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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
Category

Antique 1860s French Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Kingwood

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
Category

Antique 19th Century English Regency Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Other

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
Category

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

Materials

Brass

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
Category

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

Materials

Brass

Swedish Writing Table
Located in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Original painted Swedish 3 drawer writing table. Nicely decorated with fluted legs and swag carving
Category

20th Century Swedish Gustavian Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Pine

Swedish Writing Table
Swedish Writing Table
H 29 in W 38.5 in D 21 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

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
Category

Mid-20th Century European Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Rosewood

Italian Rococo Writing Table
By Guiseppe Biondo
Located in Greenwich, CT
Fine Italian walnut rococo writing table, the lovely faded olive inset leather top with gilt tooled
Category

Antique 1780s Italian Rococo Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Leather, Poplar, Walnut

Italian Rococo Writing Table
Italian Rococo Writing Table
H 31.3 in W 45.25 in D 28.75 in
Victorian Satin Birch Writing Table
Located in Whaley Bridge, GB
ST039 Attractive Victorian satin birch dressing table or writing table, having oversailing top with
Category

Antique 19th Century English Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Birch

Victorian Satin Birch Writing Table
Victorian Satin Birch Writing Table
H 29.528 in W 42.126 in D 20.472 in
Outstanding Antique Kingwood Writing Table
Located in Whaley Bridge, GB
terminating in original brass sabots. This antique writing table is in home ready condition. c1880 H29.5
Category

Antique Late 19th Century French Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Kingwood

Outstanding Antique Kingwood Writing Table
Outstanding Antique Kingwood Writing Table
H 29.528 in W 39.37 in D 23.622 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
Category

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
George II Mahogany Writing Table
Located in Greenwich, CT
Very fine George II mahogany writing table, the leather-lined top with gilt tooling and banded edge
Category

Antique 18th Century English George III Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Leather, Mahogany, Oak

George II Mahogany Writing Table
George II Mahogany Writing Table
H 30.5 in W 61 in D 38 in
Rare Queen Anne Writing Table
Located in Greenwich, CT
Fine and rare Queen Anne walnut writing table, the leather lined top with walnut crossbanding, all
Category

Antique 1720s Queen Anne Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Leather, Oak, Walnut

Rare Queen Anne Writing Table
Rare Queen Anne Writing Table
H 30.5 in W 43 in D 25.75 in
19th Century Mahogany Writing Table
Located in Whaley Bridge, GB
Sn5272 Fine quality 19th century mahogany writing desk of goods proportions, having new tooled
Category

Antique 19th Century French Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Mahogany

19th Century Mahogany Writing Table
19th Century Mahogany Writing Table
H 30.315 in W 51.181 in D 27.559 in
Victorian Satin Birch Writing Table
Located in Whaley Bridge, GB
Sn4565 fine quality Victorian satin writing table or dressing table, having shaped upstand
Category

Antique 1870s English Victorian Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Satin

Victorian Satin Birch Writing Table
Victorian Satin Birch Writing Table
H 30.71 in W 36.23 in D 20.08 in
Elegant English Leather Top Writing Table
Located in Greenwich, CT
English late 18th century/early 19th century mahogany writing table with hand-tooled leather top on
Category

Antique Early 19th Century English Georgian Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

George III Satinwood Oval Writing Table
Located in Greenwich, CT
Very fine Georgian Satinwood oval writing/library table, the inset leather top with rosewood
Category

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

Materials

Brass

George III Satinwood Oval Writing Table
George III Satinwood Oval Writing Table
H 28.5 in W 46 in D 33.5 in
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
Category

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
Category

Antique 1830s British William IV Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

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
Inlaid Parquetry Desk or Writing Table
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
writing surface; standing on elegant cabriole legs.
Category

Antique Early 1900s French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

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
Category

Antique 1890s British Edwardian Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

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
Edwardian Satinwood Kidney Shaped Writing Table
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
writing surface, decorated with gold tooling and a centre motif, above a single drawer to the centre
Category

Antique 19th Century Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Satinwood

Regency Mahogany writing table with Rachet top
By King & Sons
Located in Dereham, GB
Regency Mahogany writing table with Rachet top Mahogany top with removeable book rest, Top lifts
Category

Antique Early 19th Century British Regency Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Mahogany

Regency Mahogany writing table with Rachet top
Regency Mahogany writing table with Rachet top
H 27.56 in W 19.3 in D 16.54 in
Unusual William IV Work and Writing Table
Located in Whaley Bridge, GB
Sn582A Excellent and very unusual William IV sewing table in rosewood, having 3 dummy drawers to
Category

Antique 1830s English William IV Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Rosewood

Unusual William IV Work and Writing Table
Unusual William IV Work and Writing Table
H 29.13 in W 20.08 in D 51 in
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
Category

Antique 1860s British Victorian Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Leather, Wood

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
Category

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
Category

Antique 1880s British Late Victorian Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Leather, Wood

19th Century Kingwood and Ormolu Writing Table
Located in Martlesham, GB
A free standing 19th century French Kingwood and ormolu writing table, having a curved
Category

Antique 1890s French Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Kingwood

English Gothic Revival Leather Top Writing Table
Located in Greenwich, CT
19th century English leather top oak writing table with chamfered corners over two drawers having
Category

Antique 19th Century English Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Oak, Leather

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
Category

Vintage 1950s British Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Teak

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
Category

Early 20th Century Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

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

Antique Burr Elm Kidney Shape Side / Writing Table
Located in London, GB
A quite unusual and beautiful antique burr elm kidney shape side / writing table. This was made in
Category

Vintage 1920s British Sheraton Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Elm

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
Category

Antique 1860s British High Victorian Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Leather, Wood

19th Century English Victorian Burr Walnut Writing Table
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
For sale is a good quality Victorian burr walnut writing table, having an inset leather top, with
Category

Antique Mid-19th Century English Victorian Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Walnut

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
Category

Antique 1830s English William IV Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Wood, Leather

Walnut Butch Block Tilt Drafting Desk Standing Height table
Located in Baltimore, MD
traditional craftsmanship and practicality. The table features a solid 1.5" walnut butcher block top
Category

2010s American Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Steel

Antique Edwardian Quality Rosewood Inlaid Bow Fronted Writing Table
Located in Suffolk, GB
Antique Edwardian quality rosewood inlaid bow fronted writing table having the original brass
Category

Antique Early 1900s English Edwardian Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Rosewood

20th Century Empire Style Writing Table or Bureau Plat
Located in Berlin, DE
Writing table or bureau plat in Empire style after Jacob Desmalter. Solid, ebonized beech
Category

20th Century Empire Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Bronze

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
Category

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
Category

Antique Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Silver, Brass

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
Category

Mid-20th Century British Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Teak

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
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Belle Époque Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

Early 19th Century William IV Period Mahogany Library Writing Table
Located in Petworth,West Sussex, GB
A 19th century, William IV period mahogany library writing table. Rectangular green tooled leather
Category

Antique Early 19th Century British William IV Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

Antique Ladies Work Table, English, Walnut, Writing, Waring & Gillow, Victorian
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique lady of the house work table. An English, burr walnut and leather writing or
Category

Antique Late 19th Century British Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Walnut

​​Antique Victorian Freestanding Inlaid Burr Walnut Kidney Shaped Writing Table
Located in Suffolk, GB
Quality antique Victorian freestanding inlaid burr walnut kidney shaped writing table having an
Category

Antique 19th Century English Victorian Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Carlton House Writing Desk
Located in Greenwich, CT
A Carlton House writing desk in wonderful fiddlegrain mahogany with a D shaped platform surrounded
Category

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
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
Category

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
Category

Antique Late 18th Century French Baroque Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Leather, Pine

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
Category

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

Materials

Brass

Antique French Writing Desk
Located in London, GB
A beautifully designed and extremely well made antique French writing desk. This was made in France
Category

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
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
Category

21st Century and Contemporary American Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Steel

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
Category

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

Materials

Brass

Fine Quality Antique Oak Writing Table - 19th Century Desk Side Dressing
Located in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
Presenting an antique quality 19th Century oak writing table, versatile as a desk or dressing table
Category

Antique 19th Century Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Oak

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
Category

Antique Late 19th Century French Belle Époque Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Metal, Bronze

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
Category

Antique Early 1900s Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Wood, Mahogany

Fine Quality Antique Mahogany Writing Table 19th Century Desk Side Dressing
Located in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
Introducing an antique quality late 19th Century inlaid Mahogany Writing Table, versatile as a desk
Category

Antique 19th Century Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Wood, Mahogany

Quality Antique Mahogany Writing Table Early 19th Century Desk Side Dressing
Located in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
Introducing an antique quality early 19th Century mahogany writing table, versatile as a desk or
Category

Antique 19th Century Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Wood, Mahogany

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
Category

Antique 19th Century Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Wood, Mahogany

20th Century Italian Rosewood Bernini Writing Table, Desk by Gianfranco Frattini
By Bernini, Gianfranco Frattini
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A freestanding, vintage Mid-Century modern Italian writing table made of hand crafted polished
Category

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

Materials

Metal, Brass

Antique 19th Century Gothic Pitch Pine Washstand Writing Dressing Table Desk
Located in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
Presenting a High-Quality Antique Victorian Gothic Pitch Pine Washstand Writing Side Dressing Table
Category

Antique 19th Century Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Wood, Mahogany

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Standing Writing Table For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are many versions of the ideal standing writing table for your home. Frequently made of wood, hardwood and metal, every standing writing table was constructed with great care. Find 51 options for an antique or vintage standing writing table now, or shop our selection of 5 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer standing writing table, there are earlier versions available from the 18th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. When you’re browsing for the right standing writing table, those designed in Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern and Modern styles are of considerable interest. You’ll likely find more than one standing writing table that is appealing in its simplicity, but Andreas Hansen, ClassiCon and Hadsten Traeindustri produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Standing Writing Table?

The average selling price for a standing writing table at 1stDibs is $3,500, while they’re typically $693 on the low end and $25,600 for the highest priced.

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 furniture in 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 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.