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Period: Early 20th Century
French Art Deco 1930s-1940s Design Maison Briotet Wood and Velvet Desk
Located in Tourcoing, FR
French Art Deco 1930s-1940s Design Maison Briotet Wood and Velvet Desk
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French Art Deco Early 20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

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Velvet, Wood

Antique French Provincial Mahogany Kneehole Kidney Bean Writing Vanity Desk 43"
Located in Dayton, OH
Antique French Provincial / Louis XV kidney bean kneehole writing or vanity desk. Made of mahogany and fruit wood featuring inlaid parquetry design with scrolled floral and acanthus...
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French Provincial Early 20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

Antique Restored Lady's Desk in Jugendstil (circa 1915)
Located in Lüdinghausen, DE
Antique Jugendstil Lady's Desk (circa 1915) Description: This exquisite lady's desk, crafted from solid oak and embodying the elegance and craftsmanship of the Jugendstil era (circ...
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European Jugendstil Early 20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

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Mirror, Oak

Antique Oak Roll Top Storage Secretary Desk
Located in New York, NY
This antique right-hand pedestal roll top desk features dovetailed drawers, 20 desktop compartments, a pull out tabletop and wood scalloped drawer pulls. Good condition with surface ...
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American Industrial Early 20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak

English Writing Table or Desk of Patinated Oak with Embossed Leather Top
Located in Austin, TX
A fine English writing table or desk of a handsomely patinated oak from the Edwardian era, featuring an inset embossed leather top, with moulded edge around the circumference, over a...
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English Edwardian Early 20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal, Brass

French Louis XVI Style Writing Table or Desk with Leather Top by Maison Leger
Located in Austin, TX
A fine French writing table or desk of ormolu mounted walnut and mahogany, in the Louis XVI style, featuring an inset embossed leather top framed with an inlaid pattern of mahogany, with brass trim around the edge, with three drawers with brass hardware and escutcheons, finished inlaid back, and resting on tapering legs with decorative ormolu accents. The lockplate to the central drawer signed 'Mson Léger / 28, Place des Vosges, Paris' Dimensions are H 29.25 in x W 55 in x D 27.57 in Maison Léger (also known as Emile Léger...
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French Louis XVI Early 20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal, Brass

Louis XVI Style Writing Table or Desk with Leather Top from France
Located in Austin, TX
A handsome French writing table or desk in the Louis XVI style, featuring a leather top inset into a moulded top over a frieze of three drawers, with paneled sides and brass accents,...
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French Louis XVI Early 20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal, Brass

French Art Nouveau Wood Side Table Writing Table Glass Top One Drawer, c 1920
Located in Labrit, Landes
French antique wood and glass side or writing table, circa 1920. Made in the art Nouveau period : the legs are typical of the lines of this artistic movement inspirated by nature. Th...
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French Art Nouveau Early 20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

Edwardian Writing Table or Desk of Mahogany with Leather Top from England
Located in Austin, TX
A fine English writing table or desk of mahogany from the Edwardian Era, featuring an inset embossed leather top, with moulded edge around the circumference, over a frieze of two dra...
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English Edwardian Early 20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal, Brass

French Empire Mahogany Gilt Bronze Gentleman's Desk
Located in New York, NY
Procured from an esteemed estate in Greenwich, Connecticut, this desk showcases the timeless craftsmanship of the French Empire period. Crafted from rich mahogany, this desk features...
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French Empire Early 20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

Red Lacquer Desk
Located in Greenwich, CT
Red lacquer desk with three drawers with pierce carvings motif.
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Chinese Ming Vintage Early 20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

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Lacquer

1900s French Wooden Desk
Located in High Point, NC
Experience the rich history and craftsmanship of the early 1900s with this French wooden desk, an exemplar of classic design and functionality. Constructed from deep-toned wood, this...
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French Early 20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Restored Bauhaus Writing Desk, Oak, Chrome-Plated Steel, Germany, 1930s
Located in Horomerice, CZ
Desk dimensions: Height: 79 cm (31.1 in) Width: 110 cm (43.3 in) Depth: 63 cm (24.8 in) Leg space: Height: 74 cm (29.1 in) Width: 68 cm (26.8 in) Made according to the design of Ma...
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German Bauhaus Early 20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel, Chrome

Stunning Art Deco Writing Desk in Book Matched Burl Veneer 1930s
Located in Tilburg, NL
Stunning Art Deco Writing Desk in Book Matched Burl Veneer, Europe, 1930s. This is a wonderful and very stylish art deco desk or writing table in beautiful book matched burl veneer....
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European Art Deco Early 20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood, Burl

Art Deco Desk in the style of Jacques-Emile Ruhlmann (1879-1933), France, 1920s
Located in New York, NY
Elegant Art Deco desk on curved tapered legs. The desk has a corresponding design on the front and back and offers plenty of storage space with four drawers. The left-hand drawer is ...
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French Art Deco Vintage Early 20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

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Palisander, Rosewood

French Maison Jansen Attributed Louis XVI Style Ebonized Desk
Located in Houston, TX
French Maison Jansen Attributed Louis XVI Style Ebonized Desk. We offer a gorgeous antique French Louis XVI style ebonized desk or bureau plat with a red leather top embossed with g...
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French Louis XVI Vintage Early 20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

American Aesthetic Oak Partners Desk manner Louis Comfort Tiffany
Located in Buffalo, NY
American Aesthetic Oak Partners Desk manner Louis Comfort Tiffany.. Large and handsome antique oak partner's desk, Gorgeous grain, brass hard...
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American Aesthetic Movement Vintage Early 20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Gustavian Style 3 Drawer Desk
Located in Hollywood, FL
This is a Gustavian style 3 drawer desk. its been restored and repainted with Milk Paints "Oyster White"
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Swedish Gustavian Vintage Early 20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Empire Mahogany Desk With Hunter Green Leather Top, Circa 1930
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Empire mahogany desk with tooled hunter green leather top. The desk with bronze banding and trim, bronze finely fluted corner medallions, fluted and tapering legs with bronze caps an...
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American Empire Early 20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

STUNNING REGENCY STYLE NEOCLASSICAL BRASS & WALNUT WRiTING TABLE DESK CIRCA 1920
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this absolutely stunning, Regency Neoclassical style Walnut & Satinwood writing table with X framed solid br...
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Regency Vintage Early 20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Restored Bauhaus Writing Desk, by Robert Slezak, Beech, Chrome, Czech, 1930s
Located in Horomerice, CZ
Dimensions of the table: Height: 74 cm (29.1 in) Width: 145 cm (57.1 in) Depth: 72 cm (28.3 in) Leg space: Height: 69 cm (27.2 in) Width: 72.5 cm (28.5 in) This table was designed ...
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Czech Bauhaus Early 20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

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Chrome, Steel

Early 20thC Louis XVth Style Kingwood Bureau Plat
Located in Altrincham, GB
Early 20thC Louis XVth Style Kingwood Bureau Plat with fine gilt bronze mounts applied to cabriole legs by - Lysberg & Hansen – Copenhagen - 56"w x 30"h x 30"d - The Copenhagen firm ...
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Danish Louis XV Vintage Early 20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

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Ormolu

Victorian Style Library Table with Black Writing Surface
Located in Toronto, CA
This Victorian Style Library Table with a Black Writing Surface is surely to be a focal point to your library, office or great room. This truly is a stately and elegant piece crafte...
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Canadian Victorian Early 20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

French Art Nouveau Oak Side Table Writing Table Vegetal Ornementation, c 1900
Located in Labrit, Landes
French antique oak side or writing table, circa 1900. Made in the art Nouveau period : the carving of the drawer and of the table belt is typical of the lines of this artistic moveme...
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French Art Nouveau Early 20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

Rare Important French Art Deco Mahagony Ladies Vanity Writing Desk Circa 1920's
Located in New York, NY
The Following Item we are offering is a An Exceptional Museum Quality French Country Ladies Vanity Writing Desk with 5 Drawers. Circa 1920's. The Rounded Rectangular Top with an Ormo...
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French Early 20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

Neoclassical dressing table / desk / Louis XVI, France, circa 1900
Located in VÉZELAY, FR
Side table / dressing table / lady's desk with white marble top and stained beech wood structure. Neoclassical/Louis XVI style, France, circa 1900. In good general condition, rest...
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French Neoclassical Revival Antique Early 20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

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Marble, Bronze

Antique American Empire Style Mahogany Library Writing Table Office Desk Vanity
Located in Dayton, OH
An antique American Empire style dressing table, circa 1930s. Originally featured a mirror along the back which was eventually removed to use as an office desk. Made from mahogany ...
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American American Empire Early 20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

Ladies' Writing Desk From the Early 20th Century in the Style of Louis XV
Located in Opole, PL
Ladies' Writing Desk From the Early 20th Century in the Style of Louis XV A ladies' writing desk inspired by the Louis XV style, dating back to before 1939. The furniture stands on ...
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European Louis XIV Early 20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood, Rosewood

20th Century Solid Walnut Baroque Lyre-Leg Trestle Refectory Desk Writing Table
Located in Miami, FL
20th Century Spanish baroque desk, or writing table made of solid walnut with lyre legs joined by wrought iron stretchers. Three drawers with original iron drawer pulls. The top is m...
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Spanish Baroque Early 20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

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Iron

1920's English Pine Desk
Located in Houston, TX
The 1920s English Pine Desk exudes timeless charm with its elegant craftsmanship and functional design. Constructed from rich, solid pine, it boasts a warm, inviting hue that adds ch...
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English Modern Vintage Early 20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood, Pine

Antique Industrial Cast Iron Drafting / Drawing Table by Keuffel and Esser Co. 1
Located in Buffalo, NY
1920s American eagle drawing table by Keuffel & Esser Co. Overall dimensions: 32″ x 51″ Height range when top is flat: 37″ – 48″ Materials: Cast Iron &...
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American Industrial Early 20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel, Iron

Antique Widdicomb Desk Chippendale
Located in Lake Worth, FL
For FULL item description click on CONTINUE READING at the bottom of this page. Offering One Of Our Recent Palm Beach Estate Fine Furniture Acquisitions Of A Antique Widdicomb Chippendale...
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Chippendale Early 20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

French, Oak Child's School Desk c. 1900's
Located in London, GB
This French 1900's Oak child's school desk is a rare find that exudes immense character. The desk bears the markings of many children who have used it over the years, adding to its c...
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French French Provincial Antique Early 20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak

Fine French Blackened Wood Desk with an Off White Lacquered Top with Inlays
Located in Long Island City, NY
A fine French blackened wood desk with 3 drawers, an off white & black lacquered top with metal Inlays, and bronze handles and wheels.
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French Art Deco Vintage Early 20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass, Bronze

Santos Rosewood 3 Drawer Desk/Writing Table by Frits Henningsen
Located in Little Burstead, Essex
This is a classic piece of early Scandinavian design, made from Santos Rosewood it's on the edge of the change between antique and mid-century and fits beautifully with both camps. T...
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Danish Scandinavian Modern Early 20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

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Hardwood

Small Art Nouveau Writing Desk with 6 Dawers (Vienna 1910)
Located in Wien, AT
Objekt: Schreibtisch Entwurf: - Modell-Nummer: - Ausführung: unbekannter Kunstmöbelhersteller, Wien um 1910 Maße in cm (H x B x T): 70,5 x 101 x 51 Material: Buche massiv (ebonisiert...
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Austrian Jugendstil Vintage Early 20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

1900s French Wooden Desk
Located in High Point, NC
A wooden desk created in 1900s France. Unassuming and sturdily composed, this classic writing desk offers a calming sense of purpose and thoughtfully com...
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French Country Antique Early 20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Asprey & Co. London Oak & Tooled Racing Green Leather Pop-Up Writing Desk 1920s
Located in High Wycombe, GB
Luxurious, Asprey & Co. London (Royal Warrant) Oak & Tooled Racing Green Leather Pop-Up Writing Table Made in England in the 1920s. Item is sold complete with a Burgundy tooled red leather desk set also from Aspreys. It's a very attractive item befit with an aluminium desk calendar, letter opener and two vertical pen rests. The rectangular and hinged two panel top encloses a green leather writing surface which reveals itself when opened from the top, item is raised on square tapering legs. Desk comes with two original large glass inkwells...
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English Edwardian Vintage Early 20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany, Leather, Oak

Black Painted Writing Table Console With Two Drawers, Denmark circa 1910
Located in Round Top, TX
Antique baroque writing table from Denmark with two functioning drawers and scallop carved skirt. The handsome legs with square base are made more dramatic with carved fluted trim. L...
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Danish Baroque Early 20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood, Paint

WARING & GILLOW PARIS THOMAS CHIPPENDALE TASTE LiBRARY DESK BROWN LEATHER TOP
Located in GB
Royal House Antiques Royal House Antiques is delighted to offer for sale this absolutely exquisite Waring & Gillow Paris writing table with the original hand dyed brown leather top ...
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English Edwardian Early 20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Hardwood

Antique Chippendale Mahogany Kneehole Bowfront Library Office Table Writing Desk
Located in Dayton, OH
Antique Chippendale style kneehole writing desk featuring rectangular form with bowfront, eight drawers, brass batwing hardware and polished glass top. Originally purchased at the Rike Kumler...
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Chippendale Early 20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

Early 20th C. Chippendale Style Mahogany Oxbow Slant Front Desk
Located in Germantown, MD
An early 20th century Chippendale Style Mahogany Oxbow Slant Front Secretary Desk. 4 dovetailed Serpentine drawers. Slant front door opens to reveal addition storage space with 5 sma...
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American Chippendale Early 20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

Venetian desk with glass top and directional light 20th century
Located in Premariacco, IT
Venetian walnut writing desk with an ornate glass-protected top and a set of large, sturdy drawers. On the main top we find two side drawers with a two-way glass light, down a pair ...
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Italian Neoclassical Revival Vintage Early 20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Vintage Mission Oak Desk Arts and Crafts
Located in Atlanta, GA
Clean Lined Mission Oak Desk, attributed to Stickley Brothers, unsigned, American, circa 1910s. This piece is well made with beautiful graining to the oak.
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American Mission Vintage Early 20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

Round Black Pedestal Dining Table, Sweden 1920
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
Early Swedish 20th Century Pedestal Dining Table in Black Paint. This round table has beautiful Gustavian ribbed details with a border going around the table edge.
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Swedish Gustavian Early 20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

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Pine

Rare No.49 Art Nouveau Desk from Finland
Located in Munich, DE
wonderful light and elegant desk from finland by suomen tuoli-, kalusto- ja sorvaustehdas. from the area of jyväskylä & muurame. this small and rare desk will be an wonderful additio...
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Finnish Art Nouveau Vintage Early 20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Original Louis Seize Style Bureau Mahogany Table, Early 20th Century
Located in Vienna, AT
Perfect craftsmanship, inlaid mahogany and bronze application, early 20th century, a secret drawer on one side, freestanding.
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Austrian Louis XVI Vintage Early 20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

Chinese Antique Lacquered Wooden Desk with Four Drawers and Curling Scrolls
Located in Yonkers, NY
An antique Chinese late Qing Dynasty period wooden desk from the 20th century, with four drawers, carved curling scrolls, horse-hoof legs and custom black and red lacquer. Created in...
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Chinese Qing Early 20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Small 20th Century Satin Birch Writing Desk by Heal & Son London
Located in Llanbrynmair, GB
A beautiful Satin Birch writing desk by Heal & Son London. This little desk will light up any room, the satinwood birch has a wonderful texture and movement and a colour tone that o...
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British Aesthetic Movement Early 20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

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Birch, Satinwood

20th Century French Writing Table Hand Carved and Painted in Louise xvi Style
Located in Sofia, BG
French wooden hand painted table with cognac velvet top. The table is hand carved with typical details for Louise XVI style like the gilt wood ribbons at the front and the fluted leg...
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French Louis XVI Early 20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Turn of the Century French Patinated Ecritoire with Display Glass Top
Located in High Point, NC
A patinated ecritoire produced during the turn of the century in France, this desk organizer is as functional as remarkable. Featuring a slant-top case crowned by a unique glass disp...
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French French Provincial Antique Early 20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

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Glass, Wood

Italian Early 20th Century Art Nouveau Wood Console Table or Writing Desk
Located in Firenze, IT
This Italian early 20th century cherrywood console table or writing desk is a fine Art Nouveau period piece of furniture. Its beautiful mellow honey colour and stylishly curved pilla...
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Italian Art Nouveau Early 20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Handsome Antique French Louis XV Style Writing Table or Desk
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Very beautiful maple desk in Louis XV style from the beginning of the 20th century. Elegant curved legs supporting sculpted frieze with five finely dovetailed drawers, each with gold...
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American Louis XV Early 20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Antique French Art Deco Dining Table or Writing Desk in Mahogany Wood, 1930s
Located in Detroit, MI
This French Art Deco carved mahogany dining table or large writing desk from the early 20th century features a beautiful geometric marquetry wood tabletop with arrow pattern supporte...
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Unknown Art Deco Early 20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany, Wood

Bauhaus Restored Beech Writing Desk Made in 1930s by Robert Slezak, Czechia
Located in Horomerice, CZ
Completely restored writing desk with a frame in tubular chromed steel. Designed by Robert Slezak in the 1930s. Material: beech, chrome-plated steel. Wood is completely restored. New polish and professionally cleaned chrome. 8 drawers and locks are fully functional. Tubular steel with original chrome plating...
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Czech Bauhaus Early 20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

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Chrome

Vienna Art Deco Josef Hoffman Manner Eight-Piece Salon Suite Set
Located in Forney, TX
A rare Art Deco period eight-piece study suite set in the manner of famous Austrian architect, designer, and Vienna Secession founder Josef Hoffman (Austria, 1870-1956), circa 1920. Exquisitely handcrafted in Austria in the early 20th century, most likely Vienna, featuring fine quality craftsmanship and solid wood construction, featuring Biedermeier inspired Viennese Art Deco styling of simplicity, strict, geometric lines with minimal surface embellishment, instead of ornamentation putting the focus on high-quality materials. The matching eight-piece set comprising a tanker writing desk with inset leather surface, surmounted with raised gallery fitted with drawers flanking richly figured quilted diamond inlay, rising on double pedestals with locking cupboard doors opening to stacked shelved tray interior, affixed with patinated brass pulls and escutcheons, retaining original keys, finished on all sides so it can be placed anywhere in the room, and paired with a comfortable armchair with upholstered seat and backrest. A large eight door bookcase storage cabinet with original glass panels, adjustable shelves, and cocktail drinks bar slide. A centre card table with rectangular shaped canted corner top featuring inset green baize felt games playing surface, over conforming apron fitted with dovetailed drawers, rising on square column pedestal, surrounded by four upholstered side chairs. PROVENANCE / ACQUISITION: Property from the important Estate of Myra Janco Daniels (1925-2022) Naples, Florida. A legendary business woman, philanthropist, and arts advocate who built the institution known today as Artis—Naples and made Naples a cultural destination. Additional info below. Acquired from highly reputable auction house, Heritage Auctions, Dallas, Texas. Design Signature Auction catalog #8110 Condition Report: Great original antique condition with beautifully aged warm mellow patina. Strong, sturdy and structurally sound. Overall very attractive condition; no significant losses or restorations; wear consistent with over 100 years of age and indicative of use. Delivered cleaned, waxed, hand rubbed polished French patina finish, ready for immediate use and generational enjoyment! ABOUT THE LEGENDARY PREVIOUS OWNER: We normally don't post about the prior owners life, but in the case of Myra Janco Daniels (1925-2022) we felt her incredible story be shared. The arts visionary and advertising Pioneer who helped transform Southwest Florida into a nationally recognized cultural destination, died June 22, three days before her 97th birthday. Daniels was founder and longtime CEO of the Philharmonic Center for the Arts (now Artis-Naples), which since 1989 has brought world-class music, theater, dance, opera, and art to Naples. In 2000, she founded the Naples Museum of Art (now the Baker Museum) on that same campus. After a storied career as an advertising executive in Chicago, Daniels came out of retirement in the early 1980s to spearhead a fund-raising drive for a small classical music ensemble on MarCo Island, which would later become the Naples Philharmonic orchestra. She discovered “a great hunger for the arts,” she later wrote, and soon expanded her fundraising goal to building a permanent home for the orchestra and an arts center for Southwest Florida. Daniels’ vision for the Philharmonic Center was ambitious and unusual – combining world-class performing and visual arts in a single venue. The Community strongly supported the concept, and the Phil, as it became known, gave Naples a national arts profile. Then-First Lady Barbara Bush was in attendance on opening night in November 1989. The Wall Street Journal covered the opening. “Myra Daniels is a dreamer. But unlike most dreamers, Myra is a doer,” the late Muriel Seibert, the first woman to own a seat on the New York Stock Exchange, once said of Daniels. While the arts were a lifelong passion for Daniels, her first career was as a groundbreaking advertising executive in Chicago, where she won national Advertising Woman of the Year honors and was among the first women to head a national ad firm. Daniels said that she used some of the same principles learned in her advertising career to sell Southwest Florida on the arts. “You have to believe in what you’re doing and then you have to get people involved to the point that they feel it’s theirs. That’s what we did.” Born Myra Janco in Gary, Indiana, Daniels was raised during the Great Depression by parents who encouraged her interest in the arts. But her greatest influence growing up was her grandmother Sophie, who, like Daniels, stood only five feet tall but dreamed big. “Sophie showed me what was possible,” Daniels wrote. “Create something that people want and need and you’ll be successful, she said. I always remembered that.” Her grandmother, who ran her own real estate business, experienced some failures “but she always dusted herself off and went back out there swinging. She wanted me to be that way too.” Daniels earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Indiana State and later became an associate professor of marketing at Indiana University, the first woman to hold that position. In her mid-20s, she started Wabash Advertising in Terre Haute, Indiana, which later became affiliated with larger agencies in Chicago and Cleveland. In 1963, she was named executive vice president of Roche, Rickard, Henri, Hurst, Inc. in Chicago. The National Advertising Federation honored Daniels as its Advertising Woman of the Year in 1965, the youngest woman to receive the award. That same year, she became president of a new national agency that she formed with ad man Draper Daniels. The merger was not just a professional one. Draper Daniels, who was responsible for many famous ad campaigns at the time, including the Marlboro Man and was later an inspiration for the Don Draper character on TV’s Mad Men, became her husband in 1967. Myra wrote about their unusual courtship and life together for Chicago magazine, in an article entitled “I Married a Mad Man,” which was included in her book Secrets of a Rutbuster. They ran the Draper Daniels, Incorporated agency, as it was called, until 1977. When Draper wanted to retire to Southwest Florida, Myra Daniels reluctantly left Chicago and advertising, and they settled on MarCo Island. But after Draper died of cancer in 1983, Myra turned her energies to the fundraising Campaign that led to the Philharmonic Center Cultural Complex. Daniels served as CEO of the Philharmonic Center from its inception in the 1980s to her retirement in 2011, building the Phil into a $100 million corporation. During that time, the Naples Philharmonic became a nationally recognized orchestra, with a Grammy nomination, CD and appearances on PBS; and the Naples Museum of Art developed an international reputation. The center also helped change people’s perception of Naples, which had been known mostly for its beaches and golfing. In 2005, Naples was named the Best Small Art Town in America in a book that singled out the Phil. More than just an arts venue, the Philharmonic Center also wove the arts into the culture of the Community, providing public school programs, adult and children’s education classes and workshops, and free concerts throughout Southwest Florida. Edward Villella, legendary dancer with the New York City Ballet and founder of Miami City...
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Austrian Art Deco Early 20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Czech Art Deco Oak Writing Desk Made in the 1930s, Restored
Located in Horomerice, CZ
Czech Art Deco oak writing desk made in the 1930s, restored Revived polish. Leg space: height: 62.5 cm (24.6 in) width: 71.5 cm (28.1 in)
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Czech Art Deco Early 20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak, Lacquer

Art Deco Desk, 1920s France, Restored Ebony and Oak
Located in Horomerice, CZ
Walnut Art Deco writing desk made in 1920s France. Restored by our team. Completely restored to high gloss. Material: Oak and Ebony Period: 1920-1929.
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French Art Deco Early 20th Century Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood, Ebony, Oak

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