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Superb Quality Antique Regency Mahogany Free Standing Writing Desk
Located in Suffolk, GB
Superb quality antique regency mahogany free standing writing desk having a superb quality mahogany
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Antique 19th Century English Regency Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Other

Unique Italian Sculptural Free Standing Writing Desk in Walnut
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Executive desk, walnut, brass, glass, Italy, 1950s Made in Italy, this writing desk is designed
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

Silvio Berrone for Bialetti Headquarters Free Standing Writing Desk
By Silvio Berrone
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Silvio Berrone for Bialetti headquarters, writing desk, faux leather, brass, stained beech, Vitrex
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

Jacob Kjær Mid Century Rio Rosewood Free Standing Writing Desk
By Jacob Kjaer
Located in Kastrup, DK
Freestanding Rio rosewood writing desk with beautiful grain designed by Jacob Kjær, Denmark 1950
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Mid-20th Century European Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Rosewood

Rare Hos Wulff Free Standing Desk in Teak
By Hos Wulff
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Hos Wulff, free standing writing desk, faux leather, teak, Denmark, 1940 This free standing
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Vintage 1940s Danish Scandinavian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Teak, Faux Leather

Rare Hos Wulff Free Standing Desk in Teak
Rare Hos Wulff Free Standing Desk in Teak
H 29.93 in W 61.03 in D 61.03 in
Søborg Møbler ‘model 130’ teak & beech writing desk – Børge Mogensen
By Børge Mogensen, Soborg Mobler
Located in Heerhugowaard, NL
Free standing writing desk with model no. 130 designed by Børge Mogensen for Søborg Møbler of
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Beech, Teak

Free-Standing Corner Desk in Solid Wengé
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Free-standing writing desk, wengé, Northern Europe, 1960s This rectangular shaped table is
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Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wenge

Free-Standing Corner Desk in Solid Wengé
Free-Standing Corner Desk in Solid Wengé
H 28.15 in W 77.96 in D 38.39 in
Free Standing Mahogany 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
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

Carlton House Writing Desk
Located in Greenwich, CT
A Carlton House writing desk in wonderful fiddlegrain mahogany with a D shaped platform surrounded
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Antique 1880s English Regency Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Mahogany

Carlton House Writing Desk
Carlton House Writing Desk
H 38 in W 45 in D 24.5 in
Antique French Writing Desk
Located in London, GB
A beautifully designed and extremely well made antique French writing desk. This was made in France
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Vintage 1930s British Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

Antique French Writing Desk
Antique French Writing Desk
H 28.75 in W 37.8 in D 22.05 in
Antique Edwardian Desk / Writing Table
Located in London, GB
A smart and very well made antique Edwardian desk / writing table. This was made in England, it
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Antique Early 1900s British Sheraton Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Leather, Wood

Antique Edwardian Desk / Writing Table
Antique Edwardian Desk / Writing Table
H 31.11 in W 42.52 in D 25.99 in
Antique Regency Period Writing Desk
Located in London, GB
A beautiful and rare antique Regency period writing desk. This was made in England, it dates from
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Antique 1810s British Regency Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Wood

Antique Regency Period Writing Desk
Antique Regency Period Writing Desk
H 29.93 in W 45.67 in D 24.02 in
Italian Walnut Library Writing Desk
Located in Cheltenham, GB
Hutton-Clarke Antiques takes great pleasure in presenting this exquisite Italian writing desk
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Antique 19th Century Italian Rococo Revival Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

Italian Walnut Library Writing Desk
Italian Walnut Library Writing Desk
H 30.71 in W 49.22 in D 38.98 in
Inlaid Parquetry Desk or Writing Table
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
Elegant French Louis XV style parquetry writing desk with fitted interior and gilt mounts. Leather
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Antique Early 1900s French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

Antique Leather Top Writing Table / Desk
Located in London, GB
A large and very impressive antique leather top writing table / desk. This was made in England, it
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Antique Early 1900s British Georgian Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Leather, Wood

Antique Leather Top Writing Table / Desk
Antique Leather Top Writing Table / Desk
H 29.93 in W 91.34 in D 31.11 in
Antique William IV Writing Table / Desk
Located in London, GB
An outstanding antique William IV writing table / desk. This was made in England, it dates from
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Antique 1830s British William IV Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Wood

Antique William IV Writing Table / Desk
Antique William IV Writing Table / Desk
H 29.93 in W 51.19 in D 25.2 in
Unique Italian Free Standing Desk in Teak
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Writing desk, teak, vinyl, brass, plywood, beech, Italy, circa. 1960 This highly refined desk that
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

Unique Italian Free Standing Desk in Teak
Unique Italian Free Standing Desk in Teak
H 29.93 in W 75.01 in D 33.08 in
Antique Edwardian Inlaid Writing Table / Desk
Located in London, GB
A beautiful and quite unusual antique Edwardian leather top writing table. This was made in England
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Antique 1890s British Edwardian Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Wood

Antique Edwardian Inlaid Writing Table / Desk
Antique Edwardian Inlaid Writing Table / Desk
H 29.93 in W 35.83 in D 18.12 in
Napoleon Kingwood Marble Free-Standing Writing Table Attributed to Sormani
By Paul Sormani
Located in Lymington, Hampshire
A Napoleon kingwood marble free-standing writing table attributed to Sormani, the shaped
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Antique 1860s French Desks and Writing Tables

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Kingwood

Antique Victorian Mahogany Leather Top Writing Desk
Located in London, GB
A smart and very well made antique Victorian leather top writing desk. This was made in England, it
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Antique 1860s British High Victorian Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Wood

Antique Burr Walnut Leather Top Writing Desk
Located in London, GB
A beautiful and extremely well made antique burr walnut leather top writing desk. This was made in
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Antique 1890s British Late Victorian Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Walnut

Antique Burr Walnut Leather Top Writing Desk
Antique Burr Walnut Leather Top Writing Desk
H 29.53 in W 38.98 in D 23.63 in
Antique Victorian Quality Mahogany Free Standing Kneehole Desk
Located in Suffolk, GB
Antique Victorian quality mahogany free standing kneehole desk having an original brown leather
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Antique Early 19th Century English Victorian Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Other

Antique Victorian Leather Top Desk / Writing Table
Located in London, GB
A smart and very well made antique Victorian leather top desk / writing table. This was made in
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Antique 1860s British Victorian Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Leather, Wood

French Hollywood Regency Style Mahogany Writing Desk
Located in Plainview, NY
A classy mid-20th century French Hollywood Regency style writing desk. The desk is made of solid
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Mid-20th Century Hollywood Regency Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass, Iron

Early 19th century Regency davenport writing desk
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
leather writing surface. Top opens to reveal a richly colored interior with 2 drawers. Writing slope lifts
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Antique Early 19th Century English Regency Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Palisander

Antique Victorian Leather Top Writing Table / Desk
Located in London, GB
A superb antique Victorian leather top writing table / desk. This was made in England, it dates
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Antique 1860s British Victorian Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Leather, Wood

Antique Victorian Leather Top Writing Table / Desk
Located in London, GB
A lovely antique Victorian leather top writing table / desk. This was made in England, it dates
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Antique 1880s British Late Victorian Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Wood

Unique Italian Free-Standing Corner Desk in Oak
Located in Waalwijk, NL
great eye for proportions planned this free-standing, functional desk with two corners for a client in
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal, Brass

Unique Italian Free-Standing Corner Desk in Oak
Unique Italian Free-Standing Corner Desk in Oak
H 30.91 in W 97.64 in D 66.93 in
Pine Standing Desk with Slant Top, Denmark, 1890s
Located in Store Heddinge, DK
Antique Danish slant top desk, circa 1890s. Made for a rural schoolmaster, this pine desk retains
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Antique 1890s Danish Country Desks and Writing Tables

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Pine

Table, Desk, Writing, Dressing, Vanity, Teak, Vintage
Located in BUNGAY, SUFFOLK
A large vintage teak table desk, writing table, dressing table or side table. Measures: 6 feet 2
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Vintage 1950s British Desks and Writing Tables

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Teak

Fine 18th Century Mahogany Free Standing Library Desk
Located in Lincolnshire, GB
A fine quality late 18th century mahogany free standing library desk, the flame mahogany cupboards
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Antique 18th Century English Georgian Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Mahogany

Antique Slant-Front Drafting Desk Writing Table
Located in Forney, TX
architect's / architectural table, artist drawing board, office work desk, standing desk, engineer's desk
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Early 20th Century Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Felt, Ebony, Burl, Rosewood, Palisander, Maple, Mahogany, Kingwood

Chinese Scholar Free Standing Desk In Elm Wood
Located in Kastrup, DK
3 part Doctor's desk or Scholar desk in Jumu wood from the city of Suzhou in China, approx. 1900
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Early 20th Century Chinese Qing Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

Chinese Scholar Free Standing Desk In Elm Wood
Chinese Scholar Free Standing Desk In Elm Wood
H 31.5 in W 53.94 in D 27.17 in
Antique Victorian Leather Top Partners Desk / Writing Table
Located in London, GB
A superb antique Victorian leather top partners desk / writing table. This was made in England, it
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Antique 1860s British High Victorian Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Wood

Michel Ducaroy writing desk SNA Roset France 1950
By Michel Ducaroy
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
up as following. Standing on four slightly tapered feet, the desk has a wide first top with a golden
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Cane, Glass, Hardwood

Antique Burr Walnut Writing Desk by Howard & Sons
By Howard & Sons Ltd
Located in London, GB
A magnificent and very rare antique desk of the highest quality. This was made in England by Howard
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Antique 1860s British Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

Antique William IV Leather Top Writing Table / Desk
Located in London, GB
A fantastic original William IV period writing table / desk. This was made in England, it dates
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Antique 1830s English William IV Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood, Leather

Mid 19th Century Mahogany Roll Top Writing Desk
Located in Dusseldorf, DE
Roll bureau or roll secretary. Mid 19th century. Solid mahogany and veneered on oak. Standing
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Antique Mid-19th Century French Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Mahogany, Oak

Mid 19th Century Mahogany Roll Top Writing Desk
Mid 19th Century Mahogany Roll Top Writing Desk
H 57.88 in W 55.91 in D 34.26 in
19th century William IV mahogany roll top writing desk
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
below the desk. Standing on tapering legs and brass castors. Replaced  green leather writing surface
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Antique Mid-19th Century English William IV Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

Walnut Butch Block Tilt Drafting Desk Standing Height table
Located in Baltimore, MD
Crafted in the heart of Baltimore, Maryland, this modest yet impressive piece is a blend of traditional craftsmanship and practicality. The table features a solid 1.5" walnut butche...
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2010s American Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Steel

Mid modern danish standing desk in teak Hans Wegner style
By Hans J. Wegner
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Mid modern danish standing desk in teak attriduted to Hans Wegner. 3 drawers in the apron and two
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Vintage 1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Teak

Jules Wabbes Early Versatile Free-Standing Corner Desk in Wengé
By Jules Wabbes
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Jules Wabbes, two-part corner writing desk, teak, coated steel, wengé, chrome, Belgium, 1960s This
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Vintage 1960s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal, Chrome

17th Century William and Mary Walnut Escritoire Writing Desk
Located in London, GB
fold down writing leather lined writing surface, opening to reveal a series of smaller drawers and
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Antique 17th Century English William and Mary Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

Antique Correspondence Desk, English, Library, Writing Table, Cotswold School
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a vintage correspondence desk. An English, solid teak library or writing table in the
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Mid-20th Century British Desks and Writing Tables

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Teak

Guillerme & Chambron Free-Standing Corner Desk in Dark Stained Oak
By Votre Maison, Guillerme et Chambron
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Guillerme et Chambron for Votre Maison, corner desk, stained oak, leather, France, 1960s. Corner
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Vintage 1960s French Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak, Leather

Victorian Burr Walnut Free Standing Pedestal Desk by Druce & Co
By Druce & Co.
Located in Lymington, Hampshire
A Victorian burr walnut free standing pedestal desk by Druce & Co, of rectangular form with a later
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Antique 1870s English Victorian Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Leather, Walnut

English Writing Table or Desk of Mahogany with Leather Top
Located in Austin, TX
A fine English writing table or desk of mahogany from the late 19th century, featuring an inset
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Antique Late 19th Century English Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Metal, Brass

Art Nouveau Standing Desk /Reception Table Around 1890, After Carlo Bugatti
Located in Berlin, DE
First class Art Nouveau standing desk /Reception table around 1890, mother-of-pearl and silver
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Antique Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Desks and Writing Tables

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Silver, Brass

Italian Marquetry Walnut Burl Secretary Slant Front Desk Writing Table
Located in Carimate, Como
Very elegant Italian desk, writing table, with slant drop front, with the beautiful light and dark
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Mid-20th Century Italian Belle Époque Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

1960s Action Office Standing Desk by George Nelson, Herman Miler production
By Herman Miller, Robert Propst, George Nelson
Located in Renens, CH
1960s Action Office Standing Desk by George Nelson, Herman Miler production George Nelson
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Metal

ClassiCon Notos Standing Desk in Black by Thomas Kühl & Andreas Krob
Located in New York, NY
time into a standing desk or a note stand or an easel or a mobile table for the slide presentation or
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21st Century and Contemporary German Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Plywood

French Marquetry Inlay Walnut Burl Secretary Slant Front Desk Writing Table
Located in Carimate, Como
Very elegant French secretary desk, writing table, with slant drop front and bottom drawers, with
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Mid-20th Century French Belle Époque Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

18th Century French Baroque Pinewood Writing Table - Antique Leather Office Desk
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
An late 18th Century, antique French Baroque writing table made of hand crafted painted Pinewood
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Antique Late 18th Century French Baroque Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Pine

1950s Danish Campaign Writing Desk In Mahogany & Leather By Svend Langkilde
By Svend Langkilde
Located in Shepperton, Surrey
An elegant 1950s Danish writing desk by Svend Langkilde for Langkilde Møbler, in mahogany, brass
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

Antique Fine Quality C1900 Inlaid Mahogany Ladies Writing Table Desk Dressing
Located in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
Antique Fine Quality circa 1900 Inlaid Mahogany Ladies Writing Table, versatile as a desk, dressing
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Antique Early 1900s Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Wood, Mahogany

Mid-Century Modern Standing Desk Serving Table Bar Cart by Ico Parisi
By Ico Parisi
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous serving table with shelf below (20 x 9.75) which can be now used as a standing desk. Great
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

Fine Quality Antique Regency Mahogany Writing Table - C1825 Desk Side Dressing
Located in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
Introducing a refined C1825 Regency Mahogany Writing Table, doubling elegantly as a desk or
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Antique 19th Century Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Wood, Mahogany

20th Century Italian Mahogany Writing Table - Vintage Desk by Vittorio Dassi
By Vittorio Dassi
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A freestanding, half rounded vintage Mid-Century modern Italian writing table made of hand crafted
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Sculptural Blackened Steel and Tinted Glass Top Console Table or Standing Desk
By Ellen Pong
Located in New York, NY
Sculptural blackened steel and smoked glass top console table or standing desk by New York-based
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21st Century and Contemporary American Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Steel

19th Century Grey French Oakwood Partners Desk - Antique Bronze Writing Table
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
oakwood, in good condition. The writing table is standing on four straight legs, composed with two drawers
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Antique Late 19th Century French Belle Époque Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Metal, Bronze

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Standing Writing Desk For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the standing writing desk you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, hardwood and metal, every standing writing desk was constructed with great care. Find 45 options for an antique or vintage standing writing desk now, or shop our selection of 4 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect standing writing desk — we have versions that date back to the 19th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. When you’re browsing for the right standing writing desk, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern and Modern styles are of considerable interest. Andreas Hansen, ClassiCon and Hadsten Traeindustri each produced at least one beautiful standing writing desk that is worth considering.

How Much is a Standing Writing Desk?

Prices for a standing writing desk start at $705 and top out at $24,600 with the average selling for $3,200.
Questions About Standing Writing Desk
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    A writing desk may refer to a desk with a top, often sloping, for writing on or to a portable case with compartments to hold writing materials and a surface for writing.

  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 12, 2021
    The best stand-up desk adjusts to as low as the shortest sitting elbow height and at least as high as the tallest standing elbow height. A bamboo stand-up desk is said to be strong and durable. On 1stDibs, find a variety of antique and vintage stand-up desks .
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 12, 2021
    A small writing table is also called a davenport table or davenport desk. They normally feature a sloped or inclined top attached with hinges to the back of the table. On 1stDibs, find a variety of antique and vintage davenport desks.
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 19, 2021
    A writing desk with drawers is also called a secretary. It is a desk with drawers, one of which can be pushed out and the front of the desk lowered to create a flat writing surface. These writing desks have been made in a variety of styles over the years. Shop for a variety of writing tables with drawers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJune 15, 2023
    What an old-fashioned writing desk is called varies by design. Pieces with drop-down fronts are secretary desks (these are typically made of two parts: a chest of drawers on the bottom and a hutch or cupboard with shelves on the top), while ones that rest on two pillars, cabinets or bookcases are pedestal desks. A desk with a small writing surface positioned in front of drawers and cubbies is a bureau à gradin. On 1stDibs, shop a selection of desks.
  • 1stDibs ExpertAugust 24, 2021
    Yes, standing desks are good for you. Studies have found that sitting for work all day leads to many health issues. Standing desks help you improve your health by burning calories, reducing back pain, and also relieving mental stress. It also increases productivity compared to the sedentary lifestyle. However, standing for too long might also lead to some diseases so it is necessary to have a proper balance.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 3, 2023
    In French, the term for a writing desk that often featured a drop-down writing surface is secretaire. This type of desk is called a secretary desk in English. Simply put, a secretary desk is a multifunctional piece of furniture with a hinged writing surface that folds open or drops down. When the leaf is folded out, small inner storage compartments, which are called pigeonholes, cubbies, recesses or drawers, are revealed. On 1stDibs, shop antique secretary desks from some of the world's top sellers.