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Wide Danish Executive Desk in Teak, Mid Century
Located in Bristol, GB
A roomy executive desk from Denmark in teak with six drawers at the front and three open compartments to the rear to store books. Simple and classically mid century in design with a ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Teak

Wide Danish Executive Desk in Teak, Mid Century
Wide Danish Executive Desk in Teak, Mid Century
H 28.94 in W 57.09 in D 28.55 in
Antique French Desk Writing Table Renaissance Wide Drawer Oak Barley Twist
Located in Tyler, TX
GORGEOUS 19th century Antique French Oak Renaissance Revival Desk or Writing Table with Wide Drawer
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Antique 1880s French Renaissance Revival Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak

Regency Period ormolu mounted, Library Table, circa 1820 36"(92cm) wide
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A very good quality Regency period rosewood crossbanded, end support, library table. Having two frieze drawers, dummy drawers to the reverse, ormolu mounts to each corner, ormolu mou...
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Antique 1820s English Regency Desks and Writing Tables

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Ormolu

Large 6' 5" Wide Vintage Executive's Desk, Danish, Sibast Furniture, Circa 1970
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
exceptional figuring to wide desktop and three part base Excellent colour presents warm russet and caramel
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Late 20th Century Danish Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Wood

Mid Century Modern Danish Teak Desk Skovby Møbelfabrik 55" Wide Signed 1970
By Skovby Møbelfabrik A/S 1
Located in Portland, OR
A good Mid Century Modern Danish teak desk, Skovby Møbelfabrik, 1970. The desk is made from well figured teak, on the left side is a bank of three drawers, the desk is joined with a ...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Teak

Wide 'Esquisse' Wrought Iron Parchment Console or Library Table by Design Frères
By Design Frères
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Wide 'Esquisse' parchemin console or library table from our exclusive Design Frères line. Chic
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Console Tables

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Wrought Iron

Custom Build Swedish Style Dressing Table
Located in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
dimensions and paint colour. Kneehole dimensions: 20" wide x 24" high. Reference: 8381 Dimensions 47.5
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21st Century and Contemporary English Gustavian Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Pine

Custom Build Swedish Style Dressing Table
Custom Build Swedish Style Dressing Table
H 31.5 in W 47.5 in D 24.5 in
19th Century Well Figured Tiger Maple Desk With Chair - a Set of 2
Located in Charleston, SC
ANTIQUE TIGER MAPLE & BIRDS EYE MAPLE EMPIRE SABER LEG CHAIR W/ CANE SEAT. Chair measures: 18” wide x
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Antique Mid-19th Century American American Empire Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Maple

Art Deco French Desk
Located in Houston, TX
. Desk has 4 spacious drawers with wide chrome handles. Has prominent base and wide legs opening
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Vintage 1940s French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Chrome

Art Deco French Desk
Art Deco French Desk
H 31 in W 63 in D 32 in
Mid-Century Spanish Catalan Table Sofa Hall Entry Console Table Oak Iron 82.5" W
Located in Tyler, TX
HARD-TO-FIND Mid-Century Spanish Catalan WIDE Console, Sofa Table, Entry, Hall
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Spanish Colonial Dining Room Tables

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Iron

Mid Century Italian Oyster Burl Olive Writing Desk Cabriole Legs
Located in Forest Grove, PA
. Cabriole legs. Stunning. The writing surface is 39 1/4" wide and 19 1/4" deep the knee clearance in the
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Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

3 ft. W Solid Oak Mission Arts & Crafts Library Writing Desk
Located in New York, NY
fusion of both Mission and Arts & Crafts styling. Restored. Petite size at only 36 inches wide. Good
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Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak

Mid-century American Desk in Zebra Wood By Warren Platner
By Warren Platner
Located in Houston, TX
Desk is made out of zebra wood. Table top is reupholstered with brown cowhide. There is wide drawer
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

Fine American-Made Leather Top Brass Ormolu Louis XV Style Bureau Plat Desk
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
frame and gold pinstriping with brass ormolu. Measures 67 wide x 30 tall x 33.25 deep. Dates to the
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Vintage 1980s American Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Swedish Painted Writing Table
Located in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
. Reference: 8362 Dimensions 40 inches (102 cms) Wide 21 inches (53 cms) Deep 29.5 inches (75 cms) High
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Antique 19th Century Swedish Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Pine

Swedish Painted Writing Table
Swedish Painted Writing Table
H 29.5 in W 40 in D 21 in
Late Victorian Oak Writing Table This is a good solid quality piece
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
” wide and 17” deep TFB240
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Antique 1890s Arts and Crafts Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak

Jean Prouvé, Cité Desk, likely 1940s, original condition
By Jean Prouvé
Located in Wargrave, Berkshire
, fitted a single drawer to front. 74cm high, 100cm wide, 70cm deep
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Vintage 1940s French Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

French Bamboo Desk + Chair Attributed to Louis Sognot
By Louis Sognot
Located in East Hampton, NY
cushion. NOTE: chair dimensions are 17 inches deep, 18.5 inches wide, 26.5 inches tall to backrest, 20.5
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Bamboo, Laminate

Cerused oak three drawer writing desk having pull out slides.
Located in Philadelphia, PA
. This desk is hand made in our workshops and comes in a darker version. 83" wide when fully extended.
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2010s Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak

Regency-Style Mahogany Leather-Topped Table
Located in New Orleans, LA
pulls provide storage for one's confidential documents. Measures: 42" wide x 42" deep x 31 1/2" high.
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Antique 19th Century English Regency Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

French Empire Style Writing Desk
Located in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Large French burr elm empire style writing desk. 1900. Kneehole is 23.5" wide x 27" high
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Early 20th Century French Desks and Writing Tables

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Elm

French Empire Style Writing Desk
French Empire Style Writing Desk
H 32 in W 64 in D 36.5 in
Saginaw Furniture Mid Century Walnut Bookcase Secretary Desk
By Saginaw
Located in Countryside, IL
Saginaw Furniture Mid Century Walnut Bookcase Secretary Desk This bookcase measures: 43 wide x 19
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Desks

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Brass

Stow Davis Mid Century Walnut and Brass Desk
By Stow Davis
Located in Countryside, IL
Stow Davis Mid Century Walnut and Brass Desk This desk measures: 76 wide x 36 deep x 29 high, with
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Desks

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Brass

Stow Davis Mid Century Brass and Walnut Credenza
By Stow Davis
Located in Countryside, IL
Stow Davis Mid Century Brass and Walnut Credenza This credenza measures: 84.25 wide x 21 deep x 29
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Desks

Materials

Brass

18th Century Oak Low Boy Desk This is a good solid country made piece
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
antique condition The table is 30” high, 39” wide and 17” deep FB244
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Antique 18th Century Georgian Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak

20th French Louis XV Style Walnut Desk or Library table with Drawer
Located in Miami, FL
large writing table sits on four legs The front has a wide opening with plenty of knee space and the
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Early 20th Century French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

Courtly ladies' secretary signed F. Linke around 1880 Paris
Located in Berlin, DE
veneer and packaged over a wide area. Fire-gilded and finely chased bronze and cambered.
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Antique 19th Century Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

Fine Bronze Mounted Lion Head Mahogany French Louis XVI Style Desk Manner Linke
By François Linke
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
of dore' bronze and a slight bow to the top of one side. Measures 31.25 tall x 58.5 wide x 29 deep
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Antique Early 1900s French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

18th C. Continental Black Lacquer Chinoiserie Bureau Plat W Gilt Bronze Ormolu
Located in Southampton, NY
leather tops. Provenance: Private Collection, New York, New York Parish Hadley, New York 48.63" wide x
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Antique 18th Century European Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

French 1960's Lattice Bamboo & Rattan Desk w/ Drawers
Located in East Hampton, NY
table. Dimensions: Desk is 27.5 inches deep, 48 inches wide, 29 inches tall and 23 inches high at chair
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Vintage 1960s French French Provincial Desks and Writing Tables

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Bamboo, Laminate

18th Century Louis XV Style Narrow Writing Desk
Located in LA CIOTAT, FR
giltwork around its border and with additional flourishes in each corner. The apron drawer is wide and
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Wood

Midcentury German Rosewood "Omega" Desk by Hans Eichenberg
By Haussmann & Haussmann, Hans Eichenberger
Located in North Hollywood, CA
a wide top with a raised lip at the back. Our skilled craftsmen have professionally restored the
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Vintage 1960s German Mid-Century Modern Desks

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Chrome

Antique mahogany campaign desk
Located in Salisbury, GB
there is the central wider drawer that is set above the good wide kneehole. This is an impressive desk
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Antique 1890s English Campaign Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

Antique mahogany campaign desk
Antique mahogany campaign desk
H 30 in W 58.25 in D 31.5 in
Willy Rizzo L Shaped Burl Wood Executive Desk
By Willy Rizzo
Located in Fulton, CA
. Original key to lock included. Desk top only measures 67"Wide 31.38"Deep. Left side unit measures 15.25
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Burl

French Mahogany Leather Top Directoire Writing Desk with Pull Out Trays
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
52 wide x 28 deep x 30 tall and when both trays are open 80.75 wide. Dates to the 1930s.
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Vintage 1930s French Directoire Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

Classic by Carpanelli Zebrano Writing Desk
By Carpanelli
Located in Desio, IT
-wood and other precious woods. In the cylindrical body there are 4 wide drawers with 2 extractable
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2010s Italian Neoclassical Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Wood

Classic by Carpanelli Zebrano Writing Desk
Classic by Carpanelli Zebrano Writing Desk
H 31.11 in W 33.47 in D 72.84 in
Fine Quality Three Piece Faux Bamboo English Leather Top Executive Desk
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
has a nice original black lacquer finish. Measures 60 wide x 32.5 deep x 30.5 tall. The desk dates to
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Vintage 1940s French Campaign Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

Art Deco German Curved Desk in Walnut
Located in Houston, TX
insert in the middle. There is thin keyed drawer. Desk is supported by 2 wide rectangular wooden legs
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Vintage 1940s German Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Walnut

Standard Furniture Mid Century Walnut and Brass Executive Desk
By The Standard Furniture Company
Located in Countryside, IL
Standard Furniture Mid Century Walnut and Brass Executive Desk This desk measures: 66 wide x 36
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Desks

Materials

Brass

Extendable Desk by Roberto Pamio, Renato Toso & Noti Massari for Stilwood, Italy
By Stilwood, Roberto Pamio & Renato Toso, Noti Massari
Located in Amsterdam, NL
closed, the width goes down to 141.5 cm. The revealing desk top is 126.5 cm wide and 68 cm deep.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Wood

Georges Frydman, Free Form Office, France 1956
By EFA, Georges Frydman
Located in Catonvielle, FR
tubular base, the trapezoidal top is veneered with matt black formica, enhanced by a wide light oak strip
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Vintage 1950s French Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Metal, Brass

Georges Frydman, Free Form Office, France 1956
Georges Frydman, Free Form Office, France 1956
H 28.35 in W 55.12 in D 30.71 in
Unique Italian Free-Standing Corner Desk in Oak
Located in Waalwijk, NL
with a wide tabletop that can be placed at any preferred position with the side table/cabinet part. A
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal, Brass

Unique Italian Free-Standing Corner Desk in Oak
Unique Italian Free-Standing Corner Desk in Oak
H 30.91 in W 97.64 in D 66.93 in
Country Estate Partners Desk
Located in Annville, PA
placed together. Kneehole is approximately 27 inches wide and 26 inches high. Desk measures
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2010s Renaissance Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Wood

Country Estate Partners Desk
Country Estate Partners Desk
H 32 in W 73 in D 39 in
Mid-Century Modern Maple Desk By Paul McCobb For Planner Group
By Winchendon, Paul McCobb
Located in Brooklyn, NY
features 4 drawers with aluminum ring pulls. The chair opening measures 21.5 inches wide x 24 inches height
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Aluminum

G. Plan Teak Writing Desk, England, circa 1970
By G Plan Furniture
Located in New York, NY
wonderful lines. Designed by R. Bennet for G. Plan, England, circa 1970 Size: 29 1/2' high x 41 1/4" wide
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Vintage 1970s English Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Teak

Rare Mid Century Italian Grissinato Desk In The Style Of Gio Ponti
Located in Westport, CT
original laminate top Dimensions: 51" wide, 25" deep, 32" high
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Vintage 1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Fruitwood

Gio Ponti Office Desk in Wood and Glass for Bnl Italian Manufacture 1950s Italy
By Gio Ponti
Located in Montecatini Terme, IT
combined design, art, craft and architecture. His fascination for a wide range of styles is evident from
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

English Edwardian Writing Table Bureaux
Located in Leicester, GB
shelf 23.5cm deep, middle shelf 20.5cm deep, top shelf 21.5cm deep. Writing area 31cm deep 58cm wide
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Antique Early 1900s British Edwardian Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

English Edwardian Writing Table Bureaux
English Edwardian Writing Table Bureaux
H 47.25 in W 24.02 in D 13 in
Danish Rosewood Writing Desk in the Manner of Ole Wanscher
Located in Berkeley, CA
: 49" wide x 29.5" deep x 28.5" tall Condition: In excellent original condition with typical wear for
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Rosewood

Industrial Brushed Steel Desk By Library Bureau Makers
By Library Bureau Makers
Located in Brooklyn, NY
drawer with a 17.5 inch wide opening for a desk chair. The desk is finished on all sides and inside the
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Steel

Chinese Chippendale Painted Desk
Located in Westwood, NJ
Finished in a striking grey limestone, this desk measures 64 inches wide, 30 inches deep, and 30
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21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Chinese Chippendale Desks and W...

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Leather, Wood

Chinese Chippendale Painted Desk
Chinese Chippendale Painted Desk
H 30 in W 64 in D 30 in
Art Deco Desk And Chairs Set By Jules Leleu And Maxime Old
By Jules Leleu, Maxime Old
Located in New Orleans, LA
elegance and functionality. Circa 1930-40 Chairs: 31 1/8" high x 21 7/8" wide x 22 1/8" deep Desk: 29 1/2
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20th Century French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Velvet, Mahogany, Lacquer

18th century Italian Paint Decorated Writing Desk with Drawer Circa 1760s
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
showing what appears to be figures wrestling or fighting. Measures 30.75 tall x 37 wide x 24.25 and dates
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Antique 1760s Italian Neoclassical Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Walnut, Pine

Mt Airy Walnut Desk and Chair for John Stuart
By John Stuart, Mount Airy Furniture Company
Located in Philadelphia, PA
deep, 20" wide, 36" high and arms measure 25" tall.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

Jacobean Oak Desk / Library Table Early 20th Century
Located in Fulton, CA
-sized turned oak baluster legs. Three drawers. Measures 60.88 inches wide. Presents with old world charm
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Early 20th Century English Jacobean Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Oak

Gorgeous French Louis XV Style Ebonized Writing Executive Desk
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
rich leather top. The desk Measures 43.5 wide x 27 deep x 30 tall. Dates to the 1970s era.
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Vintage 1970s French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

Drop Leaf Extending Desk
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Teak mid-century desk with extra leaf that lifts and slides to extend the desk to 5.5 feet wide
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Teak

Drop Leaf Extending Desk
Drop Leaf Extending Desk
H 28 in W 46 in D 23 in
Atomic reverse boomerang executive desk with bar
By Arne Vodder
Located in Berkeley, CA
: 61.5″ wide x 43.25″ deep x 29.5″ tall Condition: In excellent original condition with typical wear for
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Teak

Organic Modern Basket Weave Cerused Wicker Kneehole Pedestal Desk
Located in Rio Vista, CA
nearly 24 inches high and nearly 24 inches wide with ample leg room. The top of the desk has gracefully
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20th Century American Organic Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Wicker, Rattan, Wood

Oval Leather Top Desk with Privacy Panel
Located in Annville, PA
part construction. Approximate kneehole size is 26 inches wide and 23 inches high Measures 71″w x 40
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2010s Renaissance Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

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Wide Desks For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of wide desks is available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, metal and hardwood, all wide desks available were constructed with great care. We have 902 antique and vintage wide desks in-stock, while there are 39 modern editions to choose from as well. Wide desks have been made for many years, and versions that date back to the 18th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 21st Century. Wide desks bearing Mid-Century Modern or Scandinavian Modern hallmarks are very popular at 1stDibs. Large wide desks can prove too imposing for some spaces, so the smaller wide desks available at 1stDibs — each spanning 10.5 inches in width — may make for a better choice. Dunbar, Herman Miller and Baker Furniture Company each produced beautiful wide desks that are worth considering.

How Much are Wide Desks?

Prices for wide desks start at $1 and top out at $1,250,000 with the average selling for $4,242.

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 furniture in wood and metal.

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

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

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

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