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Desks and Writing Tables For Sale
Jules Leleu, Mahogany Writing Table, France, circa 1940
Located in New York, NY
Mahogany and gilt bronze writing table with two drawers by Jules Leleu For an illustration of an identical table, see Siriex, Françoise. The House of Leleu. New York: Hudson Hills...
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1940s French Art Deco Vintage Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

Guillerme et Chambron Writing Desk in Solid Oak
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Guillerme et Chambron for Votre Maison, writing desk, oak, France, 1960s. This desk is designed by the renowned French duo Guillerme et Chambron. This item holds an utterly well-b...
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1960s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak

Unique Pierre Chapo Desk in Solid Elm, France 1960s
Located in Rotterdam, NL
Unique Pierre Chapo desk in Solid Elm, France 1960s. The desk was made upon special request; the previous owners purchased different items by Chapo in the late 60s and asked for this...
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1960s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Desks and Writing Tables

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Elm

Lupa Desk by Gisbert Pöppler
Located in Geneve, CH
Lupa desk by Gisbert Pöppler. Dimensions: D 170 x W 74,5 x H 76 cm. Materials: high gloss lacquered wood, black walnut. Work should not dominate our lives, so Lupa is a dainty d...
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2010s German Post-Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

Fine 18th Century Swedish Rococo Desk
Located in Helsingborg, SE
Fine 18th century Swedish black painted Rococo desk with four drawers and great proportions and shape. Ca 1760 Sweden.
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18th Century Swedish Rococo Antique Desks and Writing Tables

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Pine

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 - Europe by Greenapple. Castelo console table embodies the numerous castles that played an important...
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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

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. 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

Simone Contemporary Desk by Luísa Peixoto
Located in Valbom, PT
Piece in Ironwood with four drawers lined inside 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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Wood

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 table embodies the numerous castles th...
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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

Table Silvio Coppola from Bernini Italy 1960s
Located in Lucca, IT
The table by Silvio Coppola is Iconic Piece of 1960s. The table has an essential line of great sculptural impact. It represents well the concept of Italian design of the sixties.  
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Desks and Writing Tables

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Nutwood

21st Century Art Deco Castelo Console Handcrafted Portugal by Greenapple
Located in Cartaxo, PT
21st Century Contemporary Art Deco Castelo Console Handcrafted in Portugal - Europe by Greenapple. Castelo console table embodies the numerous castles that played an important role ...
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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

Small French Directoire Cherry Secretary, Cherry Stained, Cream Leather Pad
Located in Landivy, FR
This Secretary is a handmade modernized interpretation of the French Directoire style at the end of the 18th century. This period is remarkable with its straight, classical and timel...
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2010s French Neoclassical Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Wood, Cherry, Lacquer

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

Chippy Heath Telephone Seat Mid-Century Modern Teak Gossip Bench
Located in Chattanooga, TN
Chippy telephone seat Mid-Century Modern gossip bench, made in England. The Mid-Century Modern teak gossip bench has it's original orange fabric on the seat! Truly remarkable that th...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Desks and Writing Tables

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Teak

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. Inspired by Lisbon's historic quarter, this beautiful piece exceeds ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Onyx, Carrara Marble, Brass, Stainless Steel

19th Century Inlaid Mahogany Kidney Shaped Desk
Located in Martlesham, GB
A fine quality 19th Century inlaid mahogany kidney shaped desk with tulipwood, satinwood and boxwood stringing, the shaped and moulded edge top having a tan brown leather writing sur...
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1890s English Antique Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

Meridiem Desk of Antiqued Mirror and Patinated Steel, Made in Italy
Located in London, GB
The Meridiem desk is designed by Emél & Browne in the minimalist and contemporary style and custom made in Italy by skilled artisans. The Meridiem desk reflects the transition from m...
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2010s Italian Minimalist Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel

Bruce Burdick Desk for Herman Miller
Located in Bridgewater, CT
Rarely found with so many modules. Can be configured as a L-shaped desk or as 2 linear desks. Can be purchased in any configuration you may need.
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1980s American Modern Vintage Desks and Writing Tables

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Aluminum

Contemporary White Oak Dining Table by Coolican & Company
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

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. Inspired by Lisbon's historic quarter, this beautiful piece...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Granite, Onyx, Marble, Brass

Oak Wood MiMi Desk White by Miduny, Made in Italy
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Merging clean lines with warm materials, the faceted geometry of the MiMi desk creates a slender, elegant profile punctuated with painted surfaces that capture light. This modern and...
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2010s Italian Minimalist Desks and Writing Tables

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Birch, Oak, Plywood

18th Century Louis XVI Bois de Rose Secretaire Roger Vandercruse Lacroix, 1780s
By Roger Vandercruse dit Lacroix
Located in Roma, RM
Precious French Secretaire, Louis XVI era, purple ebony- bois de rose veneer, made by RVLC, Roger Vandercruse dit Lacroix (19 November 1727 - 19 May 1799). We are facing a piece of f...
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1780s French Louis XVI Antique Desks and Writing Tables

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Ebony

Italian Manufacture, 1960 writing desk in Wood and Light Blue Formica Top
Located in Milan, IT
1960s desk, Italian manufacture in wood and light blue formica top. It is a mid-century table/writing desk. The desk has a rectangular structure with a central drawer in wood. The ta...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Desks and Writing Tables

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Formica, Wood

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

Carpett Desk by Jaime Tresserra, circa 1987
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Wooden folding desk designed by Jaime Tresserra, circa 1987. Manufactured by Tresserra Design in Spain, circa 1987. Made of walnut wood. In good original condition, with min...
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1980s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood, Walnut

U-Disk Desk
Located in Milan, IT
Part of the U-Disk Collection, this desk reflects the playful personality of its designer Federico Pepe. A continuous steel tube, bent up to achieve an efficient and fluid support ba...
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2010s Italian Desks and Writing Tables

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Glass

Shagreen Desk & Matching Stool with Bronze-Patina Brass Details by R&Y Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The Laurens Writing Desk and matching Stool are both graphic and minimalist with their asymmetry overlay of cream shagreen sitting on top of a bronze-patina brass structure. The desk...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Antique French Satinwood, Gold Bronze & Sèvres Porcelain Escritoire, Circa 1880
Located in New Orleans, LA
Antique French satinwood, gold bronze & sèvres porcelain escritoire, circa 1880.
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Late 19th Century French Antique Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

Mahogany Writing Desk with Two Drawers Early 19th Century
Located in Brussels, Brussels
Superb writing desk with two drawers from the beginning of the 19th century in mahogany from England Elegant desk which has two drawers in the belt. The interior of the drawers are ...
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Early 19th Century British Early Victorian Antique Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

Post-Modern Travertine Dining Table in the Style of Scarpa, Mangiarotti, 1970's
Located in Antwerp, BE
Post-modern; Dining table; travertine; Marble; Writing desk; Postmodern dining table in travertine marble that can also be used as a writing desk. Fits up to eight people comfor...
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Mid-19th Century European Post-Modern Antique Desks and Writing Tables

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Travertine

T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings Kneehole Desk in New Black Piano Lacquer Finish
Located in PAU, FR
Stunning T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings kneehole or double pedestal desk in new black piano lacquer finish. The desk is equipped with 3 drawers in each pedestal and a middle drawer mounted ...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Birch, Walnut, Lacquer

French Marcello Desk in Blue Lacquer, Glass, and Brass by Joris Poggioli
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This statement-making desk in glossy blue lacquer, with glass base, brass accents, and velvet and MDF drawers, is by up-and-coming French designer Joris Poggioli.
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2010s French Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Desk Table Home Office Pink Onyx Mirror Polished Steel Collectible Design Italy
Located in Ancona, Marche
The table bangles are an important desk with structure in mirror polished stainless steel and top in rare pink onyx. Dimensions are customizable. Every single bangle is welded ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Onyx, Stainless Steel

Famed Desk
By LAGU
Located in İSTANBUL, TR
The Famed Desk was designed with the aim of allowing you to work with more elegance and more simplicity. Measures: Length: 47.2'' / Depth: 27.5'' / Height: 34.2'' Weight: 57.5 ...
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2010s Turkish Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Marble, Metal, Brass

EPIC Metal Desk by Soraya Osorio
Located in Clinton Corners, NY
The Epic metal desks semi-circle embodies power and confidence. Handcrafted in smoke bronzed steel and grazed aged brass. Featured in Elle Decor Designed and Handcrafted by Soray...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass, Steel

Cliff Young Izzy Black Rift Oak and Bronze Writing Desk Console
Located in New York, NY
Izzy Desk, constructed with curved drawer modules, it combines the coolness of the asymmetrical metal base with the warmth of richly grained wood tabletop with built-in wireless char...
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2010s American Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze, 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

Walnut Black MiMi Table by Miduny, Made in Italy
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Merging clean lines with warm materials, the faceted geometry of the MiMi table creates a slender, elegant profile punctuated with painted surfaces that capture light. This modern an...
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2010s Italian Minimalist Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak, Beech, Plywood

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

Antique Walnut & Leather Top Desk
Located in London, GB
A superb antique leather top desk made from burr walnut. This was made in England, it dates from around the 1900-1920 period. It is a fantastic size and is of wonderful quality. T...
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Early 20th Century English Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Walnut

Fortune ii, Contemporary Oak Vanity Upholstered in Premium Calf
Located in New York, NY
Handcrafted in natural oak and upholstered in naturally tanned Firenze beige calf leather top free of pentachlorophenol, a chemical that is harmful to the ozone layer. Back border u...
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2010s Spanish Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Cowhide, Oak, Leather

Louis XIII Period Desk 17th Century
Located in Beuzevillette, FR
Magnificent Louis 13 style desk from the 17th century. The legs are turned in a spiral, as well as the "H" spacer. On the solid body there is a drawer on the length and a metal lock....
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17th Century Antique Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Mid Century Design Desk in Oak
Located in Brussels , BE
Mid century design Desk in oak
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Nerone e Patuzzi, Desk, Gruppo NP2, Italy Mid-20th Century
By Nerone and Patuzzi, Gruppo NP2
Located in Greding, DE
Large metal executive desk with side shelf and wooden relief by Nerone Ceccarelli and Giovanni Patuzzi.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

Kai Kristiansen for Feldballes Møbelfabrik Free Standing 'Kidney' Desk in Walnut
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Kai Kristiansen for Feldballes Møbelfabrik, writing desk, model 54, walnut, brass, Denmark, 1950s. This small and elegant solid walnut desk was designed by Kai Kristiansen and exe...
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

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

I Do desk from the Alexandre Arrechea SoShiro collaboration
Located in London, GB
'I do' is a desk made of pear wood and aluminium as part of Alexandre Arrechea and SoShiro’s collaborative Layers collection. It is inspired by the installation CHAOS, which communic...
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2010s Italian Desks and Writing Tables

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Aluminum

Antique French Country Louis XV Walnut Writing Desk Table, Circa 1920
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a fantastic antique French desk. The desk is in good condition and measures 19 inches deep x 31 wide x 30 inches tall. The desk dates to teh 1920s.
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1920s French Louis XV Vintage Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

Koza Polished Black Glossy Color Carbon Steel Writing Table by Zieta
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Flexible forming fits well all flexible solutions. Pure line of our trestle Koza is an effect of careful deformation of thin steel sheets by internal pressure. Surprising lightness, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Polish Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel

Qing Dynasty 19th Century Desk with Burlwood Top, Drawers and Cracked Ice Shelf
Located in Yonkers, NY
A Chinese Qing Dynasty period wooden desk from the 19th century, with burlwood inset top, five drawers and cracked ice base. Created in China during the Qing Dynasty, this wooden des...
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19th Century Chinese Qing Antique Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood, Burl

Large Vintage Javanese Dutch Colonial Teak Desk with Carved Painted Drawers
Located in Yonkers, NY
A large vintage Dutch Colonial style teak wood desk from the mid-20th century, with burl wood inset, carved and painted drawers. Created in Java during the mid-century period, this l...
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Mid-20th Century Javanese Dutch Colonial Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood, Teak

Flagg Side Table Bedside Table Storage by Alabama Sawyer
Located in Birmingham, AL
We handcrafted this classic bedside table with hardwoods from Birmingham's urban forest. For your bedroom, it can hold books, reading glasses, a lamp or glass of water. A single draw...
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2010s American American Craftsman Desks and Writing Tables

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Hardwood, Oak

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

Antique Charles II Revival Oak and Elm Writing Desk Dressing
Located in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
Antique fine quality Charles II revival C1920 oak and elm writing desk or dressing table. Solid heavy, no loose joints and no woodworm. Full of age, character and charm. The oak l...
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1920s Charles II Vintage Desks and Writing Tables

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Elm, Oak

Fred Desk Top in Saddle Extra Leather Cammello
Located in New York, NY
This desk is a meeting of light, almost ethereal geometries. Roberto Lazzeroni creates a piece of furniture in which the visual pleasure of a continuous saddle-leather surface is und...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Ash

Maree Desk by Draga&Aurel Resin and etched brass, 21st Century
Located in Como, IT
Transparency Matters collection by Draga&Aurel: The desk features two solid brass bases and a resin cast top, designed to achieve a liquid-look surface; it is finished with brush st...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Lifting Desk by Karstudio
Located in Geneve, CH
Lifting desk by Karstudio Dimensions: W 120 x D 45 x H 75 cm Materials: MDF Frame Available in black. Kar, is the root of Sanskrit Karma, meaning karmic repetition. We seek the...
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2010s Chinese Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Fiberglass

Desk CM141 by Pierre Paulin, Thonet Edition, 1954
Located in Paris, FR
Oak desk model CM141 by Pierre Paulin for Thonet, 1954.
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1950s French Vintage Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

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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