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Rococo Desks and Writing Tables

ROCOCO STYLE

Rococo was an aesthetic movement in the fine and decorative arts in the 18th century that found its inspiration in nature and fostered an overall lightness and delicacy of form, construction and ornament in interior design. Rococo furniture, while greatly influenced by trends in Italy and Germany, is often called Louis XV style — the movement having reached its best expression during that sybaritic French king’s reign.

The term “rococo” is thought to be a portmanteau of the French words rocaille and coquilles — “rock” and “shells” — organic motifs frequently used in architecture and design of the style.

When it comes to authentic Rococo furniture's characteristics, it is above all sensuous and social. The furniture of earlier eras in Europe had been heavy in every sense; the Rococo period saw the appearance of light-framed upholstered armchairs, side chairs and occasional tables that could easily be moved to form conversational circles.

The signal detail of Rococo furniture design is the gently curved cabriole, or S-shaped chair-, table-, and cabinet-leg. It imitates the bend of a tree limb or a flower stem. In a further reference to nature, furnishings were often asymmetrical and painted white, or in soft, pastel shades. Rococo has become a timeless style, and as the furniture pieces presented on 1stDibs demonstrate, its playful, sculptural forms can provide visual excitement to contemporary, clean-lined spaces.

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Style: Rococo
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 Antique Rococo Desks and Writing Tables

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Pine

Rococo Pine Table or Desk with Single Drawer, Scalloped Apron and Cabriole Legs
Located in New York, NY
An early 19th century Rococo manner pine table or desk with scalloped apron, elegant cabriole legs and single drawer, circa 1800 Size: 29 1/" high x 44" wide x 31" deep.
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Early 1800s American Antique Rococo Desks and Writing Tables

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Pine

18th Century Swedish Rococo Desk
Located in Helsingborg, SE
Fine provincial 18th century Rococo desk in it's original finish with one drawer and gallery containing six drawers and a middle door, ca 1770 Sweden. Measurements: Total height is...
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18th Century European Antique Rococo Desks and Writing Tables

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Pine

Louis XV Ormolu-Mounted Tulipwood Bureau en Pente, attributed to Migeon
By Pierre Migeon
Located in Boston, MA
The hinged fall front opening to reveal a fitted interior with drawers above a slide enclosing a concealed well with two drawers, raised on cabriole legs headed by scrolling chutes r...
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Rococo Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

18th Century Swedish Rococo Desk
Located in Helsingborg, SE
Fine and unusually small 18th century Swedish Rococo desk with one drawer and gilt bronze mounts, circa 1770, Stockholm, Sweden.
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18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

18th Century French Rococo Library Table
Located in Helsingborg, SE
Exceptional 18th century Rococo centre library table in it's original color with great finish. Incredibly rare piece due to the length and condition. Ca 1750 France.
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18th Century French Antique Rococo Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Italian Rococo Burl & Walnut Writing Desk
Located in New York, NY
Italian Rococo style (late 19th Century) burl & walnut parquetry bureau plat / writing desk a kneehole drawer flanked by drawers on cabriole legs.
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Late 19th Century Italian Antique Rococo Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Swedish Period Rocco Desk
Located in Tetbury, Gloucestershire
A period Rococo desk with cabriolet legs and decorative carved stretcher. This piece has one single drawer made later in the 1900s, and has been repainted.
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18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Outstanding Italian Venetian Rococo Paint Decorated Secretary Desk Circa 1920
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is an absolutely gorgeous rococo Italian secretary desk. The desk is in good original condition and has incredible curves. The desk meassures 83 tall x 44 wide x 20 deeo and is ...
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1920s Italian Vintage Rococo Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

Rococo Style Side Table with Porcelain Plaques
Located in London, GB
This beautiful side table was designed in France in the 19th century in the fashionable Rococo, or Louis XV, style. The piece has been crafted from kingwood and decorated with painte...
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19th Century French Antique Rococo Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze, Ormolu

French Louis XV Period Carved and Shaped Walnut 1-Drawer Table, Mid-18th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
From the Rococo period with a uniquely shaped top having a serpentine front and sides with a straight back, the case with a carved vine motif and housing one drawer, raised on cabrio...
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1750s French Antique Rococo Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

18th Century Swiss Walnut Writing Table with Parquetry Top
Located in Dallas, TX
A beautiful Swiss walnut writing table with a burled parquetry top from the Neauchatel region of Switzerland. These tables are ideal to use next to a sofa, bedside or has a tea or co...
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Mid-18th Century Swiss Antique Rococo Desks and Writing Tables

Antique French Rococo Style Leather Top Bureau Plat
Located in Forney, TX
An elegant antique French Rococo style walnut bureau plat desk / writing table. circa 1900-1920 Born in the early 20th century, exquisitely hand-crafted in luxurious Louis XV Roc...
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Early 20th Century Rococo Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut, Leather

Italian Rococo Writing Table
By Guiseppe Biondo
Located in Greenwich, CT
Fine Italian walnut rococo writing table, the lovely faded olive inset leather top with gilt tooled edge and thumb molded walnut banding over molded frieze with single drawer, the ap...
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1780s Italian Antique Rococo Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Poplar, Walnut

French 18th Century Louis XV Bureau Plat, Writing Desk
Located in Worpswede / Bremen, DE
An imposing Louis XV ebonized writing table with finely chased gilt bronze mounts. The stepped moulded rectangular top inset with the original gilt-tooled leather above three frieze ...
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Rococo Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

French-Polished Italian Rococo Walnut Secretary Desk Bookcase, circa 1840
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
This is a restored and French-polished Venetian secretary desk in burled walnut. The desk is absolutely gorgeous and in excellent condition and is a two-piece unit. There is a label ...
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1840s Italian Antique Rococo Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

18th Century Swedish Rococo Table/ Desk with Originalpaint
Located in Boden, SE
18th century Swedish rococo table/ desk from Boden Norrbotten, Northern Sweden. Handscraped to its originalcolor. An early rococo table / desk with features of late baroque. Remai...
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Late 18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Desks and Writing Tables

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Pine

Italian Rococo Style Table, Desk With Faux-Marble Top, 19th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Mid 19th Century Italian Table / Desk with Original Paint and Faux Marble Top, Wonderfully Carved Apron and Cabriole Legs on Scroll Feet. This 19th Century Italian table, with i...
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19th Century Italian Antique Rococo Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Rococo Black Lacquered Desk
Located in Westwood, NJ
An English Rococo black lacquered desk with gilt-tooled red leather top, carved and gilded decorations with three shaped frieze drawers and cabriole legs. Dimensions: 62.5" W x 3...
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21st Century and Contemporary European Rococo Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Wood

Italian Venetian Walnut Serpentine Desk
Located in New York, NY
Italian Venetian (18th Century) walnut serpentine shaped desk with 2 side doors and 2 narrow front doors above a drawer with a pull out front interior chair having a left arm.
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Mid-18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Desks and Writing Tables

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Upholstery, Walnut

Early 20th Century French Carved Oak Table
Located in Savannah, GA
This is a fabulous quality, very highly carved table made in France, circa 1920. The table has extremely Fine quality carvings throughout. The sides and ends of the table are serpent...
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Early 20th Century French Rococo Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak

Rococo 18th Century Writing Table with Drawer, Origin: Sweden, Circa 1760
Located in New York, NY
Fantastic Rococo 18th century writing table with single drawer with accentuated cabriole legs, origin: Sweden, circa 1760 with all original green color. The purity of the design lac...
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18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Desks and Writing Tables

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Paint, Pine

18th Century Swedish Rococo Period Secretary with Library
Located in Wichita, KS
A Swedish Rococo period slant-front secretary from the 18th century in two parts with original bronze hardware. The slant-front opens to reveal 9 small drawers and a centre pigeon ho...
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18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Desks and Writing Tables

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Paint

Italian, Lombardia, Shaped Walnut and Inlaid 1-Drawer Table, 18th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
Exceptional and rare the tabletop with rounded front corners and notched rear corners with a small gallery edge at the sides and rear, the veneered top with a centered medallion of b...
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Mid-18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

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Located in Helsingborg, SE
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Located in Helsingborg, SE
Fine 18th century Swedish Rococo side chair with unusual bone shaped back legs, collectors item. Circa 1770 Stockholm.
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Wood

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Located in Helsingborg, SE
Fine 18th century Swedish giltwood Rococo mirror with mirror frame. Original gilt and mirror glass with an excellent patina. Stockholm, Sweden, circa 1760. Good original condition...
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Mid-18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Desks and Writing Tables

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Giltwood

  • 18th Century Swedish Rococo Mirror
  • 18th Century Swedish Rococo Mirror
  • 18th Century Swedish Rococo Mirror
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H 36.23 in. W 14.97 in. D 1.97 in.
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Located in Helsingborg, SE
Unusually small and well done 18th century gilt-wood Rococo mirror. Original gilt with an excellent patina. Stockholm, Sweden, circa 1760.  
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Giltwood

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H 25.6 in. W 10.24 in. D 1.58 in.
18th Century Swedish Rococo Armchairs
Located in Helsingborg, SE
Fine pair of Swedish 18th century Rococo armchairs their original colour grey and upholstered in washed linen. Ca 1760, Stockholm Sweden.
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18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

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H 37.8 in. W 23.63 in. D 18.9 in.
18th Century Swedish Rococo Buffet
Located in Helsingborg, SE
Remarkable 18th-century Rococo buffet or sideboard in original color with two doors in the front, two interior shelvings with three drawers in the bottom and a wonderful profiled gal...
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Pine

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  • 18th Century Swedish Rococo Buffet
  • 18th Century Swedish Rococo Buffet
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H 40.16 in. W 46.46 in. D 24.81 in.
18th Century Swedish Rococo Side Chair
Located in Helsingborg, SE
Fine 18th century Swedish Rococo side chair, circa 1770. Original finish, leather upholstery later applied.
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18th Century Swedish Antique Rococo Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

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H 39.38 in. W 19.69 in. D 17.33 in.
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Located in Helsingborg, SE
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Wood

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Italian, Lombardia, Shaped Walnut and Inlaid 1-Drawer Table, 18th Century
Located in Atlanta, GA
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Mid-18th Century Italian Antique Rococo Desks and Writing Tables

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Located in Helsingborg, SE
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Located in Helsingborg, SE
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Wood

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Located in Greding, DE
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19th Century French Antique Rococo Desks and Writing Tables

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H 30.71 in. W 53.15 in. D 31.5 in.
Louis XV Writing Table Kingwood & Marquetry by Leonard Boudin
By Leonard Boudin
Located in London, by appointment only
France, circa 1770. The rarity of this piece cannot be overstated, the marquetry design, including entwined serpents and a central song bird are a supreme example of Boudin's eye ...
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Mid-18th Century French Antique Rococo Desks and Writing Tables

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Antique Swedish Rococo Desk with Brass Hardware in Original Paint, 19th Century
Located in Wichita, KS
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Brass

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Located in Essex, MA
Rectangular inset tooled red leather top over a long drawer flanked by drawers, reverse with faux drawers, and raised on cabriole legs, sabot feet.
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