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Desks and Writing Tables For Sale
Nanna Ditzel, Freestanding Desk in Teak by Søren Willadsen, 1958, Denmark
Located in Munster, NRW
This elegant design by Nanna & Jørgen Ditzel serves as a desk, a writing table, library table, or even a console table in a large space. The spare, minimal form is delightful from ...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Desks and Writing Tables

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Teak

Modern Armona Desk in Walnut and Shadow Onyx Handcrafted by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Modern Armona Desk Walnut Shadow Onyx Dark Oxidised Brass Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Using high quality materials and textures, we ha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Onyx, Marble, Brass

Greenapple Console, Castelo Console, Sahara Noir Marble, Handmade in Portugal
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Castelo Console, Contemporary Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Designed by Rute Martins for the Contemporary Collection, Castelo console table embodies th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Onyx, Marble, Brass, Stainless Steel, Steel

Regency Style Rosewood and Bronze Campaign Desk
Located in Stamford, CT
Classic rosewood Campaign desk in the English Regency style. With bronze legs and stretcher, the legs ending in paw feet. This handsome, beautifully designed desk is simple elegance....
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Rosewood

P.E. Guerin Artisan Desk in Stainless Steel with Brass Accents C. 1950, 'Signed'
Located in New York, NY
Hand-crafted desk in brushed stainless steel with intricate brass pulls and accents with 3 drawers and embossed black leather top by P.E. Guerin, American c.1950 (signed “P.E.G.” on ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass, Stainless Steel

Bodil Kjaer Desk, Certified Rio Rosewood, Table, 1959 E. Pedersen & Søn Denmark
By E. Pederson, Bodil Kjaer
Located in Munster, NRW
Bodil Kjaer for E. Pedersen & Søn, table model 901, certified Rio Rosewood and chrome steel, Denmark, 1959, completely restored. An exceptionally beautiful version, the veneer s...
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1950s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Desks and Writing Tables

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Chrome, Steel

Modern Art Deco Design Desk in White Oak Leaf and Gold Metal Details
Located in Porto, PT
Modern Art Deco design desk in white oak leaf and gold metal details 44 office desk 44 office desk fuses elements of surrealism vibes with an Art Deco style. The luxury desk is the ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal, Stainless Steel

Jacques Powder Blue Dining Table in Bird's Eye Maple by Fred&Juul
Located in Fiesole, Florence
Designed with the aim to find the perfect balance between clean lines and warm texture. Consisting of 5 rounded, 50 mm thick slats with bird’s eye maple veneer, the dining or coffee ...
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2010s Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood, Birdseye Maple, Maple

Arquitectonica 1984, Madonna Table, Desk for Memphis Milano, Postmodern Miami
Located in Munster, NRW
Madonna table by Arquitectonica Miami for Memphis Milano, 1984. Iconic an extremely rare postmodern piece and one of the only Memphis Group productions whose design was commissione...
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Modern Dining Room Table Solid Oak Contemporary Nathan Lindberg Mod. #04
Located in Hamminkeln, DE
Beautiful contemporary Nathan Lindberg table Mod. #04 heavyweight, solid oak. This piece can be used as a dining table for 6-10 persons (depends on the size of chairs) or as a confer...
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2010s German Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood, Oak

Antique Fine Quality 19th Century Mahogany Writing Side Table Desk C1850
Located in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
Antique fine quality 19th Century mahogany writing side table desk C1850. Lovely age colour and patina. Solid, no loose joints or woodworm. Full of age, character and charm. The m...
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19th Century European Antique Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Aldo Tura Lacquered Goatskin Knife Edge Dining Table, circa 1975
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Aldo Tura Lacquered Goatskin Knife Edge dining table, circa 1975.
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20th Century Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Goatskin, Wood

Antique Louis XVI Writing Desk, 20th Century, Cognac Leather, Bonze & Brass
Located in Paris, FR
Antique Louis XVI style desk from the 20th century, with cognac leather top and gold embossed frieze. The front of the piece has four dovetail drawers with brass details. The right ...
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Mid-20th Century French Louis XVI Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Wood

Danish Desk by Aksel Bender Madsen & Ejner Larsen, Denmark
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

Table Desk Writing Home Office Grey Marble Top Mirror Steel Modern Collectible
Located in Ancona, Marche
The table Gallio are an important desk with structure in mirror polished stainless steel and top in grey Versylis marble. Dimensions are customizable. Every single bangle is weld...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Marble, Stainless Steel

Greenapple Dining Table, Armona Dining Table, American Oak, Handmade in Portugal
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Armona Dining Table, Contemporary Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Designed by Rute Martins for the Contemporary Collection, raw beauty and exquisite desi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Onyx, Marble, Brass

Charles X Style Oak Bureau Plat
Located in New York, NY
Charles X style oak bureau plat, rectangular, above two drawers, on curule x-form supports conjoined by a turned stretcher. Measures: 30" H x 48" W x 28.25" D. Provenance: Property f...
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20th Century Charles X Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak

Art Deco Hungarian Desk in Walnut
Located in Houston, TX
Desk top is made out of high police walnut wood with cowhide insert in the middle. There are 2 drawers with chrome handles. Desk is elevated by thin chrome legs that are connected on...
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1940s Hungarian Art Deco Vintage Desks and Writing Tables

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Chrome

Large Antique Mahogany Writing Table
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
For sale is a good quality large leather top writing table by Taylor & Sons, Brompton Road, London, having three leather inserts each decorated with Greek key tooling, above an arran...
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Early 20th Century English Georgian Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

Art Nouveau Standing Desk /Reception Table Around 1890, After Carlo Bugatti
Located in Berlin, DE
First class Art Nouveau standing desk /Reception table around 1890, mother-of-pearl and silver, after Carlo Bugatti Unique standing desk made of solid wood, mahogany in Art Nouv...
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Late 19th Century French Art Nouveau Antique Desks and Writing Tables

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Silver, Brass

Chippendale Mahogany Partners Pedestal Desk
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
A rare 18th century Chippendale period georgian mahogany partners pedestal desk having beautiful gilt tooled leather top over 18 drawers, 9 to each side, which retain original brass ...
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Mid-18th Century English Chippendale Antique Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

Fine Quality American Victorian Carved Walnut Secretary Desk Circa 1870
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a superb carved Victorian secretary desk made in the 1870s most likely in Ohio by Cinncinati Art Carvers. The secretary is absolutely gorgeous and very useful especially for ...
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1870s American High Victorian Antique Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

Walnut Dining Room Table by Giuseppe Rivadossi for Officina Rivadossi, 1970s
Located in Almelo, NL
This table was handmade by Officina Rivadossi, Italy, and on the top it shows the characteristics lines of this factory, dues to the craftsman work. This is a factory marks for colle...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

Greenapple Console, Menir Console, Black Vein Marble, Handmade in Portugal
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Menir Console, Contemporary Collection, Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Inspired by the purest architectural structures, Menir console table draws its form, meaning ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Marble, Onyx, Carrara Marble, Brass

French Art Deco Amboyna Burl Wood Desk with Leather Top
Located in Los Angeles, CA
French Art Deco rectangular desk with Amboyna Burl frame with a gloss finish. This desk features two side drawers and one center drawer with antique brass bas relief drawer pulls and...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

French, 19th Century, Louis XIV Style Ladies Desk Stamp G.Durand
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
Finest quality late 19th C French ladies writing desk stamped twice G Durand. on the underside of the writing surface. The oak carcass is veneered in kingwood and mahogany and richly...
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Late 19th Century French Louis XV Antique Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

Peter Ghyczy for Form + Life Collection Set of Six ‘Triangel’ Tables
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Peter Ghyczy for Form + Life Collection, set of six tables model ‘Triangel’, lacquered polyurethane, Germany, 1968-1971 This extremely rare set of tables is designed by Peter Ghyc...
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1960s German Mid-Century Modern Vintage Desks and Writing Tables

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Plastic

Pinewood Desk with Embossed Leather Top
Located in Stamford, CT
Continental style Pinewood desk on ball-and-vase-turned legs with two pull out drawers. The tabletop features an embossed leather top with scrolled foliage trim. Please note of wear ...
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20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Pine

Minimalist Modern Desk in Walnut
Located in Lisbon, PT
A stylish desk for home or office. The clean look is achieved by using the drawers almost hided, and as a part of the desk’s structure, as well as cable storage under the tabletop. F...
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2010s European Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood, Walnut, Plywood

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 or Writing Table Glass Crystal Geometric Shape Collectible Design Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
The slim desk 'Origami' is made of extra-clear glass. Desk dimension: L 120 W 50 H 75 cm. The inspiration for origami came from the observation of a simple piece of paper which, bein...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Glass

Ostrich Embossed Leather Campaign Desk by Marge Carson, Usa 1999
Located in Chicago, IL
A gorgeous campaign desk designed by Marge Carson in 1999. This desk features an ostrich embossed faux leather top with three drawers. It has an aluminum frame with brass details fea...
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1990s American Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass, Metal

Tomlinson Mid-Century Hollywood Regency Rosewood and White Lacquer Writing Desk
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Mid-Century Modern Hollywood Regency Chinoiserie writing desk By Tomlinson USA, Circa 1960s Gorgeous rosewood top, with white lacquered apron and legs, and origin...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Arco Sidedesk 'arredamenti metallici serie' by B.B.P.R. Studio for Olivetti
Located in Munster, NRW
Sidedesk/desk made of metal panels on angled legs, adjustable hexagonal feet in black and a chest of five drawers on rails in light gray / beige plastic, which is in a good vintage c...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

Clarke Desk Walnut White
Located in Cincinnati, US
The Clarke Collection comes in ten different table top sizes, two wood species, and two metal finishes. The exposed stainless steel bolts blur the line between Scandinavian and Indus...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Minimalist Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel

Bernhard Pedersen Mid Century Teak Secretary Desk
Located in Countryside, IL
Bernhard Pedersen mid century teak secretary desk This desk measures: 36 wide x 17.5 deep x 45 inches high All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call restored vintage condi...
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1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Desks and Writing Tables

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Teak

Regency Amboyna and Gilt Library Table Attributed to Seddon and Morel
By Morel & Seddon
Located in Lymington, Hampshire
A Regency amboyna and gilt library table attributed to Seddon and Morel, with a rectangular top set upon solid end supports with a turned, reeded and gilded stretcher and gilded bun ...
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1810s English Regency Antique Desks and Writing Tables

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Amboyna

Maitland Smith Style Hand Painted 7 Drawer Desk
Located in Countryside, IL
Maitland Smith Style Hand Painted 7 Drawer Desk This desk measures: 70 wide x 33 deep x 31 high, with a chair clearance of 25 inches This desk is in Good Vintage Condition with min...
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2010s American Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood, Paint

Billy Haines Iconic Faux Bamboo and Glass Table 1970
Located in New York, NY
Rare and elegant faux bamboo table in steel and glass with brass accents by Billy Haines, American 1970. The table has beautiful lines and an impressive understated aesthetic. The...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass, Steel

Charlotte Perriand Marble Center Table à Plateau Interchangeable by Cassina
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Table designed by Charlotte Perriand in 1937. Relaunched in 2020. Manufactured by Cassina in Italy. The first model of this historic design table was crafted in 1937 for Charlott...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Mixed-Media Crescent Shaped Desk in Macassar Ebony and Blackened Steel
Located in Wilton, CT
Mixed-media crescent shaped desk in Macassar Ebony and Blackened Steel- As Shown Available Now. A unique one of a kind piece in the spirit of the Arts & Crafts period designed by Gre...
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2010s American Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Granite, Steel

Antique Burr Walnut Kidney Shaped Desk
Located in Antrim, GB
Fabulous antique burr walnut kidney shaped desk with davenport top incorporated Two drawers over stretcher base. Tooled dark blue leather hide C1870 Measures: 48ins x 24ins x 34i...
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1870s European Victorian Antique Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

Restored Antique Russian Hardwood & Gilt Metal Partner Desk & Leather Armchair
Located in GB
Wer are delighted to offer this beautiful fully restored very large Russian Mahogany & Gilt metal extending desk with matching hand dyed brown leather throne armchair circa 1860-1880...
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1860s Russian Victorian Antique Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Hardwood

Vintage Italian Regency Burlwood Laminate Saber Leg Tall Secretary Desk Display
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Vintage Italian Regency burlwood laminate saber leg tall secretary desk display curio bookcase. Item features tall shapely cabriole/saber legs, broken arch top with finial, roll top ...
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Late 20th Century North American Regency Desks and Writing Tables

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Glass, Laminate, Burl

Antique circa 1830-1850 James Winter & Sons London Satinwood Green Leather Desk
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this very rare and important original fully stamped James Winter & Son’s 101 Wardour St Soho London Satinwood & Regency green leather partner desk ...
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1830s English Regency Antique Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Satinwood

17th Century Italian Center Table, Writing Table
Located in Atlanta, GA
A very lovely 17th century center table - writing table from the Bologna area of Italy. Beautifully constructed from walnut with two drawers, classical lyre shaped legs and a solid b...
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Late 17th Century Italian Antique Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

Art Deco Style Maitland-Smith Faux Ostrich Leather Writing Desk
Located in Dallas, TX
This outstanding Art Deco style desk is crafted by Maitland-Smith, circa 1970s. The company is well known for its use of unusual materials. This desk is beautifully covered in faux o...
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Late 20th Century Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Table
Located in Paris, FR
Charlotte Perriand, Table, 1956-1959 Metal and grey laminated wood top Provenance: Fondation Franco-Brésilienne, CIUP, France.
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

Early 20th Spanish Desk with Lyre Legs and Carved Edges on Top
Located in Miami, FL
Early 20th Spanish desk with lyre legs and carved edges on top An 20th century Spanish Baroque style desk, or writing table made of solid walnut with lyre shaped legs joined by wrou...
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20th Century Spanish Baroque Desks and Writing Tables

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Wrought Iron

Anglo Indian Ornamental Writing Desk
Located in High Point, NC
A carved writing desk from the United Kingdom, circa 1900. This rare colonial inspired piece is carved from tropical hardwood in ornate detail. Tropical birds and crouching lions sup...
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Early 1900s British Anglo-Indian Antique Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Elm & Oak Desk, Spain Circa 1790
Located in Culver City, CA
Elm & Oak desk. Spain Circa 1790. Beautifully aged desk with natural patina and three pullout drawers. Measures: 59.25”L x 27.25” D x 29” H.
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Late 18th Century Spanish Antique Desks and Writing Tables

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Elm, Oak

20th Century Impressive Writing Desk / Bureau Plat
Located in Berlin, DE
Impressive desk / Bureau Plat, 20th century Castle-like desk, solid wood. Engraved bronze fittings. On angled, with four imposing corner fittings on curved legs, cambered on all s...
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20th Century French Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Reverse Silver Leaf Desk with Black Lacquer Trim 'Floor Sample'
Located in New York, NY
Seen here is the floor sample of a custom reverse silver leaf desk with black lacquer trim. Customizations available to dimensions, design, and finishes. Please inquire for customiza...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Silver Leaf

18th Century French Rustic Writing Table
Located in Dallas, TX
18th century French rustic writing table was crafted from a country home, probably owned by a noble or dignitary, who brought some of the concepts of convenient and "modern" living t...
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Mid-20th Century French Rustic Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak

18th Century Hand-Painted Venetian Style Ivory Stra Table with little flowers
Located in Ronchi dei Legionari, IT
From our Hand-Painted Furniture Collection, we are pleased to introduce you to our ivory stra table with hand-painted little flowers decors. This beautiful creation can be used both...
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2010s Italian Other Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Vittorio Dassi Brass Feet Wood Small Desk, Italy, 1950s
Located in Naples, IT
Small desk also called 'dattilo', very well designed by Vittorio Dassi in the 1950s. It has a solid structure finished and supported by brass feet and has two drawers on the left sid...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Regency Brass-Inlaid Ebony Desk Compendium
Located in Lymington, Hampshire
A Regency brass-inlaid ebony desk compendium of rectangular form with a carrying handle flanked by cut glass inkwells between two pen trays, with a central drawer, set on bun feet, ...
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1810s English Antique Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Fem Work Desk, Natural Ash by Made by Choice
Located in Geneve, CH
FEM work desk, natural ash by Made By Choice Dimensions: D55 x W95 x H105 cm Materials: natural ash Also available: FEM work desk stained black. FEM is a compact piece of hom...
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2010s Finnish Post-Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Ash

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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