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Mid-Century Modern Writing Desk
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This Mid-Century Modern desk features a uniquely-shaped top surface and multiple large drawers for storage. Perfect for any home office or workspace. Please confirm item location w...
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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 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 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 Curved Writing Desk
Located in Westwood, NJ
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 Industrial Glass Saw Horse Writing Table Desk
Located in West Hartford, CT
Fabulous saw horse style industrial age desk painted in bronze finish. Content is metal and glass and this is a great, iconic mid century style desk. Note the height is adjustable wh...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal, Bronze

Retro Czechoslovakian Mid-Century Modern Writing Table, ca. 1970s
Located in Budapest, HU
Retro Czechoslovakian writing table, manufactures in the 1970s in mid-century modern style. Neat minimalistic desk with functional drawers and elegant table legs, in fair condition.
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Vintage 1970s European Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Mid-Century Modern Danish Writing Desk
Located in Brooklyn, NY
With three smaller drawers and a large storage compartment, this beautifully designed mid-century desk combines rich teak wood with an understated Scandinavian design. This vintage w...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Teak

  • Mid-Century Modern Danish Writing Desk
  • Mid-Century Modern Danish Writing Desk
  • Mid-Century Modern Danish Writing Desk
  • Mid-Century Modern Danish Writing Desk
H 29 in. W 57.5 in. D 27.5 in.
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

Mid-Century Mirrored Writing Table with Three Drawers
Located in Pittsburgh, PA
Classic looking mirrored writing table with three drawers.
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Vintage 1960s Unknown Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Mirror

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.
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-Victorian Burr Walnut Writing Table
By H. Baldock & Sons
Located in Lymington, Hampshire
A fine mid-Victorian burr walnut writing table, the top finely inlaid with rushes and scrolling tendrils in the kingwood banding, with ormolu mounts. Attributed to Thomas Holmes Bald...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

  • Mid-Victorian Burr Walnut Writing Table
  • Mid-Victorian Burr Walnut Writing Table
  • Mid-Victorian Burr Walnut Writing Table
  • Mid-Victorian Burr Walnut Writing Table
H 29 in. W 40 in. D 0.1 in.
Teak Desk by Fratelli Proserpio Writing Table, Italy, Mid-Century
By Fratelli Prosperio
Located in Vienna, AT
Teak rollup secretary desk by Fratelli Proserpio, Italy 1960's. Modernist compact writing desk, perfectly sized and in good vintage condition. It shows a unique mechanism that ope...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Teak, Hardwood

Large Italian Mid-Century Modern Writing Desk
Located in Berlin, DE
Large Italian Mid-Century Modern writing desk. Spectacular large writing / working desk made in the 1950s in Italy. Clean-lined, elegant and simple structure made of lacquered steel...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

  • Large Italian Mid-Century Modern Writing Desk
  • Large Italian Mid-Century Modern Writing Desk
  • Large Italian Mid-Century Modern Writing Desk
  • Large Italian Mid-Century Modern Writing Desk
H 35.44 in. W 64.97 in. D 28.75 in.
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

1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Regency Desk Writing Table and Chair
By Guglielmo Ulrich, Melchiorre Bega, Vittorio Dassi, Ico & Luisa Parisi, Paolo Buffa
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.
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

Louis XV Fruitwood and Marquetry Writing Table, 'Mid-18th Century'
Located in London, GB
A Louis XV ormolu-mounted bois satine and fruitwood marquetry writing table. Adjustable writing slide with black leather panel, gilt-tooled with central motif; full length drawer wit...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French French Provincial Desks and Writing Tables

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Ormolu

Sleek Mid-Century Modern Mahogany Writing Table with Green Black Finish
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Sophisticated Mid-Century Modern writing table having a mahogany top with a stunning green black finish. The legs have an X design with contrasting light cream finish, black details ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

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 Writing Desk, 1960's, Czechoslovakia, Brussels Period
Located in Prague 8, CZ
Mid-century writing desk, made in Czechoslovakia, 1960's. Walnut wood, formica surface on the top. Very simple design. It bears some signs of age and use, but generally is in g...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Formica, Wood, Walnut

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

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

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

Mid-20th Century French Louis XVI Style Fruitwood Side Table or Writing Table
Located in Fayetteville, AR
This mid-20th century Louis XVI style fruitwood side table or end table features a gold tooled green leather top and a drawer with a drop down pullout writing desk. Its drop down sur...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

Vintage Office Desk, English, Light Oak, Writing Table, Mid-Century, Circa 1960
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a vintage office desk. An English, light oak pedestal writing table, dating to the mid 20th century, circa 1960. Delightful light oak hues and mid-century taste Displayin...
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Mid-20th Century British Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak

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

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

1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Faux Bamboo Wooden Desk Writing Table and Chair
By Guglielmo Ulrich, Ico & Luisa Parisi, Vittorio Dassi, Melchiorre Bega, Paolo Buffa
Located in Carimate, Como
Beautiful mid-century Regency Italian writing table or desk with its paired newly upholstered chair both in greatly shaped and worked wood inspired to the typical bamboo organic bohe...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Hidden File Drawer Glenn California Mid Century Modern Walnut Writing Table Desk
By Glenn of California, Milo Baughman
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

Gilbert Rohde Art Deco Ebony Top Mid-Century Modern Desk / Writing Table, 1950s
Located in Stamford, CT
Gilbert Rohde Art Deco ebony top Mid-Century Modern desk or writing table, 1950s. This fine rosewood desk with chrome decorated mounts and foot rest is simply stunning. The ebony top...
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Mid-20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

19th Century Marble Top Writing Table
Located in Wales, GB
The well figured rouge marble top above twin frieze drawers, chamfered square tapering legs with brass caster.
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Desks and Writing Tables

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Marble

  • 19th Century Marble Top Writing Table
  • 19th Century Marble Top Writing Table
  • 19th Century Marble Top Writing Table
  • 19th Century Marble Top Writing Table
H 27.7 in. W 42.1 in. D 22.6 in.
Mid-Century Bamboo, Wood and Rattan Writing Table Desk with Drawers, Italy 1970s
By Franca Helg, Antonio Piva and Franco Albini, Adrien Audoux and Frida Minet
Located in Carimate, Como
Beautiful 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern bamboo and wicker desk with three drawers, a large one and two small ones, finished on 4 sides making it perfect as stand alone or against ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian French Provincial Desks and Writing Tables

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Bamboo, Wicker, Rattan

Mid-19th Century Austrian Country Tyrol Writing Table Desk, Solid Fir, Restored
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Mid-19th century Austrian country Tyrol writing table desk, solid fir, restored and wax-polished. Measures cm: H 74, W 102, D 56.
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Antique Mid-19th Century Austrian Neoclassical Desks and Writing Tables

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Fir

Danish Mid-Century Modern Teak & Oak Writing Desk
Located in VANCOUVER, CA
Teak & oak Danish desk, circa 1950's. Oak frame contrasts beautifully with the book matched teak veneer top. Finished on both sides, place this in the center of a room and it will lo...
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak, Teak

Mid-Century Modern Teak Desk, Writing Table by Walter Wirz for Wilhelm Renz
By Wilhelm Renz, Walter Wirtz
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

Italian Writing Table, Early 20th Century
Located in Rome, IT
An early 20th century Italian writing table, with rectangular top. Measures: 164 x 79 x 50 cm.
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Mid-20th Century European Louis XIV Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

  • Italian Writing Table, Early 20th Century
  • Italian Writing Table, Early 20th Century
  • Italian Writing Table, Early 20th Century
  • Italian Writing Table, Early 20th Century
H 31.11 in. W 64.57 in. D 19.69 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

Early 20th Century Italian Writing Table
Located in Rome, IT
An early 20th century Italian writing table, with rectangular top. Measures: 164 x 79 x 50 cm.
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Mid-20th Century Louis XIV Desks and Writing Tables

  • Early 20th Century Italian Writing Table
  • Early 20th Century Italian Writing Table
  • Early 20th Century Italian Writing Table
  • Early 20th Century Italian Writing Table
H 31.11 in. W 64.57 in. D 19.69 in.
18th Century French Rustic Writing Table
Located in Dallas, TX
18th century French rustic writing table was crafted from a country home, probably owned by a noble or dignitary, who brought some of the concepts of convenient and "modern" living t...
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Mid-20th Century French Rustic Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak

  • 18th Century French Rustic Writing Table
  • 18th Century French Rustic Writing Table
  • 18th Century French Rustic Writing Table
  • 18th Century French Rustic Writing Table
H 28 in. W 49 in. D 33.5 in.
19th Century French Renaissance Writing Table, Desk
Located in Dallas, TX
19th Century French Renaissance writing table ~ desk is an ode to a bygone era before the digital age, yet can serve as a splendid end table, library table or laptop desk with aplomb...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Renaissance Revival Desks and Writing Ta...

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Oak

Italian Mid-Century Small Writing Desk by Vittorio Dassi, 1950s
By Dassi, Vittorio Dassi
Located in Brussels , BE
Italian mid-century small writing desk by Vittorio Dassi, 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Gio Ponti writing desk for Schirolli Italian Mid-Century 1960
By Gio Ponti, Schirolli
Located in Firenze, IT
Iconic desk designed by Gio Ponti for Schirolli,, Padova Italy , three drawers on the right part, the upper one with lock, solid wood and formica top. Mid Century Modern Italy 1960.
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Formica

Mid Century Green Saddle Leather Afromosia Teak Executive Writing Desk
Located in Munich, Bavaria
Midcentury 1960s Desk from Germany. In Afromosia teak and green saddle leather top. 2 drawers on each side. Stunning unique patina on the thick green saddle leather. A unique extr...
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Wood, Teak

French 19th Century Gothic Style Writing Table
Located in Atlanta, GA
French 19th century Gothic style writing table.
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Gothic Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut, Oak

  • French 19th Century Gothic Style Writing Table
  • French 19th Century Gothic Style Writing Table
  • French 19th Century Gothic Style Writing Table
  • French 19th Century Gothic Style Writing Table
H 30 in. W 47.25 in. D 27.5 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

Edward Wormley for Dunbar Mid-Century Modern Walnut Writing Desk, Refinished
By Dunbar Furniture, Edward Wormley
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern writing desk By Edward Wormley for Dunbar Furniture USA, 1950s Patchwork bleached walnut top, with solid walnut legs and brass-capped feet....
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Tomlinson Mid-Century Hollywood Regency Rosewood and White Lacquer Writing Desk
By Tomlinson
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Mid-Century Modern Hollywood Regency Chinoiserie writing desk By Tomlinson USA, Circa 1960s Gorgeous rosewood top, with white lacquered apron and legs, and origin...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Borghi Mid-Century Italian Writing Desk Thick Glass Top Leather Drawers
By Enrico e Paolo Borghi
Located in Firenze, IT
Mid-century Italian writing table with architectural structure, unique piece designed by the architect Borghi Milano at the end of the 1950s. On the right wall it presents a chest o...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Glass

Paul McCobb Planner Group Mid-Century Modern Writing Desk, Newly Refinished
By Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group), Paul McCobb
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

1967 Mid Century Country Pine Kneehole Tooled Leather Top Writing Desk
Located in Dayton, OH
Mid century 1967 pine kneehole writing desk featuring tooled green leather top and eight drawers. Measures: 24" x 48" x 30.25"h, kneehole 21.5" x 24.5".
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Pine

Bodil Kjaer Rosewood Writing Desk E. Pedersen & Son Denmark Mid 20th Century
By E. Pedersen & Søn, Bodil Kjaer
Located in Benington, Herts
A rare Bodil Kjaer Rio rosewood four drawer writing desk model 901 for E. Pedersen & Son Denmark on chrome steel base. Denmark circa 1959. It doesn’t get much more iconic than ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Chrome

Spanish 18th Century Solid Board Top Writing Table
Located in Atlanta, GA
An exceptional and very beautiful mid-18th century writing table from the Catalan region of Spain. Beautifully constructed from stunning walnut with a solid board top and hand forged...
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Antique Mid-18th Century Spanish Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

19th Century French Henri ii Walnut Writing Table
Located in Dallas, TX
19th Century French Henri II walnut writing table is a splendid example of the breed, with classical architecture enhanced by subtle carved detailing. Four turned & carved columns fo...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Neoclassical Revival Desks and Writing T...

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Steel

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

18th Century Louis XV Wood French Writing Table
Located in IT
The very unusual and particular center desk, called also bureau plat, was made in France, at Paris, in the 18th century, Louis XV period. It has a refined veneer in wood and a slidin...
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Antique Mid-18th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

  • 18th Century Louis XV Wood French Writing Table
  • 18th Century Louis XV Wood French Writing Table
  • 18th Century Louis XV Wood French Writing Table
  • 18th Century Louis XV Wood French Writing Table
H 35.44 in. W 24.41 in. D 15.75 in.
Vittorio Dassi Mid-Century Modern Italian Teakwood Writing Desk and Chair, 1950s
By Vittorio Dassi
Located in Puglia, 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 measu...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Teak

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Mid Century Writing Table For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic mid century writing table available at 1stDibs. Each mid century writing table for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, metal and hardwood. Find 4679 options for an antique or vintage mid century writing table now, or shop our selection of 75 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect mid century writing table — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. Each mid century writing table bearing Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern or Victorian hallmarks is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made mid century writing table over the years, but those crafted by Paul McCobb, Herman Miller and George Nelson are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Mid Century Writing Table?

A mid century writing table can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $3,976, while the lowest priced sells for $1 and the highest can go for as much as $637,038.

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.