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Leather Top Writing Desk
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This vintage writing desk includes a protective cover for part of the top surface, multiple drawers for storage, and brass accents. Please confirm item location with seller (NY/NJ).
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Vintage Leather Topped Writing Desk

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Brass

  • Leather Top Writing Desk
  • Vintage Leather Top Writing Desk
  • Leather Top Writing Desk
  • Vintage Leather Top Writing Desk
H 31 in. W 43.5 in. D 20 in.
Maitland Smith French Provincial Louis XV Mahogany Leather Top Writing Desk
By Maitland Smith
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous French Provincial Louis XV style writing desk By Maitland Smith Philippines, Circa 1980s Carved mahogany, with original brass hardware and embossed leather top. ...
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Late 20th Century Philippine French Provincial Vintage Leather Topped Writing Desk

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Brass

Faux Bamboo Red Leather Top Writing Desk, Mid-20th Century
Located in Charleston, SC
Faux bamboo English writing desk. Gold gilt accent on red leather top. Chinese Chippendale style details for styling. Mid-20th century.
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Mid-20th Century European Chinese Chippendale Vintage Leather Topped Writing Desk

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Faux Bamboo, Leather

Country French Solid Walnut Leather Top Writing Table Desk
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Rockaway, NJ
High quality craftsmanship solid walnut french country desk with leather top.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Leather Topped Writing Desk

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Leather Top Desk
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Leather top desk with chrome base. Single drawer with acrylic pull and finished back. Location: Brooklyn NY.
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Vintage Leather Topped Writing Desk

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Leather

  • Leather Top Desk
  • Vintage Leather Top Desk
  • Leather Top Desk
  • Vintage Leather Top Desk
H 30 in. W 48 in. D 24 in.
Sligh Vintage Queen Anne Style Leather Top Mahogany Executive Writing Desk
By Sligh Furniture
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Sligh vintage Queen Anne style leather top mahogany executive writing desk. Item features brown tooled leather top, custom glass, shapely Queen Anne legs, shell carved knees, beautif...
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Mid-20th Century Queen Anne Vintage Leather Topped Writing Desk

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Leather, Glass, Mahogany

Gorgeous Reprodux Bevan Funnell Light Hardwood Ladies Writing Desk Leather Top
By Reprodux, Bevan Funnell Ltd.
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning Bevan Funnell Reprox Mahogany writing desk. This lovely and well made desk offers you three drawers and two cupboards, ideal to ke...
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20th Century English Georgian Vintage Leather Topped Writing Desk

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Leather, Hardwood

Warren Platner Writing Desk with Black Leather Top and Oak Frame
By Knoll, Warren Platner
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Warren Platner for Knoll, writing desk, leather, metal, oak, United States, 1973. This heavy, sturdy desk is designed by the American modernist Warren Platner. He is most known fo...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Leather Topped Writing Desk

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Metal

Spanish Style Leather Top Three-Drawer Walnut Writing Table Desk
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Farm style stretcher heavy legs leather top writing table desk with three drawers. Outstanding craftsmanship and materials.
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20th Century Peruvian Spanish Colonial Vintage Leather Topped Writing Desk

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Mahogany

Karges Solid Walnut French Country Leather Top Petit Desk Writing Table Console
By Karges Furniture
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Cabriole legs all solid walnut French Provincial leather top writing table desk console by Karges. Superior craftsmanship and materials.
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20th Century American French Provincial Vintage Leather Topped Writing Desk

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Leather, Walnut

Leather Top Mahogany Desk
Located in New York, NY
A very striking mahogany desk with a tooled leather top and three drawers. Noteworthy features of this gem are the lovely details including the beautiful inlay throughout the piece, ...
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20th Century American Vintage Leather Topped Writing Desk

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Brass

  • Leather Top Mahogany Desk
  • Vintage Leather Top Mahogany Desk
  • Leather Top Mahogany Desk
  • Vintage Leather Top Mahogany Desk
H 29 in. W 60 in. D 35.75 in.
Black Leather Top French Directoire Style Writing Desk Bureau Plat, Circa 1960
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a beautiful and very handsome vintage desk. The desk measures 51 wide x 27 inches deep x 30 tall and has a kneehole of 23 inches. The desk is made of solid cherry and feature...
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1960s American Directoire Vintage Leather Topped Writing Desk

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Brass

Bronze Mounted Leather Top Inlaid Kingwood Directoire Bureau Plat Writing Desk
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a superb French-made bronze mounted inlaid desk with bronze wrapping the top and brass and bronze ormolu everywhere. The desk is inlaid in tulipwood with a kingwood case. The...
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1940s French Directoire Vintage Leather Topped Writing Desk

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Brass, Bronze

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

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Glass

Extending Writing Table Desk, Burr Yew Wood Brown Leather Gold Leaf Embossed Top
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning Burr yew wood writing table or desk with extending, gold leaf embossed brown leather top A good looking and well made piece, its ...
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20th Century English Victorian Vintage Leather Topped Writing Desk

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Leather, Yew

Antique English Arts Crafts Queen Anne Oak Green Leather Top Hutch Writing Desk
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique English Arts & Crafts Queen Anne oak green leather top hutch writing desk. Item features a green leather top, green pleated leather backsplash, 1 swing door with blown art gl...
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Mid-20th Century English Queen Anne Vintage Leather Topped Writing Desk

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Leather, Oak

Louis XV Style Desk W/Leather Writing Pad, Metal Trim, Scalloped Top & Skirt
Located in Atlanta, GA
An American desk, created with leather top and French inspired design, circa 1960's. This vintage table has a Louis XV style inspired style, with a shapely scalloped top, metal trim ...
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Mid-20th Century American Louis XV Vintage Leather Topped Writing Desk

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Wood

Mastercraft Compact Brass Cylinder Roll Top Desk Writing Table
By Mastercraft
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern brass cylinder top faux bamboo base legs, embossed black leather pull out top two drawers desk writing table by Mastercaft.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Leather Topped Writing Desk

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Brass

French Louis XVI Style Writing Desk /Bureauplatt, Bronze Gilt Mounts Leather Top
Located in Houston, TX
Large leather top French style desk in the Louis XVI style with bronze dore mounts. The legs are ebonized and reeded. Marquetry inlay designs are on the front and sides. The leathe...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XVI Vintage Leather Topped Writing Desk

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Satinwood

Pinewood Desk with Embossed Leather Top
Located in Stamford, CT
Continental style Pinewood desk on ball-and-vase-turned legs with two pull out drawers. The tabletop features an embossed leather top with scrolled foliage trim. Please note of wear ...
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20th Century Vintage Leather Topped Writing Desk

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Leather, Pine

  • Pinewood Desk with Embossed Leather Top
  • Pinewood Desk with Embossed Leather Top
  • Pinewood Desk with Embossed Leather Top
  • Pinewood Desk with Embossed Leather Top
H 30.50 in. W 48.00 in. D 33.00 in.
Mahogany and Burgundy Leather Top Vintage Desk
Located in Stamford, CT
Circa 1960s mahogany and burgundy tooled leather top vintage desk in the Regency style by ABC Carpet and home with tri-lobe cookie corners and three drawers. The piece also features ...
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1960s English Regency Vintage Leather Topped Writing Desk

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Leather, Wood

  • Mahogany and Burgundy Leather Top Vintage Desk
  • Mahogany and Burgundy Leather Top Vintage Desk
  • Mahogany and Burgundy Leather Top Vintage Desk
  • Mahogany and Burgundy Leather Top Vintage Desk
H 30.50 in. W 50.00 in. D 26.00 in.
French 1960s Ebonised Bamboo Desk With Leather Top
Located in London, GB
A lovely Chinese style partner's desk, with the original leather top with faded guilded tooling. As you can see from the pictures, one side of the pedestals have drawers and the o...
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1960s French Chinese Export Vintage Leather Topped Writing Desk

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Leather, Wood

  • French 1960s Ebonised Bamboo Desk With Leather Top
  • French 1960s Ebonised Bamboo Desk With Leather Top
  • French 1960s Ebonised Bamboo Desk With Leather Top
  • French 1960s Ebonised Bamboo Desk With Leather Top
H 31.11 in. W 66.93 in. D 35.44 in.
British Colonial Style Leather Top Desk
By Kittinger
Located in Palm Beach, FL
British Colonial Style Leather Top Desk. Five drawer desk crafted in mahogany with a classic form, three tooled brown leather panels on a top with a beaded edge, exotic burled cuts o...
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20th Century American British Colonial Vintage Leather Topped Writing Desk

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Mahogany

  • British Colonial Style Leather Top Desk
  • British Colonial Style Leather Top Desk
  • British Colonial Style Leather Top Desk
  • British Colonial Style Leather Top Desk
H 30 in. W 72 in. D 36 in.
Italian Brass Desk with Leather Top
Located in East Hampton, NY
Chic brass bureau plat style desk with red leather insert..... it has been stripped of it's lacquer and polished.... light wear to leather top as shown in photos..... made in Italy.
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1970s Vintage Leather Topped Writing Desk

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Brass

  • Italian Brass Desk with Leather Top
  • Italian Brass Desk with Leather Top
  • Italian Brass Desk with Leather Top
  • Italian Brass Desk with Leather Top
H 29 in. W 50.75 in. D 27.25 in.
Vintage 1940's Teak Leather Topped Desk
Located in Malton, GB
This is a very nice quality 1940's teak desk with leather top. The top is a great colour with a patinated brown and gold accents. It works very well with the teak body which is in gr...
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20th Century Vintage Leather Topped Writing Desk

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Teak

  • Vintage 1940's Teak Leather Topped Desk
  • Vintage 1940's Teak Leather Topped Desk
  • Vintage 1940's Teak Leather Topped Desk
  • Vintage 1940's Teak Leather Topped Desk
H 29.93 in. W 66.93 in. D 33.47 in.
French Writing Table on Casters, Pull-Out Gilt-Tooled Leather Top
Located in Montreal, Quebec
French writing table on casters, pull-out gilt-tooled leather top above a drawer, two storage shelves. Versatile in its design and size, beautiful golden colour with black leather wr...
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20th Century French Directoire Vintage Leather Topped Writing Desk

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Leather, Wood

Sligh Walnut Curved Front Desk with Leather Top
By Sligh-Lowry Furniture Co.
Located in Chicago, IL
Elegant and timeless walnut and tooled brown leather top curved front five drawer desk or writing table from Sligh. Cabriole legs and scalloped bottom and centre drawers as well as c...
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1950s American Vintage Leather Topped Writing Desk

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Brass

Warren Platner Executive Desk with Black Leather Top
By Knoll, Warren Platner
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Warren Platner, leather, steel, executive sideboard for Knoll, United States, 1973. This heavy, sturdy desk is designed by the American modernist Warren Platner. He is most known ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Leather Topped Writing Desk

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Steel

  • Warren Platner Executive Desk with Black Leather Top
  • Warren Platner Executive Desk with Black Leather Top
  • Warren Platner Executive Desk with Black Leather Top
  • Warren Platner Executive Desk with Black Leather Top
H 28.94 in. W 90.16 in. D 42.92 in.
English Georgian Mahogany Partner's Desk with Red Leather Top
Located in New York, NY
English Georgian style (19/20th Century) mahogany partner's desk with a red leather top, 3 sections.  
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20th Century Georgian Vintage Leather Topped Writing Desk

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Leather, Mahogany

Lovely Hardwood Pedestal Desk with Brown Embossed Leather Top
Located in GB
We are delighted to sell this beautiful pedestal desk. There will be normal age-related patina marks from honest use, please view the detailed pictures clearly, however, this is in v...
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20th Century Vintage Leather Topped Writing Desk

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Leather, Hardwood

Antique Burr Elm Leather Top Pedestal Desk
Located in London, GB
A stunning antique pedestal desk, beautifully finished in burr elm. This was made in England, it dates from around the 1950’s. The quality is amazing, this is a very well made and u...
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Mid-20th Century English Georgian Vintage Leather Topped Writing Desk

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Elm

Campaign Style Leather Top Desk by Baker
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Palm Beach, FL
With a perfect blend of modern and traditional this mahogany nine drawer desk has three tooled brown leather panels on top, a two toned case with ebonized trim, brass campaign hardwa...
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20th Century American Campaign Vintage Leather Topped Writing Desk

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Mahogany

  • Campaign Style Leather Top Desk by Baker
  • Campaign Style Leather Top Desk by Baker
  • Campaign Style Leather Top Desk by Baker
  • Campaign Style Leather Top Desk by Baker
H 30 in. W 55 in. D 25.5 in.
Carved Walnut Embossed Leather Top Country 3 Drawer French Desk
By Kittinger Furniture Company, Baker Furniture Company
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Carved walnut embossed leather top country 3 drawer french desk.
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20th Century American French Provincial Vintage Leather Topped Writing Desk

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Leather, Walnut

Egyptian Revival Neoclassical Style Leather Top Desk
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Egyptian revival or neoclassical desk or writing table crafted in walnut with three tooled leather panels on the top, three paneled drawers in front with brass lion head pulls and fo...
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20th Century American Egyptian Revival Vintage Leather Topped Writing Desk

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Walnut

Mahogany and Burr Leather Top Pedestal Desk
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Mahogany and burr leather top pedestal desk circa 1990. Good example of a 19th century designed desk. Which is in 3 sections, being the top and 2 pedestals. Top surface with gr...
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Late 20th Century English Georgian Vintage Leather Topped Writing Desk

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Wood, Fruitwood

Baker Furniture Georgian Walnut Leather Top Executive Desk, 1950s
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in South Bend, IN
A stately Georgian or Chippendale style executive desk By Baker Furniture USA, 1950s Gorgeous burled walnut, with original brass pulls and inlaid embossed leather top. M...
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1950s American Georgian Vintage Leather Topped Writing Desk

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Brass

Petit English Multi Drawer Compartment Mahogany Leather Top Desk
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Beautiful English petit mahogany desk console entry lobby table with leather top.
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20th Century English Federal Vintage Leather Topped Writing Desk

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Leather, Mahogany

Metal Desk, Top Covered with Faux Leather, circa 1960
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Metal desk, top covered with faux leather circa 1960 Maybe a former dentist's office.
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1960s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Leather Topped Writing Desk

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Metal, Chrome

Large Leather Top Mahogany Period Style Writing Table by Reprodux
Located in LES LILAS, FR
Large Georgian style mahogany writing table by Reprodux. Having a lovely antique style tooled leather writing surface in three sections. Front opening drawers and rear dummy drawe...
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Late 20th Century Vintage Leather Topped Writing Desk

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Wood

French Art Deco Amboyna Burl Wood Desk with Leather Top
Located in Los Angeles, CA
French Art Deco rectangular desk with Amboyna Burl frame with a gloss finish. This desk features two side drawers and one center drawer with antique brass bas relief drawer pulls and...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Leather Topped Writing Desk

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Brass

Baker Furniture Georgian Walnut Leather Top Executive Desk, Newly Refinished
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in South Bend, IN
A stately Georgian or Chippendale style executive desk with inlaid leather top By Baker Furniture USA, 1950s Gorgeous figured walnut, with original brass pulls and inlaid em...
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1950s American Georgian Vintage Leather Topped Writing Desk

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Leather, Walnut

Lacquered Desk With Leather Top By Kazuhide Takahama For Simon, 70s
By Simon International
Located in Montelabbate, PU
Distinct and refined, the desk has a solid structure with a leather heart. Classy details for a choice of style. The structure of the furniture is made up of polyester painted eleme...
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1970s Italian Vintage Leather Topped Writing Desk

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Metal

Large Antique Solid Pine Cabriole Leg Leather Top Three Drawers Desk
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Tri legged base rounded triangular shape carved walnut stand lamp candle table. Multiple leather wear areas super nice solid pine case body. Nice varnished and waxed finish. Warm lo...
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20th Century American Queen Anne Vintage Leather Topped Writing Desk

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Leather, Pine

Chinoiserie Georgian Oriental Green Leather Top Red Lacquer Kidney Shape Desk
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique Chinoiserie Georgian oriental green leather top red lacquer kidney shape desk. Item features hand painted chinese oriental scenes on all sides, bookcase back with 2 adjustabl...
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Mid-20th Century North American Chinoiserie Vintage Leather Topped Writing Desk

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Leather, Wood, Lacquer

Hardwood Twin Pedestal Partner Desk Leather Top Designed to House Computer
Located in GB
We are delighted to sell this Mahogany Pedestal Desk with Gold Embossed Burgundy Leather Top. It has barely any noticeable wear all around, it must have been hardly used. The d...
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20th Century British Vintage Leather Topped Writing Desk

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Leather, Hardwood

Baker Furniture French Provincial Carved Oak Leather Top Desk, circa 1960s
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional French Provincial style desk. By Baker Furniture, "Milling Road" Collection. USA, Circa 1960s Carved oak, with inset embossed green leather top, and original ...
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Mid-20th Century American French Provincial Vintage Leather Topped Writing Desk

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Brass

Walnut Campaign Desk with Leather Top and Drawers by Gerry Zanck
By Gregori Furniture, Gerry Zanck
Located in Dallas, TX
Unusual walnut campaign desk with leather top and drawers by Gerry Zanck for Gregori. Solid brass hardware. Solid scalloped walnut frame. Original leather in very good condition.
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Mid-20th Century American Campaign Vintage Leather Topped Writing Desk

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Brass

Stunning Large Oversize Leather Top Two Pedestal Campaign Partners Desk Table
By Baker Furniture Company, Kittinger Furniture Company
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Stunning large oversize leather top two pedestal campaign partners desk table.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Leather Topped Writing Desk

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Brass

Power Broker Impressive Large Flame Mahogany Partners Desk with Leather Oval Top
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Impressive flame mahogany pedestal desk with intricate refined inlays, an oval inset leather top, pull out writing surface and detailed metal handle pulls. There are 8 solidly constr...
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1950s American Vintage Leather Topped Writing Desk

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Leather, Mahogany

E.G Hudson Fully Restored Twin Pedestal Desk with Green Leather Top
By E.G. Hudson
Located in GB
We are so excited to present to you this Stunning Reverse Breakfront Twin Pedestal Partner Desk Handmade in England By The Skilled Craftsman At E.G Hudson. A ver well made and sol...
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20th Century British Vintage Leather Topped Writing Desk

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Leather, Hardwood

VINTAGE BURR WALNUT TWiN PEDESTAL PARTNER DESK WITH REGENCY GREEN LEATHER TOP
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this lovely vintage Burr Walnut twin pedestal partner desk with original distressed green leather top Plea...
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20th Century English Regency Vintage Leather Topped Writing Desk

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Bert England for John Widdicomb Mid-Century Modern Walnut Leather Top Desk
By John Widdicomb, Bert England
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional mid-century modern writing desk or executive desk By Bert England for John Widdicomb "Orientation Group" USA, 1960s Walnut, with leather top and original Asia...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Leather Topped Writing Desk

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Brass

Pierre Paulin for Baker Bird's-Eye Maple and Leather Top Geometric Desk, 1984
By Pierre Paulin, Baker Furniture Company
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This rare desk by Pierre Paulin for 'The Paulin Collection' by Baker features incredible angular lines of Bird's-Eye Maple and inset leather. With a slightly art deco influence and a...
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1980s American Modern Vintage Leather Topped Writing Desk

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Leather, Birdseye Maple

Three Drawer Teak Desk with Leather Insert in Top Designed by Severin Hansen
By Severin Hansen Jr.
Located in Stamford, CT
A striking Danish Teak desk designed by Severin Hansen, with great proportions and characteristic seamless joinery. Sleek silhouette.
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Leather Topped Writing Desk

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Teak, Leather, Birch

Fine Quality French Louis XVI Bronze Mounted Leather Top Executive Desk
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Brass mounted. Lion head figural. Leather top. 7 dovetailed drawers. 31 1/4" H x 71 3/4" W x 34 3/4" D. Condition Scratches and wear to leather. Finish loss. Piece of trim broken. ...
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1950s French Louis XVI Vintage Leather Topped Writing Desk

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Bronze

Stunning Burr Elm Green Leather Top Large Twin Pedestal Partner Desk Part Suite
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer this lovely, very well made Burr Elm twin pedestal partner desk with gold leaf embossed green leather writing surface which is part of a suite As mention...
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20th Century English Art Deco Vintage Leather Topped Writing Desk

Materials

Leather, Elm

De Sede executive desk leather top and chromed metal legs, marked, 1970 circa
By De Sede
Located in Milan, IT
This unique piece was created for the interiors of a jewellery shop in Lugano. It features an elegant black leather top that matches perfectly with the stylish stainless steel legs. ...
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1970s Swiss Mid-Century Modern Vintage Leather Topped Writing Desk

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Metal, Chrome

Empire Style Desk in Walnut 20th Century Three Drawers Brass Feet Leather Top
Located in Sant'Arsenio, Campania
Empire style walnut desk Subject: Writing desk Period: 20th century Style: Empire Origin: Southern Italy Description: Empire style walnut writing desk. Sober and elegant l...
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20th Century Italian Empire Vintage Leather Topped Writing Desk

Materials

Brass

French Louis XVI Style Mahogany Bureau Plat Desk with Leather Top and Pull-Outs
Located in Atlanta, GA
A large Louis XVI style mahogany two-sided bureau plat desk from the 20th century with five frontal drawers, tan leather top and pull outs. Created in France during the 20th century,...
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20th Century French Louis XVI Vintage Leather Topped Writing Desk

Materials

Bronze

Faux Bamboo Black Leather Top Mahogany Desk with Curved Bottom Doors Compartment
By Henredon, Baker Furniture Company
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Faux bamboo Regency style mahogany desk with black leather top and curved doors compartment underneath.
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20th Century American Regency Vintage Leather Topped Writing Desk

Materials

Mahogany

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Vintage Leather Topped Writing Desk For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the vintage leather topped writing desk you’re looking for. A vintage leather topped writing desk — often made from wood, animal skin and leather — can elevate any home. There are many kinds of the vintage leather topped writing desk you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. A vintage leather topped writing desk, designed in the Mid-Century Modern, Louis XVI or Regency style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. You’ll likely find more than one vintage leather topped writing desk that is appealing in its simplicity, but Baker Furniture Company, Edward Wormley and Maitland Smith produced versions that are worth a look.

How Much is a Vintage Leather Topped Writing Desk?

A vintage leather topped writing desk can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $3,600, while the lowest priced sells for $630 and the highest can go for as much as $45,000.

Finding the Right Desks and Writing Tables for You

Choosing the perfect writing desk or writing table is a profoundly personal journey, one that people have been embarking upon for centuries.

Queen Atossa of Persia, from her writing table circa 500 B.C., is said to have been the originator of the art of handwritten letters. Hers was reportedly the first in a long and colorful history of penned correspondence that grew in popularity alongside literacy. The demand for suitable writing desks, which would serve the composer of the letters as well as ensure the comfort of the recipient naturally followed, and the design of these necessary furnishings has evolved throughout history.

Once people began to seek freedom from the outwardly ornate styles of the walnut and rosewood writing desks and drafting tables introduced in the name of Queen Victoria and King Louis XV, radical shifts occurred, such as those that materialized during the Art Nouveau period, when designers longed to produce furniture inspired by the natural world’s beauty. A prime example is the work of the famous late-19th-century Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí — his rolltop desk featured deep side drawers and was adorned with carved motifs that paid tribute to nature. Gaudí regularly combined structural precision with decorative elements, creating beautiful pieces of wood and metal.

Soon afterward, preferences for sleek, geometric, stylized forms in furniture that saw an emphasis on natural wood grains and traditional craftsmanship took hold. Today, Art Deco desks are still favored by designers who seek to infuse interiors with an air of luxury. One of the most prominent figures of the Art Deco movement was French decorator and furniture designer Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann. With his use of neoclassical motifs as well as expensive and exotic materials such as imported dark woods and inlays of precious metals for his vintage writing desks, Ruhlmann came to symbolize good taste and modernity.

The rise in appreciation for Scandinavian modernism continues to influence the design of contemporary writing desks. It employs the “no fuss” or “less is more” approach to creating a tasteful, sophisticated space. Sweden’s master cabinetmaker Bruno Mathsson created gallery-worthy designs that are as functional as they are beautiful. Finnish architect Alvar Aalto never viewed himself as an artist, but, like Mathsson, his furniture designs reflected a fondness for organic materials and a humanistic approach. Danish designers such as Hans Wegner introduced elegant shapes and lines to mid-century desks and writing tables, often working in oak and solid teak.

From vintage desks to contemporary styles, 1stDibs offers a broad spectrum of choices for conducting all personal and business writing and reading activities.