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Burl Wood Black Lacquer Solid Brass Hardware Three-Drawer Desk Writing Table
By Century Furniture
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern low profile floating top three-drawer desk writing or console table.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

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

  • Mid-20th Century Mahogany Writing Table
  • Mid-20th Century Mahogany Writing Table
  • Mid-20th Century Mahogany Writing Table
  • Mid-20th Century Mahogany Writing Table
H 31 in. W 69 in. D 32 in.
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-19th Century English Mahogany Victorian Writing Table
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
An excellent quality mid-19th century mahogany writing Table of particularly small proportion having attractive brass Galleried top with replacement inset gilt tooled leather Abov...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Victorian Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

Danish Mid-Century Modern Oiled Walnut Desk Writing Table
By Finn Juhl
Located in West Hartford, CT
Sleek Danish Mid-Century Modern desk with oiled walnut wood. All original and comes with lock to secure your valuables.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

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.
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 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

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

Danish Mid-Century Modern Rosewood Large Oversize Executive Desk Writing Table
By Arne Vodder
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Super high quality and rosewood pattern wood grain Danish Mid-Century Modern oversize executive desk by Arne Vodder for Sibast Furniture.
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Rosewood

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

Gianfranco Frattini Mid-Century Modern Rosewood Desk Writing Table Bernini Italy
By Gianfranco Frattini, Bernini
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

Mid-19th Century Walnut Inlaid Floral Marquetry French Writing Table
Located in Firenze, IT
Mid-19th century French writing table Inlaid floral marquetry decoration of walnut and ebonized walnut. One drawer which is fitted with the original working lock and key, the table ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Napoleon III Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

Mid-18th Century Cuban Mahogany Dutch Marquetry Inlaid Writing Table
Located in Uppingham, Rutland
Very pleased to offer you this absolutely stunning and very original 18th century Dutch marquetry inlaid writing table or side table, circa 1750 and in beautiful condition. The qual...
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Antique Mid-18th Century Dutch Dutch Colonial Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany, Sycamore, Holly

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

Large 1950s Wooden Italian Curved Writing Table Brass Mid-Century Modern
By Ico Parisi, Guglielmo Ulrich, Paolo Buffa
Located in Hamminkeln, DE
Rare Italian writing table, attributed to Guglielmo Ulrich, 1950s vintage piece, brass handles, freestanding, walnut stained in mahogany, unique piece, curved design, large and solid...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

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, Steel, Brass

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

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Walnut

  • French 19th Century Writing Table
  • French 19th Century Writing Table
  • French 19th Century Writing Table
  • French 19th Century Writing Table
H 31.25 in. W 48 in. D 26 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

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 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

19th Century Biedermeier Writing Table
Located in New Orleans, LA
Beautiful ebony and maple writing table with fantastic coloration. Perfect center desk which can easily be the centerpiece of the room.
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Antique Mid-19th Century Danish Desks and Writing Tables

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Maple

  • 19th Century Biedermeier Writing Table
  • 19th Century Biedermeier Writing Table
  • 19th Century Biedermeier Writing Table
  • 19th Century Biedermeier Writing Table
H 33.50 in. W 43.50 in. D 28.75 in.
Mid Century Modern fruitwood Writing desk by Saporiti
By Fratelli Saporiti
Located in London, GB
Fruitwood desk with chrome footrests by Saporiti. There are two drawers and a top that opens to gain access to storage compartments within.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Fruitwood

Mid-Century Modern Rosewood Desk Brass Hardware 1960s Mad Men Writing Table
Located in West Hartford, CT
Rosewood midcentury desk, circa 1960s. Unusual brass hardware and gorgeous lines and better scale. Multiple drawers for your storage needs. Knee clearance is 26.75. Now more than ev...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

19th Century Baltic Writing Table
Located in Newport Beach, CA
Hand-carved, parcel-gilt, mahogany, single drawer, writing table. The clipped corner, inlaid top rests on an octagonal pedestal and the whole sits on a convex base finished with gild...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Baltic Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany, Giltwood

  • 19th Century Baltic Writing Table
  • 19th Century Baltic Writing Table
  • 19th Century Baltic Writing Table
  • 19th Century Baltic Writing Table
H 30 in. W 38.25 in. D 24.25 in.
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

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

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 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

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.
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.
20th Century Writing Desk, Swedish Teakwood Writing Table by David Rosén
By David Rosén
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A vintage Mid-Century Modern Swedish writing desk, table or bureau plat designed by David Rosen, produced by Nordiska Kompaniet. This well designed piece of furniture with end extens...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal, Brass

Walnut Writing Table, 19th Century, France
Located in Chappaqua, NY
Walnut writing table, 19th century, France. Beautiful aged walnut patina. Curved and tapered cabriole legs. Single drawer with original escutcheon.
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

  • Walnut Writing Table, 19th Century, France
  • Walnut Writing Table, 19th Century, France
  • Walnut Writing Table, 19th Century, France
  • Walnut Writing Table, 19th Century, France
H 30.5 in. W 42.5 in. D 28.5 in.
Gilbert Rohde Art Deco Ebony Top Mid-Century Modern Desk or Writing Table
By Gilbert Rohde
Located in Stamford, CT
Gilbert Rohde Art Deco ebony top Mid-Century Modern desk or writing table having chrome pulls. This stunning ebonized modernist and rosewood desk has expandable pull out hide a way s...
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Mid-20th Century American Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Chrome

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

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.
Mid-19th Century French Louis XVI Style Rosewood Marquetry Writing Table or Desk
Located in Fayetteville, AR
This mid-nineteenth century French Louis XVI style writing table or desk features a gold tooled red leather top surrounded by bronze edging. The rosewood marquetry exterior of the de...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

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

Mid-18th Century Spanish Carved Walnut and Iron Writing Table Desk with Drawers
Located in Dallas, TX
Add an elegant focal point to your study or library with this antique Spanish carved fruitwood desk. Carved in Spain circa 1750, the trestle table stands on two intricate carved legs...
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Antique Mid-18th Century Spanish Louis XIII Desks and Writing Tables

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Wrought Iron

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 Modernist Maitland Smith Carlton House Writing Desk with Chair
By Maitland Smith
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a wonderful, Carlton House design writing desk, with cabriole legs, made by Maitland-Smith, with a matching chair. In excellent vintage condition. The dimen...
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Mid-20th Century Philippine Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Gio Ponti + Schirolli oak writing Desk mid-century modern Italian design
By Schirolli, Gio Ponti
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

Antique Cherry Writing Table
Located in Port Chester, NY
A graceful French antique writing table in vibrant cherry. Elegant tapered legs and a comfortable 24" apron height for knees. The single drawer adds an element of interest and the gl...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Desks and Writing Tables

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Cherry

  • Antique Cherry Writing Table
  • Antique Cherry Writing Table
  • Antique Cherry Writing Table
  • Antique Cherry Writing Table
H 29 in. W 38.75 in. D 25 in.
19th Century Inlaid Austrian Biedermeier Writing Table
Located in Hudson, NY
Made circa 1830 this fine table is crafted of walnut, fruitwood and birds eye maple veneers that have been decorated with satinwood inlays. The writing surface is accompanied by one ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century Austrian Biedermeier Desks and Writing Tables

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Fruitwood, Maple, Satinwood, Walnut

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.
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

20th Century Rosewood Wall Desk, Italian Writing Wood Table
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A vintage Mid-Century Modern Italian wall desk, writing table with three legs, one-drawer to the right and a small shelf to the left, made of hand carved Rosewood, in good condition....
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Rosewood

Italian Edizioni Two-Drawer Mirrored and Brass Writing Desk, Mid-Century Modern
Located in Miami, FL
Handmade desk with two drawers with brake. It´s also black mirrored behind. The handles and the endless of the drawers are made in mirror. The brass legs are very resistant’s. ...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Glass

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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Walnut

Mid-Century Macassar Ebony Writing Desk in the Manner of Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti
Located in Mt Kisco, NY
Panels of Macassar ebony cover the desk top which sits on tapering tripod blackwood legs. The face of the desk conceals three drawers, the center drawer containing compartments.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Macassar

Paul McCobb Planner Group Mid-Century Modern Writing Desk and Chair, Restored
By Paul McCobb, Winchendon Furniture (Planner Group)
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Minimalist Mid-Century Modern writing desk and T-back chair By Paul McCobb for Winchendon Furniture "Planner Group" USA, 1950s White lacquered solid maple des...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

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 hand carved relief work in an abstract expression of the...
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Renaissance Revival Desks and Writing Ta...

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Bronze

Vittorio Dassi Mid-Century Modern Italian Teakwood Writing Desk and Chair, 1950s
By Vittorio Dassi
Located in Cerignola, Italy 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

French Writing Table Louis Philippe Desk or Side Table, 19th Century
Located in FR
French Louis Philippe writing table, 19th century, desk or side table Cherrywood, one drawer Very good condition. For shipping: W 79, H 72, P 57 cm 12 kg.
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Louis Philippe Desks and Writing Tables

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Fruitwood

1930s Italian Art Deco Mid-Century Modern Wood, Glass and Brass Writing Desk
By Ico & Luisa Parisi, Paolo Buffa, Vittorio Dassi, Melchiorre Bega, Guglielmo Ulrich
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-Victorian Free-Standing Walnut Writing Table by Holland and Sons
By Holland & Sons
Located in Lymington, Hampshire
A mid-Victorian free-standing walnut writing table by Holland and Sons, the rectangular top with two frieze drawers, raised on turned, tapering cylindrical legs, with the original kn...
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Antique 19th Century British Victorian Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

20th Century French Asymmetrical Wooden Writing Table or Desk
Located in CH
French asymmetrical writing desk made of solid wood in two colors. It is raised on six hand painted in black lags connected with a small shelf on the left side. There is a small draw...
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Mid-20th Century French Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

1960s Italian Mid-Century Art Deco Leather Parchment Tan and Brass Writing Desk
By Ico & Luisa Parisi, Paolo Buffa, Melchiorre Bega, Vittorio Dassi, Guglielmo Ulrich
Located in Carimate, Como
Beautiful Italian 1960s writing desk, bureau in very elegant leather parchment tan with black and gilt beading to define the great design, 3 drawers on the right side and gilt brass ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Neo-Gothic Oak Writing Table
Located in Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire
A rare neo-Gothic writing table with superb carved detail mainly in a foliate design: striking pointed-arch pierced ends and carved stretcher, knobs and escutcheon; the rectangular t...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Gothic Revival Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak

  • Neo-Gothic Oak Writing Table
  • Neo-Gothic Oak Writing Table
  • Neo-Gothic Oak Writing Table
  • Neo-Gothic Oak Writing Table
H 28.5 in. W 51.25 in. D 31 in.
19th Century English Victorian Burr Walnut Marquetry Writing Table
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
For sale is a fine quality mid Victorian Louis XV style burr walnut writing table, having a shaped quarter veneered top inlaid with a scrolled foliate border above a shaped frieze wi...
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Antique Mid-19th Century English Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

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Mid Century Writing Table For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal mid century writing table for your home. Frequently made of wood, metal and hardwood, every mid century writing table was constructed with great care. Find 1149 options for an antique or vintage mid century writing table now, or shop our selection of 59 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. There are many kinds of the mid century writing table you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. A mid century writing table, designed in the Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern or Victorian style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. You’ll likely find more than one mid century writing table that is appealing in its simplicity, but Paul McCobb, Dunbar and George Nelson produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much are Mid Century Writing Table?

Prices for a mid century writing table start at $325 and top out at $630,014 with the average selling for $5,137.

Finding the Right Desks 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.