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Desks and Writing Tables For Sale
Charming Vintage Bamboo Desk and Matching Chair
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Gorgeous vintage honey colored wood, rattan and bamboo writing desk with matching chair. Desk has top long drawer with two smaller drawers beneath. Chair has caned seat. All in ve...
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1940s American Vintage Desks and Writing Tables

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Bamboo, Cane, Wood

Desk in Iroko Wood by Arno Declercq
Located in Geneve, CH
Desk in iroko wood by Arno Declercq Edition of 12 pieces Dimensions: W 233 x D 100 x H 75 cm Materials: Burned and waxed iroko wood Arno Declercq Belgian designer and art dea...
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2010s Belgian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

21st Century Modern Chiado Console Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st century contemporary modern Chiado console oak root leather handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple Chiado console longue materials Wooden console with top in oak root v...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Onyx, Carrara Marble, Brass, Stainless Steel

21st Century Modern Chiado Console Handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st century contemporary modern Chiado console patagonia granite leather handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple Chiado console longue materials Wooden console with main str...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Granite, Onyx, Marble, Brass

Set of 2 Void 03 by DMNTS Design
Located in Geneve, CH
Set of 2 Void 03 by DMNTS Design Dimensions: 42 x 39 x 50 cm (each piece) Materials: Quercus suber cork One of A Kind Void 03 is a multipurpose object based on the analysis of ...
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2010s Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Cork

21st Century Art Deco Castelo Console Handcrafted Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st century contemporary art deco Castelo console handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple Castelo console materials Wooden console with main structure lacquered in satin black. Table...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Onyx, Marble, Brass, Stainless Steel, Steel

Peizi Desk in Solid Walnut by Bowen Liu- Ready To Ship
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Peizi desk is designed for the contemporary-style office or home office. The tabletop is large enough to spread out all your ideas and materials. We intend to create a large and shal...
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2010s American Minimalist Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

21st Century Modern Armona Dining Table Handcrafted Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Armona 10-Seat Dining Table Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Armona 10-Seat Dining Table Materials Bean-shaped table top with two...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Onyx, Marble, Brass

Sistelo 6-Seat Dining Table Oak Root Black Champagne Lacquer Brushed Brass
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Dining table with top in oak root veneer with satin finish and details in high-gloss champagne-colored bronze powder. Wooden base lacquered in satin black and inlay metal details in ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Onyx, Marble, Brass, Stainless Steel

Supernova, Recycled Cast Aluminum Table Leg in Black by Made in Ratio
Located in London, GB
The contemporary supernova is a dynamic, self-levelling trestle cast entirely from entirely recycled aluminium in a fully sustainable closed-loop factory. Simple and versatile to ori...
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2010s British Minimalist Desks and Writing Tables

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Aluminum

21st Century Modern Armona Desk Handcrafted Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st century contemporary modern Armona desk walnut shadow onyx dark oxidised brass handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Armona desk materials Desk with top in walnut...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Onyx, Marble, Brass

Chinoiserie Hand-Painted Parcel Gilt Partners Pedestal Desk
Located in New York, NY
Handpainted on a warm beige-camel ground with gilt, blue, and white chinoiserie decoration including figures and birds in pagoda riverscapes; the rectangular top inset with gilt-tool...
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Late 20th Century Georgian Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Mid Century Modern, Italian Large Desk, cons or entrance table by Roberto Poggi
Located in London, GB
Large desk, console or entrance table in walnut and mahogany. The legs are walnut and the top mahogany with a walnut banding. Designed by Roberto Poggi. This model did not go into ...
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1970s Italian Vintage Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

21st Century Art Deco Style Castelo Console Handcrafted Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st century contemporary art deco style Castelo console handcrafted in Portugal by Greenapple Castelo console materials Wooden console with main structure lacquered in satin black....
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Travertine, Carrara Marble, Marble, Onyx, Steel, Brass

Shagreen Desk by Karl Springer, Signed
Located in New York, NY
Shagreen desk by Karl Springer. Signed.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Desks and Writing Tables

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Shagreen, Wood

Whitewashed Ash Linderman Wood Wall-Mounted Desk with Leather Wrapped Drawer
Located in Kingston, NY
New York Heartwoods' Linderman Wall-mounted Desk is influenced by Mid-Century Modern, Shaker and Asian design, and features a hand-shaped base, leather wrapped pen drawer (shown her...
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2010s American Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Wood, Ash

Wall Mounted Sit/Stand Desk "Muro" in Oak and Stainless Steel by Casey Lurie
Located in Chicago, IL
Wall anchored stainless steel rails support three wood shelves of varying depths. Each shelf serves a different function: shallow for small objects and pictures, medium for books and...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel

Riald Brass and Glass Console, Signed by Stefan Leo
Located in Geneve, CH
Riald brass and glass console - Signed by Stefan Leo Forged iron, Top pâte de verre Brass, Pâte de verre Measures: 140 x 38cm, H:85 cm Atelier Stefan Leo has a remarkable repu...
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2010s German Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

French-Inspired Contemporary Teak and Woven Desk by Mecox Gardens
By Mecox Gardens
Located in Chicago, IL
Contemporary Colby Teak and Woven desk, made by Mecox Gardens in 2019. The teak desktop sits upon a French-inspired interwoven rope base.
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2010s American Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Rope, Teak

Nestep by DMNTS Design
Located in Geneve, CH
Nestep by DMNTS Design Dimensions: 20 x 40 x 20 cm Materials: Recycled fibre-glass and expanded plastic boards Unique piece   NESTEP, is based on the reuse of manufacturing...
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2010s Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Plastic, Fiberglass

Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann, "Modèle Sultzer," Art Deco Desk, Mahogany, 1932
Located in New York, NY
This rare writing table in polished mahogany and silvered bronze is marked by E´mile-Jacques Ruhlmann's signature aesthetic motifs, manifest in its set of flared and tapered legs, an...
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20th Century French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

21st Century Art Deco Style Castelo Console Handcrafted Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st century contemporary art deco style Castelo console macassar ebony dark green leather handcrafted in Europe by Greenapple Castelo console materials Wooden console with main str...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Onyx, Travertine, Marble, Carrara Marble, Brass, Steel

Italian 19th C. Smaller-Sized Desk with Leather Writing Pad Top & Single Drawer
Located in Atlanta, GA
An Italian smaller-sized desk, with leather writing pad top, from the 19th century. This antique table from Italy features a rectangular-shaped top, fitted with a camel-colored leath...
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19th Century Italian Antique Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood, Leather

Art Deco French Desk in Macassar Wood
Located in Houston, TX
Desk is made out of macassar wood and newly re-upholstered with a strip of brown leather in the middle of the desk’s top. Each of the legs have brass decorative element at the tip. ...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Desks and Writing Tables

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Macassar

Contemporary Giorgetti Desk, Writing table by Massimo Scolari, Italy, 1990s
Located in Antwerp, BE
Massimo Scolari; desk; office furniture; Giorgetti; Italy; 1990s; Aluminum; Beech; Italian Design; Italian Furniture; Contemporary; Art Nouveau; Minimalism; Eclectic Contemporary ...
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1990s Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Aluminum

Tavolo Casette, Maple and Walnut with "Brics" Veneer, design Ugo La Pietra
Located in Salizzole, IT
Tavolo Casette, table made of maple and walnut wood designed by Ugo La Pietra and manufactured by Morelato for the "Strumenti di comunicazione e arredo domestico" exhibition, curated...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Desks and Writing Tables

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Maple, Walnut

Claude Gaillard and Henri Lesetre, Desk and Mobile Pedestal Set, France, 1970
By Claude Gaillard and Henri Lesetre
Located in Catonvielle, FR
Claude Gaillard and Henri Lesetre, executive desk and its mobile pedestal in rosewood and brushed metal. Equipped with two drawers on the left side, a drawer on the right side and a ...
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1970s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

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

Contemporary White Oak Dining Table by Coolican & Company (36" x 76")
Located in Mississauga, Ontario
Carefully selected materials and refined proportions give the Lakeshore table an elegant, rational quality. Brass-pinned breadboard ends and quarter sawn white oak top are centuries-...
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2010s Canadian Scandinavian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Handcrafted Sculptural Blackened Oak Desk with Copper Staples
Located in Sharon, CT
The Devon Mended desk is the ultimate work at home piece. It features an elegantly subtle live edge top with hand-hammered copper staples. The slender turned legs and rails are carve...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Organic Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Copper

Raymond Loewy for Mengel Buffet/ Desk/ Table
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Raymond Loewy versatile buffet/ desk/ dining table! Buffet that does everything! Nice Display area with lower storage. Leaf Pulls up to work as a Desk, but then pulls out more to wor...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Desks and Writing Tables

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Iron

19th Century Antique Architects Metamorphic Writing Desk
Located in STOKE ON TRENT, GB
Architects table Erly 19th century architects writing mahogany desk, the top with central leather inset panel rising on ratchet support, and two hinged end panels. When you lif...
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19th Century European Mid-Century Modern Antique Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

Desk by Tretiak Works, Handmade Contemporary Walnut Brass Customizable
Located in Portland, OR
This desk features a Classic Silhouette with elegant yet modern detailing. The desktop offers plenty of room to spread out for efficient and organized work. custom-made brass hardwar...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Mazarin Style Desk in Solid Wood and Floral Marquetry, F419
Located in Lyon, FR
Italian desk in the Mazarin style of the XXI century. Solid wood and veneer structure, gilded metal handles and brown leatherette desk pad. The desk is entirely covered with marquetr...
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1950s Italian Louis XIV Vintage Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Antique French Desk Nightstand Entry Hall Writing Table Drawer Oak Barley Twist
Located in Tyler, TX
Beautiful 19th century antique French Oak Renaissance revival small desk, writing table, or nightstand with drawer~~Barley twist legs and stretcher~~c. 1880s With so many people ...
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Late 19th Century French Renaissance Revival Antique Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak

Spanish Baroque Style Center Table
Located in Winter Park, FL
A Spanish Baroque style center table made of solid walnut with lyre shaped legs joined by forged iron stretchers. The top is made has a beautifully patterned wood grain and is made f...
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Early 20th Century Spanish Baroque Desks and Writing Tables

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Iron

Farelle Desk by LK Edition
Located in Geneve, CH
Farelle desk by LK Edition Dimensions: 180 x 110 x H 40 cm Materials: Oak and patinated Bronze base. It is with the sense of detail and requirement, this research of the except...
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2010s French Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

Radius Cutaway Walnut Desk with Drawers
Located in brooklyn, NY
Radiused outer edges and scalloped inner edge create a contrasting profile that adorns this minimal desk. Made from hand oiled solid walnut, this desk blends simple lines with unique...
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2010s American Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

Regency Mahogany Writing Table
Located in Essex, MA
With rectangular top with inset brown leather over a frieze containing two drawers and opposing drawers all with brass ring handles raised on saber legs and casters.
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Early 19th Century English Regency Antique Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

Broyhill Premier Saga Mid Century Walnut and Brass Desk
Located in Countryside, IL
Broyhill Premier Saga mid century walnut and brass desk This desk measures: 50.5 wide x 22.25 deep x 30.5 inches high, with a chair clearance of 24.5 inches All pieces of furni...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Danish Desk by Aksel Bender Madsen & Ejner Larsen, Denmark, 1960's
Located in Utrecht, NL
Beautiful distinguished Danish desk, made of mahogany (mainly solid) by Danish designers Ejner Larsen and Aksel Bender Madsen from 1960. The desk is full of beautiful detailing such...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

Louis Philippe Fruitwood Partner's Desk with Original Leather Top
Located in Port Chester, NY
This desk is a bit of an enigma. Purchased in Alsace, the region of France that borders Germany and Switzerland, it has both French and German design elements. The mother-of-pearl ke...
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Mid-19th Century French Antique Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Fruitwood

Contemporary Art Deco Design Office Desk in White Marble and Gold Metal Details
Located in Porto, PT
Contemporary Art Deco Design Desk in White Marble and Gold Metal Details Queena Office desk Queena Office Desk promises to be the next statement design for an office project. Office...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Marble, Metal, Stainless Steel

Remarkable Italian Writing Desk in Teak and Metal
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Writing desk, teak, metal, Italy, 1970s This well-designed desk of Italian origin has a stable construction which depicts great skill and delicacy. This item has a clear rhythm an...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Cityscape Brass, Chrome and Glass Dining Table by Paul Evans
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A beautiful cityscape dining table designed by Paul Evans. It features a brass and chrome paneled base with thick clear glass top. The base by itself measures 36 W 20 D 29 H. Well ca...
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1970s American Hollywood Regency Vintage Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass, Chrome

Vintage Teak Executive Desk by Florence Knoll
Located in Burbank, CA
Stunning vintage teak executive desk designed by architect and furniture designer Florence Knoll in the United States, circa 1960s. This iconic design, known as the partner's desk, f...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel, Chrome

19th Century Dutch Library Table Desk and Four Chairs
Located in Los Angeles, CA
19th century Dutch ebonized library table desk and four chairs with beautiful inlay marquetry.  
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20th Century Dutch Desks and Writing Tables

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Burl

Robert Josten 1970s Metal Grid and Glass Desk with Wood Chair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Unusual Robert Josten 1970s aluminum grid desk with glass top and wood chair. Chair dimensions: Height 36.5, width 14.5, depth 17.5, seat 19.75.
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

Handsome Antique Italian Console Desk with Nicely Carved Trestle Style Legs
Located in Atlanta, GA
An Italian desk with turn of the 17th and 18th century top, raised upon 19th century legs. This handsome Italian desk of rich walnut or chestnut wood features an oblong-shaped turn o...
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Early 18th Century Italian Antique Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

Sculptural Cast Iron Pedestal and Glass Industrial Dining / Work Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Sculptural cast iron pedestal base and glass Industrial dining / work table. Beautiful patina on the base. Heavy custom made glass top with cable opening in the middle. Impress...
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Early 1900s North American Industrial Antique Desks and Writing Tables

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Iron

Asian Influenced Brass Console Table by Mastercraft
Located in Atlanta, GA
Asian influenced brass console table by Mastercraft, American, circa 1960s. Retains warm original patina. This piece is a versatile size and can be used as a console table, desk, van...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal, Brass

Gianfranco Frattini Model 804 Rolltop Desk Bernini, Italy, 1962
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Rare and unusual roll-top desk model 804 designed by Gianfranco Frattini and manufactured by Bernini, Italy 1964. The desk is made of rosewood veneer and has a very nice shape. This ...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Desks and Writing Tables

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Aluminum

Vintage Fretwork Fret Chinese Chippendale Dining Table Hollywood Regency
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Amazing vintage Chinese Chippendale Fretwork Chinoiserie Split leg dining table. Fretwork on the skirt of the table, split fret legs, fret corners underneath a glass top. Original fi...
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20th Century American Hollywood Regency Desks and Writing Tables

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Glass, Wood

18th Century Spanish Door Made Custom Desk or Table with Iron Trestle Legs
Located in Atlanta, GA
A custom table with an 18th century Spanish hand-carved door top. This rectangular-shaped table has been fashioned by setting an 18th century Spanish door onto a custom iron base. Th...
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18th Century Spanish Antique Desks and Writing Tables

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Iron

Italian, Lombardia, Shaped Walnut and Inlaid 1-Drawer Table, 18th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
Exceptional and rare the tabletop with rounded front corners and notched rear corners with a small gallery edge at the sides and rear, the veneered top with a centered medallion of b...
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Mid-18th Century Italian Rococo Antique Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

Stash Desk lacquer and walnut , lacquer drawers, lacquer and wood desk,waterfall
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A Minimalist’s dream, the stash desk is a perfect combination of deep, rich walnut with a pop of color. Its slim and clean profile is ideal for small spaces. The three drawers featur...
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2010s American Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood, Lacquer

Executive Waterfall Metal Desk in Art Deco - Streamline Design, Germany, 2015
By Müller Möbelfabrikation
Located in Berlin, DE
Executive Waterfall Metal Desk in Art Deco - Streamline Design, Germany, 2015.
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2010s German Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

Ofir Contemporary Desk by Luísa Peixoto
Located in Porto, PT
Desk in black lacquer with one drawer. Bespoke / customizable Identical shapes with different sizes and finishings. All RAL colors available. (Mate / half gloss / gloss).
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2010s Portuguese Desks and Writing Tables

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Lacquer

Antique and Vintage Desks and Writing Tables

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.

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