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Fruitwood Side Table or Small Writing Table
Located in Port Chester, NY
A simple and elegant fruitwood side table or small writing table/desk. The top has lovely grain and patina. Classic tapered legs, pegged at the apron. Single drawer for storage. The ...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Desks and Writing Tables

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Fruitwood

  • Fruitwood Side Table or Small Writing Table
  • Fruitwood Side Table or Small Writing Table
  • Fruitwood Side Table or Small Writing Table
  • Fruitwood Side Table or Small Writing Table
H 30.25 in. W 34.5 in. D 23.75 in.
Antique Fruitwood Side Table or Small Writing Table
Located in Port Chester, NY
An elegant dark fruitwood side table or small writing table with nice grain and patina. Classic tapered legs and a single center drawer. 24 inch apron height is good for knees. We fo...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Desks and Writing Tables

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Fruitwood

  • Antique Fruitwood Side Table or Small Writing Table
  • Antique Fruitwood Side Table or Small Writing Table
  • Antique Fruitwood Side Table or Small Writing Table
  • Antique Fruitwood Side Table or Small Writing Table
H 28.5 in. W 39.25 in. D 20.75 in.
French Pine Art Nouveau Faux Bamboo Small Writing Table, 1900s
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Stunning Art Nouveau faux bamboo small writing table. Striking French design from the 1900s. Solid pine top on turned solid cherry faux bamboo legs. Original drawer. In very good...
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Antique Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Desks and Writing Tables

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Cherry, Pine

Antique French Walnut Ladies Writing Table or Small Desk with a Fabulous Patina
Located in Chicago, IL
Beautiful late 1700's or early 1800's French ladies writing table or petite desk. Would also make for a great end table, or side table. The patina of this 200-year old walnut on our ...
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Antique 1810s French Country Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

Arne Wahl Iversen Small Desk in Teak
By Vinde Møbelfabrik, Arne Wahl Iversen
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Arne Wahl Iversen for Vinde Møbelfabrik, desk model 65, teak, Denmark, circa 1961. Refined desk table by Danish designer Arne Wahl Iversen. This small writing table has a beautifu...
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Teak

  • Arne Wahl Iversen Small Desk in Teak
  • Arne Wahl Iversen Small Desk in Teak
  • Arne Wahl Iversen Small Desk in Teak
  • Arne Wahl Iversen Small Desk in Teak
H 33.08 in. W 39.38 in. D 27.56 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.
Small Antique Correspondence Table, Scottish Oak, Writing Desk, Aesthetic Period
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is a small antique correspondence table. A Scottish, oak writing desk with skiver, dating to the Aesthetic period, circa 1880. Diminutive stature, ideal for the reception hal...
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Antique Late 19th Century Scottish Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak

1960s Italian Art Deco Midcentury Walnut Brass Small Desk Writing Table
Located in Carimate, Como
Very elegant Italian Art Deco Mid-Century Modern small desk or writing table secretaire, in beautiful decorated and veneer wood with three drawers and covered sides. This beautiful p...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

1960s Italian Art Deco Midcentury Walnut Brass Small Desk Writing Table
Located in Carimate, Como
Very elegant Italian Art Deco Mid-Century Modern small desk or writing table secretaire, in beautiful decorated and veneer wood with three drawers. This beautiful piece is completed ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Antique Victorian White Wicker Rattan Small Vanity Writing Desk Table 2 Drawers
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique Victorian white wicker rattan small vanity writing desk table 2 drawers. Item features nice petite size, 2 drawers, very nice antique item, quality American craftsmanship, gr...
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Early 20th Century North American Victorian Desks and Writing Tables

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Wicker, Wood

Antique French Petite Ebonized Ladies Writing Table, or Small Side Table or Desk
Located in Chicago, IL
Antique French Directoire style ladies writing desk or side table. Our old plank restoration department, hand-stripped the mahogany writing desk to the bare wood, restored the desk s...
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Antique 1880s French Directoire Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

Baker Furniture White Lacquered Small Writing Desk or Entry Table, Refinished
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional small writing desk or entry table By Baker Furniture Milling Road "West Indies" Collection USA, 1990s White lacquer over solid carved mahogany. Measures: 3...
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1990s American British Colonial Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany, Lacquer

1960s Italian Midcentury Metal Cross Bar Wood & Brass Small Desk Writing Table
Located in Carimate, Como
Typical Italian Late Mid-Century Modern desk or writing table in black metal cross bar base structure with gilt brass feet, 3 side wooden drawers and wooden top. Ideal in any room as...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Italian Smaller-Sized Table or Writing Desk w/Shapely Hourglass Legs, 19th C.
Located in Atlanta, GA
An Italian small sized table, or writing desk, from the 19th century. This antique table from Italy features a rectangular-shaped top overhanging an apron fitted with a single drawer...
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Antique 19th Century Italian Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

20th Century Italian Small Mahogany Schirolli Mantova Writing Table by Gio Ponti
By Gio Ponti, Schirolli
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A dark-brown, vintage Mid-Century Modern Italian writing table made of hand carved mahogany, designed by Gio Ponti and produced by Schirolli Mantova in good condition. This rectangul...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Laminate, Formica, Mahogany

Antique French Carved Oak Sofa Table Writing Desk Bobbin Small Louis XIII Style
Located in Shreveport, LA
~Direct from France~ Opulent turned legs create a unique silhouette on this lovely 19th century French writing desk or sofa table! Carved beveled edge to the top, with carved foliat...
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XIII Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak

19th century French Carved Oak Side Table Small Writing Desk Renaissance Gothic
Located in Shreveport, LA
19th century French carved oak side table writing desk renaissance gothic ~Direct from France~ An elegant antique French carved library table or "bureau plat" desk, with ornate c...
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Antique 19th Century French Renaissance Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak

Small Writing Bureau by Gino Maggioni for Atelier Borsani
By Gino Maggioni
Located in London, GB
Small writing bureau with pull down top and two cupboards with shelves. The bureau has a marquetry detail tinted red. Literature: Osvaldo Borsani by Leonardo De Luca pages 28-29.
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Vintage 1920s Italian Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

20th Century Dark-Brown French Art Deco Walnut Writing Table, Small Side Desk
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A dark-brown, vintage Art Deco French writing table with rounded sides, made of hand carved veneered Walnut with a tubular steel footrest, in good condition. The freestanding desk is...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal, Steel, Chrome

Italian Mid-Century Small Writing Desk by Vittorio Dassi, 1950s
By Dassi, Vittorio Dassi
Located in Brussels , BE
Italian mid-century small writing desk by Vittorio Dassi, 1950s.
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Small Mahogany Bronze Mounted Louis XVI Style Writing Desk C 1940
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A small mahogany bronze mounted Louis XVI style writing desk C 1940. Desk has pull-out extension slides on the desk sides, each slide with embossed leather top. Square tapering legs ...
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Vintage 1940s French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

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

Vintage French Louis XV Style Marquetry Inlay Bronze Ormolu Small Writing Desk
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage French Louis XV style marquetry inlay bronze ormolu small writing desk. Item features ornate bronze ormolu, lower shelf with inlaid desk set, satinwood floral inlay throughou...
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Mid-20th Century Spanish Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Glass, Satinwood

Green Small Side Table
Located in South Salem, NY
Small Belgian side table in later green paint. Four tapered painted legs. Lovely patina and wear with earlier paints peaking through.
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Early 20th Century Belgian Country Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood, Hardwood

  • Green Small Side Table
  • Green Small Side Table
  • Green Small Side Table
  • Green Small Side Table
H 27 in. W 33.5 in. D 19 in.
Late 18th Century Small Lady's Mahogany Writing Desk with Ink Pot & Well
Located in Shrewsbury, GB
A superb George III lady's mahogany writing desk with hidden ink pots and a drawer, circa 1790. The desk stands on four reeded legs and on original brass castors. An unusual feature ...
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Antique Late 18th Century George III Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Antique French Louis XV Small Inlaid Petite Demilune Writing Desk Made in France
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique French Louis XV style small inlaid petite Demilune writing desk, made in France. Item features marble top, green leather pullout or pull-out writing surface, inlaid all the w...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Marble, Bronze

Small Folding Table by Portois & Fix Wien
By Portois & Fix
Located in Banská Štiavnica, SK
Small folding table by Portois & Fix Wien. Professionally stained and repolished.
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Vintage 1910s Austrian Vienna Secession Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

  • Small Folding Table by Portois & Fix Wien
  • Small Folding Table by Portois & Fix Wien
  • Small Folding Table by Portois & Fix Wien
  • Small Folding Table by Portois & Fix Wien
H 29.93 in. W 18.12 in. D 21.66 in.
Renaissance Style Walnut Small Table, 19th Century
Located in Beaune, FR
Small living room table or side table in carved walnut Renaissance style. It rests on 9 feet and has a drawer. French work of the nineteenth century of good quality. Good condition.
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Antique 19th Century French Renaissance Revival Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

  • Renaissance Style Walnut Small Table, 19th Century
  • Renaissance Style Walnut Small Table, 19th Century
  • Renaissance Style Walnut Small Table, 19th Century
  • Renaissance Style Walnut Small Table, 19th Century
H 28.35 in. W 27.56 in. D 18.9 in.
Friso Kramer Reform Table Small Ahrend de Cirkel, 1963
By Friso Kramer, Ahrend de Cirkel
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Nice small and rare sized industrial 'Reform' table designed by Friso Kramer for Ahrend de Cirkel, Holland 1955. This dining table was a part of the Reform table program that was des...
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Vintage 1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal, Aluminum

French 18th Century Painted Louis XV Table / Small Desk
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Wonderful small Louis XV table /desk with stunning patina. France, 18th century.
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Antique 18th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Small Desk Table in Solid Walnut, with Drawers, Late 1800s
Located in Varese, Lombardia
Small desk in solid Poplar and Pine wood, with two side drawers and painted brass knobs. Please note that all of our items are shipped after a microwave woodworm treatment, grouti...
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Antique Late 19th Century Italian Desks and Writing Tables

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Poplar, Pine

Small Oak Bureau
Located in Folkestone, GB
A rare 18th century oak bureau of particularly small and diminutive proportions. the fall with a moulded book-rest, opening to reveal a stepped interior with a well concealed below a...
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Antique Early 18th Century English George II Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak

  • Small Oak Bureau
  • Small Oak Bureau
  • Small Oak Bureau
  • Small Oak Bureau
H 33.5 in. W 27 in. D 18 in.
American Arts & Crafts Era Mahogany Side Table or Small Desk
Located in Arles, FR
Iconic American arts and crafts table with a bold simple form which marked the era and this handsome table/desk is exemplary of the movement. It is constructed of fine mahogany wood...
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Early 20th Century American Arts and Crafts Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

1970s Vintage Wood Desk Table with Side Drawers and Small Wheels
Located in Ceglie Messapica, IT
A solid wood bright rolling writing desk from the 1960s in pure midcentury style. The item is in very good conditions as the wood has been cleaned and polished and original small whe...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Iron

Harrods Kennedy Mahogany & Brass Small Davenport Pedestal Desk Side End Table
By Harrods, Kennedy Furniture For Harrods London
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely vintage Kennedy Furniture made, retailed through Harrods London, Military campaign Davenport folding desk A good looking and well ma...
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20th Century English Campaign Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Small Campaign Desk
Located in Westwood, NJ
A Campaign style mahogany campaign desk, the circular crossbanded molded edge top hinged and folding open to reveal an interior with pigeon holes and a leather writing surface above ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Campaign Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

  • Small Campaign Desk
  • Small Campaign Desk
  • Small Campaign Desk
  • Small Campaign Desk
H 34.75 in. W 29 in. D 29.75 in.
Charles Dudouyt, Small Desk Table and Its Oak Armchair, circa 1935
By Charles Dudouyt
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Charles Dudouyt, small desk table and its oak armchair, circa 1935.
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Vintage 1930s French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak

American Mahogany Empire Side Table/ Small Desk, Attributed to Duncan Phyfe
By Duncan Phyfe
Located in Hollywood, FL
The cuban mahogany top above 3 drawers with original pulls, surrounded by fine line inlaid banding. The base in dark walnut richly carved with four animal legs, terminating in animal...
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Antique 1820s Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

Jens Risom Design Entryway Desk or Small Dining Table Walnut & Formica 1950s
By Jens Risom
Located in National City, CA
Desk By modernist designer Jens Risom of Denmark: Scandinavian floating walnut writing table entryway desk Midcentury period 1950s Wonderful compact size ideal for narrow dining tabl...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Formica, Walnut

Antique American Industrial Small Drafting Table Work Desk Cast Iron Solid Wood
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique American industrial small drafting table work desk cast iron hardware solid wood. Item features cast iron hardware, adjustable height and pivoting surface, nice smaller size,...
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Mid-20th Century North American Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Small Vintage 1950s Italian Desk
Located in London, London
Compact sized desk Red formica top  Red and yellow drawers Geometric shape Italy 1950s.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Formica, Wood

  • Small Vintage 1950s Italian Desk
  • Small Vintage 1950s Italian Desk
  • Small Vintage 1950s Italian Desk
  • Small Vintage 1950s Italian Desk
H 31.11 in. W 38.98 in. D 20.87 in.
Wood Small Desk by Goons
Located in Geneve, CH
Wood small desk by Goons Dimensions:  W 80 x D 50 x  H 74 cm Materials: Wood Dimensions can be adjusted +/- 10 cm Goons is located in Paris France all of this desings are made...
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2010s French Post-Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

  • Wood Small Desk by Goons
  • Wood Small Desk by Goons
  • Wood Small Desk by Goons
  • Wood Small Desk by Goons
H 29.14 in. W 31.5 in. D 19.69 in.
Late 19th Century Tyrolean Shabby Small Desk Table Art Nouveau, Pine Painted
Located in Vigonza, Padua
1980s-1990s Tyrol Austrian shabby small desk table country Art Nouveau, in solid pine with original painting, restored and only wax polished. On request we can with 600 euros take it...
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Antique Late 19th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Desks and Writing Tables

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Pine

Directoire Style Small Bureau Plat
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Directoire Maison Jansen style desk. Label inside drawer inscribed "A. Alavoine and Co., NY and Paris." Leather inset writing surface, drawer fronts with contrasting veneer.
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Early 20th Century American Neoclassical Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

  • Directoire Style Small Bureau Plat
  • Directoire Style Small Bureau Plat
  • Directoire Style Small Bureau Plat
  • Directoire Style Small Bureau Plat
H 29.75 in. W 36.5 in. D 22 in.
Slab Individual Desk Small Natural Oak
By Tom Dixon
Located in New York, NY
"Inspired by the archetypical Victorian school desk, this contemporary work station is equally comfortable as a hotel room desk or a dressing table. Made from solid oak construction,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Lithuanian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak, Wood

  • Slab Individual Desk Small Natural Oak
  • Slab Individual Desk Small Natural Oak
  • Slab Individual Desk Small Natural Oak
  • Slab Individual Desk Small Natural Oak
H 29.5 in. W 47.2 in. D 23.6 in.
Directoire Style Small Bureau Plat
Located in Great Barrington, MA
Directoire Maison Jansen style desk. Label inside drawer inscribed "A. Alavoine and Co., NY and Paris." Leather inset writing surface, drawer fronts with contrasting veneer. Can als...
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Early 20th Century American Neoclassical Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

  • Directoire Style Small Bureau Plat
  • Directoire Style Small Bureau Plat
  • Directoire Style Small Bureau Plat
  • Directoire Style Small Bureau Plat
H 29.75 in. W 36.5 in. D 22 in.
Small Queen Anne Period Walnut Bureau
Located in Folkestone, GB
A most enchanting Queen Anne period burr walnut bureau of highly desirable small proportions and superb colour. The herringbone and cross-banded fall enclosing a fully fitted stepped...
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Antique Early 18th Century English Queen Anne Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

  • Small Queen Anne Period Walnut Bureau
  • Small Queen Anne Period Walnut Bureau
  • Small Queen Anne Period Walnut Bureau
  • Small Queen Anne Period Walnut Bureau
H 35 in. W 29 in. D 19.5 in.
Slab Individual Desk Small Fumed Oak
By Tom Dixon
Located in New York, NY
Inspired by the archetypical Victorian school desk, this contemporary work station is equally comfortable as a hotel room desk or a dressing table. Made from solid oak construction, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Lithuanian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak, Wood

  • Slab Individual Desk Small Fumed Oak
  • Slab Individual Desk Small Fumed Oak
  • Slab Individual Desk Small Fumed Oak
  • Slab Individual Desk Small Fumed Oak
H 29.5 in. W 47.2 in. D 23.6 in.
Handmade Small Chanfrein Desk by Hartis
Located in Geneve, CH
Handmade small chanfrein desk by Hartis Current Production Dimensions: W 130 x D 70 x H 72.5 cm Materials: natural solid oak, steel, leather. Variations available Each piece i...
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2010s French Post-Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel

  • Handmade Small Chanfrein Desk by Hartis
  • Handmade Small Chanfrein Desk by Hartis
  • Handmade Small Chanfrein Desk by Hartis
  • Handmade Small Chanfrein Desk by Hartis
H 28.55 in. W 51.19 in. D 27.56 in.
Small Italian Desk with Drawers, 1950s
Located in Brussels , BE
Small Italian desk Beautiful finished but lightly used, with very light scratches, but has no structural issues. 1950s.  
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Vintage 1950s Italian Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

  • Small Italian Desk with Drawers, 1950s
  • Small Italian Desk with Drawers, 1950s
  • Small Italian Desk with Drawers, 1950s
  • Small Italian Desk with Drawers, 1950s
H 30.71 in. W 47.25 in. D 23.63 in.
Small 19th Century Burr Walnut Desk
Located in Eindhoven, NL
Beautiful small pure antique desk with beautiful weathered patina. The burr walnut has a very nice warm color. Top has a dark red leather top with signs of use. Leather is one piece....
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Antique 1830s Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

  • Small 19th Century Burr Walnut Desk
  • Small 19th Century Burr Walnut Desk
  • Small 19th Century Burr Walnut Desk
  • Small 19th Century Burr Walnut Desk
H 27.96 in. W 39.77 in. D 21.66 in.
Small 19th Century French Boulle Bureau Plat
By André-Charles Boulle
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A good quality small late 19th century French Boulle inlaid bureau plat, having an inset leather top, brass inlay and tortoiseshell to the top, frieze and legs, gilded ormolu mounts,...
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Antique 19th Century French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

  • Small 19th Century French Boulle Bureau Plat
  • Small 19th Century French Boulle Bureau Plat
  • Small 19th Century French Boulle Bureau Plat
  • Small 19th Century French Boulle Bureau Plat
H 28.35 in. W 29.53 in. D 18.9 in.
Vittorio Dassi Brass Feet Wood Small Desk, Italy, 1950s
By Vittorio Dassi
Located in Naples, IT
Small desk also called 'dattilo', very well designed by Vittorio Dassi in the 1950s. It has a solid structure finished and supported by brass feet and has two drawers on the left sid...
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

Small Child’s Desk by Jules Wabbes Edited by Bulo
By Jules Wabbes
Located in Bruxelles, BE
Small desk for a classroom presented at the 12th Milan Triennale in 1960 by Jules Wabbes for the Belgium. Laminated and molded African black walnut (mansonia),vinyl top,black alumin...
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Early 2000s Belgian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

  • Small Child’s Desk by Jules Wabbes Edited by Bulo
  • Small Child’s Desk by Jules Wabbes Edited by Bulo
  • Small Child’s Desk by Jules Wabbes Edited by Bulo
  • Small Child’s Desk by Jules Wabbes Edited by Bulo
H 29.14 in. W 29.93 in. D 27.17 in.
Small Art Deco Cabinet Made in 1930s Czechia, Restored
Located in Horomerice, CZ
The cabinet has been fully restored by our professional refurbishing team in Czechia according to the original process. Sold individually This item features classic Art Deco e...
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Vintage 1930s Czech Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Walnut

Small Louis XV Style Marquetry Desk, circa 1880
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
- Marquetry wood - Gilt and chiseled bronze - 1880 period - Leather top - Three drawers.
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Antique Late 19th Century French Louis XV Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Kingwood

  • Small Louis XV Style Marquetry Desk, circa 1880
  • Small Louis XV Style Marquetry Desk, circa 1880
  • Small Louis XV Style Marquetry Desk, circa 1880
  • Small Louis XV Style Marquetry Desk, circa 1880
H 29.53 in. W 43.31 in. D 25.98 in.
George I Walnut Antique Bureau of Small Proportions, Circa 1720
Located in Antrim, GB
An early George I Walnut Antique Bureau of small proportions. Circa 1720. Fitted Interior with candle slide and well. 27ins wide x 38ins high x 21ins deep
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Antique 1720s European George I Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Small Walnut Desk with Round Pulls
Located in Belmont, MA
Mid-Century Modern small walnut desk with round pulls, circa 1970s.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Walnut

Small French Directoire Cherry Secretary, Cherry Stained, Cream Leather Pad
Located in Landivy, FR
This Secretary is a handmade modernized interpretation of the French Directoire style at the end of the 18th century. This period is remarkable with its straight, classical and timel...
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2010s French Neoclassical Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Leather, Wood, Cherry, Lacquer

Small, Airisto Work Desk, Natural Ash by Made by Choice
Located in Geneve, CH
Small, Airisto work desk, natural ash by Made By Choice with Joanna Laajisto. Dimensions: W 120 cm, D 55 cm, H 74 cm. Materials: solid ash. Finishes: natural ash / painted black. ...
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2010s Finnish Post-Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Wood, Ash

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Small Writing Tables For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of small writing tables available for sale. Each of these unique small writing tables was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, metal and steel. We have 221 antique and vintage small writing tables in-stock, while there are 17 modern editions to choose from as well. There are all kinds of small writing tables available, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. Small writing tables are generally popular furniture pieces, but Mid-Century Modern, Modern and Victorian styles are often sought at 1stDibs. Large small writing tables can prove too imposing for some spaces, so the smaller small writing tables available at 1stDibs — each spanning 14.18 inches in width — may make for a better choice. There have been many well-made small writing tables over the years, but those made by Matthias Demacker, Jean Pauchard and Gio Ponti are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much are Small Writing Tables?

The average selling price for at 1stDibs is $2,600, while they’re typically $325 on the low end and $18,000 highest priced.

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.

Questions About Small Writing Tables
Prices for most small writing tables on 1stdibs are negotiable. You’ll see a "Make an Offer" button on the item details page, indicating that the seller is willing to consider a lower price. It’s not uncommon for customers to get 15–25% off the list price after negotiating. See our tips for negotiating like a pro.
Only experienced, professional sellers who have applied and been thoroughly vetted by our team of experts can sell small writing tables and other quality items on our site. Learn more about becoming a 1stdibs seller.
The 1stdibs Buyer Protection Guarantee provides coverage for qualified purchases in the unlikely event that the item arrives not as described or is damaged. We’ll work with you and the seller to find a resolution, ensuring your satisfaction. View details
We have partnerships with the world's best shipping providers to facilitate seamless and fully-insured delivery from the seller's location directly to you, wherever you are in the world. Our logistics team is comprised of dedicated members who arrange all the details with our partners, servicing and supporting all shipments. Learn more about shipping on 1stdibs.
For your convenience, we offer multiple payment methods, including all major credit cards and PayPal. For many purchases we also offer financing options or wire transfer. Learn more about payment options on 1stdibs.