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Art Deco Secretaires

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 is an ode to the glamour of the “Roaring Twenties.”

The term Art Deco derives from the name of a large decorative arts exhibition held in Paris in 1925. 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 in their pieces, such as exotic animal hides as well as veneers. 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.

At 1stDibs, browse Art Deco furniture by designer, including works by Georg Jensen and René Lalique, or by category, from angular chairs and sculptural burl wood tables to lighting and decorative objects.

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Art Deco Cocktail and Secretaire Cabinet English, circa 1940
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
An Art Deco cocktail and secretaire cabinet by Osbornes of East London. Upper left concertina action mirrored lit cocktail section next to a secretaire section comprising of three pu...
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1940s English Vintage Art Deco Secretaires

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Walnut

1920, Art Deco Secrétaire or Dry Bar by Axel Einar Hjorth for Nordiska Kompaniet
Located in Silvolde, Gelderland
1920s, unique secrétaire designed by Axel Einar Hjorth and manufactured in 1924 by Nordiska Kompaniet, numbered L228. This unique Art Deco secrétaire is designed as a come-in to the...
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1920s Swedish Vintage Art Deco Secretaires

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Glass, Beech, Walnut

French Art Deco Secretaire, Walnut Veneer and Nickel, France, circa 1930
Located in Regensburg, DE
Very rare and elegant French Art Deco Secretaire / Secretary / Writing cabinet in excellently restored condition from France, circa 1930. Wonderful design with rounded corpus and po...
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1930s French Vintage Art Deco Secretaires

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Nickel

Secrétaire Desk in Black 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 black shagreen and wood veneer, to store items and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Art Deco Secretaires

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Shagreen Stingray, Palmwood

20th Century Italian Rosewood Cabinet, Cherrywood Secretaire by Paolo Buffa
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A vintage Mid-Century Modern, detailed "petit secretaire". The exterior is made of Palisander wood and has a paneled front, original brass hardware and key. The cabinet interior is m...
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20th Century Italian Art Deco Secretaires

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Metal, Brass

Art Deco Secretaire by Jacques Adnet
Located in Coral Gables, FL
Art Deco secretaire desk with an ash veneer by Jacques Adnet. Made in France, circa 1935.
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Early 20th Century French Art Deco Secretaires

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Leather, Ash

Swedish Art Deco Mahogany Roll-Top Secretary Writing Desk, 1930s-1940s
Located in Vordingborg, DK
Swedish cabinetmaker roll-top secretary with a pull out / pull-out writing desk. Made in mahogany with beautiful inlaid parquetry details. Top rolls up to reveal cubby holes and 3 sm...
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Early 20th Century Swedish Art Deco Secretaires

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Brass

Art Deco Streamlined Burled & Bookmatched Carpathian Elm, Walnut & Lacquer Desk
Located in New York, NY
This elegant Art Deco walnut, Carpathian elm and black lacquer desk was realized in France, circa 1930. Sitting on striated streamlined feet (suggesting a modern interpretation of th...
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1930s French Vintage Art Deco Secretaires

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Elm, Walnut, Lacquer

W015 Italian Secretaire in Wood & Inlay w/ Hand Carved Legs in Gold by Zanaboni
Located in MEDA, IT
Elegant and exclusive secretaire with legs in solid wood finely hand carved and finished in antique gold, W015 is worked with ancient techniques of traditional craftsmanship and pres...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Art Deco Secretaires

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Wood

Art Deco French Bar Cabinet
Located in Palermo, IT
Art Deco bar cabinet French in wood and parchment with a mirror in the door, very elegant the double color light and dark .the door opens as a drop-leaf desk and offers a wide compar...
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1930s French Vintage Art Deco Secretaires

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Wood

Midcentury Cataloque Display Case by Jindrich Halabala for Up Zavody, 1940s
Located in Prague 8, CZ
This midcentury display case called “Television” was designed by world-renowned Czechoslovak architect Jindrich Halabala in 1947 and it was manufactured in UP závody Brno in a limite...
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Mid-20th Century Czech Art Deco Secretaires

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Walnut

Gilbert Rohde Paldao Secretary Display Case for Herman Miller
Located in Hudson, NY
Bookcase with drop-front secretary desk and storage drawers in paldao wood. Glass dividers separate storage compartments, and cork-lined back. Retains Herman Miller tag. Great origin...
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1940s American Vintage Art Deco Secretaires

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Paldao

Art Deco Writing Cabinet, France, circa 1920
Located in Greding, DE
Art Deco cabinet standing on elegantly curved legs with two side doors, four drawers and a central writing flap. Behind the doors there are pull-out drawers; the writing flap accommo...
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1920s French Vintage Art Deco Secretaires

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Wood

French Black Lacquered Art Deco Secretary by Maurice Jallot, Signed Front Plaque
Located in Salzburg, AT
Very elegant French Art Deco secretary from the early 1930s by Maurice Jallot. Rounded outer edges and contrasted cornice. Front set with antique, Greek representation signed L. DOUM...
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1920s French Vintage Art Deco Secretaires

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Bronze

Art Deco Cabinet in Burl Walnut
Located in Dronten, NL
Period Dutch Art Deco secretary in wonderful burl walnut veneer in symmetrical pattern. Cut-glass pane, drop front desk, ebony wood door handles. Comes with three beautiful origina...
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1920s Dutch Vintage Art Deco Secretaires

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Burl, Cut Glass, Ebony

W052 Italian Jewel Cabinet Inlaid in Wood and Mother of Pearl by Zanaboni
Located in MEDA, IT
Not just a simple piece of furniture, the W052 is a true work of art, a representation of one of the most fascinating phenomena of life, the metamorphosis. The radical change of form...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Art Deco Secretaires

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Wood

W029 Cabinet, Citronnier Wood & Marble with Gilt Bronze & Gold, Zanaboni
Located in MEDA, IT
W029 is a masterpiece cabinet in citronnier, with 46 marble “Bianco B” elements, crystal bowls, 70 Kg of brass details finishing gold 24 Kts, bas-relief in marble, inlaid in mother o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Art Deco Secretaires

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Wood

In the Manner of Jean Pascaud, Art Deco Drop Front Secretary, France, circa 1935
Located in New York, NY
Art Deco drop front secretary in the manner of Jean Pascaud. Made in France, circa 1935. Sycamore with a giltwood base, mahogany interior, and gilt bronze details. The writing surfac...
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1930s French Vintage Art Deco Secretaires

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Bronze

Art Deco Modernist Partners Desk, circa 1930
Located in Devon, England
For your consideration is this superbly stylish 1930s Partners desk. The base wood is Mahogany and veneered in a Bombay Walnut veneers which has a warm reddish tone with light figuri...
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Art Deco Secretaires

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Chrome

Art Deco English Compact Walnut Writing Desk, 1930s
Located in Devon, England
For your consideration is this lovely and totally original walnut desk dating from the 1930s. Compact in size this little desk is perfect if the space available is limited and of con...
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Mid-20th Century English Art Deco Secretaires

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Walnut

Secretaire / Scriban Art Deco in Maple Veneer, circa 1950
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Secretaire / scriban art deco in maple veneer, circa 1950 Medium condition, small lack of wood, veneer, varnish to redo.
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1950s European Vintage Art Deco Secretaires

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Maple

Art Deco Desk Classic Flamed Mahogany
Located in Oakland, CA
Bookmatched flamed mahogany Art Deco desk. Classic rectangular shape with two outside doors (one with shelves, one with files) and center drawer. All surfaces veneered with very unus...
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1930s Argentine Vintage Art Deco Secretaires

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Metal

English Art Deco Burl Walnut Cloud Bureau, circa 1930
Located in Devon, England
This is a fantastic 1930s Art Deco bureau of small proportions, a really superb piece of furniture. Veneered in a lovely figured walnut 'Flame Grain' with three drawers to the base a...
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Mid-20th Century English Art Deco Secretaires

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Walnut

Substantial Art Deco Blonde Bureau, circa 1930
Located in Devon, England
A golden opportunity to acquire a substantial bureau that not only looks very impressive but is extremely functional too! This Art Deco bureau is in a true blonde maple veneer with w...
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Mid-20th Century English Art Deco Secretaires

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Birdseye Maple, Mahogany, Walnut

1930s French Art Deco Davenport on Thin Table Legs in Real Wood Veneer
Located in Baden-Baden, DE
Very clear light design. Davenport in real wood veneer. The thin table legs give this furniture its lightness. One big drawer with key lock outside and three little drawers inside...
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1930s French Vintage Art Deco Secretaires

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Wood

Art Deco Bar Trolley in Style of Jacques Adnet with Original Mirror France 1930s
Located in Baden-Baden, DE
Art Deco bar trolley in style of Jacques Adnet Real wood veneer Handles and wheels in copper To open on one side with double doors Tabletop with old mirror (blind spots) New m...
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1930s French Vintage Art Deco Secretaires

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Copper

English Art Deco Walnut Desk, circa 1936
Located in Devon, England
For your consideration is this fabulous 1930s Art Deco center desk. This desk is designed so that you can have it room center as it's veneered on the back rather than the normal run ...
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Mid-20th Century English Art Deco Secretaires

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Walnut

Rare Art Deco Sideboard with Inlaid Bone, circa 1920-1925
Located in Aalsgaarde, DK
Fine and rare Art Deco sideboard/inside secretary, in black paint and with inlaid bone, circa 1920-1925 Dimensions: H 113 W 159 D 44 cm. H 44.4 W 62.5 D 17.3 in.  
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Early 20th Century European Art Deco Secretaires

Frank Brangwyn a Rare Desk Originally Designed for the 1931 Pollard Exhibition
Located in London, GB
Frank Brangwyn. E Pollard and Co. A rare desk originally designed for the 1931 Pollard Exhibition where it can be seen in a room setting in the original photographs from 1931. See ...
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1930s English Vintage Art Deco Secretaires

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Sycamore

André Sornay Secretaire, circa 1930
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Andre´ Sornay secretaire, circa 1930 Signed. Restored. Certificate of authenticity from Thierry Roche, French expert for Andre´ Sornay.
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1930s French Vintage Art Deco Secretaires

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Brass

Donald Deskey Style Art Deco Skyscraper Design Secretary Wall Cabinet or Desk
Located in Westport, CT
In the style of Donald Deskey, Art Deco skyscraper design, cabinet/secretary desk, with draw compartments and desk, book shelf compartment. Functional dark mahogany wood, with nickel...
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco Secretaires

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Nickel

Gilbert Rohde East Indian Laurel Cabinet or Secretary
Located in Atlanta, GA
Modernist cabinet, designed by Gilbert Rohde for Herman Miller, circa 1930s. Constructed of exotic East Indian laurel wood with black lacquered trim and nickel plated metal hardware....
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1930s American Vintage Art Deco Secretaires

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Metal

English Art Deco Burl Walnut Cloud Bureau
Located in Devon, England
This is a fantastic 1930s Art Deco bureau of small proportions, a really superb piece of furniture. Veneered in a lovely figured walnut 'Flame Grain' with three drawers to the base a...
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Mid-20th Century English Art Deco Secretaires

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Walnut

Art Deco Secretaire in the Manner of Ruhlmann
Located in Bridgewater, CT
An exceptional quality Art Deco Secretaire in the manner of J.E. Ruhlmann in Ebene de Macassar with galuchat (shagreen) interior, circa 1930.
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1930s French Vintage Art Deco Secretaires

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Macassar

Art Deco Fall Front Secretaire Cabinet in the Manner of Jules Leleu, Paris, 1930
Located in Chicago, IL
Rare French Art Deco golden burl Amboyna secretaire, in the manner of Jules Leleu, celebrated French interior designer, sculptor and furniture maker of the Art Deco period. This eleg...
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1920s French Vintage Art Deco Secretaires

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Bronze

Modest bookcase, secretaire in Oak by Gebroeders Reens, 1930s
Located in Schagen, NL
This very modest but sophisticated piece was made from Oak and features a drop down front with the original key. Just above this front, a concealed lamp with a smoked lucite top, can...
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1930s Dutch Vintage Art Deco Secretaires

Art Deco Bookcase in Palisander Veneer
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Art Deco bookcase / secratire in palisander veneer A few lacks of veneer, Restoration quote on request.
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1930s French Vintage Art Deco Secretaires

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Palisander, Sycamore

French Art Deco Secretary Attributed to René Prou
Located in Paris, FR
Beautiful French sycamore veneer secretary framed with gilded brass details, the fall front decorated with the original cafe au lait coloured leather, inside is the drawer and elegan...
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1940s French Vintage Art Deco Secretaires

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Sycamore

Art Deco Ebene De Macassar Cubist Secretaire
Located in Zurich, CH
Art Deco ebene de Macassar cubist secretary completely restored with shellac.
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1930s French Vintage Art Deco Secretaires

Materials

Brass

Rene Drouet Attributed, Art Deco Mahogany and Thuya Burr Cabinet
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Rene Drouet attributed, Art Deco mahogany and thuya burr cabinet. Ivory and interior in sycamore veneer. Secret drawers, original bronzes. Fully restored. Fresh varnish.
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1930s French Vintage Art Deco Secretaires

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Bronze

French Art Deco Secretary in Mahogany and Parchment
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Tall Art Deco secretary in mahogany with dark stained border. Parchment door with gold leaf criss cross design opens to writing table with interior compartments. Three drawers with o...
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1930s French Vintage Art Deco Secretaires

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Brass, Gold Leaf

1920 Walnut Secretaire with 16 Drawers and Leather Desk
Located in Zurich, CH
1920 walnut secretaire with 16 drawers and leather desk, comes in two parts completely restored with shellac.
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1920s Swiss Vintage Art Deco Secretaires

Materials

Walnut

Unique Symmetrical Art Deco Desk French Style
Located in Oakland, CA
Unique Art Deco desk has truly unusual and lyrical lines. The undulating base opens to reveal secret storage along with the two drawers on both sides. We like those square drawer pul...
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1930s Argentine Vintage Art Deco Secretaires

Materials

Burl

Art Deco Burl Sandalwood Wood and Shagreen Secretaire Cabinet by Jules Deroubaix
Located in North York, ON
This Jules Deroubaix display cabinet secretaire is timeless, functional, and effortlessly chic. Made of burl sandalwood, it showcases a drop door paneled with gorgeous shagreen to ad...
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1930s French Vintage Art Deco Secretaires

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Brass, Chrome

Vintage Swedish Art Deco Intarsia Inlaid Secretaire and Chest
Located in Atlanta, GA
Intarsia secretaire of rosewood, flame birch and intarsia (inlay) of various exotic hardwoods with steel and bakelite hardware.
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Early 20th Century Swedish Art Deco Secretaires

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Rosewood