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Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

ART DECO STYLE

Art Deco furniture is characterized by its celebration of modern life. More than its emphasis on natural wood grains and focus on traditional craftsmanship, Art Deco furniture — which typically refers to pieces produced during the 1920s and 1930s — is an ode to the glamour of the “Roaring Twenties.” Widely known designers associated with the Art Deco style include Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann, Eileen Gray, Maurice Dufrêne and Jules Leleu.

The term Art Deco derives from the name of a large decorative arts exhibition held in Paris in 1925. “Art Deco” is often used broadly, to describe the work of creators in associated or ancillary styles. This is particularly true of American Art Deco, which is also called “Streamline Moderne” or “Machine Age” design.

Art Deco textile designers employed dazzling floral motifs and vivid colors, and while Art Deco furniture makers respected the dark woods and modern metals with which they worked, they frequently incorporated decorative embellishments such as exotic animal hides as well as veneers in their seating, case pieces and bedroom furniture. Today, the style is still favored by designers looking to infuse interiors with an air of luxury and sophistication.

From mother-of-pearl inlaid vitrines to chrome aviator chairs, bold and inventive works in the Art Deco style include chaise longues (also known as chaise lounges) and curved armchairs.

On 1stDibs, browse Art Deco furnishings by designer, including works by Paul Follot and René Lalique, or by category, from angular chairs and sculptural burl wood tables to lighting and decorative objects.

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Style: Art Deco
Art Deco French Grand Desk
Located in Houston, TX
Art Deco table is made out of high quality walnut wood. It composed out of 2 spacious comportments with lots of room/drawers for storage. Both compartments are connected with each ot...
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1940s French Vintage Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Chrome

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

P.E.L. Tubular Steel Writing Desk and Chair, United Kingdom 1930s
By PEL
Located in Hellouw, NL
Charming P.E.L. Tubular Steel Writing Desk and Chair from the United Kingdom, the 1930s. This set is probably designed by Serge Chermayeff (1900–1996) for the 'Practical Equipment LT...
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1930s British Vintage Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Chrome, Steel

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

Circa 1930's Waring & Gillow Ltd Lancaster Oak Desk on Bun Legs & Seven Drawers
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this beautiful Waring & Gillow circa 1930's oak desk, dressing table on bun feet. Made by one of the greatest furniture makers in British Histor...
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1930s English Vintage Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak

Mother of Pearl Vanity with Bronze-Patina Brass Details by R & Y Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The melting vanity table's simple but elegant design, makes for an adaptable elegant piece of furniture. The mother of pearl inlaid surface is framed with an irregular surface bronze...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Oak Art Deco Haagse School Drop Leaf Writing Table, 1920s
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Stunning and rare Art Deco Haagse School writing table. Striking Dutch design from the 1920s. Solid oak with original macassar ebony knobs. Rare because of the drop leaf on one si...
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1920s Dutch Vintage Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Abalone, Macassar, Oak

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

Sonia Writing Desk in Cream Shagreen and Bronze-Patina Brass by R&Y Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The Sonia writing desk is the perfect piece for your room. A more subtle version to her sister the iconic writing desk, the Sonia has elegant legs inlaid in shagreen and bronze-patin...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Galaxy Writing Desk in Cream Shagreen and Bronze-Patina Brass by Kifu Paris
Located in New York, NY
The Galaxy writing desk in cream shagreen, is a classic and sculptural piece with its beautifully shaped bronze-patina brass legs. This piece has three wood-veneer drawers, add a mir...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Double Stacked Writing Desk in Cream Shagreen by R&Y Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The double stacked writing desk is a statement piece for any living space with its irregular stacked drawers in cream shagreen. The mixture of geometry within the classic silhouette ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Shagreen Stingray

Elegant French Deco Cerused Oakwood Console Ladies Desk, Midcentury, France
Located in New York, NY
French deco Cerused oakwood console or ladies desk, midcentury, France Lovely ladies desk in beautiful Cerused oak. Original key and one drawer in the front. Lovely vintage condi...
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1940s French Vintage Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak

Large Art Deco Oak Desk by Charles Dudouyt
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Incredible large desk or table by Charles Dudouyt from France, 1940's. Beautiful oak checkered board top with intricate carved wood legs. Wood floor crossbar with carved ribbed detai...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak

Antique Art Deco American Walnut Vanity Dressing Table Kneehole Writing Desk
Located in Dayton, OH
American Art Deco Vanity or Writing Desk, Circa 1940s. Made from walnut with a contoured front, seven dovetailed drawers and brass hardware. Matching bench seat available separately....
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1940s Vintage Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

Special Listing for Kristie
Located in New York, NY
One Soho desk in cream shagreen, six melting chairs in black and one cream shagreen dandy stool All R&Y Augousti pieces are handmade by artisans, ultimately making each piece uniq...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Stacked Writing Desk in Cream Shagreen by R&Y Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The stacked writing desk is a statement piece for any living space with its irregular stacked drawers in cream shagreen. The mixture of geometry within the Classic silhouette is the ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Shagreen Stingray

Iconic Writing Desk in Cream Shagreen and Bronze-Patina Brass by R&Y Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The iconic desk is the perfect piece for your room. An incredible “duo” between the cream shagreen top and dark bronze-patina brass base. The inlay work on the legs makes this Classi...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Melting Vanity Table in Blue Shagreen and Bronze-Patina Brass by R & Y Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The melting vanity table's simple but elegant design, makes for an adaptable elegant piece of furniture. The blue shagreen inlaid surface is framed with an irregular surface bronze-p...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Iconic Writing Desk in Cream Shagreen and Bronze-Patina Brass by R&Y Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The iconic desk is the perfect piece for your room. An incredible “duo” between the cream shagreen top and dark bronze-patina brass base. The inlay work on the legs makes this classi...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Melting Vanity Table in Blue Shagreen and Bronze-Patina Brass by R & Y Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The melting vanity table's simple but elegant design, makes for an adaptable elegant piece of furniture. The blue shagreen inlaid surface is framed with an irregular surface bronze-p...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Iconic Writing Desk in Cream Shagreen and Bronze-Patina Brass by R&Y Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The iconic desk is the perfect piece for your room. An incredible “duo” between the Cream Shagreen top and dark bronze-patina brass base. The inlay work on the legs makes this classi...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Melting Vanity Table in Cream Shagreen and Bronze-Patina Brass by R & Y Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The melting vanity table's simple but elegant design, makes for an adaptable elegant piece of furniture. The cream shagreen inlaid surface is framed with an irregular surface bronze-...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Backgammon Game Desk in Cream Shagreen and Bronze-Patina Brass by Kifu Paris
Located in New York, NY
The dandy writing game desk is the ultimate luxury piece of furniture. With multiple compartments and purposes, one can use this piece as a work surface or convert this into a backga...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Sonia Vanity Set in Cream Shagreen and Bronze-Patina Brass by R&Y Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The Sonia vanity set in cream shagreen and bronze-patina brass by R&Y Augousti, is the perfect piece for your bedroom or bathroom. The removable mirror is elegant and the angles can ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Shagreen Desk with Bronze-Patina Brass Accents by R&Y Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The Victoria Desk inlaid in cream shagreen by R&Y Augousti is a sophisticated piece that is minimal, with intricate brass details creating an elegant and luxurious aesthetic. The thr...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Secrétaire Desk in Cream Shagreen and Bronze-Patina Brass by R&Y Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The secrétaire desk is the perfect functional working unit. The flap top opens up into a desk with several compartments, inlaid in shagreen and wood veneer, to store items and once c...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Sonia Writing Desk in Cream Shagreen and Bronze-Patina Brass by R&Y Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The Sonia writing desk is the perfect piece for your room. A more subtle version to her sister the iconic writing desk, the Sonia has elegant legs inlaid in shagreen and bronze-patin...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

Desk, Shagreen and Dark Palm Wood Details, Contemporary, France
Located in New York, NY
Art Deco style looking desk with a masculine touch. The desk is beautifully made of shagreen and palm wood. Each bottom drawer consist of file folders and above it a loose wood offic...
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21st Century and Contemporary Philippine Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Shagreen, Palmwood

Desk, Shagreen with Brass and Palm Wood Details, Three Drawers, in Stock
Located in New York, NY
Decorative shagreen desk with palm wood and brass details. The desk is finished all around. Desk legs are beautifully curved with palm wood and shagreen. The desk has a brass desig...
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21st Century and Contemporary Philippine Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Solid Wood Desk Console Handmade in Organic Design
Located in Dietmannsried, Bavaria
Solid wood desk or console in organic design. Manufactured by German carpenter and sculptor Eckehard Weimann. The furniture is handmade. The body is organically worked, wrinkles and ...
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2010s German Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Cherry

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

Shagreen Writing Desk with Bronze-Patina Brass by Kifu Paris
Located in New York, NY
Inspired by the original Rhapsody lamp, by her fiancée Patrick Coard Paris, Kifu Paris designs a sculptural writing desk as an ode to his iconic lighting collection. The tabletop is ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Jacques Adnet Leather Desk and Chair, 1950s France
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Exceptional Art Deco era desk with matching chair by French modernist designer Jacques Adnet. Entire desk is wrapped in leather. Iron frame with 4 posts, inverted u-shaped bases and ...
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1950s French Vintage Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass, Iron

Iconic Writing Desk in Cream Shagreen and Bright Brass by R&Y Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The iconic desk is the perfect piece for your room. An incredible “duo” between the cream shagreen top and bright bronze-patina brass base. The inlay work on the legs makes this Clas...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Art Deco Rattan and Wicker Desk by Heywood-Wakefield
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Sculptural art deco writing table or desk attributed to Heywood Wakefield. The desk features gracefully curved rattan arches and features a small bookshelf on each side. The maple to...
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20th Century American Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

"Melting" Writing Desk in Cream Shagreen and Bronze-Patina Brass by R&Y Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The melting writing desk's simple but elegant design, makes for an adaptable neutral piece of furniture. The cream shagreen top is framed with an irregular surface bronze-patina bras...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Unique Jacques Adnet Curved Parchment Desk 1940
Located in Paris, FR
This is a unique desk by Jacques Adnet made from French oakwood fully covered with original parchment, made in the early 1940’s. The desk has four drawers on each side, two being loc...
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1940s French Vintage Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

Soho Writing Desk in Brown Shagreen and Bronze-Patina Brass by R&Y Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The Soho writing desk is the perfect piece for a living room, bedroom or office space that merges vintage and modern sensibility. Add a mirror and this desk becomes a vanity table. T...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Art Deco Glass Desk or Reception Table maple veneer
Located in Berlin, DE
Art Deco glass desk or reception table. Unique table in Art Deco style. Oval glass plate tapering at each end. Precious veneer framed with brass. in the middle with brass struts....
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20th Century German Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Maple

Giuseppe Pagano-Pogatschnig and Gino Levi Montalcini Desk in Wood and Buxus
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Giuseppe Pagano Pogatschnig and Gino Levi Montalcini for F.I.P. Torino, lacquered wood, buxus paper, brass, Italy, 1929 This desk was designed by Pagano and Montalcini for Palazzo...
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1920s Italian Vintage Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Parchment Vanity with Bronze-Patina Brass Details by R & Y Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The melting vanity table's simple but elegant design, makes for an adaptable elegant piece of furniture. The cream parchment inlaid surface is framed with an irregular surface bronze...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Sir Michael Caine Executive Desk
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
Sir Michael Caine Executive Desk Sir Michael Caine: 'The Personal Collection', magnificent large and imposing ‘Big Boss' Executive Desk in the Art Deco style formerly the propert...
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1980s American Vintage Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Elm, Beech

Paul Frankl Exceptional Free-Standing Desk in Mahogany and Cork
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Paul Frankl for Johnson Furniture, free-standing desk, cork, mahogany, brass, United States, 1940s. This rare piece shows an exquisite construction based on a cubic shape executed ...
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1940s American Vintage Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany, Cork

Secrétaire Desk in Shagreen and Palmwood by R&Y Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The secrétaire desk is the perfect functional working unit. The flap top opens up into a desk with several compartments, inlaid in antique black shagreen and wood veneer, to store it...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Shagreen Stingray, Palmwood

French Desk 40's Art Deco in Style of André Arbus, G086
Located in Lyon, FR
Imposing art deco desk from the 50's in the taste of André Arbus's work. Structure in solid oak and veneer, brass handles. Very nice work of wood on the whole desk which takes the sa...
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1940s French Vintage Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

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 Vintage Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

Red Leather and Black Lacquer French 1940s Desk or Writing Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Red leather and black lacquer French 1940s desk or writing table. Chic X-base with 3 drawers, the middle one with lock and key.
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1940s French Vintage Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Vintage Art-Deco Walnut Writing Desk, Switzerland, 1930
Located in Le Grand-Saconnex, CH
Writing desk Art-Deco, made in first half of last century, in Switzerland. High craftmanship, combined with top material choice and elegant design. The top is layed in "open book" ...
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Mid-20th Century Swiss Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

Art Deco Console or Desk with two Drawers Marble Top, Walnut, France, circa 1930
Located in Labrit, Landes
Console Art Deco, French, circa 1930 Marble, solid walnut and chrome. This item can be used as a little desk Dimension between the top and the floor: 21.65 in. (55 cm) Very elega...
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1930s French Vintage Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Marble, Chrome

Sculptural French Baroque Style Dining Table / Desk in Solid Oak, 1930s
Located in Odense, DK
Rare French fashionable baroque style freestanding desk / dining table in solid oak. Finely handcrafted in the first half of the 20th century. This fine decorative brutalist tabl...
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak

Mid-Century Pedestal Desk
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This art deco pedestal desk is in good condition crafted out of wood and has been professionally restored by our team of expert craftsmen. This writing table has been refinished in a...
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1950s American Vintage Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Art Deco Bauhaus Erich Diekmann Desk, Germany, 1930
Located in Vienna, AT
Art Deco Bauhaus Erich Diekmann desk, Germany 1930.
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1930s German Vintage Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

French Modern Rectangular Brutalist Desk / Dining Table in Solid Oak, 1950s
Located in Odense, DK
Large modern country style working desk / dining table with a drawer in solid oak. Made by a French cabinetmaker in 1950s. A fine decorative brutalist desk that will complementar...
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Mid-20th Century French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak

Secrétaire Desk in Cream Shagreen and Bronze-Patina Brass by R&Y Augousti
Located in New York, NY
The secrétaire desk is the perfect functional working unit. The flap top opens up into a desk with several compartments, inlaid in shagreen and wood veneer, to store items and once c...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Rare Art Deco Vanity Table and Desk
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Elegant Art Deco writing table and vanity comprised of an ebonized walnut wood tabletop with an antique mirrored cabinet. The cabinet features smoked and spotted glass mirrors and ha...
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1940s American Vintage Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Nickel

Art Deco Table by J. Halabala
Located in Kraków, Małopolska
Art Deco table by J. Halabala from 1940s. Art Deco table by the famous Czech designer J. Halabala, 1940. Jindrich Halabala, (a Czech designer ranked among the most outstanding cre...
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1930s Czech Vintage Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

French Art Deco Style Macassar Ebony Writing Desk, Late 20th C.
Located in Philadelphia, PA
An elegant macassar ebony writing desk. Top in the middle section covered with leather. One central drawer flanked by 4 small drawers with stainless steel pulls resting on four round...
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Late 20th Century Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Ebony, Macassar

White Antique Faux Crocodile and Macassar Console Table by Jonathan Charles
Located in Stamford, CT
This console table / bar by Jonathan Charles is part of our extensive collection of j. Charles products now available at greenwich living. Jonathan Charles great white faux crocodile...
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1990s Vietnamese Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

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