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Bodil Kjaer Rosewood Writing Desk E. Pedersen & Son Denmark Mid 20th Century
By E. Pedersen & Søn, Bodil Kjaer
Located in Benington, Herts
A rare Bodil Kjaer Rio rosewood four drawer writing desk model 901 for E. Pedersen & Son Denmark on chrome steel base. Denmark circa 1959. It doesn’t get much more iconic than ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Chrome

Desk, Probably France, Mid-20th Century
Located in Greding, DE
Desk, standing on three cylindrical chromed metal legs with a rectangular tabletop out of opaque glass.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Chrome

  • Desk, Probably France, Mid-20th Century
  • Desk, Probably France, Mid-20th Century
  • Desk, Probably France, Mid-20th Century
  • Desk, Probably France, Mid-20th Century
H 29.14 in. W 46.46 in. D 27.56 in.
Danish Mid 20th Century Burr Walnut Desk
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Danish mid 20th century burr walnut desk circa 1950. We are please to offer this desk which is of the highest quality. Stunning top with a single veneer covering the whole wri...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

  • Danish Mid 20th Century Burr Walnut Desk
  • Danish Mid 20th Century Burr Walnut Desk
  • Danish Mid 20th Century Burr Walnut Desk
  • Danish Mid 20th Century Burr Walnut Desk
H 29.5 in. W 57.25 in. D 30.75 in.
Mid-Century Modern Writing Desk
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This Mid-Century Modern desk features a uniquely-shaped top surface and multiple large drawers for storage. Perfect for any home office or workspace. Please confirm item location w...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

  • Mid-Century Modern Writing Desk
  • Mid-Century Modern Writing Desk
  • Mid-Century Modern Writing Desk
  • Mid-Century Modern Writing Desk
H 29.5 in. W 48 in. D 23 in.
Nerone e Patuzzi, Desk, Gruppo NP2, Italy Mid-20th Century
By Nerone and Patuzzi, Gruppo NP2
Located in Greding, DE
Large metal executive desk with side shelf and wooden relief by Nerone Ceccarelli and Giovanni Patuzzi.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Writing Desk
Located in Brooklyn, NY
With three large drawers, sculpted legs, and a uniquely-shaped writing surface, this vintage desk is perfect for any home office or study. Beautifully refinished walnut woodgrain com...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

  • Mid-Century Modern Writing Desk
  • Mid-Century Modern Writing Desk
  • Mid-Century Modern Writing Desk
  • Mid-Century Modern Writing Desk
H 29.5 in. W 48 in. D 23 in.
Mid-Century Modern Writing Desk
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This vintage writing desk combines sturdy Mid-Century Modern quality with simple elegance. With three drawers for storage, this desk is perfect for adding tasteful style to a home of...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

  • Mid-Century Modern Writing Desk
  • Mid-Century Modern Writing Desk
  • Mid-Century Modern Writing Desk
  • Mid-Century Modern Writing Desk
H 29.5 in. W 41 in. D 23.5 in.
Mid-20th Century Mahogany Desk in the English Style
Located in Opole, PL
Mid-20th century mahogany desk in the English style The desk top is wide, comfortable, and lined with leather. It hides two deep drawers, which help to optimize the work. The des...
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Mid-20th Century European Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Mahogany

  • Mid-20th Century Mahogany Desk in the English Style
  • Mid-20th Century Mahogany Desk in the English Style
  • Mid-20th Century Mahogany Desk in the English Style
  • Mid-20th Century Mahogany Desk in the English Style
H 29.53 in. W 55.12 in. D 31.5 in.
Mid-Century Modern Danish Writing Desk
Located in Brooklyn, NY
With three smaller drawers and a large storage compartment, this beautifully designed mid-century desk combines rich teak wood with an understated Scandinavian design. This vintage w...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Teak

  • Mid-Century Modern Danish Writing Desk
  • Mid-Century Modern Danish Writing Desk
  • Mid-Century Modern Danish Writing Desk
  • Mid-Century Modern Danish Writing Desk
H 29 in. W 57.5 in. D 27.5 in.
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.
Italy Mid-20th Century Modern Brushed Steel Clear Crystal Rectangular Desk
By Gio Ponti
Located in Brescia, IT
This modern Italian design desk, has been made in Milano, in 1960 circa, an item of the ones custom-made produced specially for the Rinascente Milano. Slim and modern shape, with de...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Stainless Steel

Mid-20th Century French Louis XVI Style Fruitwood Side Table or Writing Table
Located in Fayetteville, AR
This mid-20th century Louis XVI style fruitwood side table or end table features a gold tooled green leather top and a drawer with a drop down pullout writing desk. Its drop down sur...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

Large Italian Mid-Century Modern Writing Desk
Located in Berlin, DE
Large Italian Mid-Century Modern writing desk. Spectacular large writing / working desk made in the 1950s in Italy. Clean-lined, elegant and simple structure made of lacquered steel...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

  • Large Italian Mid-Century Modern Writing Desk
  • Large Italian Mid-Century Modern Writing Desk
  • Large Italian Mid-Century Modern Writing Desk
  • Large Italian Mid-Century Modern Writing Desk
H 35.44 in. W 64.97 in. D 28.75 in.
Small Rosewood Writing Desk
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage writing desk on rolling wheels, in an incredible rich rosewood color. This compact desk is functional and stylish, with a minimal design and three drawers for organization. P...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Rosewood

  • Small Rosewood Writing Desk
  • Small Rosewood Writing Desk
  • Small Rosewood Writing Desk
  • Small Rosewood Writing Desk
H 24 in. W 47 in. D 18 in.
Mid-Century Style Glass Top Writing Desk
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This unique antiqued glass writing table features a wonderful chrome X-style base and two drawer storage. Unique pulls, sturdy construction, and antique finish on the beveled mirror ...
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Vintage Walnut Writing Desk
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Vintage writing desk with a radiant walnut woodgrain and spacious drawers for filing papers or storing items. Sculpted legs and brass footing add an element of Mid-Century Modern sty...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

  • Vintage Walnut Writing Desk
  • Vintage Walnut Writing Desk
  • Vintage Walnut Writing Desk
  • Vintage Walnut Writing Desk
H 29.75 in. W 52 in. D 23 in.
Jacob Kjær Writing Desk
By Jacob Kjaer
Located in Nordhavn, DK
Jacob Kjær 1896-1957. A freestanding Jacob Kjær Walnut desk. Front features four drawers. An elegant and beautiful desk with fine details. The build quality and materials are of the ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

  • Jacob Kjær Writing Desk
  • Jacob Kjær Writing Desk
  • Jacob Kjær Writing Desk
  • Jacob Kjær Writing Desk
H 29.14 in. W 61.03 in. D 31.5 in.
Mid-Century Modern Walnut Writing Desk by Mainline
By Mainline by Hooker
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Elegant, functional, and full of mid-century quality, this vintage writing desk by Mainline stands out with its rich walnut woodgrain and stylish design. Spacious compartments allow ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

Vintage Baker Writing Desk
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Jupiter, FL
Elegantly crafted of it looks like a burled walnut veneer inlay, outlined in brass inlay, make and make the zebra wood a real standout on desk top. The brass inlays also go around th...
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Mid-20th Century North American Neoclassical Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

  • Vintage Baker Writing Desk
  • Vintage Baker Writing Desk
  • Vintage Baker Writing Desk
  • Vintage Baker Writing Desk
H 30 in. W 26.5 in. D 39.5 in.
Mid-Century Writing Desk, 1960's, Czechoslovakia, Brussels Period
Located in Prague 8, CZ
Mid-century writing desk, made in Czechoslovakia, 1960's. Walnut wood, formica surface on the top. Very simple design. It bears some signs of age and use, but generally is in g...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Formica, Wood, Walnut

Fully Restored Mid Century Writing Desk, 1960´s, Czechoslovakia
Located in Prague 8, CZ
Mid century beech wood writing desk, 1960´s, Czechoslovakia The design is very simple and elegant. It features a section with 4 plastic drawers. The surface of this desk has been fu...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Scandinavian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood, Beech

Vintage Writing Desk, 1960's, Czechoslovakia
Located in Prague 8, CZ
This vintage writing desk was made in the former Czechoslovakia in the 1960´s. It´s made of beechwood. In good vintage condition, bears signs of age and using. Dimensions: ...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood, Beech

  • Vintage Writing Desk, 1960's, Czechoslovakia
  • Vintage Writing Desk, 1960's, Czechoslovakia
  • Vintage Writing Desk, 1960's, Czechoslovakia
  • Vintage Writing Desk, 1960's, Czechoslovakia
H 28.75 in. W 43.31 in. D 21.66 in.
Functionalist Oak Writing Desk, 1930s
Located in Prague 8, CZ
This massive functionalistic writing desk was made in the 1930s in Bohemia. It is veneered with oak veneer. Very interesting design typical for the functionalist period of the 1930s....
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Mid-20th Century Czech Bauhaus Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood, Oak

  • Functionalist Oak Writing Desk, 1930s
  • Functionalist Oak Writing Desk, 1930s
  • Functionalist Oak Writing Desk, 1930s
  • Functionalist Oak Writing Desk, 1930s
H 31.11 in. W 49.61 in. D 28.35 in.
Vintage Writing Desk, 1970's, Czechoslovakia
Located in Prague 8, CZ
This vintage writing desk was made in the former Czechoslovakia in the 1970's. It's made of beechwood. Very nice design. In very good vintage condition. Dimensions: length: ...
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Late 20th Century Czech Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood, Beech

  • Vintage Writing Desk, 1970's, Czechoslovakia
  • Vintage Writing Desk, 1970's, Czechoslovakia
  • Vintage Writing Desk, 1970's, Czechoslovakia
  • Vintage Writing Desk, 1970's, Czechoslovakia
H 29.93 in. W 39.38 in. D 19.69 in.
Gianfranco Frattini Rosewood Writing Desk
By Gianfranco Frattini, Bernini
Located in Washington, DC
A beautiful Midcentury rosewood writing desk by an Italian design icon, Gianfranco Frattini for Bernini was made in Italy in 1957. This sleek proportioned desk is model 530 and featu...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Rosewood

  • Gianfranco Frattini Rosewood Writing Desk
  • Gianfranco Frattini Rosewood Writing Desk
  • Gianfranco Frattini Rosewood Writing Desk
  • Gianfranco Frattini Rosewood Writing Desk
H 32 in. W 51.5 in. D 31.5 in.
Mid-Century Industrial Glass Saw Horse Writing Table Desk
Located in West Hartford, CT
Fabulous saw horse style industrial age desk painted in bronze finish. Content is metal and glass and this is a great, iconic mid century style desk. Note the height is adjustable wh...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal, Bronze

Antique Rustic Writing Table, Desk
Located in Dallas, TX
Antique rustic writing table ~ desk was created with oval shaped ends to make it as traffic friendly as possible! Four turned legs connected with a Classic "H" stretcher provide stur...
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Mid-20th Century French Rustic Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak

  • Antique Rustic Writing Table, Desk
  • Antique Rustic Writing Table, Desk
  • Antique Rustic Writing Table, Desk
  • Antique Rustic Writing Table, Desk
H 30.5 in. W 80 in. D 31.5 in.
Italian Mid-Century Small Writing Desk by Vittorio Dassi, 1950s
By Vittorio Dassi
Located in Traversetolo, IT
This stunning Italian small writing Desk of the 1950s, also named 'dattilo', is attributable to Vittorio Dassi, and was usually accompanied by its largest executive Desk (see last im...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Borge Mogensen Writing Desk in Teak
By Børge Mogensen
Located in Berkeley, CA
Origin: Denmark Designer: Borge Mogensen Manufacturer: Soborg Møbelfabrik Era: 1950s Materials: Teak Measurements: 39.5" wide x 23.5" deep x 29" tall Kneehole: 19.5" wide x 23....
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Teak

  • Borge Mogensen Writing Desk in Teak
  • Borge Mogensen Writing Desk in Teak
  • Borge Mogensen Writing Desk in Teak
  • Borge Mogensen Writing Desk in Teak
H 29 in. W 39.5 in. D 23.5 in.
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.
20th Century Vintage Traditional French Writing Desk in Wood
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Vintage traditional French writing desk. By unknown manufacturer from France, circa 20th century. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Oak Writing Desk by Yngvar Sandstrom
By Yngvar Sandström, Seffle Möbelfabrik
Located in Madrid, ES
Oak desk designed by Yngvar Sandström and manufactured by AB Seffle Möbelfabrik in Sweden. The desk features two drawers on both sides that can be easily removed. Keys included. Stam...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

  • Oak Writing Desk by Yngvar Sandstrom
  • Oak Writing Desk by Yngvar Sandstrom
  • Oak Writing Desk by Yngvar Sandstrom
  • Oak Writing Desk by Yngvar Sandstrom
H 28.35 in. W 59.06 in. D 31.5 in.
1800s New England Pine Writing Desk
Located in Germantown, MD
Small writing desk from the 1800s in New England. Original patina. Good steady condition. Functional drawers with original pine knob pulls. Measure 28" in Width x 18" in Depth and 33...
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Mid-20th Century American American Colonial Desks and Writing Tables

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Pine

  • 1800s New England Pine Writing Desk
  • 1800s New England Pine Writing Desk
  • 1800s New England Pine Writing Desk
  • 1800s New England Pine Writing Desk
H 33.5 in. W 28 in. D 18 in.
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 Desks and Writing Tables

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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.
French Midcentury Cerused Oak Writing Desk
Located in New York, NY
French midcentury small cerused oak "D" shaped writing /vanity desk with four stacked drawers having metal drawer pulls and diamond design side panel.
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Mid-20th Century French Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak

Square Frame Legs Rosewood Mid-Century Modern Writing Table Desk
By Ralph Lauren
Located in Rockaway, NJ
One drawer rosewood recessed frame leg work writing table desk.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Rosewood

Claudio Salocchi for Sormani Writing Desk
By Claudio Salocchi, Sormani
Located in Madrid, ES
Writing desk designed by Claudio Salocchi and manufactured by Sormani. Featuring a central leg with four bentwood and solid wood feet. Tabletop with two drawers and a shelf underneath.
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Hardwood

  • Claudio Salocchi for Sormani Writing Desk
  • Claudio Salocchi for Sormani Writing Desk
  • Claudio Salocchi for Sormani Writing Desk
  • Claudio Salocchi for Sormani Writing Desk
H 30.71 in. W 63.39 in. D 31.5 in.
Solid Maple 8-Drawer Partners Desk Writing Desk, circa 1950s
By Ethan Allen
Located in Germantown, MD
Ethan Allen Classic Manor solid Maple 8-Drawer Partners Desk Writing Desk, Circa 1950s Good vintage condition. All dovetails drawers working perfectly. Measures 44W x 22D x 29.5H ...
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Mid-20th Century American American Classical Desks and Writing Tables

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Maple

20th Century Lacquered and Painted Wood Italian Writing Desk, 1930
Located in Vicoforte, Piedmont
Italian writing desk from the mid-20th century. Furniture in carved, lacquered and gilded wood of beautiful lines and pleasant furnishings. Writing desk finished from the center equi...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Vintage MCM Custom Built Plywood Writing Desk
Located in west palm beach, FL
Incredible vintage MCM writing desk. A chic little writing spot that was hand made. Constructed in plywood in a really iconic MCM look. Acquired from a Palm Beach estate.
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Plywood

Wooden Italian Writing Desk with Brass Details
Located in Madrid, ES
Writing desk made in Italy, circa 1960s. The desk has been partially restored and has a tabletop made of a different, but similar color wood. Brass details and feet that show some ag...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

  • Wooden Italian Writing Desk with Brass Details
  • Wooden Italian Writing Desk with Brass Details
  • Wooden Italian Writing Desk with Brass Details
  • Wooden Italian Writing Desk with Brass Details
H 30.12 in. W 43.31 in. D 23.63 in.
1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Regency Desk Writing Table and Chair
By Guglielmo Ulrich, Ico & Luisa Parisi, Melchiorre Bega, Vittorio Dassi, Paolo Buffa
Located in Carimate, Como
Beautiful and neoclassical midcentury Regency Italian writing table or desk with its paired newly upholstered chair both supported by elegant turned and fluted legs ending with taper...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Gio Ponti + Schirolli oak writing Desk mid-century modern Italian design
By Gio Ponti, Schirolli
Located in Barcelona, ES
Gio Ponti (1891-1979). Important desk Made for the University of Mantova manufactured by Schirolli in Italy, 1950. Walnut mid-century modern writing desk Measurements: 160 cm x ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Gianni Moscatelli Mahogany Writing Desk for Formanova
By Gianni Moscatelli, Formanova
Located in Berlin, DE
Gianni Moscatelli mahogany writing desk for Formanova Beautiful writing desk designed by Gianni Moscatelli and produced by Italian company probably by the end of the 1970s. The desk...
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel

Vintage Green Chinoiserie Faux Bamboo Writing Desk
Located in West Hartford, CT
A vintage green chinoiserie style one drawer writing desk with painted monkeys on top. Legs have been carved to mimic bamboo.
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Mid-20th Century Chinoiserie Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Danish Modern Rosewood Ole Wanscher Writing Desk
By Ole Wanscher, A. J. Iversen
Located in Minneapolis, MN
Danish modern Rosewood writing desk designed by Ole Wanscher. Produced by master cabinetmaker A.J. Iversen. Professional, skilled furniture restoration is an integral part of wh...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Rosewood

Danish Modern Rosewood Writing Desk by Brouer
By Brouer Mobel, Arne Vodder
Located in Berkeley, CA
Origin: Denmark Designer: Arne Vodder Manufacturer: Brouer Era: 1960s Materials: Rosewood Measurements: 57? wide x 29.5? deep x 28.3? tall Condition: In excellent original c...
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Rosewood

  • Danish Modern Rosewood Writing Desk by Brouer
  • Danish Modern Rosewood Writing Desk by Brouer
  • Danish Modern Rosewood Writing Desk by Brouer
  • Danish Modern Rosewood Writing Desk by Brouer
H 28.3 in. W 57 in. D 29.5 in.
Revolving Folding Mid-Century Modern Desk Writing Table Cabinet Hide Away
By George Nelson, Milo Baughman
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Famous revolving folding Mid-Century Modern desk in blond birch.
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Satinwood

Willett Transitional Mid-Century Modern Cherry Wood Writing Desk and Side Chair
By Willett Furniture Company
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Willett transitional Mid-Century Modern cherry wood writing desk and side chair. Item features desk and chair included, solid wood construction, beautiful wood grain, finished back, ...
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Mid-20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Cherry

Handcrafted Solid Oak Partners Desk Writing Desk on Wheels, circa 1960
Located in Germantown, MD
Modern comfort and Classic elegance combine in this handcrafted piece to make your house a home. Solid Red Oak. Solid handles. Plenty of storage with 5 dovetailed drawers with solid ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak

Unique Three-Drawer Writing Desk by Imperial
Located in Dallas, TX
Unique three-drawer writing desk by Imperial Furniture Company with brass trim made in Grand Rapids Michigan 1960s. Needs new lacquer or finish.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Willy Van Der Meeren Writing Desk for Tubax
By Willy Van Der Meeren
Located in Brussels , BE
Willy Van Der Meeren writing desk for Tubax.
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

  • Willy Van Der Meeren Writing Desk for Tubax
  • Willy Van Der Meeren Writing Desk for Tubax
  • Willy Van Der Meeren Writing Desk for Tubax
  • Willy Van Der Meeren Writing Desk for Tubax
H 30.91 in. W 31.5 in. D 21.46 in.
Vintage Office Desk, English, Light Oak, Writing Table, Mid-Century, Circa 1960
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a vintage office desk. An English, light oak pedestal writing table, dating to the mid 20th century, circa 1960. Delightful light oak hues and mid-century taste Displayin...
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Mid-20th Century British Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak

Italian Midcentury Writing Desk Attributed to Paolo Buffa
By Paolo Buffa
Located in Rome, IT
This stunning and impressive Italian executive desk with finished brass sabots and seven drawers.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

French Mid-Century Modern Neoclassical Desk /Writing Table by Jacques Adnet 1940
By Jacques Adnet
Located in New York, NY
Sober, elegant, French, 1940s desk writing table in partially gilt handwrought iron with iron pencil drawer and brass drawer pull. The piece features four elegantly gently taperin...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel, Brass

Bauhaus Writing Desk Art Deco, Austria, 1930s
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Fantastic white lacquered Bauhaus writing desk from the era circa 1930s in Austria. Renown as homestead of the avant-garde of classical modernism, this design style was invented to b...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Bauhaus Desks and Writing Tables

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Chrome

  • Bauhaus Writing Desk Art Deco, Austria, 1930s
  • Bauhaus Writing Desk Art Deco, Austria, 1930s
  • Bauhaus Writing Desk Art Deco, Austria, 1930s
  • Bauhaus Writing Desk Art Deco, Austria, 1930s
H 30.3 in. W 56.9 in. D 26.8 in.
Mid-20th Century Glass and Brass Table
Located in Chicago, IL
An uber sexy mid-20th century American desk, writing table, or console table by the furniture manufacturer Design Institute America. The top is rounded at two corners, and the legs a...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

  • Mid-20th Century Glass and Brass Table
  • Mid-20th Century Glass and Brass Table
  • Mid-20th Century Glass and Brass Table
  • Mid-20th Century Glass and Brass Table
H 30 in. W 69 in. D 32 in.
Mid 20th Century Elm and Mahogany Table by Carl Bergsten
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Mid 20th century elm and mahogany table by Carl Bergsten circa 1930. Beautiful table by well respected Swedish designer Carl Bergsten (1879-1935) This table is able to extend, ...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Lead

Danish Modern Writing Desk by Peter Løvig Nielsen
By Peter Løvig Nielsen, Hedensted Møbelfabrik
Located in Berkeley, CA
Origin: Denmark Designer: Peter Løvig Nielsen Manufacturer: Hedensted Era: 1960s Materials: Teak Measurements: 60.5? wide 27.5? deep x 28.75? tall Condition: In excellent ori...
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20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Teak

Wooden Writing Desk with Metal Structure, Italy, 1960s
Located in Madrid, ES
Small writing desk of wood and metal, Formica table top. Front of the two drawers painted in black and white. Made in Italy in the 1960s. Please note some marks on the top and wear o...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

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Mid20th Century Writing Desk For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic mid20th century writing desk available at 1stDibs. Frequently made of wood, metal and hardwood, every mid20th century writing desk was constructed with great care. You’ve searched high and low for the perfect mid20th century writing desk — we have versions that date back to the 20th Century alongside those produced as recently as the 20th Century are available. Each mid20th century writing desk bearing Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern or Art Deco hallmarks is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made mid20th century writing desk over the years, but those crafted by Paul McCobb, Arne Vodder and Hans J. Wegner are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Mid20th Century Writing Desk?

Prices for a mid20th century writing desk can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, they begin at $1 and can go as high as $138,000, while the average can fetch as much as $3,697.

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.