28.75 inches high, with a chair clearance of 25.5 inches ?All pieces of furniture can be ...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Teak

  • Domino Mobler Mid Century Teak Writing Desk
  • Domino Mobler Mid Century Teak Writing Desk
  • Domino Mobler Mid Century Teak Writing Desk
  • Domino Mobler Mid Century Teak Writing Desk
H 28.75 in. W 41 in. D 23.25 in.
Gianfranco Frattini Mid-Century Modern Rosewood Desk Writing Table Bernini Italy
By Bernini, Gianfranco Frattini
Located in Miami, FL
Gianfranco Frattini Mid-Century Modern rosewood desk writing table by Bernini Italy made in the 1950s. Features two drawers at the front with compartments to the middle and back. M...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Rosewood

Revolving Folding Mid-Century Modern Desk Writing Table Cabinet Hide Away
By Milo Baughman, George Nelson
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Famous revolving folding Mid-Century Modern desk in blond birch.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Satinwood

Mid-Century Style Glass Top Writing Desk
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This unique antiqued glass writing table features a wonderful chrome X-style base and two drawer storage. Unique pulls, sturdy construction, and antique finish on the beveled mirror ...
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Willett Transitional Mid-Century Modern Cherry Wood Writing Desk and Side Chair
By Willett Furniture Company
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Willett transitional Mid-Century Modern cherry wood writing desk and side chair. Item features desk and chair included, solid wood construction, beautiful wood grain, finished back, ...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Cherry

Danish Mid-Century Modern Desk
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Gorgeous Danish teak desk from the 60s. Classic Mid-Century Modern design with deep desk space. (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ - with dealer).  
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Teak

  • Danish Mid-Century Modern Desk
  • Danish Mid-Century Modern Desk
  • Danish Mid-Century Modern Desk
  • Danish Mid-Century Modern Desk
H 33 in. W 39 in. D 27 in.
Mid-Century Modern Walnut 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. This would be a perfect addition to any creative space. ...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood, Walnut

  • Mid-Century Modern Walnut Desk
  • Mid-Century Modern Walnut Desk
  • Mid-Century Modern Walnut Desk
  • Mid-Century Modern Walnut Desk
H 28.5 in. W 48 in. D 21 in.
French Mid-Century Modern Neoclassical Desk /Writing Table by Jacques Adnet 1940
By Jacques Adnet
Located in New York, NY
Sober, elegant, French, 1940s desk writing table in partially gilt handwrought iron with iron pencil drawer and brass drawer pull. The piece features four elegantly gently taperin...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel, Brass

Mid-Century Modern Teak Desk
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Teak desk with four drawers. Solid piece with original finish.
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Teak

  • Mid-Century Modern Teak Desk
  • Mid-Century Modern Teak Desk
  • Mid-Century Modern Teak Desk
  • Mid-Century Modern Teak Desk
H 28.5 in. W 53 in. D 23 in.
Mid-Century Modern Newly Lacquered in White Signed Writing Table Furniture Desk
By Hooker Furniture
Located in West Hartford, CT
Unusual vintage desk with brass handles, newly refurbished and lacquered in a brilliant white color. Great scale and better lines. An iconic desk that is just the right size at fort...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood, Lacquer

Mid-Century Modern Pine Desk
Located in Weesp, NL
Gorgeous pine seventies desk made in Finland in the late 1960's early 1970's. in great condition and with nice details like the clothespin shaped legs and the oversized drawer handl...
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Vintage 1970s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Pine

  • Mid-Century Modern Pine Desk
  • Mid-Century Modern Pine Desk
  • Mid-Century Modern Pine Desk
  • Mid-Century Modern Pine Desk
H 29.53 in. W 47.25 in. D 23.63 in.
Vittorio Dassi Mid-Century Modern Italian Teakwood Writing Desk and Chair, 1950s
By Vittorio Dassi
Located in Cerignola, Puglia
This desk with its chair was designed by the famous Italian design Vittorio Dassi, using teakwood, Italia, 1950s. The measurements indicated are for the desk only, while the measure...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Teak

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

Fully Restored Mid Century Writing Desk, 1960´s, Czechoslovakia
Located in Prague 8, CZ
Mid century beech wood writing desk, 1960´s, Czechoslovakia The design is very simple and elegant. It features a section with 4 plastic drawers. The surface of this desk has been fu...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Scandinavian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood, Beech

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.
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

Dunbar Vivid Rosewood Grain Low Profile Mid-Century Modern Desk Writing Table
By Dunbar Furniture
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern rosewood top ebonies frame two drawers desk writing table by Dunbar. Could be used a dining table alternative.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Rosewood

Drexel Mid-Century Modern Desk
By Drexel, Kipp Stewart
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Designed by Kipp Stewart for Drexel with simple and sophisticate modern lines. Large file drawer and wide desk drawer, tapered legs, warm walnut grain. Stewart's design adds a nice s...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Teak

  • Drexel Mid-Century Modern Desk
  • Drexel Mid-Century Modern Desk
  • Drexel Mid-Century Modern Desk
  • Drexel Mid-Century Modern Desk
H 29 in. W 54 in. D 24 in.
1930s Italian Art Deco Mid-Century Modern Wood, Glass and Brass Writing Desk
By Vittorio Dassi, Melchiorre Bega, Guglielmo Ulrich, Ico & Luisa Parisi, Paolo Buffa
Located in Carimate, Como
Beautiful Italian 1930s writing desk, bureau with elegant and classic wood worked according its natural graining, 4 drawers with gray/copper lacquered glass top and the final touch d...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Teak Desk, Writing Table by Walter Wirz for Wilhelm Renz
By Walter Wirtz, Wilhelm Renz
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid-Century Modern teak desk, writing table by Walter Wirz for Wilhelm Renz, Germany, 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Walnut Executive Desk
Located in Esperance, NY
Mid-Century Modern walnut executive desk.
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Vintage 1960s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

  • Mid-Century Modern Walnut Executive Desk
  • Mid-Century Modern Walnut Executive Desk
  • Mid-Century Modern Walnut Executive Desk
  • Mid-Century Modern Walnut Executive Desk
H 29 in. W 66.15 in. D 30 in.
Mid-Century Modern Walnut Drexel Desk
By Drexel
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Beautiful walnut Drexel desk with matte black metal handles. Great piece for any office or bedroom. (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ - with dealer).   
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

  • Mid-Century Modern Walnut Drexel Desk
  • Mid-Century Modern Walnut Drexel Desk
  • Mid-Century Modern Walnut Drexel Desk
  • Mid-Century Modern Walnut Drexel Desk
H 30.5 in. W 48 in. D 18 in.
Mid-Century Modern Style Walnut Desk
Located in Port Chester, NY
Mid-Century Modern style walnut desk with a quarter veneered writing surface, a long drawer, brass capital, and raised on turned and tapered legs with brass caps. Dimensions: 60" ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Mid-Century Modern Desks and Wr...

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Brass

  • Mid-Century Modern Style Walnut Desk
  • Mid-Century Modern Style Walnut Desk
  • Mid-Century Modern Style Walnut Desk
  • Mid-Century Modern Style Walnut Desk
H 30 in. W 60 in. D 30 in.
Mid-Century Modern Rosewood Desk, 1960
Located in Chicago, IL
Mid-Century Modern rosewood desk, circa 1960s. Newly refinished rosewood top with black ebonized base.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Rosewood

  • Mid-Century Modern Rosewood Desk, 1960
  • Mid-Century Modern Rosewood Desk, 1960
  • Mid-Century Modern Rosewood Desk, 1960
  • Mid-Century Modern Rosewood Desk, 1960
H 31 in. W 59 in. D 23.5 in.
Danish Mid-Century Modern Teak Desk
Located in New York, NY
Mid-Century Danish teak desk with rectangular top and two sets of drawers float-mounted under the desktop (2 drawers on left, 3 drawers on right).  
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Rosewood, Teak, Wood

  • Danish Mid-Century Modern Teak Desk
  • Danish Mid-Century Modern Teak Desk
  • Danish Mid-Century Modern Teak Desk
  • Danish Mid-Century Modern Teak Desk
H 29 in. W 79 in. D 37.5 in.
Walnut Mid-Century Danish Modern Desk
By Knoll, George Nelson
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.
Italian Mid-Century Small Writing Desk by Vittorio Dassi, 1950s
By Vittorio Dassi
Located in Traversetolo, IT
This stunning Italian small writing Desk of the 1950s, also named 'dattilo', is attributable to Vittorio Dassi, and was usually accompanied by its largest executive Desk (see last im...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Mid-Century Modern Desk by Uldum Møbelfabrik
By Uldum Møbelfabrik
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Sturdy and well-built, this Mid-Century Modern desk by Uldum Møbelfabrik combines design with solid quality. Drawers and a storage compartment allow for organization and make this de...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

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With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the mid century modern writing desk you’re looking for. A mid century modern writing desk — often made from wood, metal and hardwood — can elevate any home. There are 3951 variations of the antique or vintage mid century modern writing desk you’re looking for, while we also have 76 modern editions of this piece to choose from as well. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer mid century modern writing desk, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. A mid century modern writing desk is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern and Modern styles are sought with frequency. A well-made mid century modern writing desk has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Paul McCobb, Herman Miller and George Nelson are consistently popular.

How Much is a Mid Century Modern Writing Desk?

Prices for a mid century modern writing desk can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $1 and can go as high as $138,000, while the average can fetch as much as $3,942.

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.