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1970s Italian Mahogany Writing Table by Saporiti
By Saporiti
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Elegant 1970s Italian writing table or desk by Saporiti with demon table solid Mahogany legs (with levelling leg-risers) and chrome accents. This table features two shallow compartme...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

1970s Handcrafted Modernist Mahogany Folding Desk/Foyer Table Watts & Powell
By T. Powell
Located in Buffalo, NY
Stunning 1970s handcrafted modernist mahogany folding desk/foyer table designed and made by Simom Watts & David Powell, wonderful timeless design, all dovetailed joinery, can be used...
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Antique 1870s American Arts and Crafts Desks and Writing Tables

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Cherry, Mahogany

Rare Large Hans Von Klier Mahogany Desk for Skipper, Italy, 1970s
By Skipper, Hans Von Klier
Located in Echt, NL
Impressive desk by Hans Von Klier in very good condition. This is the largest version. Manufactured in the 1970s by Gruppo Skipper, Italy The mahogany top has rounded edge...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Stainless Steel

Italian Mahogany Executive Desk by Abbondinterni
By Abbondinterni
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Large Italian executive desk and return from the early 1970s. Mahogany wood with brushed stainless steel. The desk contains six drawers and large storage units. Produced by Abbond...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Stainless Steel

  • Italian Mahogany Executive Desk by Abbondinterni
  • Italian Mahogany Executive Desk by Abbondinterni
  • Italian Mahogany Executive Desk by Abbondinterni
  • Italian Mahogany Executive Desk by Abbondinterni
H 28.35 in. W 81.5 in. D 65.75 in.
Revolving Mahogany Library Table
Located in Peterborough, Northamptonshire
An unusual Revolving mahogany Library Table with cupboard sections divided by book shelves. Inset wine coloured leather top, the upper freeze with suspended drawers with a decorated ...
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Vintage 1970s British Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

Hans Von Klier Executive Desk in Mahogany and Steel
By Skipper, Hans Von Klier
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Hans Von Klier for Skipper, office table, mahogany, leather and metal, Italy, 1970s. Modern desk designed by Hans Von Klier for Skipper, Italia. The table consists of a rectangular ...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel

  • Hans Von Klier Executive Desk in Mahogany and Steel
  • Hans Von Klier Executive Desk in Mahogany and Steel
  • Hans Von Klier Executive Desk in Mahogany and Steel
  • Hans Von Klier Executive Desk in Mahogany and Steel
H 28.75 in. W 78.75 in. D 39.38 in.
Vintage Georgian Revival Mahogany Lion's Head Partner's Desk, 20th Century
Located in London, GB
This magnificent flame Georgian Revival mahogany lion's head partners desk dates from the second half of the 20th century and demonstrates the highest standards of the cabinet maker’...
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Vintage 1970s Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Custom 75" Table with Carved Lyre Mahogany Trestle Base and Inset Marble Top
Located in Miami, FL
Carved Honduran mahogany table with trestle base composed of two lyres embellished with acanthus leaves and joined by a stretcher, with inset Rosso Alicante marble top. French polish...
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Vintage 1970s American Neoclassical Dining Room Tables

Materials

Marble

Blue Stitched Leather Desk by Jacques Adnet
By Jacques Adnet
Located in Bois-Colombes, FR
Blue stitched leather desk by Jacques Adnet Two depths : 70 cm and 100 cm.   
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Vintage 1970s French Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Leather, Mahogany

  • Blue Stitched Leather Desk by Jacques Adnet
  • Blue Stitched Leather Desk by Jacques Adnet
  • Blue Stitched Leather Desk by Jacques Adnet
  • Blue Stitched Leather Desk by Jacques Adnet
H 29.53 in. W 70.87 in. D 27.56 in.
Stow Davis Oval Walnut Table Desk
By Stow Davis
Located in Pasadena, TX
A mid century modern table or desk made by Stow Davis. A chrome double pedestel base with an oval top.
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Vintage 1970s American Desks and Writing Tables

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Chrome

  • Stow Davis Oval Walnut Table Desk
  • Stow Davis Oval Walnut Table Desk
  • Stow Davis Oval Walnut Table Desk
  • Stow Davis Oval Walnut Table Desk
H 29 in. W 72 in. D 32 in.
French Empire Style Ebonized Desk
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This French Empire desk has been fully restored, is made out of mahogany wood, and stained in a newly ebonized lacquered finish with gilt molding details. This desk also features a f...
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Vintage 1970s French Empire Desks

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Leather, Faux Leather, Wood, Mahogany, Giltwood

  • French Empire Style Ebonized Desk
  • French Empire Style Ebonized Desk
  • French Empire Style Ebonized Desk
  • French Empire Style Ebonized Desk
H 31 in. W 68 in. D 31 in.
French Design from the 1970s Mahogany Desk and Its Matching Chair
By Meubles Gautier
Located in Halluin, FR
Mahogany desk and matching chair, "Jimmy" set, Made in France in the 1970s by Gautier editions: French furniture specialist, quality and design for over 50 years, internationally ren...
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Late 20th Century French Hollywood Regency Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Metal

1970 Art Deco Mahogany Desk
Located in North York, ON
This solid rift cut Mahogany desk top, sits atop two cabinets on plinth bases, five drawers on left pedestal and two shelves on right pedestal. Accented with mirrored pulls, finished...
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Vintage 1970s American Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

  • 1970 Art Deco Mahogany Desk
  • 1970 Art Deco Mahogany Desk
  • 1970 Art Deco Mahogany Desk
  • 1970 Art Deco Mahogany Desk
H 30 in. W 71.5 in. D 36 in.
Supremely Elegant Mahogany Extension Dining Table by Widdicomb, circa 1970
By Widdicomb Furniture Co.
Located in Atlanta, GA
An unbelievable, extra long extension dining table by Widdicomb, circa 1970. Research can find no comparables for this piece. Stunning elegant lines with a sleek narrow apron. Fabulo...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Mahogany

Modernist Mahogany Dovetailed Desk
By Wright Horne
Located in Kilmarnock, VA
Wonderful solid mahogany chunky floating top desk with gorgeous dovetails on the side. Top is made out of two wide boards which have been perfectly grain matched so it seems like a ...
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

  • Modernist Mahogany Dovetailed Desk
  • Modernist Mahogany Dovetailed Desk
  • Modernist Mahogany Dovetailed Desk
  • Modernist Mahogany Dovetailed Desk
H 29.75 in. W 71.5 in. D 36 in.
Gigantic Georgian style Mahogany Desk
Located in Hopewell, NJ
Stamped "Made in England", very large handsome desk, beautiful from every angle but faux drawers on one side. Lots of storage, 2 file drawers, 2 writing slides, tooled leather top a...
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Vintage 1970s English Georgian Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Mahogany

  • Gigantic Georgian style Mahogany Desk
  • Gigantic Georgian style Mahogany Desk
  • Gigantic Georgian style Mahogany Desk
  • Gigantic Georgian style Mahogany Desk
H 30 in. W 72 in. D 42 in.
Terrazzo Marble dining table by Jan Vlug, Belgium, 1970s
By Jan Vlug
Located in Antwerp, BE
Jan Vlug / Jules Wabbes, terrazzo table, Belgium, 1970s. Mid-Century Modern piece in chic Belgian style typically used by the 1970s Brussels design scene like Ado Chale, Jules Wab...
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Vintage 1970s European Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Marble

Italian Mahogany Executive Desk Stamped Abbondinterni
By Abbondinterni
Located in Dronten, NL
Large executive desk with 6 drawers and the trademark aluminum frame and "bookshelf" in front.
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Vintage 1970s Italian Desks and Writing Tables

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Aluminum

Mahogany Carlton House Writing Table Desk
By Hekman Furniture
Located in West Hartford, CT
High quality and excellent craftsmanship define this Carlton house writing desk. It has a shaped top over a writing surface with multiple dovetailed drawers and cupboards. It is rais...
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Vintage 1970s American Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

  • Mahogany Carlton House Writing Table Desk
  • Mahogany Carlton House Writing Table Desk
  • Mahogany Carlton House Writing Table Desk
  • Mahogany Carlton House Writing Table Desk
H 41 in. W 54 in. D 29.5 in.
Stow Davis Mahogany Starburst Oval Table Desk
By Stow Davis
Located in Pasadena, TX
A mid century modern oval table or desk made by Stow Davis. A mahogany top in a starburst pattern and a chrome base.
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Vintage 1970s American Dining Room Tables

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Chrome

Exceptional large black leather and mahogany desk
Located in Den Haag, NL
Exceptional large black leather and mahogany desk. Very well made piece that is upholstered with black leather all over.
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Vintage 1970s Unknown Desks

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Leather, Mahogany

  • Exceptional large black leather and mahogany desk
  • Exceptional large black leather and mahogany desk
  • Exceptional large black leather and mahogany desk
  • Exceptional large black leather and mahogany desk
H 29.93 in. W 82.68 in. D 35.44 in.
Modern Dining Table in Camel Terrazzo Marble by Jan Vlug, Belgium, 1970s
By Jan Vlug
Located in Antwerp, BE
Dining table, in terrazzo marble and mahogany by Jan Vlug / Jules Wabbes, Belgium, 1970s. Mid-Century Modern piece in chic Belgian style typically used by the 1970s Brussels design ...
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Vintage 1970s European Modern Dining Room Tables

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Marble

Desk Lacquered by Guy Lefevre for Maison Jansen, 1970s, France
By Guy Lefevre, Maison Jansen
Located in SAINT-OUEN, FR
Desk in aubergine purple lacquer by Guy Lefevre for Maison Jansen. Feet in nickeled brass, interior drawers in mahogany wood. Top in purple leather. Rare in this original color. Guy ...
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Vintage 1970s French Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass, Nickel

Claude Gaillard Desk Ligne Roset, France, 1970
By Ligne Roset, Claude Gaillard
Located in Etten-Leur, NL
Beautiful shaped symmetric desk designed by Claude Gaillard and manufactured by Ligne Roset, France, 1970. The desk has a floating mahogany casing with 2 drawers supported by an alum...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Aluminum

  • Claude Gaillard Desk Ligne Roset, France, 1970
  • Claude Gaillard Desk Ligne Roset, France, 1970
  • Claude Gaillard Desk Ligne Roset, France, 1970
  • Claude Gaillard Desk Ligne Roset, France, 1970
H 29.93 in. W 78.75 in. L 39.38 in.
Mahogany Inlay & Brass Kneehole Partners Desk Writing Table
By Drexel
Located in West Hartford, CT
Elegant nine-drawer, signed Drexel mahogany and brass kneehole partners desk. Features a banded inlay on top and drawers. Produced by one of the preeminent US furniture makers, Drexe...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Mahogany, Brass, And Leather Campaign Desk By Sligh
Located in Chicago, IL
A classic form, accented by the brass base, this campaign desk is of a size to fit in many locations. Brass bound corners, and flush campaign pulls contrast nicely with the mahogany...
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Vintage 1970s American Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Tall Thin Secretary Secretaire Desk Banded Mahogany One-Piece
Located in West Hartford, CT
Great scale and size to thin banded mahogany secretary with veneer, circa mid-1970s and comes in one piece. Features desk that flips open and glass display cabinet at top with shelv...
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Vintage 1970s American Chippendale Secretaires

Materials

Mahogany

Elegant Mahogany Vintage Writing Desk with Black Leather Top
Located in Hopewell, NJ
An elegant custom mahogany writing desk having 3 smoothly functioning drawers on one side, beautifully finished on the other, and a stunning black tooled leather top with gold decora...
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Vintage 1970s American Regency Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Mahogany

Vintage Flame Mahogany Lion's Head Partner's Desk, 20th Century
Located in London, GB
This magnificent flame mahogany lion's head partners desk dates from the second half of the 20th century and demonstrates the highest standards of the cabinet maker’s craft. The ...
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Vintage 1970s Georgian Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Mahogany, Satinwood

French Mahogany Writing Desk Writing Table with Leather Top Bureau Plat
Located in West Hartford, CT
Magnificent mahogany writing desk with leather top and inlay and medallions. Two drawers at top. Exceptional design and condition.
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Vintage 1970s French Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Mahogany

Vintage Large Georgian Style Flame Mahogany Partners Pedestal Desk, 20th Century
Located in London, GB
This is a stunning large vintage Georgian style partner’s desk, masterfully crafted in flame mahogany, dating from the second half of the 20th century. The desk top is of breakfro...
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Vintage 1970s Georgian Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Mahogany

Vintage Large Georgian Style Flame Mahogany Partners Pedestal Desk, 20th Century
Located in London, GB
This is a stunning large vintage Georgian style partner’s desk, masterfully crafted in flame mahogany, dating from the second half of the 20th century. The desk top is of breakfro...
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Vintage 1970s Georgian Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Mahogany

Scandinavian Mahogany Desk by Severin Hansen
By Severin Hansen
Located in Courbevoie, FR
Scandinavian office in rectangular tray in mahogany fitted with four drawers belt resting on four feet with duct angles. Assembly of envelope folds. Very nice job. Fully restored. Ve...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Desks and Writing Tables

  • Scandinavian Mahogany Desk by Severin Hansen
  • Scandinavian Mahogany Desk by Severin Hansen
  • Scandinavian Mahogany Desk by Severin Hansen
  • Scandinavian Mahogany Desk by Severin Hansen
H 27.96 in. W 56.3 in. D 29.53 in. L 27.96 in.
A Mahogany Campaign Style Sawhorse Leg Desk
Located in Palm Beach, FL
A mahogany campaign style 3 piece sawhorse leg desk, with campaign hardware, side carrying handles and a tooled leather top. Need campaign furniture: fshenemaderantiques.com
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Vintage 1970s American Desks and Writing Tables

Campaign Style Leather Top Mahogany Desk
By Baker Furniture Company
Located in Palm Beach, FL
A campaign style mahogany desk, with brown leather top, recessed brass hardware, brass strapping, and plinth base. Suitable for use in the middle of a room. Great size, and a dynamit...
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Vintage 1970s American Campaign Desks

Fabulous Mahogany framed Ash burl desk
Located in San Leandro, CA
Stunning desk of Ash burl veneer with Mahogany legs and frame attributed to Milo Baughman. Flush brass hardware.
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Vintage 1970s American Desks

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Wood

  • Fabulous Mahogany framed Ash burl desk
  • Fabulous Mahogany framed Ash burl desk
  • Fabulous Mahogany framed Ash burl desk
  • Fabulous Mahogany framed Ash burl desk
H 30 in. W 60 in. D 30 in.
70's "Partners Desk"
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1970's mahagony "partners desk" with 4 drawers and a glass top, possible to use from both sides simultaneosly
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Vintage 1970s Argentine Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Glass, Mahogany

  • 70's "Partners Desk"
  • 70's "Partners Desk"
  • 70's "Partners Desk"
  • 70's "Partners Desk"
H 32 in. W 75 in. D 34 in.
Large Danish Midcentury Writing Desk by Henning Jensen & Torben Valeur
By Munch Møbler, Henning Jensen & Torben Valeur
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Very attractive large writing desk designed by Henning Jensen & Torben Valeur circa 1970 as model M40 for Munch Møbler, Denmark. High quality solid build in a beautiful light mahogan...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Mahogany

Knoll Desk
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Perfectly sleek work desk. Clean and architectural with file hangers and good size drawers, great work surface space.
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Vintage 1970s German Desks

Materials

Chrome

  • Knoll Desk
  • Knoll Desk
  • Knoll Desk
  • Knoll Desk
H 28 in. W 76 in. D 36 in.
Gianni Moscatelli Desk
By Gianni Moscatelli
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Handsome executive desk by Gianni Moscatelli for Forma Nova. Newly refinished in a deep plum-mahogany stain with polished finish. Desk surface rests on flat chromed steel legs with f...
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Vintage 1970s Italian Desks

Materials

Chrome

  • Gianni Moscatelli Desk
  • Gianni Moscatelli Desk
  • Gianni Moscatelli Desk
  • Gianni Moscatelli Desk
H 30 in. W 80.75 in. D 68.25 in.
Campaign Style Brass Top Writing Desk
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Campaign-style writing desk with spun ebonized mahogany legs and brass top writing surface.
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Vintage 1970s American Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Mahogany

  • Campaign Style Brass Top Writing Desk
  • Campaign Style Brass Top Writing Desk
  • Campaign Style Brass Top Writing Desk
  • Campaign Style Brass Top Writing Desk
H 25 in. W 49.5 in. D 25.5 in.
c.1980 American Chrome & Marble Desk
Located in Chicago, IL
American marble and chrome desk with a mahogany drawer found in France. Reputed to be a Knoll.
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Vintage 1970s American Desks

Materials

Marble, Chrome

  • c.1980 American Chrome & Marble Desk
  • c.1980 American Chrome & Marble Desk
  • c.1980 American Chrome & Marble Desk
  • c.1980 American Chrome & Marble Desk
H 29 in. W 55.25 in. D 29.5 in.
Hans Von Klier Desk for Skipper
By Hans Von Klier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Gorgeous black mahogany and leather executive desk by Hans Von Klier for Skipper. Massive surface with three small pull-out drawers. Desk has large inset black leather blotter on sur...
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Vintage 1970s Desks

Materials

Stainless Steel

  • Hans Von Klier Desk for Skipper
  • Hans Von Klier Desk for Skipper
  • Hans Von Klier Desk for Skipper
  • Hans Von Klier Desk for Skipper
H 29 in. W 78 in. D 38 in.
Desk by Bernt Petersen.
By Bernt Petersen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Desk by Bernt Petersen. Mahogany. Nice refinished condition. Exceptional quality and craftsmanship
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Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Mahogany

  • Desk by Bernt Petersen.
  • Desk by Bernt Petersen.
  • Desk by Bernt Petersen.
  • Desk by Bernt Petersen.
H 29.14 in. W 75.6 in.
Exceptional Danish Desk by Architect Gorm Lindum, Solid End Grain Wood and Brass
By Tranekær Furniture, Rolf Middelboe & Gorm Lindum
Located in Utrecht, NL
Exceptional Danish high-quality desk in solid mahogany with an impressively large solid contrasting end-grain inlaid tabletop made of various woods. Designed by Danish architect Gorm...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Mahogany

Rolf Middelboe for Gorm Lindum Desk
By Rolf Middelboe, Rolf Middelboe & Gorm Lindum
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Rolf Middelboe for Gorm Lindum, dining table, brass and mahogany, Denmark, circa 1970. This inlaid desk table by Rolf Middelboe for Gorm Lindum has mosaic structured tabletop, tha...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

  • Rolf Middelboe for Gorm Lindum Desk
  • Rolf Middelboe for Gorm Lindum Desk
  • Rolf Middelboe for Gorm Lindum Desk
  • Rolf Middelboe for Gorm Lindum Desk
H 28.35 in. W 72.84 in. D 37.8 in.
Great Andreas Hansen Desk Denmark
By Andreas Hansen
Located in Opa Locka, FL
Beautiful desk made of solid mahogany, leather and brass hardware. the craftsmanship is stunning. the desk has plenty of storage under writing surface and has six drawers. Made in De...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Brass

  • Great Andreas Hansen Desk Denmark
  • Great Andreas Hansen Desk Denmark
  • Great Andreas Hansen Desk Denmark
  • Great Andreas Hansen Desk Denmark
H 41.5 in. W 57.5 in. D 32 in.
Midcentury Studio Craft Dining Table
Located in San Jose, CA
Mid-Century studio craft solid dining table. This free-form top displays a beautiful mosaic pattern of walnut, oak, mahogany and koa wood. Each wood piece is held together by resin a...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

Materials

Mahogany, Oak, Walnut, Burl

  • Midcentury Studio Craft Dining Table
  • Midcentury Studio Craft Dining Table
  • Midcentury Studio Craft Dining Table
  • Midcentury Studio Craft Dining Table
H 29.5 in. W 47 in. D 41 in.
Modern Decorator's Desk by Imperial
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This stunning vintage modern desk is made of mahogany wood and features a unique white laminate top. This mid-century case piece offers plenty of work space and room for storage with...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Desks

Materials

Brass

  • Modern Decorator's Desk by Imperial
  • Modern Decorator's Desk by Imperial
  • Modern Decorator's Desk by Imperial
  • Modern Decorator's Desk by Imperial
H 30 in. W 59.75 in. D 26 in.

1970S Mahogany Desks For Sale on 1stDibs

At 1stDibs, there are several options of 1970s mahogany desks available for sale. Each of these unique 1970s mahogany desks was constructed with extraordinary care, often using mahogany, wood and metal. There are all kinds of 1970s mahogany desks available, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. 1970s mahogany desks bearing Mid-Century Modern or Neoclassical hallmarks are very popular at 1stDibs. Not every interior allows for large 1970s mahogany desks, so small 1970s mahogany desks measuring 52 inches across are available at 1stDibs. Many 1970s mahogany desks are appealing in their simplicity, but Hans Von Klier, Skipper Furniture and Jacques Adnet produced popular 1970s mahogany desks that are worth a look.

How Much are 1970S Mahogany Desks?

1970s mahogany desks can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price at 1stDibs is $5,800, while the lowest priced sells for $1,799 and the highest can go for as much as $57,981.

Finding the Right Desks Writing Tables for You

Choosing the perfect writing desk or writing table is a profoundly personal journey, one that people have been embarking upon for centuries.

Queen Atossa of Persia, from her writing table circa 500 B.C., is said to have been the originator of the art of handwritten letters. Hers was reportedly the first in a long and colorful history of penned correspondence that grew in popularity alongside literacy. The demand for suitable writing desks, which would serve the composer of the letters as well as ensure the comfort of the recipient naturally followed, and the design of these necessary furnishings has evolved throughout history.

Once people began to seek freedom from the outwardly ornate styles of the walnut and rosewood writing desks and drafting tables introduced in the name of Queen Victoria and King Louis XV, radical shifts occurred, such as those that materialized during the Art Nouveau period, when designers longed to produce furniture inspired by the natural world’s beauty. A prime example is the work of the famous late-19th-century Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí — his rolltop desk featured deep side drawers and was adorned with carved motifs that paid tribute to nature. Gaudí regularly combined structural precision with decorative elements, creating beautiful pieces of wood and metal.

Soon afterward, preferences for sleek, geometric, stylized forms in furniture that saw an emphasis on natural wood grains and traditional craftsmanship took hold. Today, Art Deco desks are still favored by designers who seek to infuse interiors with an air of luxury. One of the most prominent figures of the Art Deco movement was French decorator and furniture designer Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann. With his use of neoclassical motifs as well as expensive and exotic materials such as imported dark woods and inlays of precious metals for his vintage writing desks, Ruhlmann came to symbolize good taste and modernity.

The rise in appreciation for Scandinavian modernism continues to influence the design of contemporary writing desks. It employs the “no fuss” or “less is more” approach to creating a tasteful, sophisticated space. Sweden’s master cabinetmaker Bruno Mathsson created gallery-worthy designs that are as functional as they are beautiful. Finnish architect Alvar Aalto never viewed himself as an artist, but, like Mathsson, his furniture designs reflected a fondness for organic materials and a humanistic approach. Danish designers such as Hans Wegner introduced elegant shapes and lines to mid-century desks and writing tables, often working in oak and solid teak.

From vintage desks to contemporary styles, 1stDibs offers a broad spectrum of choices for conducting all personal and business writing and reading activities.

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