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Period: 1940s
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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Rococo Revival Vintage 1940s Desks

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Metal

Paul Frankl Kinney Desk for Johnson Furniture
Located in Dallas, TX
A rare kidney shaped desk with mahogany top and birch legs. Designed by Paul Frankl for Johnson furniture and sold through John Stuart.
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Vintage 1940s Desks

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Mahogany

Alvar Aalto Mahogany Desk for Artek with Drawers and Pull Out Work Surfaces
Located in Chicago, IL
The model #500 mahogany desk designed by Alvar Aalto, made in Sweden for Artek, Finland. Six drawers with two pull-out work surface boards. A nice example...
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Swedish Scandinavian Modern Vintage 1940s Desks

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Mahogany

Jean PROUVE - "Standard BS"
Located in Saint ouen, FR
Jean PROUVE (1901-1984). "Standard BS" desk in folded and white lacquered sheet steel and oak suspended pedestals. Manufactured by the Jean Prouvé workshops around 1948. H: 74 cm - W...
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Vintage 1940s Desks

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Wood

Gilbert Rhode for Herman Miller EOG No. 17 Receptionist Desk
Located in Brooklyn, NY
For your consideration is this rare Gilbert Rohde EOG No. 17 Receptionist Desk manufactured by Herman Miller in the 1940s. The desk is in original, unrestored condition. It's compose...
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American Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Desks

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Steel

Italian 1940s Solid Oak Wood Writing Desk with Shutter Doors
Located in Casale Monferrato, IT
Vintage Italian writing desk circa 1940s in solid oak wood. Comfortable size for a practical use. Characterized by two doors on the sides with shutter opening, internally four drawer...
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Italian Vintage 1940s Desks

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Oak

Art Deco Secretary Cabinet Desk in Book Matched Walnut by Gilbert Rohde
Located in New York, NY
This rare and captivating Art Deco Drop Front Secreter Desk in Book-matched Hand-Rubbed Walnut is by the esteemed furniture designer Gilbert Rohde and originates from the United Stat...
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American Art Deco Vintage 1940s Desks

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Walnut

Folk Art Red Hand Painted Figures and Flowers Small Pine Slant Top Desk 1940's
Located in Douglas Manor, NY
1573 Folk Art hand painted pine stant lap desk Hand painted figures and floral design Pencil compartments and place for note paper and cards
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Vintage 1940s Desks

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Pine

Art Deco oak desk, France, Circa 1940
Located in VÉZELAY, FR
Business or administration desk from the 1940s. France, Art Deco. 4 Drawers with common locking, a leaf extension and a retractable shelf above the drawer unit. Footrest bar. Key ...
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French Art Deco Vintage 1940s Desks

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Wood, Oak

French modernist desk in solid oak ceruse from the 40's style Jacques adnet
Located in Ternay, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Imposing modernist desk of the 50s in the taste of the work of Jean Michel Frank. Structure in solid oak and veneer, ceruse work on the whole desk. It is composed of three lateral dr...
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French Post-Modern Vintage 1940s Desks

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Oak

Stow Davis Kidney Shaped Executive Desk
Located in Hanover, MA
Handsome late 1940's American Art Deco kidney shaped desk designed by Giacomo "Jack" Buzzita for Stow Davis' Executive collection. Beautifully refinished bleached walnut large kidney shaped top overhangs ovoid shaped satin finished dark walnut case of drawers with cast bronze pulls and a crescent moon shaped pedestal support, both on a shaped ebonized plinth. Case appears like four drawers but is actually three as the middle is double height and fitted for files. Organizer vide poche in top drawer along with metal label "Stow & Davis Furniture Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan". Crescent moon pedestal can be reversed if preferred so the cove faces inside (see last two detail images). Stylistically similar to designs of Gilbert Rohde. Depth of top from center is 39 inches. This particular desk is unusual insofar as all the others I've seen are oriented the other way so that the ovoid case is on the left side and the crescent pedestal is on the right while the kidney top...
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American Art Deco Vintage 1940s Desks

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Bronze

Restored Rattan and Mahogany Desk with Stacked Rattan Sides
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Experience the allure of tropical sophistication with our Restored Rattan and Mahogany Desk. This Tiki-style masterpiece boasts stacked rattan sides, exuding exotic charm. The desk f...
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Vintage 1940s Desks

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Rattan, Mahogany

France Desk Art Deco, 1950, France, Material: Wood Attributed to Jean Souvrain
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
French Desk Style: Art Deco Year 1940 Wood and bronze Finish: polyurethanic lacquer. It is an elegant and sophisticated dream desk. The quality of the furniture and the exotic wood...
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French Art Deco Vintage 1940s Desks

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Bronze

Black Lacquered Ormolu Desk / Bureau Plat
Located in Dallas, TX
French Louis XV writing desk featuring cabriole legs, exquisite ormolu, and a glossy black lacquered top. The elegant gilt bronze fittings protect the edges and at the same time acce...
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French Louis XV Vintage 1940s Desks

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Brass

French Art Deco Occasionnal Table Oak, 1940s
Located in Wiesbaden, DE
Presenting a captivating and compact French Art Deco dining table that exudes timeless elegance. This exquisite table showcases the beauty of oak wood with a sanded finish, revealing...
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French Art Deco Vintage 1940s Desks

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Oak

Scandinavian desk from the 1940s
Located in Brescia, IT
1940s white desk with metal handles. Art Deco-style white desk with dark-colored metal handles. This original vintage office desk features a large work surface with slightly curved ...
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Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Vintage 1940s Desks

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Wood

1940s French Art Deco Extendable Oak Table
Located in Wiesbaden, DE
Presenting an exquisite French Art Deco dining table inspired by the timeless beauty of the French provincial style. Crafted from rich oak, this table showcases the wood's intrinsic ...
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French Art Deco Vintage 1940s Desks

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Oak

Desk in Wood, 1940, Made in France
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
French Desk Year: 1940 It is an elegant and sophisticated dream desk. The quality of the furniture and the exotic wood used make it unique. It is an icon of distinction. You want t...
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French Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Desks

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Wood

Table in Solid Oak, Charles Dudouyt, 1940s
Located in Wiesbaden, DE
Immerse yourself in the timeless allure of French Art Deco design with this exceptional dining table crafted by the renowned Charles Dudouyt. This table is a true masterpiece, charac...
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French Art Deco Vintage 1940s Desks

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Elm

Desk in Wood, 1940, Made in France
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
It is an elegant and sophisticated dream desk. The quality of the furniture and the exotic wood used make it unique. It is an icon of distinction. You want to live in the golden yea...
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Italian Art Nouveau Vintage 1940s Desks

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Bronze

Desk Style Art Deco in Wood, 1940, Made in France
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
French Desk style: Art Deco Year: 1940 It is an elegant and sophisticated dream desk. The quality of the furniture and the exotic wood used make it unique. It is an icon of distinct...
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French Art Deco Vintage 1940s Desks

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Wood

Desk, 1950, Materials: Wood and Bronze, Made in France
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
French Desk style: Art Deco Year: 1940 Material: Wood and bronze It is an elegant and sophisticated dream desk. The quality of the furniture and the exotic wood used make it unique....
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French Art Deco Vintage 1940s Desks

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Bronze

Desk Style Art Deco in Wood and chrome, 1940, Made in Germany
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
Only the wood is restored, not the chrome metal It is an elegant and sophisticated dream desk. The quality of the furniture and the exotic wood used make it unique. It is an icon of...
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German Art Deco Vintage 1940s Desks

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Wood

Desk Style Art Deco in Wood and chrome, 1940, Made in Germany
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
Only the wood is restored, not the chrome metal It is an elegant and sophisticated dream desk. The quality of the furniture and the exotic wood used make it unique. It is an icon of...
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German Art Deco Vintage 1940s Desks

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Chrome

1940s Hollywood Regency Ladies Kidney Shaped Writing Desk -Finished in the Round
Located in Opa Locka, FL
1940's Hollywood Regency Kidney Shaped Ladies Writing Desk. This piece is finished on all sides and would "float" very nicely in your room of choice. There is drawer space and shelve...
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American Hollywood Regency Vintage 1940s Desks

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Wood

1940s Traditional style Writing Desk w/ Hermes Orange Leather Top
Located in Opa Locka, FL
1940's Traditional style Writing Desk with Hermes Leather Top. Beautifully carved with 4 spacious drawers.
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North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Desks

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Wood

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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American Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Desks

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Aluminum

French Large Art Deco Table Oak, Dudouyt, 1940s
Located in Wiesbaden, DE
French Art Deco dining table. The table features stunning oak sanded wood grain with a stunning patina. The top is encrusted with a checked marquetry. It rests on tall and Brutalist ...
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French Art Deco Vintage 1940s Desks

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Oak

Desk in Wood and chrome, France, 1940
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
"Free shipping in florida" It was exhibited at Palm beach "American International Fine Art Fair (AIFAF)" Desk Year 1940 French Wood and chrome Finish: polyurethanic lacquer It is an ...
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French Art Deco Vintage 1940s Desks

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Chrome

Italian Mid-Century Executive desk designed by Osvaldo Borsani, 1940
Located in Traversetolo, IT
Questa scrivania stupenda è stata disegnata da Osvaldo Borsani negli anni '40 del Novecento. La linea sagomata sul fronte nella parte del cassetto centrale, il retro della scrivania ...
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Italian Art Deco Vintage 1940s Desks

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Brass

1940s French Art Deco Extendable Oak Table
Located in Wiesbaden, DE
Introducing a remarkable French Art Deco dining table designed by the renowned Charles Dudouyt, a celebrated furniture designer known for his exceptional craftsmanship, innovative de...
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French Art Deco Vintage 1940s Desks

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Oak

1940s French Art Deco Extendable Oak Table by Dudouyt
Located in Wiesbaden, DE
Introducing a remarkable French Art Deco dining table designed by the renowned Charles Dudouyt, a celebrated furniture designer known for his exceptional craftsmanship, innovative de...
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French Art Deco Vintage 1940s Desks

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Oak

French Extendable Art Deco Table Oak, Dudouyt, 1940s
Located in Wiesbaden, DE
French Art Deco dining table. The table features stunning oak sanded wood grain with a stunning patina. The top is encrusted with a checked marquetry. It rests on tall and Brutalist ...
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French Art Deco Vintage 1940s Desks

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Oak

Rare Desk with Chair by Brown Saltman
Located in Torrance, CA
Brown Saltman, desk with chair, wood, United States, circa 1940s A cubist desk with chair. This set holds a similar idiom with clear forms and lines. Both the chair and the desk ...
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Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Desks

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Wood

French Art Deco Occasionnal Table Oak, 1940s
Located in Wiesbaden, DE
Presenting a captivating and compact French Art Deco dining table that exudes timeless elegance. This exquisite table showcases the beauty of oak wood with a sanded finish, revealing...
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French Art Deco Vintage 1940s Desks

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Oak

French Extendable Cerused Art Deco Table Oak, Dudouyt, 1940s
Located in Wiesbaden, DE
French Art Deco dining table. The table features stunning oak sanded wood grain with a stunning patina. The top is encrusted with a checked marquetry. It rests on tall and Brutalist ...
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French Art Deco Vintage 1940s Desks

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Oak

Desk Art Deco, 1940, Materials: Wood and Bronze, Made in France
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
French Desk style: Art Deco Year: 1940 Material: Wood and bronze It is an elegant and sophisticated dream desk. The quality of the furniture and the exotic wood used make it uni...
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French Art Deco Vintage 1940s Desks

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Bronze

Vintage Viking Oak Kneehole Writing Desk with Matching Chair by Romweber
Located in Lafayette, IN
Excellent vintage writing desk in the Viking Oak style by the Romweber Furniture Co. of Batesville, IN. This charming desk features wonderful relief carved details, solid oak constru...
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American Vintage 1940s Desks

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Brass

Desk Art Deco, 1940, Materials: Wood and Bronze, Made in France
Located in Ciudad Autónoma Buenos Aires, C
French Desk style: Art Deco Year: 1940 Material: Wood and bronze It is an elegant and sophisticated dream desk. The quality of the furniture and the exotic wood used make it uni...
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French Art Deco Vintage 1940s Desks

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Bronze

Paul Laszlo, Freeform Desk, Oak, Brown Saltman, USA, 1940s
Located in High Point, NC
A freeform oak desk designed by Paul Laszlo and produced by Brown Saltman, USA, 1940s.
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American Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Desks

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Oak

Italian Designer, Desk, Teak, Brass, Italy, 1940s
Located in High Point, NC
A teak and brass desk or secretaire designed and produced by an Italian Designer, Italy, 1940s.
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Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Desks

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Brass

Rationalist Desk by Giuseppe Pagano for Maggioni, Veneered Wood, Italy, c. 1940
Located in Berlin, DE
Rationalist wooden desk designed by Giuseppe Pagano Pogatschnig and manufactured by Maggioni, Varedo, circa 1940. The desk was designed for the Bocc...
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Italian Modern Vintage 1940s Desks

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Wood

Modernist Desk in Solid Wood 40s / 50s Bauhaus Style Vintage
Located in Ternay, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
French desk from the 40s / 50s in modernist Bauhaus style. Structure of the desk in veneered and solid Rio rosewood with a triple tubular base in chromed steel quite rare. The desk i...
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French Bauhaus Vintage 1940s Desks

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Chrome

Jacques Adnet Table
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Wonderful Jacques Adnet table which could also be used as a desk. Beautiful slatted oak wood top and signature caramel leather legs with contrast stitch detail New leather beautif...
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French Vintage 1940s Desks

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Leather, Oak

Design Desk, Curved Top, Piano Lacquer, Chrome, France, 1950s
Located in Regensburg, DE
Extraordinary curved (kidney-shaped) designer desk from the 1950/60s. Asymmetrical shape similar to that of a grand piano. Walnut, high-gloss black finish with piano lacquer. Octago...
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French Art Deco Vintage 1940s Desks

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Stainless Steel

Mid Century Bentwood Desk by Paul Goldman for Plymold 1946
Located in Oakland, CA
Streamlined midcentury desk of Bentwood construction by designer Paul Goldman for Plymold. This unique and beautiful treatment of wood furniture was developed by Goldman, a master bo...
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North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Desks

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Bentwood

Table in Solid Oak, Bleached, 1940s
Located in Wiesbaden, DE
French Art Deco dining table. The table features oak raw wood grain with a stunning patina. The table is in excellent original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use...
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French Art Deco Vintage 1940s Desks

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Oak

French Large Art Deco Table Oak, Dudouyt, 1940s
Located in Wiesbaden, DE
French Art Deco dining table. The table features stunning oak sanded wood grain with a stunning patina. The top is encrusted with a marquetry of diamonds. It rests on tall and Brutal...
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French Art Deco Vintage 1940s Desks

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Oak

Vintage WWII Folding Military Field Desk
Located in Pasadena, TX
Vintage WWII Military Field Desk A vintage US Military aluminum celadon green painted metal folding field desk. Transforms from a rectangle to p...
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North American Industrial Vintage 1940s Desks

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Aluminum

Gilbert Rohde 4140 Vanity for Herman Miller
Located in Hanover, MA
Beautifully refinished mahogany vanity/coiffeuse by Gilbert Rohde for Herman Miller with original off-white "leather cloth" (Fabrikoid) top and padded drawers. Kneehole: 26" high x 22" wide x 17.5" deep See our separate listings for other pieces from this same collection. See pages from original 1941 Herman Miller catalog.
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American Art Deco Vintage 1940s Desks

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Faux Leather, Mahogany

1950s Cerused Oak Desk with Brass Pulls
Located in Dallas, TX
A very well crafted oak desk produced by Huntington Chair Corporation. This incredible example of Art Deco design is a collectible piece. Restored to mint condition. The desk has a cerused finish which highlights the nubian oak wood grain. Slightly shaped rectangular top with three well proportioned drawers to each side and an upper central pencil drawer. Unique round wood insert brass pulls with Art Deco form and design. Resting on angled and tapered wooden feet, clean Modernist lines. Having carved lines to the wood break...
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American Art Deco Vintage 1940s Desks

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Brass

Vintage Art Deco "Fletcher Aviation" Executive Desk by Frank Fletcher
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Beautiful vintage Art Deco “Fletcher Aviation” designed by Frank Fletcher for Fletcher Aviation in the United States, circa 1940s. Due to its design and...
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American Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Desks

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Metal

Saarinen 1940's Johnson Birch Desk
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Eliel Saarinen for Johnson desk circa 1948. This rare example executed in birch has three drawers, sculptural s shaped legs and formed aluminum pulls. It has been masterfully restore...
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North American Mid-Century Modern Vintage 1940s Desks

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Aluminum

Fine Quality French Mahogany Bronze Mounted Secretary Desk Bookcase Top
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is an absolutely gorgeous and superb quality diminutive secretary desk from France. The desk features a bookcase top with adjustable shelf and a marble top and trimmed in bronze...
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French Directoire Vintage 1940s Desks

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Carrara Marble, Bronze

French Large Art Deco Table Oak, 1940s
Located in Wiesbaden, DE
French Art Deco dining table. The table features stunning oak with a stunning patina. It rests on tall and Brutalist tapered legs. The table is in excellent original condition, wit...
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French Art Deco Vintage 1940s Desks

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Oak

French Large Art Deco Table Oak, Dudouyt, 1940s
Located in Wiesbaden, DE
French Art Deco dining table. The table features stunning oak with a stunning patina. The top is encrusted with an octogonal marquetry. It rests on tall and Brutalist tapered legs....
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French Art Deco Vintage 1940s Desks

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Oak

Large Group incl. Walnut Desk and Sideboards Made by Ove Lander in 1947
Located in London, GB
Group of furniture made to order in 1947 by Ove Lander, Bredgade, Palae, Copenhagen Denmark and a third piece made in 1957 to match the originals pieces. For the avoidance of doubt, ...
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Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage 1940s Desks

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Walnut

French Large Art Deco Table Oak, Dudouyt, 1940s
Located in Wiesbaden, DE
French Art Deco dining table. The table features stunning oak sanded wood grain with a stunning patina. The top is encrusted with a marquetry of diamonds. It rests on tall and Brutal...
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French Art Deco Vintage 1940s Desks

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Oak

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