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Desks For Sale
French 19th-20th Century Empire Style Gilt Bronze Mounted Desk, Bookcase & Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A French Empire 19th/20th Century Empire Revival Style Mahogany and Gilt-Bronze Mounted Three-Piece Study or Office Suite, comprising of a desk with leather top, a horse-shoe-shaped ...
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Early 1900s French Empire Revival Antique Desks

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Bronze

vintage desk side table 60s Sweden
Located in GRONINGEN, NL
vintage desk side table 60s Sweden period 60's design unknown Sweden condition good light signs of use key is missing size 74 x 125 x 53 (hxwxd) details teak; article n...
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1960s Swedish Vintage Desks

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Teak

George III style Burl Elm Desk With a Tooled leather top
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
George III style burled elm double pedestal desk with a tooled leather top, circa 1980's. Having a rectangular top inset with a tooled leather top with molded front, back and side ed...
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1980s Vintage Desks

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Brass

Antique English Twin Pedestal Mahogany Executive Desk With Green Leather
Located in Bridgeport, CT
An Edwardian Period desk Gilt tooled leather top. The desk in three sections, with two end pedestals supporting the top. The desk has handsome figured Mahogany, elaborate double ring...
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19th Century English Edwardian Antique Desks

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Brass

Mid century Modern Norwegian "Magic Box" Folding Desk Cabinet C.1960s
Located in Bernville, PA
Classic Norwegian Mid-Century “Magic Box”. Tall handsome cabinet that opens to an intricate desk with a multitude of storage space and shelving. Beautiful craftsmanship with a rich w...
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Mid-20th Century Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Desks

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Maple, Walnut

Viennese Baroque Secretary Slant Door Bureau ar 1860 Straight & Heavy Solid Oak
Located in Kumhausen, DE
This rather straight, very heavy solid oak Viennese baroque folding desk has been carefully restored to its original condition - no replacements! Even the 2 main keys are still there...
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1850s Austrian Baroque Antique Desks

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Brass, Iron

Aries Medium Desk by Pastform
Located in Geneve, CH
Aries Medium Desk by Pastform Dimensions: D 65 x W 150 x H 76 cm. Materials: Stained and varnished wood. Available in different wood color finishes and combinations: Whiskey, Rum, N...
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2010s Polish Post-Modern Desks

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Wood

Scandinavian Rosewood Secretary Desk by Brode Blindheim for Sykkylven
Located in North Hollywood, CA
This vintage rosewood secretary desk by Brode Blindheim for Sykkylven, Norway, is a stunning example of Scandinavian design. Crafted from Brazilian rosewood, the desk showcases the e...
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1960s Norwegian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Desks

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Rosewood

Richard Artschwager Studio Walnut Desk / Mid-Century Modern
Located in Dallas, TX
Mid-Century Modern Richard Artschwager Studio walnut desk, featuring a right corner boomerang style design, floating three drawer cabinet, four legs, original pulls, with a beautiful...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desks

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Walnut

English Chippendale Period George II Red Walnut Kneehole Desk Dressing Table
Located in Glasgow, GB
A good Chippendale period mid 18th century red walnut kneehole writing desk dressing table of small proportions and dating to circa 1740-50. With a lift-up top featuring a fully fit...
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Mid-18th Century English Chippendale Antique Desks

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Brass

Vintage French Walnut Inlaid Secretary Writing Desk Bureau Commode 36"
Located in Dayton, OH
Vintage French Louis XVI style drop or slant front secretary writing desk featuring a walnut finish with inlaid marquetry acanthus design. The desk features serpentine form with top...
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Late 20th Century French Provincial Desks

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Walnut

Hekman Mahogany Roll Top Kneehole Library Executive Secretary Bankers Desk 56"
Located in Dayton, OH
Vintage roll top kneehole desk by Hekman Furniture Co. Made of mahogany featuring a roll top door that opens to multiple drawers, cubbies and a writing surface. The top is supported by a traditional style base with seven drawers that surround a kneehole. Hekman Furniture Co. 1922 - present Hekman’s first introduction was a line of 30 occasional tables. From there, the line grew to include occasional pieces for the living room, library, and hall. During World War II the factory was converted for production of glider bottoms and ammunition boxes. In 1960, pieces were offered in Neo-classical, Italian Provincial, French Provincial, and Danish Modern styles. Besides Sobota’s “English Yewwood Collection,” the company produced other wood occasional lines in the 1970s, including the English Provincial “Charing Cross” collection, the sleek-lined, Mapa burl-veneered “Wind Row” collection, a series of entertainment centers, and the faux bamboo “Bambu Regency” collection. During the early 1980s Hekman also began marketing desks and computer cabinets...
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Late 20th Century Desks

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Mahogany

Gemini Medium Desk by Pastform
Located in Geneve, CH
Gemini Medium Desk by Pastform Dimensions: D 55 x W 120 x H 76 cm. Materials: Stained and varnished wood. Available in different wood color finishes: Whiskey, Rum, BPA, Nobel, Brand...
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2010s Polish Post-Modern Desks

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Wood

Antique American Empire Art Deco Flame Mahogany Pine Library Writing Desk 49"
Located in Dayton, OH
An early 20th century American Empire & Art Deco Desk. The desk began its life as a traditional kneehole before being modified into a truly one of a kind piece. Made of flamed maho...
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Early 20th Century American Empire Desks

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Mahogany, Pine

Mid-century Four Drawer Steel Tanker Desk by General Fireproofing
Located in Van Nuys, CA
A 1950s powder-coated steel case tanker desk with four drawers by the General Fireproofing Company with a Velvoleum top. Tanker desks from this era are known for their heavy steel construction and grey enamel finish. Their industrial look works well in lofts and a large number of styles like Art Deco and Mid-century. The desk 4 spacious drawers, a central locking system, and a built-in money slot...
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1950s American Vintage Desks

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Steel

1970's Organic Modern Pencil Reed Rattan Writing Desk
Located in Southampton, NJ
An exceptional rattan writing desk of solid wood & pencil reed construction in a geometric pattern with original brass hardware & custom glass top. Marvelous reeded bun feet, beauti...
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20th Century American Organic Modern Desks

Materials

Brass

Gemini Large Desk by Pastform
Located in Geneve, CH
Gemini Large Desk by Pastform Dimensions: D 55 x W 140 x H 76 cm. Materials: Stained and varnished wood. Available in different wood color finishes: Whiskey, Rum, BPA, Nobel, Brandy...
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2010s Polish Post-Modern Desks

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Wood

Danish Modern Executive Brazilian Rosewood Desk
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Stunning Danish modern executive rosewood desk designed in Denmark, circa 1960’s. This large version of the rosewood desk has been carefully refinished to reveal its natural beauty a...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Desks

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Rosewood

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

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

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

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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 sto...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Desks

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Teak

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 w...
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Late 19th Century Victorian Antique Desks

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Oak

19th Century French Wooden Desk
Located in High Point, NC
This stunning 19th-century French wooden desk is a masterpiece of artistry and craftsmanship. The rich, textured grain of the wood is enhanced by a series of detailed carvings that s...
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19th Century French Antique Desks

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Wood

19th C. Napoleon III Boule Marquetry Ebonized Bonheur Du Jour Secretary Desk
Located in Germantown, MD
A rare mid 19th Century Napoleon III Boule Marquetry Ebonized Wood Bonheur Du Jour Secretary Desk. Amazing brass inlays fron top to bottom. measures 33.5"in width, 21" in depth and s...
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Mid-19th Century French Napoleon III Antique Desks

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Mahogany

Mid Century Rosewood Desk Probber c 1950/60's
Located in New York, NY
Chic, architectural design desk, designed by Harvey Probber, circa 1950/60's. The desk features a vibrant rosewood top, sides, and drawer fronts, with contrasting graphic black trim ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desks

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Rosewood

Desk from Les Arcs, Savoie, France, circa 1973
Located in VILLEURBANNE, FR
Desk with one large drawer with its U-shaped stool, selected by Charlotte Perriand for the La Cascade residence, Les Arcs. In pine, with a sleek and minimalist design. Passionate ...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Desks

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Pine

19thC English Walnut Desk
Located in Staffordshire, GB
circa 1890 19thC English Walnut Desk An exceptional example sku 1820 W157 x D94 x H78 cm Weight 99 kg
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19th Century Antique Desks

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Walnut

Oak Executive Desk from the 1930s
Located in Opole, PL
Oak Executive Desk from the 1930s This piece features three drawers on each side and one centrally placed drawer. The fronts of both the doors and the drawer are adorned with decora...
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1930s Polish Vintage Desks

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Oak

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, capturing the essence of its arti...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Desks

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Brass

French Modernist Desk, Early 1930's
Located in London, GB
A French modernist desk from the early 1930s with striking clean lines. The pedestal opens with a drawer at the bottom noted by a solid brass cylindrical handle, to the side an ope...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Desks

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Wood

STUNNING RESTORED ANTIQUE GREAT WESTERN RAILWAYS STAMPED TWO SiDE PARTNERS DESK
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this stunning restored late Victorian Great Western Railways stamped double sided twin pedestal partner desk...
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Late 19th Century English Late Victorian Antique Desks

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Leather, Oak

Antique Victorian Oak Glass Side By Side Cabinet / Secretary Desk Original Key
Located in Portsmouth, VA
Elevate your interior with this breathtaking Antique Victorian Oak Side by Side Cabinet / Secretary Desk, a quintessential representation of 1...
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Mid-19th Century American Antique Desks

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Oak

MUSEUM QUALITY ANTiQUE PARTNER DESK 17TH CENTURY HAND CARVED RELIGIOUS PANELS
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this absolutely stunning, Exhibition Museum quality, hand carved Walnut double sided partner desk circa 1860...
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1860s European High Victorian Antique Desks

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Leather, Walnut

VINTAGE CIRCA 1970's ROBERT MOUSEMAN THOMPSON ENGLISH PEDESTAL DESK ADAZED TOP
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is are delighted to offer for sale this lovely vintage circa 1970s Robert Mouseman Thompson kneehole desk that can also be used as a dressing table with the super collectable Adazed top Please note the delivery fee listed is just a guide, it covers within the M25 only for the UK and local Europe only for international, if you would like an accurate quote, please send me your postcode and I’ll provide you with the exact price. This piece is part of a collection of some very rare Mouseman pieces I have recently purchases, I have a Kneehole desk, a set of six chairs dating to the 1920’s and a vintage circa 1970’s leather...
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1970s English Country Vintage Desks

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Oak

19th Century Louis XV Bonheur Du Jour Desk
Located in San Antonio, TX
Introducing a magnificent 19th Century Louis XV Bonheur Du Jour Desk, a true masterpiece of elegance and craftsmanship from the 19th century. ...
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19th Century French Louis XV Antique Desks

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Leather, Tulipwood

ANTIQUE ORIGiNAL REGENCY CIRCA 1810-1820 HARDWOOD BROWN LEATHER DAVENPORT DESK
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this absolutely stunning, totally original, finest quality Antique Regency circa 1810-1820 Davenport desk wi...
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1810s English Regency Antique Desks

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Leather, Hardwood

Vintage desk ‘Magic Box’ designed by Mummenthaler & Meier in 1955
Located in Breda, NB
Vintage desk ‘Magic Box’ designed by Mummenthaler & Meier in 1955. This cabinet dates from 1955 and is also called the Magic Box. Designed by Mummenthaler & Meier from Switzerland....
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1950s Swiss Vintage Desks

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Wood

Vintage Mahogany American Colonial Kneehole Library Vanity Writing Desk
Located in Dayton, OH
Vintage kneehole library / vanity / writing desk. Made of mahogany featuring traditional styling with upper gallery encasing two cubbies or ink compartments over multiple drawers an...
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Late 20th Century American Colonial Desks

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Mahogany

EXQUISITE CHARLES LOWE & SONS BURR WALNUT BROWN LEATHER PEDESTAL DESK SLIP TRAYs
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this absolutely exquisite Charles Lowe & Son's Burr Walnut brown leather twin pedestal partner desk with two...
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20th Century English Regency Desks

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Leather, Walnut

French walnut standing desk
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This exquisite standing desk is a genuine piece of French history, crafted in 1880. The rich walnut wood harvested from the South of France provides a warm, inviting tone, complemented by a robust steel frame boasting a unique gun metal patina. A testament to the era's craftsmanship, it features a large storage drawer, offering both functionality and elegance. This antique standing desk...
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1880s French Country Antique Desks

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Walnut

Roll-Top Softwood & Mahogany Veneer Desk - Signed Circa 1910
Located in Opole, PL
Roll-Top Softwood & Mahogany Veneer Desk Circa 1910 A large roll-top desk from 1910, signed with a plaque in the central part of the add-on unit. In the lower part on the left side,...
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1910s American Vintage Desks

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Mahogany, Softwood

Postmodern desk, interlübke
Located in Neuss, NW
Postmodern desk by interlübke from the 1980s. Corpus in black with two drawers, a roller shutter door and various storage compartments, a table top and a frame made of black lacquere...
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1980s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Desks

Materials

Steel

1960s desk, Arne Vodder
Located in Neuss, NW
Classic freestanding desk from the 1960s by Arne Vodder. High-quality corpus in oak veneer with three drawers, one door, a floating table top and solid wood legs. Quality Features: ...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Desks

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Oak

George III Mahogany Butlers Desk
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
George III mahogany butlers desk, early 19th century. With a two shelf display rack, a plum pudding mahogany top, a plum pudding mahogany drawer ...
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Early 19th Century English George III Antique Desks

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Brass

19th Century Swedish Gustavian Drop Front Desk
Located in Chicago, IL
19th Century Swedish Gustavian hand painted drop top desk. Writing top H 31”
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19th Century Swedish Gustavian Antique Desks

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Wood

18th Century George II Kneehole Desk
Located in Richmond, London
A superb quality George II period kneehole desk. Great proportions, colour and patination. Great feet, stands proudly. England, circa 1750. Ready for placement and immediate use. Wh...
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Mid-18th Century Chippendale Antique Desks

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Brass

A English Neoclassic Burl Walnut, Brass, & Leather Portable Writing Desk, 19thc
Located in Atlanta, GA
The locking desk with two hinged tops, one opening to reveal pen and ink storage and the other opening to reveal a storage area for writing paper and envelopes as well as a leather w...
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Mid-19th Century English Neoclassical Antique Desks

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Brass

Mid-Century Vintage Parson Style Burlwood Desk
Located in Houston, TX
Showcasing the iconic charm of mid-century modern design, this exquisite desk displays a burl wood finish that infuses warmth and sophistication into any space. Boasting three spacious drawers, it provides ample storage for documents and office essentials while maintaining a clean and streamlined appearance. The desk's smooth surface offers a generous workspace, perfect for both productivity and creativity. With its timeless aesthetic and practical functionality, this mid-century modern burl desk...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desks

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Burl

LUXURY PREMiUM GREEK KEY BLACK DESK LEATHER INSERT 161CM X 104.5CM
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this new old stock RRP £599 luxury premium black leather desk hide with green key embossed boarder This was...
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20th Century Regency Desks

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Leather

Vintage Maple Chest of Drawers with Drop Front Writing Desk
Located in Freehold, NJ
This vintage chest of drawers features solid maple construction with original finish, brass accented hardware, three dovetailed drawers and one drop front writing desk with interior ...
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1960s American American Colonial Vintage Desks

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Brass

Antique 1890s Italian Neoclassical Style Carytid Paw Foot Secretary Desk
Located in Portsmouth, VA
Step into a narrative of art and history with our antique secretary desk, circa 1890, crafted from the sumptuous depths of mahogany. This rare Italian gem is adorned with hand-carved...
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1890s American Antique Desks

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Wood

Vintage American Art Deco Desk
Located in North Hollywood, CA
This vintage art deco desk from United States is a stunning piece from the 1930s. Its unique design features two shaped columns, each containing four pull-out drawers, as well as an ...
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage Desks

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Leather, Rosewood, Walnut, Burl

Solid Walnut and Burlwood Desk by Lou Hodges, California Design, 1970s
Located in Round Rock, TX
Beautiful solid walnut and olive Burlwood desk designed by Lou Hodges for California Design Group, 1980 This uncommon desk is a perfect example when form meets function. The solid w...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Desks

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Walnut, Burl

19th Century Victorian Five-Drawer Walnut Davenport Desk
Located in Germantown, MD
A 19th Century Victorian 5 drawer Davenport Desk with large storage cabinet. Features 2 drawers on left side and 2 drawers on right side, a large two doors storage cabinet with a doo...
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19th Century American Victorian Antique Desks

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Walnut

Ste Marie and Laurent Mid Century Modern Rosewood and Chrome Executive Desk
Located in Denville, NJ
We photograph and list inventory in the condition it arrives at our warehouse to streamline operations and focus on restoration for current orders. This also enables us to maintain a...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Desks

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Chrome

Danish Modern Teak Writing Desk by Andreas Hansen, 1960's Masterpiece w/Roll Top
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Stunning solid teak writing or letter desk designed by Danish master designer Andreas Hansen. Circa 1960's, made in Denmark. Pull out leather top writing area, 9 drawers and organiza...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Desks

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Teak

Early Danish Roll Top Desk with Fluted Legs in Booked Matched Veneer Mid Century
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine example of a classic Scandinavian design desk. Clad in fine walnut veneer and sophisticated book matched on the roll top is just the be...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Desks

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Walnut

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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