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Art Nouveau Desks and Writing Tables

Art Nouveau furniture designers did not intend to revive past styles but rather to create something innovative that reflected the climate of the time. The style originated in France and Britain in the early 1880s before taking shape as a vastly popular movement in the United States and elsewhere in the years that followed. In furniture, jewelry-making and graphic design, Art Nouveau (“New Art”) designers embraced the inherent beauty of the natural world, freeing themselves from the stiff and stuffy confines of Victorian-era decorative arts.

Fittingly, Art Nouveau furniture makers — such as architects Victor Horta and Antoni Gaudí — were fluent in multiple media, freely producing handcrafted walnut tables as frequently as they worked in metal. Industrial materials, such as iron and glass, were utilized in concert with new methods of bending and shaping wood. Art Nouveau furniture mixed curved and geometric contour lines and is rich in details and adornments.

There are ways to tastefully integrate a touch of Art Nouveau into even the most modern interior — browse the ever-expanding selection of original antique Art Nouveau style furniture at 1stDibs, which includes decorative objects, seating, tables, garden elements and more.

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Set of Modernist Chair and Writing Table, Circa Early 20th Century
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Set of chair and writing table by unknown manufacturer from Spain, circa early 20th century. In original condition, with minor wear consistent with age and use, preserving a beaut...
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Early 20th Century Spanish Art Nouveau Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

French Art Nouveau Writing Desk with a Floral Inlay in the Manner of Majorelle
Located in New York, NY
French Art Nouveau dressing table (writing desk) with a floral inlaid arch top upper structure having a shelf and letter slats between two small drawers (in the manner of Majorelle).
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Late 19th Century French Antique Art Nouveau Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

Oak Art Nouveau Arts & Crafts Pedestal Desk, 1900s
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Stunning Art Nouveau Arts & Crafts pedestal desk. Striking Dutch design from the 1900s. Solid oak with original brass handles. The top has a new faux leather writing section. Thi...
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Early 1900s Dutch Antique Art Nouveau Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

After Josep Maria Jujol Art Nouveau Counter Table, circa 1950
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Art Nouveau counter table designed by Josep Maria Jujol in 1911 for Casa Mañach, Barcelona. Made from the original designed by the architect for the Mañach house in 1911. By unknow...
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1950s Spanish Vintage Art Nouveau Desks and Writing Tables

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Iron

French Mahogany Art Nouveau Writing Desk Signed Louis Majorelle
Located in Vancouver, British Columbia
Signed ‘Louis Majorelle’ Art Nouveau desk with the sinuous lines and curves typical of the style. Four curved-front drawers retaining their original brass Art Nouveau pulls and with ...
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Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

Piero Zen Small Desk with Maple and Mather of Pearl Inlays, Italy Milan
Located in Sacile, PN
Piero Zen small desk with nickel silver feet and frezies, maple and mather of pearl inlays, circa 1905. The friezes around the top carry small ruby glass half-spheres. Signature ...
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Early 1900s Italian Antique Art Nouveau Desks and Writing Tables

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Mother-of-Pearl, Alpaca, Wood

Desk and Armchair Bruno Paul Austrian Jugendstil Birch and Pearwood circa 1907
Located in Vienna, AT
Desk and armchair Bruno Paul Austrian Jugendstil Birch and Pear Wood, circa 1907 manufactured by the Vereinigte Werkstatten fur Kunst im Handwerk Munchen In 1897, Bruno Paul, alon...
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Early 1900s German Antique Art Nouveau Desks and Writing Tables

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Birch, Pearwood

Antique Art Nouveau Bookcase, Tiger Oak Bureau Bookcase, Scotland 1910, B1802
Located in Vancouver, BC
Antique Art Nouveau Bookcase, Fantastic Tiger Oak Bureau Bookcase, Antique Furniture, Scotland 1910, B1802 Scotland 1910 Solid Tiger Oak Original Finish Carved Cornice Above 2...
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1910s Scottish Vintage Art Nouveau Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak

1920s Desk Ernesto Basile 'Attributed'
Located in Catania, IT
1920s desk design by Ernesto Basile (attributed) for Ducrot (attributed). The desk has the original fabric top of the time, covered by glass and has been restored.
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1910s Italian Vintage Art Nouveau Desks and Writing Tables

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Fabric, Glass, Wood

Louis Majorelle Desk and Chair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
French Art Nouveau small writing desk and chair, circa 1900 by Louis Majorelle. Frame sculpted with clematis flowers and vines, the top with marquetry of clematis flowers and vines. ...
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Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

Original Otto Wagner 1905 Iconic Writing Desk Postal Saving Bank Vienna byThonet
Located in Vienna, AT
Otto Wagner writing desk from the Postal Saving Bank in Vienna. Made by Thonet Vienna
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Leon Jallot Sculpted Walnut Desk and Chair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
French transitional (from Art Nouveau to early Art Deco) desk and en suite chair by Leon Jallot in sculpted walnut and walnut burl, circa 1910. This desk features Jallot’s beautiful ...
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1910s French Vintage Art Nouveau Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

1900s Wiener Occasional table or writing desk in Walnut Restored wax Polished
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Early 20th century Wiener occasional table, writing desk Art Nouveau, all solid walnut restored and wax polished. This wiener werkstatte table, with the dimensions of a desk, recove...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

Art Nouveau Double Sided Walnut and Rosewood Desk by Lajos Kozma, 1930
Located in Rome, IT
This rare large double sided desk was designed by Lajos (Ludwig) Kozma, who had an unprecedented influence on the European design through his drawings, buildings and furniture. Th...
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1920s European Vintage Art Nouveau Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Art Nouveau Writing Desk Cherrywood, Austria, circa 1905
Located in Lichtenberg, AT
Lovely mid-sized Art Nouveau writing desk from the early period in Austria, circa 1905. Wonderful cherry wood veneer was processed in great manner and finished by a wonderful handmad...
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Early 20th Century Austrian Art Nouveau Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Bonnin Ashley Custom Made Pine Writing Table or Desk in the Jugendstil Style
Located in Miami, FL
This table is a faithful reproduction of a Scandinavian Jugendstil antique writing table in our collection, circa 1900. Pine table with drawer fabricated from, reclaimed cheese boar...
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2010s American Art Nouveau Desks and Writing Tables

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Pine

Belgian Art Nouveau Desk and Armchair
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Belgian Art Nouveau desk and armchair in ebonized oak, circa 1905, in the manner of Gustave Serrurier-Bovy. 72" long x 37" deep x 30" high. The Art Nouveau movement in Belgium was in...
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Early 1900s Belgian Antique Art Nouveau Desks and Writing Tables

Dutch Oak Art Nouveau Arts & Crafts Partners Desk by K.P.C. de Bazel, 1900s
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Elegant and rare Art Nouveau Arts & Crafts partners desk. Design by K.P.C. de Bazel. Striking Dutch design from the 1900s. Solid oak with original brass handles and inlay. In goo...
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Early 1900s Dutch Antique Art Nouveau Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

ART NOUVEAU Daily Desk Gustave Serrurier Bovy
Located in Gembloux, BE
A beautiful Art Nouveau, daily desk made by Gustave Serrurier-Bovy (1858-1910) Belgium. Made out of African Padouk wood, circa 1895 and still in a perfect condition. I have more Gu...
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Late 19th Century Belgian Antique Art Nouveau Desks and Writing Tables

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Padouk

Late 19th Century Art Nouveau Walnut-Veneer Desk
Located in Darmstadt, DE
Very nice desk from the time of Art Nouveau. The Desk can be centered. The desk was made around 1900 of walnut wood on a pinewood body. The desk can be split into 3 parts: 2 gondola...
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Late 19th Century German Antique Art Nouveau Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

Art Deco Luxury Vanity Console in Walnut, Ebony and Marble
Located in Antwerp, BE
High-end walnut and ebony vanity table This eclectic and exuberant piece shows a beautiful form with stunning details such as the hand carved claw feet and flower motives Th...
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1930s Italian Vintage Art Nouveau Desks and Writing Tables

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Marble

Art Nouveau Walnut Top Desk
Located in Darmstadt, DE
Beautiful top desk from the time of Art Nouveau from Germany. The desk was made circa 1905 of walnut wood on a pinewood body. The writing plate was upholstered with hand-patinated l...
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Early 20th Century German Art Nouveau Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

French Art Nouveau Cast Iron Table with Antique Marble Top
Located in Woodbury, CT
This fabulous cast iron Art Nouveau table base has a marvelous polychromed painted surface in green and white. and features an antique white marble top, with beveled edge on three s...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Art Nouveau Desks and Writing Tables

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Marble, Iron

French Art Nouveau Cast Iron and Marble-Topped Table
Located in Woodbury, CT
This fine Art Nouveau cast iron table, signed by its maker, "A. Izern, Beziers" has a newer, but very handsome, fossilized cream-colored marble top with grey undertones and a small b...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Art Nouveau Desks and Writing Tables

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Marble, Iron

French Art Nouveau Desk by Louis Majorelle
Located in New York, NY
A French Art Nouveau desk in walnut, veneer wood fruit and bronze by Louis Majorelle. The three drawers of the desk are decorated in marquetry with flowers. The same pattern is repea...
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Early 1900s French Antique Art Nouveau Desks and Writing Tables

Late 19th Century Tyrolean Shabby Small Desk Table Art Nouveau, Pine Painted
Located in Vigonza, Padua
1980s-1990s Tyrol Austrian shabby small desk table country Art Nouveau, in solid pine with original painting, restored and only wax polished. On request we can with 600 euros take it...
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Late 19th Century Austrian Antique Art Nouveau Desks and Writing Tables

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Pine

Art Nouveau Vanity Desk with Mirror, Carved Cherry Wood, Marble-Top with Chair
Located in Vigonza, Padua
Early 20th century, Art Nouveau vanity desk with mirror, carved cherrywood, marble top, with chair Excellent condition, only polished to wax Measures cm: desk H 78 add 55 x W 83 x...
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Early 20th Century Italian Art Nouveau Desks and Writing Tables

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Cherry

French Art Nouveau Walnut Desk with Brass Duck Handle by Louis Majorelle
Located in New York, NY
French Art Nouveau walnut single drawer table desk with brass duck head handle (Louis Majorelle).
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

French Art Nouveau "Magnolia" Desk by, Louis Majorelle
Located in Englewood, NJ
An extremely fine and rare carved wood and inlaid marquetry single drawer "Magnolia" desk decorated with inlaid exotic wood marquetry of blooming magnolias with a beautifully carved ...
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Early 20th Century French Art Nouveau Desks and Writing Tables

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Located in New York, NY
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Located in New York, NY
A French Art Nouveau carved courbaril and mahogany desk with fruitwood marquetry by Louis Majorelle. This ornately carved wooden desk features a trefoil-patterned marquetry back, gil...
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19th Century Faux Bamboo Writing Desk
Located in High Point, NC
19th century faux bamboo desk with a pitch pine top which has a molded edge of faux bamboo molding made from fruitwood. This follows down to a single drawer and simple sides, also ma...
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Fruitwood, Pine

  • 19th Century Faux Bamboo Writing Desk
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  • French Secretary Desk with a Chair from circa 1880
  • French Secretary Desk with a Chair from circa 1880
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