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Located in Eversholt, Bedfordshire
A large vintage teak table desk, writing table, dressing table or side table. Measures: 6 feet 2 ½”long, large The form of this table is extremely versatile and it can function as...
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Vintage 1950s British Desks and Writing Tables

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Teak

English Mahogany Writing Table Serpentine Console Table Antique Vintage
Located in Newcastle upon Tyne, GB
An impressive petite serpentine writing table. The carved backrail above the serpentine form top. Fitted two drawers to frieze mounted, raised on carved tapering legs and spade feet...
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20th Century English Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

Vintage Victorian Style Walnut Writing Table Desk Game Table
Located in Miami, FL
This is a lovely vintage English writing table, circa 1930 in date. In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.  
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Antique Late 19th Century English Victorian Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

Vintage Restored Palm Beach Regency Desk Writing Table
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage restored palm beach Regency desk writing table Offered for sale is an elegant Palm Beach Regency writing table desk with a single center drawer. The desk has carved legs w...
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Vintage 1960s American Hollywood Regency Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

Vintage Flame Mahogany Writing Table Desk, 20th Century
Located in London, GB
A beautiful elegant vintage writing table in the Victorian manner, reminiscent of the Gillows style and dating from the late 20th century. This gorgeous desk is crafted from beaut...
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Vintage 1980s Victorian Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

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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Vintage 1950s American Campaign Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Vintage Midcentury Walnut Writing Desk
By Bassett Furniture
Located in West Hartford, CT
Clean lines and scale define this midcentury walnut desk with three side drawers and one smaller top drawer with original silver drawer pulls. By Basset Furniture.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

  • Vintage Midcentury Walnut Writing Desk
  • Vintage Midcentury Walnut Writing Desk
  • Vintage Midcentury Walnut Writing Desk
  • Vintage Midcentury Walnut Writing Desk
H 30 in. W 46 in. D 18 in.
Vintage Writing Desk, 1970s, Czechoslovakia
Located in Prague 8, CZ
Vintage scandinavian style writing desk. Beechwood. Plastic drawers. Very simple design. In very godd vintage condition.   
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Vintage 1970s Czech Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Beech

  • Vintage Writing Desk, 1970s, Czechoslovakia
  • Vintage Writing Desk, 1970s, Czechoslovakia
  • Vintage Writing Desk, 1970s, Czechoslovakia
  • Vintage Writing Desk, 1970s, Czechoslovakia
H 29.93 in. W 27.56 in. D 23.63 in.
Vintage Mahogany Inlaid Partners Writing Table Desk, 20th Century
Located in London, GB
A beautiful elegant vintage partners writing table in the Victorian manner, and dating from the late 20th Century. This gorgeous desk is crafted from beautiful flame mahogany with...
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Vintage 1980s Victorian Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

Vintage Brass and White Lacquered Campaign Style Writing Table/Desk
By Sligh Furniture
Located in Dallas, TX
Classic Campaign style desk manufactured by Sligh of Holland/Grand Rapids, Michigan. Consist of five drawers with recessed brass pulls and brass legs. Brass bound corners and Campaig...
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Vintage 1950s American Campaign Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Vintage French Modern Laminated Plywood and Steel Adjustable Writing Table
By Jean Prouvé
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This unique 1950s French table is composed of a laminated plywood, asymmetrical top supported by enameled-steel bases which are adjustable. This versatile table can be used as a dini...
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Vintage 1950s French Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel

English Corner Desk Writing Table Bevan Funnell Mahogany Antique Vintage
Located in Newcastle upon Tyne, GB
A fine quality mahogany corner writing desk by Bevan Funnell. The triangular shaped chamfered edged top above a concave shaped frieze drawer flanked by bowfront doors modeled with...
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20th Century English Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

Vintage Maple Writing Desk with Drawers
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern writing desk combining sturdy quality with great design. Rich maple woodgrain, metal handles, and generous storage make this desk a beautiful and functional additi...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

  • Vintage Maple Writing Desk with Drawers
  • Vintage Maple Writing Desk with Drawers
  • Vintage Maple Writing Desk with Drawers
  • Vintage Maple Writing Desk with Drawers
H 29.5 in. W 62 in. D 26 in.
Danish Teak Writing Bureau Vintage, 1960’s
Located in London, GB
A stylish and practical vintage bureau in teak, this was made in Denmark and it dates from the 1960’s. It is of amazing quality and is a lovely size. This has a generous work spac...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Teak

Vintage Florentine Distressed Painted Writing Desk
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
Vintage Florentine distressed painted 3 drawer writing desk.
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Early 20th Century Italian Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Vintage Industrial Writing Desk with Seat
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This unique vintage modern desk features rich wood grain, metal frame, three spacious drawers with brass pulls and swing out stool. (Please confirm item location, NY or NJ, with de...
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Vintage 1960s Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

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Iron

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Writing Desk
Located in Greenwich, CT
This vintage Mid-Century Modern writing desk has been completely refinished and refreshed to look as good as new. Its’ wooden structure is painted in white with blue drawers and bron...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

  • Vintage Mid-Century Modern Writing Desk
  • Vintage Mid-Century Modern Writing Desk
  • Vintage Mid-Century Modern Writing Desk
  • Vintage Mid-Century Modern Writing Desk
H 29 in. W 60 in. D 30 in.
Vintage Pine and Hardwood "Partner's" Writing Desk
Located in Baltimore, MD
This handsome side-by-side partner’s writing desk has been in this dealer’s office for twenty years. It is comprised of three pieces. The farmhouse-style table base, a handmade repro...
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Late 20th Century American Desks and Writing Tables

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Hardwood, Pine

Vintage Art-Deco Walnut Writing Desk, Switzerland, 1930
Located in Le Grand-Saconnex, CH
Writing desk Art-Deco, made in first half of last century, in Switzerland. High craftmanship, combined with top material choice and elegant design. The top is layed in "open book" ...
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

Vintage French Louis XV Style Bronze and Kingwood Writing Table or Bureau Plat
Located in Dallas, TX
Beautifully crafted French Louis XV style bronze and kingwood bureau plat or writing desk. The shaped tooled leather top ornately trimmed in doré bronze atop a freize with inset d...
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Vintage 1970s French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

Vintage Writing Desk by Bohumil Landsman, 1970s, Czechoslovakia
By Bohumil Landsman, Jitona
Located in Prague 8, CZ
This desk was designed by Bohumil Landsman in 1970s for Jitona company. The design is very simple and elegant. It features a section with 3 drawers. The table is probably veneered in...
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Late 20th Century Czech Scandinavian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Danish Writing Desk with Pullout
Located in North York, ON
Vintage Mid-Century Modern writing desk, made in Denmark. This desk has a pullout writing surface and two large drawers with a lock and the convenience of drawers and a top cubby. Th...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Midcentury Vintage 1960s Walnut Console Writing Desk by Vanson
By Peter Hayward, Vanson
Located in STOKE ON TRENT, GB
Walnut writing desk A Vanson console table / writing desk, which was most likely designed by Peter Hayward. Vanson retailed at Heals and the like. Comes in walnut and feature...
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Mid-20th Century British Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

Vintage Midcentury Danish Modern Writing Desk 3 Drawer Denmark Asymmetrical Top
By Arne Vodder
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Great vintage midcentury Danish modern writing desk 3 drawer Denmark asymmetrical top. Stunning Danish design with round tapered legs and a lower crossbar. Labeled, made in Denmark. ...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Teak

Vintage Sligh Neoclassical Revival Mahogany & Brass Tooled Leather Writing Desk
By Sligh Furniture
Located in Dayton, OH
Vintage Sligh Furniture writing desk. Made of mahogany with brass edgework, tooled leather top featuring Greek key, fleur de lis, repeating spades and neoclassical drawer pulls.  
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Late 20th Century Neoclassical Revival Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Vintage Bernhardt Campaign Style Sawhorse Base Writing Desk Brass Hardware
By Bernhardt
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Bernhardt Campaign style double sawhorse base writing desk. Great to refinish. Item details brass accents, finished back, three dovetailed drawers, quality American craftsman...
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Mid-20th Century American Campaign Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Vintage 2-Drawer English Mahogany Writing Desk with Green Leather Top
Located in Round Top, TX
Clean, classic lines define this refined mahogany writing desk from England. Notice the vintage, original green leather top which is in very good condition, as seen in the close up p...
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Mid-20th Century English Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Wood

Scandinavian Modern Vintage Teak Writing Desk by Jens Quistgaard, circa 1969
By Jens Harald Quistgaard
Located in Vienna, AT
This presented Scandinavian modern vintage teak writing table or desk was designed by Jens Quistgaard, circa 1969 and executed by Lovig Dansk. This vintage teak flop top partner desk...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Teak, Plywood

Vintage Children's Size Child's Roll Top Writing Desk and School Chairs, a Set
By Paris Mfg. Co.
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage children's size child's roll top writing desk and school chairs, a set. Set includes a small child's size roll top desk, one child size adjustable height "office" desk chair,...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mission Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Desk Ormolu Black and Gold Vintage French Writing Brass Curves Wood Ornate
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Lovely ornate vintage black and gold with ornate brass metal details on the legs French ormolu writing desk with drawer. So elegant with beautiful curves. Original finish, top has so...
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20th Century American Hollywood Regency Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Boho Chic Vintage Handcrafted Bamboo Desk, Writing Desk with Two Drawers, 1970s
Located in Miami, FL
Boho chic vintage handcrafted bamboo desk, writing desk with drawers. Stunner done with bended bamboo and 2 deep drawers. Firm and sturdy, not wobbly. Measurements: Knee height 2...
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Vintage 1970s American Bohemian Desks and Writing Tables

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Bamboo, Rattan

Vintage Modern Drafting Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This vintage drafting table by Anco Bilt offers adjustable height and tilt, and makes a wonderful workspace for artists or students. (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ - wi...
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20th Century Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

  • Vintage Modern Drafting Table
  • Vintage Modern Drafting Table
  • Vintage Modern Drafting Table
  • Vintage Modern Drafting Table
H 33.5 in. W 36 in. D 24 in.
Vintage Angular Double Pedestal Lucite Dining Table
Located in North York, ON
This Mid-Century Modern dining table is totally on trend. It is crafted out of Lucite with a thick slab top and chamfered corners sitting atop a double pedestal base with the same de...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Lucite

Vintage Industrial, Cast Iron Tilt-Top Table
Located in Oakville, CT
Vintage Industrial, cast iron tilt-top table with reclaimed wooden top and original paint.
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20th Century American Desks and Writing Tables

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Iron

1960s Vintage Italian Side Table by Angelo Ostuni
By Angelo Ostuni
Located in London, GB
A stunning vintage Italian side table, designed by Angelo Ostuni for Frangi Milano. This dates from the 1960s-1970s, and is in superb condition for its age. The black lacquered metal...
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

Vintage Industrial Metal Cabinet Desk / Table, 20th Century
Located in London, GB
Salvaged 1950s industrial floating desk with two raised cabinets as a base. The table top (possibly Formica?) has rounded corners and a metal trim. The cabinets have three drawers an...
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20th Century European Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

Vintage British Made Practical Architect Draughtsmans Desk / Table
By E.N. Mason & Sons
Located in STOKE ON TRENT, GB
Oak Draughtsmans Desk An EN Masons & Son Ltd "practical" large draughtsman's table/drawing board that was used by architects and/ or draughtmen. This 1950s British draughtsman’...
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Mid-20th Century British Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Vintage Cini Boeri for Knoll Lunario Cantilevered Table/Desk
By Cini Boeri, Knoll
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This elegant Mid-Century Modern desk features a polished stainless steel base with a 1/2 inch thick cantilever glass top. By Cini Boeri for Knoll International. The oval glass top ha...
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Stainless Steel

Vintage Helikon Burled Top Desk Table on a Bronze Base
Located in Pasadena, TX
Mid century table or desk with a burled wood top and a bronze base. Pencil drawer. This piece can work as a table or a desk.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

Vintage British Made Admel Architect Draughtsman’s Desk Map Table
Located in STOKE ON TRENT, GB
Vintage architects table An Admel large draughtsman's table/drawing board that was used by architects and/or draught men. This 1950s British draughtsman’s table features a tilt ta...
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Mid-20th Century British Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Vintage Industrial Wooden Hardware Store Counter, Clerk's Desk Table
Located in Oakville, CT
Exceptional wooden store hardware counter, vintage Industrial clerks desk with steel handles. Dimensions - Overall - 65 1/4" in Width x 29 1/4" in Depth x 35" in Height. 21 1/4" to A...
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20th Century American Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Vintage Florence Knoll Partners Desk or Executive Table in Rosewood, 1960s
By De Coene, Florence Knoll
Located in Ghent, BE
A beautiful and fully-restored Florence Knoll partners desk and/or executive desk in rosewood, circa 1960s, made in Belgium by De Coene under license of Knoll Chrome-plated metal ce...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Chrome

Gampel & Stoll Elephant Desk Console Table Newly Lacquered Fretwork Vintage
By Gampel-Stoll
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Amazing vintage Gampel and Stoll elephant desk with drawer. Also makes a great console table. Newly professionally lacquered in a white gloss. This also comes with a clear glass top ...
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Vintage 1970s American Hollywood Regency Desks and Writing Tables

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Glass, Wood, Lacquer

Vintage Herman Miller Table or Desk with Knoll Walnut Top
By Herman Miller
Located in Pasadena, TX
A vintage dining or conference table or a desk. Beautiful Knoll top made of American Walnut on a Herman Miller aluminum segmented base. We have 8 available.  
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Aluminum

Vintage Oval Lacquered Vanity Dressing Table or Desk with a Leather Panel
Located in Miami, FL
Vintage oval lacquered vanity dressing table or desk with a leather panel Offered for sale is a vintage custom made gloss black lacquer oval vanity dressing table or writing table...
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Mid-20th Century American Hollywood Regency Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Vintage Adjustable Rolling Table or Workstation by Aksel Kjersgaard for Levenger
By Aksel Kjersgaard
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A fantastic, rolling, adjustable table or workstation by Aksel Kjersgaard for Levenger. Classic 1970s Danish modern design, a fun and creatively-conceived beech-plywood construction ...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Teak

Drafting Table Antique Ornate Vintage Industrial Tilt-Top Cast Iron and Wood
Located in Oakville, CT
Vintage Industrial antique cast iron and wood ornate adjustable drafting, draftsman, architects table. Top measures 60 1/4" x 37". Top is adjustable from 31 1/4" - 42 ...
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

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Iron, Steel

Vintage Secretaire
By Harbinger
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Vintage secretaire.
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2010s American Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

  • Vintage Secretaire
  • Vintage Secretaire
  • Vintage Secretaire
  • Vintage Secretaire
H 81.5 in. W 52.5 in. D 27 in.
Vintage Rosewood Desk
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Mid-Century Modern executive desk in rosewood wood grain. (Please confirm item location - NY or NJ - with dealer).  
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Rosewood

  • Vintage Rosewood Desk
  • Vintage Rosewood Desk
  • Vintage Rosewood Desk
  • Vintage Rosewood Desk
H 30 in. W 66 in. D 33 in.
Vintage Industrial Metal Desk
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A vintage industrial-style metal desk that is sure to add rugged character to any office, garage, or shop. Three large drawers on the right side of the desk allow for plenty of stora...
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Mid-20th Century Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

  • Vintage Industrial Metal Desk
  • Vintage Industrial Metal Desk
  • Vintage Industrial Metal Desk
  • Vintage Industrial Metal Desk
H 29 in. W 42 in. D 26 in.
Vintage Desk and Chair
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Interesting desk with a matching chair. Please confirm item location with dealer (NJ or NY).
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

  • Vintage Desk and Chair
  • Vintage Desk and Chair
  • Vintage Desk and Chair
  • Vintage Desk and Chair
H 31 in. W 60 in. D 30 in.
Vintage Modern Kids Desk
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Small Mid-Century Modern boomerang style desk for kids features four drawers with sculpted pulls. (Please confirm item location-NY or NJ, with dealer).
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

  • Vintage Modern Kids Desk
  • Vintage Modern Kids Desk
  • Vintage Modern Kids Desk
  • Vintage Modern Kids Desk
H 21 in. W 37 in. D 29 in.
Vintage Free Form Desk
Located in Halluin, FR
Vintage free-form and mahogany-veneered hexagonal desk with offset leg, free-form tray (6.5cm thick).
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Mid-20th Century European Minimalist Desks and Writing Tables

  • Vintage Free Form Desk
  • Vintage Free Form Desk
  • Vintage Free Form Desk
  • Vintage Free Form Desk
H 29.53 in. W 49.61 in. D 42.13 in.
1950s Vintage Satinwood Desk
Located in London, GB
A beautifully designed and top quality vintage desk in satinwood, this dates from the 1950’s. It was originally a dressing table but is a perfect size for a desk, so could be used as...
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Vintage 1950s English Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Satinwood

  • 1950s Vintage Satinwood Desk
  • 1950s Vintage Satinwood Desk
  • 1950s Vintage Satinwood Desk
  • 1950s Vintage Satinwood Desk
H 30.32 in. W 45.67 in. D 20.87 in.
Vintage Steel Industrial Desk
Located in Bainbridge, NY
small, Circa 1920, dark Steel 5 Drawer Medical Desk. Compact
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Early 20th Century American Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel

  • Vintage Steel Industrial Desk
  • Vintage Steel Industrial Desk
  • Vintage Steel Industrial Desk
  • Vintage Steel Industrial Desk
H 31 in. W 35 in. D 19 in.
Vintage Painted Wood School Desk
Located in Houston, TX
We found this charming vintage school desk near Barcelona Spain. This piece has great painted patina and simple lines; it would be fabulous used as a side table, nightstand or as its...
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20th Century Spanish Other Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

  • Vintage Painted Wood School Desk
  • Vintage Painted Wood School Desk
  • Vintage Painted Wood School Desk
  • Vintage Painted Wood School Desk
H 30 in. W 46 in. D 29 in.
Vintage Danish Teak Desk, 1960s
By Preben Schou Andersen
Located in Nibe, Nordjylland
Vintage Danish teak desk, 1960s Large freestanding Mid-Century Modern Danish writing desk in teak. With the cubist shape and stringent lines, this is a good example of the minimalis...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Teak

  • Vintage Danish Teak Desk, 1960s
  • Vintage Danish Teak Desk, 1960s
  • Vintage Danish Teak Desk, 1960s
  • Vintage Danish Teak Desk, 1960s
H 28.35 in. W 60.83 in. D 29.53 in.
1950s Vintage Desk in Scandinavian Style
Located in Ceglie Messapica, IT
A 1950s vintage desk in Scandinavian style. Iron structure with brass feet and wood top in mahogany wood. Lateral chest of drawers. Fully restored. in very good conditions with only ...
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Vintage 1950s Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass, Iron

  • 1950s Vintage Desk in Scandinavian Style
  • 1950s Vintage Desk in Scandinavian Style
  • 1950s Vintage Desk in Scandinavian Style
  • 1950s Vintage Desk in Scandinavian Style
H 31.11 in. W 57.09 in. D 29.14 in.
Vintage Modern Floating Top Desk
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stylish Italian modern desk features quality teak construction, floating top design, and six drawers for plenty of storage. Unique drawer pulls and midcentury design add to the ...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

  • Vintage Modern Floating Top Desk
  • Vintage Modern Floating Top Desk
  • Vintage Modern Floating Top Desk
  • Vintage Modern Floating Top Desk
H 30.5 in. W 63.25 in. D 29.5 in.
Jorge Zalszupin Rosewood Vintage Office Desk
By Jorge Zalszupin
Located in Clifton, NJ
Writing desk designed by Jorge Zalszupin and manufactured by his company, L'Atelier. This piece has four drawers on each side. All the top is covered with rosewood veneer. The struct...
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Vintage 1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Rosewood

  • Jorge Zalszupin Rosewood Vintage Office Desk
  • Jorge Zalszupin Rosewood Vintage Office Desk
  • Jorge Zalszupin Rosewood Vintage Office Desk
  • Jorge Zalszupin Rosewood Vintage Office Desk
H 29.53 in. W 70.08 in. D 25.2 in.
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Vintage Writing Table For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the vintage writing table you’re looking for at 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, metal and hardwood, every vintage writing table was constructed with great care. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect vintage writing table — we have versions that date back to the 19th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century are available. A vintage writing table, designed in the Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern or Industrial style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. A well-made vintage writing table has long been a part of the offerings for many furniture designers and manufacturers, but those produced by Bassett Furniture, Maitland Smith and Sligh Furniture are consistently popular.

How Much is a Vintage Writing Table?

The average selling price for a vintage writing table at 1stDibs is $3,321, while they’re typically $325 on the low end and $33,537 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 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.