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Modern Curved Black Leather Writing Desk by Nancy Corzine Fusion Desk
By Nancy Corzine
Located in North York, ON
Modern curved black leather writing desk by Nancy Corzine Fusion Desk. Original Nancy Corzine fusion desk, masterfully restored in a polished high gloss black lacquer finish with Ita...
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1980s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Leather Writing Desk

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Metal

Midcentury Walnut Leather Writing Desk, 1950
Located in Rome, IT
Italian desk from the middle of the century, large and spacious this beautiful desk, due to the use of quality materials. Top of the desk all covered in light brown leather, with wo...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Leather Writing Desk

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Leather, Maple, Walnut

  • Midcentury Walnut Leather Writing Desk, 1950
  • Vintage Midcentury Walnut Leather Writing Desk, 1950
  • Midcentury Walnut Leather Writing Desk, 1950
  • Vintage Midcentury Walnut Leather Writing Desk, 1950
H 31.11 in. W 72.05 in. D 34.65 in.
Art Deco Style Maitland-Smith Faux Ostrich Leather Writing Desk
By Maitland Smith
Located in Dallas, TX
This outstanding Art Deco style desk is crafted by Maitland-Smith, circa 1970s. The company is well known for its use of unusual materials. This desk is beautifully covered in faux o...
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Late 20th Century Art Deco Vintage Leather Writing Desk

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Brass

Mid Century Modern Neoclassical Style Desk, Black Leather with Greek Key, Metal
Located in Stamford, CT
Mid Century Modern Neoclassical Style Desk, Black Leather with Greek Key, Metal A fine stylish parchment and leather writing desk having a tooled Greek key design on a patinated s...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Leather Writing Desk

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Steel

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 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.
English Partner Desk, 1870 Writing Desk, Mahogany Completely Covered in Leather
Located in Berlin, DE
Both sides profiled three-door frame, slightly protruding tabletop. Writing surface decorated with exceptional gold embossing. Victoria style. Body completely covered with leather ...
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20th Century Vintage Leather Writing Desk

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Leather

Karl Springer "Ming Writing Desk" in Embossed Leather 1980s
By Karl Springer
Located in New York, NY
“Ming Desk” in color embossed textured leather with 2 drawers by Karl Springer, American 1980's. The craftsmanship and materials are superb and this is a wonderful example of Karl Sp...
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1980s American Modern Vintage Leather Writing Desk

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Leather, Wood

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 Writing Desk

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Leather, Walnut

Mid Century Green Saddle Leather Teak Executive Writing Desk
Located in Munich, Bavaria
Midcentury 1960s Desk from Germany. In teak and green saddle leather top. 2 drawers on each side. Stunning unique patina on the thick green saddle leather. A unique extraordinary mid...
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1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Leather Writing Desk

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Leather, Wood, Teak

Jacques Quinet, a Mahagony, Brown Leather and Brass Writing Desk, circa 1950
By Jacques Quinet
Located in Köln, NW
Elegant writing desk / lady's desk by Jacques Quinet, France circa 1950. Mahagony, bronze sabots, brass strips, leather overlay with some age-related signs of use. Rectangular, strai...
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1950s French Minimalist Vintage Leather Writing Desk

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Brass

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 Writing Desk

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Leather, Glass, Mahogany

French Modern Neoclassical Leather & Ebonized Desk /Writing Table, Maison Jansen
By Maison Jansen
Located in New York, NY
An elegant French Mid-Century Modern Neoclassical desk attributed to Maison Jansen. The writing table has an ebonized X-Frame base which supports a top and drawer in light green bond...
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1940s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Leather Writing Desk

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Leather, Hardwood

Warren Platner Writing Desk with Black Leather Top and Oak Frame
By Warren Platner, Knoll
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 Writing Desk

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Metal

Gorgeous Reprodux Bevan Funnell Light Hardwood Ladies Writing Desk Leather Top
By Bevan Funnell Ltd., Reprodux
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 Writing Desk

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Leather, Hardwood

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 Writing Desk

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Faux Bamboo, Leather

French Andre Arbus Ormolu Maple Writing Desk
By André Arbus
Located in New York, NY
French 1940s ormolu mounted maple writing desk with leather inset top above 2 frieze drawers on lyre form trestle supports. (attributed to ANDRE ARBUS)
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1940s French Art Deco Vintage Leather Writing Desk

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Ormolu

  • French Andre Arbus Ormolu Maple Writing Desk
  • French Andre Arbus Ormolu Maple Writing Desk
  • French Andre Arbus Ormolu Maple Writing Desk
  • French Andre Arbus Ormolu Maple Writing Desk
H 29.25 in. W 58.5 in. D 27 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 Writing Desk

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Brass

Antique Louis XVI Writing Desk, 20th Century, Cognac Leather, Bonze & Brass
Located in Paris, FR
Antique Louis XVI style desk from the 20th century, with cognac leather top and gold embossed frieze. The front of the piece has four dovetail drawers with brass details. The right ...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XVI Vintage Leather Writing Desk

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Leather, Wood

Regency Style Black Polished Writing Desk
Located in Nordhavn, DK
Desk in black polished mahogany. Rectangular top with inset brown leather writing surface, decorated with tooled band, over three drawers. Good natural patina. Regency style, Engla...
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Mid-20th Century English Regency Vintage Leather Writing Desk

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Brass

  • Regency Style Black Polished Writing Desk
  • Regency Style Black Polished Writing Desk
  • Regency Style Black Polished Writing Desk
  • Regency Style Black Polished Writing Desk
H 29.93 in. W 50.4 in. D 25.99 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 Writing Desk

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Brass

Diminutive Maison Jansen Mahogany Bronze Mounted Writing Desk
By Maison Jansen
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Diminutive French mahogany bureau plat, writing table, or desk attributed to Maison Jansen Argentina. Crafted in the neoclassical Directoire taste featuring a case decorated with bro...
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20th Century Argentine Neoclassical Vintage Leather Writing Desk

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Brass, Bronze

Italian Writing Desk Osvaldo Borsani Style, Italy, 1950
By Osvaldo Borsani, Gio Ponti
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Fantastic shaped small writing desk in the manner of Osvaldo Borsani for Tecno, Italy, 1950. This desk has a black painted metal frame with cross shaped base. The top is made of birc...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Leather Writing Desk

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Metal

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 Writing Desk

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Brass, Bronze

20th Century Louis Phillippe Writing Desk
Located in Hudson, NY
Beautiful and elegant Louis Philippe writing desk in a burl mahogany wood with leather and bronze mounted design details. The desk feature many storage drawer space and a deep pull f...
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1950s French Louis Philippe Vintage Leather Writing Desk

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Brass

  • 20th Century Louis Phillippe Writing Desk
  • 20th Century Louis Phillippe Writing Desk
  • 20th Century Louis Phillippe Writing Desk
  • 20th Century Louis Phillippe Writing Desk
H 32 in. W 35.5 in. D 20 in.
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 Writing Desk

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Glass

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 Writing Desk

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Mahogany

Large Vintage Burr Walnut & Brown Leather Claw & Ball Feet Desk or Writing Table
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this large vintage Burr Walnut & Brown leather writing table or desk with oversized Claw & Ball feet A well made and decorative piece of furnitu...
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20th Century English Victorian Vintage Leather Writing Desk

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Leather, Walnut

Auffray & Co French Louis XV Provincial Tooled Leather Bureau Plat Writing Desk
By Auffray Furniture
Located in Dayton, OH
Custom ordered French Provincial Bureau Plat or lady's writing desk by Auffray & Company. Features a shaped serpentine top with pink tooled leather, a frieze fitted with three drawer...
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1970s Louis XV Vintage Leather Writing Desk

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Paint, Leather, Oak, Walnut

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 Writing Desk

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Leather, Oak

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 Writing Desk

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Leather, Walnut

Lovely Hand Dyed Brown Leather Writing Table Desk or Bureau with Twin Drawers
Located in GB
We are delighted to this lovely brown leather upholstered writing bureau desk with drop front and twin drawers inside A good looking and well-made desk, I can’t see a sign of use ...
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20th Century English Art Deco Vintage Leather Writing Desk

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Leather

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 Writing Desk

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Wood

French Jacques Adnet Brass Mounted Black Lacquered Writing Desk
By Jacques Adnet
Located in New York, NY
French 1940s brass mounted black lacquered bureau plat /writing desk with tan leather inset top above a range of frieze drawers (attributed to Jacques Adnet).  
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1940s French Art Deco Vintage Leather Writing Desk

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Brass

Vintage Campaign Style Writing Table/Desk Lacquered in Red
By Sligh Furniture
Located in Dallas, TX
Classic Campaign style desk manufactured by Sligh of Holland/Grand Rapids, Michigan. Restored, consist of five drawers with recessed brass pulls. Inlaid leather top with elegant embo...
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1950s American Campaign Vintage Leather Writing Desk

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Brass

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 Writing Desk

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Leather, Yew

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 Writing Desk

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Brass

20th Century French Bureau Plat/ Writing Desk
Located in Berlin, DE
20th century French bureau plat/ writing desk In Bois Satiné veneer, mirror veneer covering all sides with rocaille applications. Edged with extremely finely chiselled, extremely...
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20th Century French Louis XV Vintage Leather Writing Desk

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Brass

  • 20th Century French Bureau Plat/ Writing Desk
  • 20th Century French Bureau Plat/ Writing Desk
  • 20th Century French Bureau Plat/ Writing Desk
  • 20th Century French Bureau Plat/ Writing Desk
H 31.5 in. W 63 in. D 30.32 in.
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 Writing Desk

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Satinwood

Swedish Art Moderne Black Writing Desk with Zebra Hide Insert
Located in Atlanta, GA
Fabulous black lacquered writing desk with bookcase and lockable cabinet on front and curved desktop, pencil drawer and another cabinet with dovetailed drawers on the desk side. Zeb...
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1940s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Leather Writing Desk

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Cowhide, Leather, Wood

P.E.L. Tubular Steel Writing Desk and Chair, United Kingdom 1930s
By PEL
Located in Hellouw, NL
Charming P.E.L. Tubular Steel Writing Desk and Chair from the United Kingdom, the 1930s. This set is probably designed by Serge Chermayeff (1900–1996) for the 'Practical Equipment LT...
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1930s British Art Deco Vintage Leather Writing Desk

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Chrome, Steel

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 Writing Desk

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Leather

  • Leather Top Desk
  • Leather Top Desk
  • Leather Top Desk
  • Leather Top Desk
H 30 in. W 48 in. D 24 in.
Contemporary Giorgetti Desk, Writing Table by Massimo Scolari, Italy, 1990s
By Giorgetti S.p.A., Massimo Scolari
Located in Antwerp, BE
Massimo Scolari; desk; office furniture; Giorgetti; Italy; 1990s; Aluminum; Beech; Italian Design; Italian Furniture; Contemporary; Art Nouveau; Minimalism; Eclectic Contemporary ...
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1990s Italian Modern Vintage Leather Writing Desk

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Aluminum

French Louis XV Black Lacquer Bronze Figural Ormolu Bureau Plat Writing Desk
Located in Philadelphia, PA
French Louis XV ebonized black lacquer bronze figural Ormolu Bureau plat writing desk. Item features faux 3 drawer finished back (image 10), ornate bronze ormolu, bronze paw feet, 3 ...
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Louis XV Vintage Leather Writing Desk

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Bronze

Lucite Base Faux Snake Skin Sculptural Shape One-Drawer Writing Table Desk
By Kagan-Dreyfuss, Inc.
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Mid-Century Modern sculptural futuristic shape desk writing table with one drawer. Kagan Space Age attribution influence.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Leather Writing Desk

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Faux Leather, Lucite

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 Writing Desk

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Brass

  • Leather Top Mahogany Desk
  • Leather Top Mahogany Desk
  • Leather Top Mahogany Desk
  • Leather Top Mahogany Desk
H 29 in. W 60 in. D 35.75 in.
Louis XVI Napoleon Italian Rosewood 5 Drawers Writing Desk Bureau Plat
Located in Carimate, Como
A very good quality Italian 20th century Napoleon 3 / Louis XVI style rosewood bureau plat writing desk with 5 drawers with beautiful gilt bronze handles, an inset green leather top ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Napoleon III Vintage Leather Writing Desk

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Bronze

20th Century Inlaid Wood Gold Bronze Italian Napoleon III Style Writing Desk
Located in Vicoforte, Piedmont
Italian writing desk from 20th century. Napoleon III style furniture inlaid and veneered in walnut, mahogany, maple and fruitwood enriched by fake inlay with hand-painted floral deco...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Napoleon III Vintage Leather Writing Desk

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Bronze

Vintage Custom Pulaski Writing Desk, Style of Theodore Alexander/Maitland Smith
By Pulaski Furniture Corporation
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare custom made vintage desk by Pulaski. Styled after Theodore Alexander/Maitland Smith with tooled leather bound antiquarian stacked books, with a storage drawer. A rare version ...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Leather Writing Desk

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Leather, Walnut

Desk Rosewood Leather, Italy, 1960s
Located in Milano, IT
Desk with double column drawers. Rosewood veneer, brass corners and handles, leather top. Good condition, small signs of usage.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Leather Writing Desk

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Brass

  • Desk Rosewood Leather, Italy, 1960s
  • Desk Rosewood Leather, Italy, 1960s
  • Desk Rosewood Leather, Italy, 1960s
  • Desk Rosewood Leather, Italy, 1960s
H 30.91 in. W 47.25 in. D 25.6 in.
20th Century Inlaid Wood French Louis XVI Style Writing Desk Table, 1960
Located in Vicoforte, Piedmont
Small French writing desk of the 20th century. Elegant Louis XVI style furniture nicely inlaid in mahogany, maple, walnut, rosewood and fruitwood. Double-body desk with a front drawe...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XVI Vintage Leather Writing Desk

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Brass

20th Century Wood French Louis XV Style Writing Desk Side Table, 1950
Located in Vicoforte, Piedmont
French writing desk from the mid 20th century. Louis XV style furniture veneered in walnut and rosewood with decorations in gilded and chiseled bronze. Center finished desk equipped ...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XV Vintage Leather Writing Desk

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Brass, Bronze

1950's Stitched Leather Desk by Jacques Adnet
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Bois-Colombes, FR
1950's Stitched leather desk by Jacques Adnet. Metal is in vintage condition. See pictures for details. Other pics on request, overall very good condition.
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1960s French Vintage Leather Writing Desk

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Metal

  • 1950's Stitched Leather Desk by Jacques Adnet
  • 1950's Stitched Leather Desk by Jacques Adnet
  • 1950's Stitched Leather Desk by Jacques Adnet
  • 1950's Stitched Leather Desk by Jacques Adnet
H 28.75 in. W 70.87 in. D 27.56 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 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.
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 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.
Mid-Century Brown Leather Covered 2-Drawer Desk
Located in New York, NY
Mid-century leather wrapped rectangular desk with two drawers with brass drawer pulls.   
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Vintage Leather Writing Desk

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Brass

1940s Mid Century Italian Leather Desk
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful Italian Mid century modern leather desk with two drawers. The desk had ben polished in the best possible way to get it back as good as new.• An elegant and simple item that...
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Leather Writing Desk

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Metal

  • 1940s Mid Century Italian Leather Desk
  • 1940s Mid Century Italian Leather Desk
  • 1940s Mid Century Italian Leather Desk
  • 1940s Mid Century Italian Leather Desk
H 29.5 in. W 47.5 in. D 24 in.
1950's Stitched Leather Desk by Jacques Adnet
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Bois-Colombes, FR
Very nice stitched leather desk Covered with navy blue leather, chromed metal 3 drawers.   
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1950s French Vintage Leather Writing Desk

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Metal

  • 1950's Stitched Leather Desk by Jacques Adnet
  • 1950's Stitched Leather Desk by Jacques Adnet
  • 1950's Stitched Leather Desk by Jacques Adnet
  • 1950's Stitched Leather Desk by Jacques Adnet
H 70.87 in. W 28.75 in. D 27.56 in.
Versatile Unique Postmodern Desk in Leather and Burl
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Custom-made desk, metal, burl, leather, glass, brass, Italy, 1970s This grand desk was custom-made for a costumer which explains the rather unique arrangement of functional elemen...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Leather Writing Desk

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Metal

English Campaign Desk With Leather Top Circa 1950s
Located in Peabody, MA
An English campaign desk in mahogany with leather top and solid brass hardware, circa 1950s..
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1950s English Campaign Vintage Leather Writing Desk

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Brass

20th Century Imperial Bureau Plat / Writing Desk in the Style of Louis XVI
Located in Berlin, DE
Imperial bureau plat / desk in the style of Louis XVI Piano black polished veneer on solid oak and wood. Extremely finely chased and rich bronze applications. Rectangular body. A ...
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20th Century French Vintage Leather Writing Desk

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Bronze

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Vintage Leather Writing Desk For Sale on 1stDibs

With a vast inventory of beautiful furniture at 1stDibs, we’ve got just the vintage leather writing desk you’re looking for. Each vintage leather writing desk for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using animal skin, leather and wood. Your living room may not be complete without a vintage leather writing desk — find older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. A vintage leather writing desk is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Mid-Century Modern, Louis XVI and Louis XV styles are sought with frequency. Many designers have produced at least one well-made vintage leather writing desk over the years, but those crafted by Jacques Adnet, Baker Furniture Company and Maison Jansen are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Vintage Leather Writing Desk?

A vintage leather writing desk can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $4,607, while the lowest priced sells for $1 and the highest can go for as much as $95,847.

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.