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Venetian Roll Top Desk
Located in Newport Beach, CA
A Venetian, hand carved roll top desk in burled walnut veneer. Fitted interior with pull out
Category

Antique Early 1800s Italian Neoclassical Desks

Materials

Bronze

Venetian Roll Top Desk
Venetian Roll Top Desk
H 46.25 in W 52.25 in D 27.5 in
Petite Oak Roll-Top Cabinet
Located in Evergreen, CO
This unique oak cabinet features a roll-top design with three faux drawers on the face. Petite in
Category

Early 20th Century European Louis Philippe Cabinets

Materials

Oak

Petite Oak Roll-Top Cabinet
Petite Oak Roll-Top Cabinet
H 29.75 in W 27.5 in D 16.5 in
Federal Rosewood Roll Top Secretary
Located in New York, NY
American Federal rosewood and maple interior roll top secretary with bronze and ebonized trim
Category

Antique 19th Century American Federal Secretaires

Materials

Bronze

19th Century Roll Top Desk & Bookcase
Located in Naples, FL
This desk is sure to impress with its antique charm. The roll top and bookcase provide ample
Category

Antique 19th Century American Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Glass, Wood

English Silver Plate Roll Top Dish
Located in Pomona, CA
An English silver plate roll-top dish, circa 1920s.
Category

Early 20th Century English Sheffield and Silverplate

Materials

Silver Plate

English Silver Plate Roll Top Dish
English Silver Plate Roll Top Dish
H 5 in W 8.5 in D 5.5 in
Campaign Roll Top Desk on Stand
Located in Palm Beach, FL
A 19th century diminutive, antique, mahogany campaign roll top desk on stand with brass plaque
Category

Antique 19th Century English Campaign Desks

Materials

Mahogany

Campaign Roll Top Desk on Stand
Campaign Roll Top Desk on Stand
H 40 in W 23 in D 23 in
Secretary Desk, Tambour Roll Top
By Bombay Furniture Co.
Located in Clermont, FL
maintains it s sturdy structure, with good wood surface condition despite age. Roll top opens to an inlaid
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Neoclassical Desks and Writing Ta...

Materials

Wood

Secretary Desk, Tambour Roll Top
Secretary Desk, Tambour Roll Top
H 40.5 in W 30 in D 20 in
Antique Roll Top Desk Mahogany Bureau, 1880
Located in Potters Bar, GB
Classy French Empire roll top desk in mahogany Plenty of storage with all the cubby holes and
Category

Antique 1880s Desks

Materials

Mahogany

19th Century Stationary Roll Top Bureau/Box
Located in Lincoln, GB
Stationary box. Very fine designed in the style of a roll top bureau, circa 1860/80. Unusual
Category

Antique 19th Century English Decorative Boxes

Materials

Mahogany

19th Century Stationary Roll Top Bureau/Box
19th Century Stationary Roll Top Bureau/Box
H 13 in W 17.33 in D 14.57 in
Teak Roll Top Secretary, 1960s
Located in Philadelphia, PA
and get to work—or maybe just daydream about your next big adventure. With a smooth roll-top design
Category

Vintage 1960s Taiwanese Scandinavian Modern Desks

Materials

Teak

Teak Roll Top Secretary, 1960s
Teak Roll Top Secretary, 1960s
H 40.25 in W 35.35 in D 18.5 in
American Victorian Aesthetic Movement Roll Top Desk
By Herter Brothers
Located in New York, NY
American Victorian Aesthetic Movement ebonized roll top lady's desk with gallery top upper section
Category

Antique 19th Century American Aesthetic Movement Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Mahogany

Small George III Mahogany Roll Top Desk
Located in Dallas, TX
A small George III roll top desk with tambour front. Mahogany with satinwood inlay around drawers
Category

Antique Late 18th Century English George III Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Mahogany

Small George III Mahogany Roll Top Desk
Small George III Mahogany Roll Top Desk
H 38.75 in W 32.25 in D 24 in
Childs Vintage Roll Top Desk, Bureau
Located in Bishop's Stortford, GB
Childs Vintage Roll Top Desk, Bureau. The perfect addition to your childs bedroom. Crafted with
Category

Late 20th Century British Georgian Children's Furniture

Materials

Hardwood

Childs Vintage Roll Top Desk, Bureau
Childs Vintage Roll Top Desk, Bureau
H 30.32 in W 20.48 in D 14.57 in
Roll Top Writing Desk by Edward Wormley
By Edward Wormley, Dunbar Furniture
Located in Sagaponack, NY
roll-top compartments flanking a central writing surface with a flip-down back splash, floating on a
Category

Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

Arthur Espenet Carpenter Roll-Top Desk 1979
By Arthur Espenet Carpenter
Located in Chicago, IL
Arthur Espenet Carpenter Roll-Top Desk 1979, in American black walnut. Features:Inlay rosewood
Category

Vintage 1970s American Organic Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Felt, Walnut

English Arts and Crafts Oak Roll Top Desk
Located in New York, NY
English Arts and Crafts oak roll top desk with side drawers and leather top.
Category

Antique Late 19th Century English Arts and Crafts Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Leather, Oak

Roll Top Desk, By Derby, Circa 1920
By Derby
Located in Doylestown, PA
A nice “S-scroll” roll top desk in golden oak by Derby Co. of Boston, circa 1920, with double banks
Category

Early 20th Century American Late Victorian Desks

Materials

Oak

Neoclassical Roll-Top Desk, Austria, circa 1800
Located in Greding, DE
Large roll-top desk out of solid cherry wood. The base with seven drawers stands on tapered legs
Category

Antique Early 1800s Austrian Neoclassical Secretaires

Materials

Cherry

Neoclassical Roll-Top Desk, Austria, circa 1800
Neoclassical Roll-Top Desk, Austria, circa 1800
H 49.81 in W 55.52 in D 33.08 in
Superb 1920s Oak Roll Top Desk
Located in Dublin, IE
A superb 1920s beautifully patinated oak roll top desk of neat proportions, finely carved and of
Category

Vintage 1920s English Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Oak

Superb 1920s Oak Roll Top Desk
Superb 1920s Oak Roll Top Desk
H 40 in W 42 in D 27 in
Antique Copper Roll Top Bathtub by Ewart & Son
By Ewart & Son
Located in Wormelow, Herefordshire
An antique English copper roll top bathtub by Ewart and Son Ltd, circa 1890. A beautiful piece for
Category

Antique Late 19th Century English Edwardian Bathroom Fixtures

Materials

Copper

Antique Copper Roll Top Bathtub by Ewart & Son
Antique Copper Roll Top Bathtub by Ewart & Son
H 24.02 in W 70.48 in D 29.73 in
Early 20th Century French Empire Style Roll-Top Desk
Located in London, GB
Early 20th century French Empire style roll-top desk French, early 20th century Dimensions
Category

Early 20th Century French Empire Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Marble, Ormolu

Louis XVI Roll Top Desk, France 1780
Located in Belmont, MA
This unique Louis XVI Roll Top Desk was made in France around 1780. The outside of the secretary
Category

Antique 1780s French Louis XVI Secretaires

Materials

Kingwood, Yew

Louis XVI Roll Top Desk, France 1780
Louis XVI Roll Top Desk, France 1780
H 36.62 in W 35.04 in D 20.48 in
Victorian Double Ended Copper Roll Top Bath Tub
Located in Wormelow, Herefordshire
A superb Victorian copper roll top bath tub dating from the late 19th century. This character
Category

Antique Late 19th Century English Victorian Bathroom Fixtures

Materials

Copper, Metal

Victorian Double Ended Copper Roll Top Bath Tub
Victorian Double Ended Copper Roll Top Bath Tub
H 30.71 in W 64.77 in D 29.53 in
Free Standing English Regency Tambour Roll Top Writing Desk
Located in Kastrup, DK
An elegant 19th century freestanding mahogany roll top writing desk. Tambour top rolls back to
Category

Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

French 18th Century Directoire Roll Top Desk
Located in Baton Rouge, LA
A handsome and classically designed French Directoire “D” roll top desk. The desk is topped with a
Category

Antique 18th Century French Directoire Desks

Materials

Marble

Rosewood Roll Top Desk by Edward Wormley for Dunbar
By Edward Wormley
Located in Dallas, TX
A rosewood tambour roll top desk with brass feet and leather trim. Designed by Edward Wormley for
Category

Vintage 1950s Desks

Antique Tiger Oak Roll Top Desk with Secret Drawers
Located in New York, NY
Medium tone tiger oak roll top desk with drawers on the right side that lock simultaneously to the
Category

Early 20th Century American Desks

Materials

Oak

English Mahogany and Gold Accented Roll Top Desk
Located in New York, NY
English Victorian style mahogany roll top desk that opens to reveal drawers, letter holders, and a
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Victorian Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Metal, Ormolu

Large French Neoclassical Mahogany Roll-Top Desk
Located in Troy, NY
French mahogany Empire desk of stately proportions, with a roll top, revealing a double row of
Category

Antique Early 19th Century French Empire Desks

Materials

Mahogany

English 19th Century Mahogany Roll Top Writing Desk
Located in Locust Valley, NY
A 19th century, English mahogany roll top writing desk with two drawers and four bales in front
Category

Antique 19th Century Desks

Materials

Mahogany

Swedish Mid-Century Modern Roll Top Desk, circa 1960s
Located in Chapel Hill, NC
Swedish mid century modern roll top desk, circa 1960s. Designed by Egon Ostergaard, for SMI Sweden
Category

Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Wood

Mid Century Modern Hooker Walnut Roll Top Secretary
By Hooker Furniture
Located in Tulsa, OK
Mid Century Modern Hooker Walnut Roll Top Secretary Above average vintage condition and
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Secretaires

Materials

Walnut

Large Roll Top Metal Tanker Desk w/ Brass Detailing
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Heavy Industrial metal desk with functional roll top. Opens to an original green rubber flat desk
Category

Vintage 1950s Desks

Materials

Steel

Vintage Regency George III Mahogany Roll Top Writing Desk
Located in west palm beach, FL
A stunning vintage Regency writing desk. A chic George III style with a chic roll top. Inlay
Category

Early 20th Century Regency Desks

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

Large Francois Linke Roll Top Desk
By François Linke
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Large and very fine Francois Linke roll top desk French late 19th-early 20th century Bureau a
Category

Antique Early 1900s Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Wood

Large Francois Linke Roll Top Desk
Large Francois Linke Roll Top Desk
H 49 in W 58 in D 32 in
19th century William IV mahogany roll top writing desk
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Fine quality English mahogany roll top desk circa 1830. Rare piece of English furniture we found
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century English William IV Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

Louis XVI Style French Marquetry Roll Top Bureau De Damme
Located in London, by appointment only
A fine 19th century roll top bureau de damme in the Louis XVI style, with fine veneers and panels
Category

Antique 19th Century French Neoclassical Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Marble, Bronze

Antique Horner School Oak S-Roll Top Desk C1910
Located in Big Flats, NY
the manner of Horner offers paneled oak construction with s-roll top opening to interior with storage
Category

Early 20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Oak

Midcentury Action Office Roll Top Desk George Nelson for H Miller
By George Nelson
Located in Pasadena, TX
Herman Miller George Nelson action office series drafting desk 1965 design This vintage roll-top
Category

Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desks

Materials

Aluminum

Wonderful Danish Modern Teak Cylindrical Roll Top Sewing Caddy Basket
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Wonderful Danish modern style cylindrical roll-top sewing caddy/basket. We just love this unusual
Category

Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Cabinets

Materials

Teak

1920s United States Roll Top Office Desk with Drawers and Wheels
Located in Marbella, ES
1920 United States roll top office desk with drawers and wheels.
Category

Early 20th Century North American Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Wood

Fine and Rare Late 18th Century Russian Mahogany Roll Top Secretary
Located in Dallas, TX
A fine and rare original late 18thcentury Russian roll top secretary bookcase.
Category

Antique Late 18th Century Baltic Baltic Secretaires

Materials

Brass

French Empire Style Mahogany Roll Top Desk with Bronze Gilt Trim
Located in New York, NY
French Empire style (19th Century) mahogany roll top desk with bronze trim.
Category

Antique 19th Century French Empire Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Bronze

French Roll Top Desk Louis XVI Inlay Bureau
Located in Potters Bar, GB
Stunning antique French roll top desk in the Louis XVI manner Main structure of desk is in
Category

Vintage 1920s Desks

Materials

Kingwood

Ormolu-Mounted Marquetry Roll-Top Desk Attributed to P. Bernard
By Jean-Henri Riesener
Located in London, GB
three-quarter galleried rectangular top above a roll-top, opening to reveal a leather-lined writing
Category

Antique 19th Century French Neoclassical Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Ormolu

Antique American Arts & Crafts Oak Roll Top Desk, Circa 1890s
By Stickley Brothers
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional antique Arts & Crafts desk with unique folding roll top USA, Circa 1890s Beautiful
Category

Antique Late 19th Century American Arts and Crafts Desks

Materials

Brass

French Art Deco Mahogany Roll Top Cabinet / Storage / Armoire , 1930
Located in New York, NY
A rare French Art Deco Colonial roll top / armoire / cupboard / storage / linen press / bookcase
Category

Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Wardrobes and Armoires

Materials

Mahogany

Antique Pine Roll Top Desk Bureau from Sweden circa 1840
Located in Round Top, TX
Lovely pine roll top desk or bureau from Sweden from the 1800's. The age of this secretary is
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century Swedish Country Secretaires

Materials

Pine

Large Antique Edwardian Freestanding Quality Oak Roll Top Desk
Located in Suffolk, GB
Large antique Edwardian freestanding quality oak roll top desk with fielded panels to all sides and
Category

Early 20th Century English Edwardian Desks

Materials

Oak

Danish Modern Teak Wall Hanging Memo & Roll Top Tambour Door Box
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in San Diego, CA
A unique Danish solid teak wall hanging roll top trinket box, and memo pad with cork circa 1970's
Category

20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Decorative Boxes

Materials

Teak, Cork

1960s Egon Ostergaard Scandinavian Roll Top Desk Swedish Secretaire with Key
By Egon Ostergaard
Located in Monrovia, CA
Vintage 1960s Teak Scandinavian Modern Roll Top Desk Designed by Egon Ostergaard For Svensk
Category

Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Modern Desks

Materials

Teak

Mid-Century Modern Herman Miller Roll Top Action Office Desk by George Nelson
By Herman Miller, George Nelson
Located in Lafayette, IN
This is a wonderful early example of the Action Office Roll Top desk by George Nelson for Herman
Category

Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Desks

Materials

Aluminum, Chrome

George Nelson Action Office Architect's Roll-Top Desk for Herman Miller
By George Nelson, Herman Miller
Located in Dallas, TX
Striking black and walnut roll-top architect's desk with three drawers and hidden file storage
Category

Mid-20th Century American Desks

Materials

Aluminum

Antique Victorian Walnut & Burl Barrel Roll Top Secretary Bookcase & Desk C1890
Located in Big Flats, NY
*** Antique Victorian Walnut & Burl Barrel Roll Top Secretary, Double Glass Door Bookcase & Desk with Drawer
Category

Antique Late 19th Century Victorian Secretaires

Materials

Walnut, Glass

Petit Roll Top Mahogany Mechanical Desk Writing Table Tapered Legs Mid Century
By Edward Wormley
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Beginning of Mid Century Modern era Petit Roll Top Mahogany Mechanical Desk Writing Table Tapered
Category

20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desks

Materials

Mahogany

Mahogany Genothalmic Cabinet by General Optical Co Roll Top Medical Work Desk
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique Mahogany Genothalmic Cabinet by General Optical Co. Roll Top Medical Work Desk Station
Category

Early 20th Century Art Deco Cabinets

Materials

Wood, Mahogany

French Louis XVI Style Roll Top Desk in Mahogany and Gilt Bronze
By Jean-Henri Riesener
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
An imposing Louis XVI style roll top desk in beautifully figured mahogany and having finely chased
Category

Antique 1880s French Louis XVI Desks

Materials

Marble, Bronze

1960 Vintage Gold Tone Islamic Moorish Roll Top Caviar Footed Dish Server
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage Middle Eastern Moorish Roll Top Gold-Toned Caviar Footed Dish Server. Exquisite footed
Category

Mid-20th Century Asian Islamic Platters and Serveware

Materials

Metal

Danish Midcentury 3-Drawer Tambour Teak Roll Top Desk by Langeskov Mobelfabrik
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Philadelphia, PA
This vintage roll top desk offers a stylish collapsible workspace with plenty of added room for
Category

Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Desks

Materials

Metal

Roll top secretary in teak by Egon Ostergaard, Sweden, 1960s
By Egon Ostergaard
Located in Antwerpen, BE
Roll top secretary designed by Egon Ostergaard for MSI, Sweden during the 1960’s. Solid teak and
Category

Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Secretaires

Materials

Teak

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Roll Top For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the roll top you’re looking for. A roll top — often made from wood, metal and mahogany — can elevate any home. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect roll top — we have versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. Each roll top bearing Mid-Century Modern, Louis XVI or Scandinavian Modern hallmarks is very popular. Edward Wormley, George Nelson and Herman Miller each produced at least one beautiful roll top that is worth considering.

How Much is a Roll Top?

The average selling price for a roll top at 1stDibs is $3,800, while they’re typically $20 on the low end and $135,000 for the highest priced.
Questions About Roll Top
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A roll top desk is a piece of furniture that has a wooden cover that can be pulled down when the desk is not in use. Shop a collection of roll top furniture from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Sometimes, roll-top desks are called tambours, sliding roll desks or roll-up desks. However, roll-top is the most commonly used name. The style of desk became popular during the 19th century. You can find a range of roll-top desks on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A roll top desk kept small essentials and paperwork organized. The roll top design was ideal for business people to secure their desks at the end of the day without filing away their work. Browse a variety of roll top desks on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Roll-top desks are originally from the late 18th century in the Georgian era of England. By the middle of the Victorian era, they were found in most offices and produced on a large scale. Shop a range of antique roll-top desks on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    To tell if a roll-top desk is an antique, look closely at the materials. Real antiques feature hardwoods like cherry, mahogany and black walnut. If you detect the use of engineered woods, the desk is a reproduction. Also, early pieces show off irregular dovetail joints. Joints that appear perfectly uniform indicate that a roll-top desk is a more recent mass-produced piece. On 1stDibs, shop a variety of expertly vetted antique roll-top desks.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 12, 2021
    A roll top desk can be worth anywhere between $3,000 to $6,000, depending on the condition, materials used and time of manufacturing. Roll top desks are expensive, as they are very popular on the antique furniture market and are considered timeless collectibles. Shop a range of antique and vintage roll top desks on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A variety of factors can determine the exact age of an antique roll top desk. Some things to look for is the type of wood and craftsmanship used to create the desk. Typically, older desks will be made from heavier wood. You can also check for a maker’s marks to determine the age. When in doubt, work with a certified appraiser to determine the authenticity of your roll top desk. You’ll find a variety of expertly vetted roll top desks on 1stDibs.

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