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Desks For Sale
Mid-Century Magic Box Desk by Mummenthaler & Meier, Switzerland, 1955
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Magic Box Desk by Mummenthaler & Meier, Switzerland, 1955
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1950s Vintage Desks

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Wood

French Hand Painted Folk Art Desk by Gérard Rigot
Located in Ferndale, MI
Gérard Rigot's (b.1929) colorful hand painted oak Folk Art desk. From the aboriginal women painted on the two front legs to the pineapples painted on the ...
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20th Century French Folk Art Desks

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Pine, Paint

Vintage 1949 Mid-Century Modern Custom L-Shaped Office Desk by George Nelson
Located in Lafayette, IN
This remarkable piece is a one-off desk/wardrobe/bar/bookcase/storage cabinet custom-designed by George Nelson in 1949 to match his Basic Cabinet Series (BCS) for Herman Miller. The desk was made specifically for a client in the Promontory Apartment Building in Chicago designed by Nelson's associate, and world-renowned architect, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The entire apartment was outfitted in pieces from George Nelson's Basic Cabinet Series for Herman Miller that sat, untouched for nearly 70 years in their original setting! In addition to two aluminium sconces, this piece also features hidden, fluorescent lighting mounted in the upper canopy as a clever solution to Mies van der Rohe's lack of ceiling fixtures. This is a gorgeous, grandiose, and extremely rare piece of design history that will instantly outfit an entire office in striking style! Features: Desk: - Book-matched walnut veneer - Built-in Bar - Built in coat closet/wardrobe - Dual aluminum sconces - Hidden, indirect fluorescent lighting - Silver-plated Herman Miller hardware - Dual "floating" book shelves - Tapered, cantilevered peninsula desk...
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1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Desks

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Aluminum

Antique English Adams Decorated Satinwood Drop-Front Desk, 18th-19th C
Located in Big Flats, NY
An antique English Adam decorated drop-front desk offers satinwood construction with slant front having neoclassical reserve of woman and cherub in co...
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19th Century English Adam Style Antique Desks

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Wood, Satinwood

Antique 19th-Century Louis XVI Ebonized Desk with Leather Top
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Discover the elegance and historical richness of our antique Louis XVI executive desk, a remarkable 19th-century piece meticulously restored by our expert in-house craftsmen. This ex...
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19th Century French Louis XVI Antique Desks

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Brass

19th Century Scandinavian Birch Empire Bureau Secretary with Bookcase, c. 1820
Located in Miami, FL
A very fine Scandinavian Empire/Biedermeier secretary in beautiful birch wood with mahogany interior, Denmark, circa 1820. The highly sculptural form makes this piece an outstanding ...
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Early 19th Century Swedish Empire Antique Desks

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Birch

Modern Menir Console Table, Calacatta Viola Marble, Handmade Portugal Greenapple
Located in Lisboa, PT
Menir Console, Contemporary Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. The Menir modern console table draws inspiration from menhir sil...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Desks

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Onyx, Marble

Guillerme & Chambron Corner Desk in Oak and Granite
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Guillerme & Chambron, desk, oak, granite, France, 1960s Corner desk by French designer duo Guillerme and Chambron. This beautiful desk holds the characteristic decorations and lines...
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1960s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Desks

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Granite

Organic Modern Armona Desk, Oak Root Onyx, Handmade in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Lisboa, PT
Armona desk, Contemporary Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Designed by Rute Martins for the Contemporary Collection, the Armona modern desk pays homage to...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Desks

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Onyx

Modern Toscana Vanity Table Oak Beige Leather Handmade in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Lisboa, PT
Toscana Vanity Table, Contemporary Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. The organic modern Toscana vanity table is a captivating blend of natural beauty and c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Desks

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Onyx, Brass

Carlo di Carli: Desk in Fruitwood, Brass, and Glass, Italy 1950s
Located in New York, NY
Carlo de Carli (1910 - 1999)   An important sculptural desk with six drawers by seminal Milanese architect and theorist Carlo de Carli, in fruitwood with polished brass handles and s...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Desks

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Brass

Art Deco Bolonha Console Table Nacre Tiles White Handmade Portugal Greenapple
Located in Lisboa, PT
Bolonha Console, Contemporary Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. An exclusive and sumptuous hand-carved console table that catches the eye of anyone who ent...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Desks

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Crystal, Brass, Stainless Steel

Modern Lage Bookcases Set/2, Brass Oak Root, Handmade in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Lisboa, PT
Set of 2 Lage bookcases, Contemporary collection, handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. The Lage modern bookcase was designed to be the focal ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Desks

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Metal, Brass

French Restoration Style Desk on Brass Base with Lift Top
Located in Troy, MI
French Restoration style desk on brass base with lift top desk has a brass curule style base and mahogany veneered desk with decorative brass mounts and ...
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Early 20th Century French Desks

Materials

Brass

Desk by Hans Von Klier for Skipper
Located in Brussels, BE
Hans Von Klier for Skipper, writing desks, in mahogany, leather, stainless steel, Italy, 1970s Impressive office desk designed by Hans von Klier. A striking combination of differently textured materials in three colors makes this desk an intriguing piece. The top features a large black leather inlay that is flanked by mahogany on two sides. Additional eye-catcher is the chrome line that separates the top visually in two parts. Desk dimensions...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Desks

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Stainless Steel

Modern Black Lage Bookcase, Brass Walnut, Handmade in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Lisboa, PT
Lage Bookcase, Contemporary Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. The Lage modern bookcase was designed to be the focal point in a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Desks

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Metal, Brass

Moooi Paper Desk in Wood & Cardboard with Oak Veneer Top by Studio Job
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Despite the advances made in technology, many of us still use paper pad and pen for grocery lists, notes & cards while sitting busily at our desks. But have you ever dreamt of a clas...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Desks

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Oak

Dunbar Roger Sprunger Rosewood and Stainless Steel Desk
Located in Pasadena, TX
A Mid-Century Modern executive desk in the style of Roger Sprunger. Rosewood with stainless steel double pedestal base. Three drawers including one file and two regular with two pull...
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1970s American Vintage Desks

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Stainless Steel

Extraordinary Colorful Rococo Style Painted Secretary Cabinet with Chair
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Custom painted in a striking blue exterior with an electric and contrasting green interior and having a strong form, ornate gilt hinges and pulls, escutcheons (with keys) and Top fin...
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1940s Rococo Revival Vintage Desks

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Metal

Julian Chichester Cortes Black Vellum Desk
Located in London, GB
Julian Chichester founded his furniture design company in 1995, inspired by the classic shapes from the 19th and 20th centuries and adding his own unique twist through contemporary f...
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2010s British Desks

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Animal Skin

Exceptional Minimalistic Vintage Totally free-hanging teak 1960 Retro Desk
Located in Markington, GB
Totally free-hanging large teak 1960 retro desk, super minimalistic. it has a large desk and two cupboards. Height can be adjusted as required, it is very easy to fix to the wall (wi...
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Mid-20th Century British Mid-Century Modern Desks

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Teak

Midcentury Inspired Writing Desk
Located in Westwood, NJ
This midcentury inspired writing desk is perfect for those looking for a blend of elegance and modernity in their home office. Crafted from Prima Vera and finished in our Bistre fini...
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21st Century and Contemporary Vietnamese Mid-Century Modern Desks

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Wood

1980s Postmodern Mauve Waterfall Laminate Desk with Two Drawers and custom Bench
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Add some playful charm to your workspace with our 1980s Mauve Waterfall Laminate Desk, the epitome of eighties design complete with two drawers for storage and a custom bench to sit ...
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Late 20th Century North American Post-Modern Desks

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Laminate

Pilastro Wall Mounted Secretaire With Built-in Light
Located in Dronten, NL
Minimalist wall system designed by Reijenga for Pilastro, The Netherlands. Two shelves and a drop down desktop in beige. The desk has a hidden light behind front panel. Mid Century M...
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1950s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Vintage Desks

Materials

Steel

Rosewood Slant Front Desk by Sykky Iven Blode Blindheim, Norway 1960
Located in Chicago, IL
Rosewood Slant Front Desk by Sykky Iven Blode Blindheim, Norway 1960. Desk is in excellent condition, has the original key. Desk has 4 slots and 2 drawers. Desk is signed on bottom M...
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1960s Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Desks

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Rosewood

Mahogany Davenport on casters 4 drawers Green Leather desk
Located in Bishop's Stortford, GB
A fine Victorian Davenport writing table with original inset leather writing desk opening to a fitted interior above two finely turned column legs. Four graduated drawers to the rig...
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Early 20th Century British Victorian Desks

Materials

Mahogany

Antique Chippendale Style Drop Front Mahogany Desk for Restoration
Located in Bridgeport, CT
A well made and very decorative Drop Front Desk with boldly carved Scallop Shells, intricate brass Bat Wing pulls and escutcheons, four dove tail construction drawers, Gallery top an...
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19th Century Chippendale Antique Desks

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Mahogany

George I Bureau Desk Walnut Chest Drawers
Located in Potters Bar, GB
George I Walnut Bureau. This Bureau Stands Upon Bracket Feet and Features an Arrangement of 2 Over 2 Oak Lined Drawers. 18th Century The Drawers and the Fall Having Herringbone Inlay...
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18th Century George I Antique Desks

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Walnut

Italian Mid Century Small Desk designed by Vittorio Dassi in 1950s
Located in Traversetolo, IT
Stylish Italian Mid-Century Modern petite desk in teak from the 1950s elegantly named "Dattilo" designed by Vittorio Dassi. The teak structure is provided with a black glass top and ...
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1950s Italian Modern Vintage Desks

Materials

Brass

George II walnut bureau
Located in Salisbury, GB
George II walnut veneered bureau An early 18th century George II walnut veneered bureau. The bureau has five cross banded oak lined drawers, a long slim drawer over two short drawer...
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1740s English George II Antique Desks

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Walnut

Burled Olive Wood Executive Desk - Vintage Campaign Double Pedestal Partner
Located in Decatur, GA
Vintage burl double pedestal partner desk in olive wood with solid brass hardware, circa 1970s. Stunning organic undulating grain patterns throughout. All drawers are factory lined i...
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1970s North American Victorian Vintage Desks

Materials

Brass

Antique Welsh Primitive Shop Counter
Located in Calgary, Alberta
Antique unadorned Welsh rustic oak shop counter with pine top. It has 2 shelves to the back. Wonderful in a cottage kitchen.
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Late 19th Century British Primitive Antique Desks

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Oak, Pine

Modern Chiado Console Table, Leather Oak Root, Handmade Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Lisboa, PT
Chiado Console, Contemporary Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. The Chiado console table honors Lisbon’s historic quarter, cap...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Desks

Materials

Brass

French Antique 19th Century Napoleon III Ebonized Inlaid Secretary Desk
Located in Shippensburg, PA
NAPOLEON III EBONIZED AND MARQUETRY-INLAID SECRETARY DESK France, circa late 19th century Item # 311PCG30A An intricately bone-inlaid Napoleon III era secretaire a'abattant from the...
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Late 19th Century French Napoleon III Antique Desks

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Marble

Peter Lovig Mid Century Danish Teak Flip Top Desk
Located in Countryside, IL
Peter Lovig Mid Century Danish Teak Flip Top Desk This desk measures: 63.75 wide x 28.75 deep x 28.75 high, with a chair clearance of 23.5 inches When the flip shelf is down the dep...
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1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Desks

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Teak

19th-Century Louis XVI Executive Mahogany Desk with Oxblood Leather Top
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Experience the grandeur of the 19th century with our meticulously restored antique Louis XVI executive desk. This exceptional piece is expertly crafted from mahogany and walnut woods...
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1950s North American Hollywood Regency Vintage Desks

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Brass

1950s Danish Modern Teak Kidney Shaped Desk
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Here is a cool Danish Modern teak desk, probably circa the late 1950s. It has a kidney shaped top, a circular bar cabinet, and a bookshelf and storage on the back. The teak desk sits...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Desks

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Teak

Pierre Guariche ARP desk for Minvielle 1960's
Located in LYON, FR
Pierre Guariche ARP desk 60's executive desk by Pierre Guariche ARP (atelier de recherches plastiques) for the publisher Minvielle in mahogany (1955) Simple design but very well-pr...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Desks

Materials

Steel

Edwardian Mahogany Desk
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
For sale is a good quality Edwardian mahogany desk, having an inset green leather top, decorated with gold tooling, above an arrangement of seven drawers, each with brass handles, ra...
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Early 20th Century Desks

Materials

Mahogany

Vintage Boho 19th Century Carved Bamboo Writing Desk
Located in west palm beach, FL
The Vintage Boho 19th Century Carved Bamboo Writing Desk epitomizes American style with its intricate bamboo carvings and artisanal craftsmanship. This unique piece blends vintage ch...
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Late 19th Century American Antique Desks

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Wood

Empil Desk
Located in Courbevoie, FR
A streamlined side facing a disorganized side, the Empil desk plays with contrasts. A combination of 4 cases that can be set as one wishes. It offers the features of a classic desk. ...
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2010s French Desks

Materials

Oak

Regency Style Leather Wrapped Davenport Desk, Atrib. Maitland-Smith
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Regency Style Leather Wrapped Davenport Desk, Atrib. Maitland-Smith  Late 20th century  A stunning Regency-style leather-wrapped Davenport desk, attributed to Maitland-Smith, was ma...
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Late 20th Century Regency Desks

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Brass

Mid 19th Century campaign camphor metamorphic lap desk
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Rare and good quality Campaign camphor wood writing desk, circa 1860. Brass bound around the outer edges and carrying handles to each side. These desk were made for sea captains and...
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Mid-19th Century English Campaign Antique Desks

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Brass

Victorian Partners Desk Mahogany Writing Table 1860
Located in Potters Bar, GB
Victorian mahogany partners desk. Circa 1860 This wonderful desk stands upon a plinth base. We can ship to anywhere in the world - including the US - so please get in touch for shipp...
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1860s Victorian Antique Desks

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Mahogany

Antique Boston Derby Quartersawn Oak Roll Top Library Secretary Bankers Desk
By Derby Desk Company
Located in Dayton, OH
Antique Victorian roll top desk by Boston Derby Desk Co. Made of quartersawn oak featuring a tambor door that opens to multiple drawers, cubbies and a writing surface. The top is s...
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Late 19th Century Victorian Antique Desks

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Oak

French Louis XV Kingwood Leather Top Bureau Plat Desk With Mounted Gilt Bronze
Located in South Bend, IN
A stunning French Louis XV style writing desk or bureau plat desk France, 20th Century Gorgeous kingwood, with ornate gilt bronze ormolu mounts, and embossed black leather top. Me...
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Early 20th Century French Louis XV Desks

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Bronze

Period Victorian Writing Table Desk 1860
Located in Potters Bar, GB
Mid Victorian Mahogany Writing Table. This Quality Table is Raised upon Ring Turned and Fluted Legs with Brass Castors. We can ship to anywhere in the world - including the US - so p...
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1860s Victorian Antique Desks

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Mahogany

Casablanca Brass, Mexican Walnut and Black Leather Desk / Nomade Atelier Design
Located in Mexico City, CDMX
A striking balance between sharp edges and soft leather pocketing is found in the Casablanca desk by contemporary Nomade Atelier ´s Mexican design. Secr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Mid-Century Modern Desks

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Brass

Walnut Gillows Desk Queen Anne Revival
Located in Potters Bar, GB
Walnut Queen Anne Style “Gillows” Desk. Circa 1930 We can ship this to anywhere in the world, including US - please get in touch for a shipping quote Please see close up photo of 'Gi...
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1930s Queen Anne Vintage Desks

Materials

Walnut

Alma Castilian Mid Century Walnut and Leather Executive Desk
Located in Countryside, IL
Alma Castilian Mid Century Walnut and Leather Executive Desk This desk measures: 78 wide x 38 deep x 28.5 high, with a chair clearance of 25 inches All pieces of furniture can be h...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Desks

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Rosewood Diplomat Desk by Finn Juhl
Located in Pasadena, TX
Large rosewood executive Diplomat model desk, model FD-951, designed by Finn Juhl, made by France & Son circa 1960. This classic desk features two banks of locking drawers .This exam...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Desks

Materials

Wood

Imperial Mid Century Rosewood and Chrome Executive Desk
By Imperial Desk Co.
Located in Countryside, IL
Imperial Mid Century Rosewood and Chrome Executive Desk This desk measures: 84.25 wide x 42 deep x 29.25 high, with a chair clearance of 26.5 inches All pieces of furniture can be ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Desks

Materials

Chrome

Peter Lovig Mid Century Teak Executive Desk
Located in Countryside, IL
Peter Lovig Mid Century Teak Executive Desk This desk measures: 59.75 wide x 30.5 deep x 28.5 high, with a chair clearance of 27.5 inches All pieces of furniture can be had in what...
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1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Desks

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Teak

Mid-Century Freestanding Teak Desk, Denmark, 1960s
Located in GNIEZNO, 30
This desk made in Denmark in the 1960s. It is made of teak wood with profiled handles. It consists of two modules, on the left and right there are three drawers. The teak elements h...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Desks

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Teak

Mobican Mid Century Teak Desk
Located in Countryside, IL
Mobican Mid Century Teak Desk This desk measures: 60 wide x 30 deep x 29.75 high, with a chair clearance of 28.25 inches All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored...
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1970s Canadian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Desks

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Teak

1960s Pilastro Multi-Color Two Section Wall Mount Desk with Drawers and Shelves
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1960s Pilastro multi-color wall mount desk with double drawers and adjustable shelves. An energetic industrial style desk with white and orange enameled shelves, textured white ename...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Desks

Materials

Metal

Mid-Century Modern Desk by Wim Wilson for Castelijn, 1960s
Located in Brussels, BE
Mid-Century Modern Desk by Wim Wilson for Castelijn, 1960s
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1960s Vintage Desks

Materials

Wood

Antique American Empire Carved Flame Mahogany Secretary, Bookcase & Desk, C1840
Located in Big Flats, NY
***Ask About Reduced In-House Delivery Rates - Reliable Professional Service & Fully Insured*** Antique American Empire Flame Mahogany Secretary with Upper Bookcase with Double Glass...
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Mid-19th Century American Empire Antique Desks

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Mahogany

Vintage and Antique Desks for Sale — Shop Handcrafted Mid-Century Modern Desks, Art Deco Desks and Other Desks and Tables on 1stDibs

There’s no reason that the corner of your home you’ve dedicated to work shouldn’t also reflect your personality and sense of style. A collection of unique vintage and antique desks can be found on 1stDibs today.

The right desk can be a good fit for your space and help keep you organized when you need it most. For many, the word “desk” can have a negative connotation. Derived from the Latin desca, meaning “table to write on,” the word can understandably evoke memories of stuffy classrooms or monotonous workdays.

As working from home has become more widespread for part of the workforce, many professionals who work remotely park themselves at the dining-room table or at the kitchen countertop to do so. If you’ve got the space, it's healthy to set aside an area in your home designated for work. A good desk can keep you on track and keep your newly minted home office free of clutter and distractions. 

Within your own walls, an office area can be both personal and productive, decorated exactly to your taste or just an unobtrusive addition that aligns with the energy of the space as is. When shopping for a desk, keep height, space and specs in mind. It’s helpful to know if you’ll need the desk to offer storage, such as drawers or a hutch, or if it should fit alongside your bedroom wall as cleanly as possible.

An antique writing desk, for example, will offer a spacious, streamlined work experience with a desktop that affords real estate for your notebooks, pens, laptop and research materials. Secretary desks reveal small inner storage compartments — pigeonholes, cubbies, recesses or drawers — when their hinged leaves are folded out.

Maybe you'd prefer a vintage mid-century modern desk that seamlessly incorporates drawers for storage.

Nebraska-born designer Don S. Shoemaker became inspired by Mexico’s tropical woods, such as cocobolo, a Mexican rosewood, and he decided to work with the material in the postwar years to create desks and other furnishings. Elsewhere, made according to the same high standards as the company’s chairs, celebrated mid-century manufacturer Herman Miller produced desks over the years in a number of versions, created by designers like George Nelson, Gilbert Rohde and Bruce Burdick.

Whether you want a dramatic rolltop-style furnishing akin to the 18th-century secretary commissioned by Louis XVI or a contemporary piece made of everything from linoleum to fallen trees, a new desk and clever arrangement of desktop accessories can brighten the workday in any home. 

For every passion project, year-end report or spontaneous million-dollar app idea, find the desk you need on 1stDibs.

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