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Desks and Writing Tables For Sale
Kidney-shaped Writing Desk in blond Wood, Brass and Glass, Italy, 1950's
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Stellar Italian writing desk with interesting shapes and curves. The beautiful organic lines of the tabletop and the slender legs give this piece a delicate look and an air of elegan...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Bookstand by Jean Touret for Marolles
Located in San Francisco, CA
A Jean Touret bookstand or small desk for Marolles, France, 1950s. Elm with iron legs.
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Desks and Writing Tables

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Iron

Italian Library Table Desk
Located in New Orleans, LA
Wonderful 19th century painted Italian library table/desk. This piece is the perfect size for a library table, a console or a dining table/breakfast table. It has original paint with...
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19th Century Italian French Provincial Antique Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Biedermeier Secretary Desk, South German, 1820
Located in Belmont, MA
Biedermeier secretary desk, South German 1820. This unique and very beautiful secretary desk dates back to the early phase of the Biedermeier style. It has a beautiful walnut veneer ...
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1820s German Biedermeier Antique Desks and Writing Tables

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Elm, Walnut

Italian 1800s Walnut Table with Three Drawers, Incised Motifs and Patina
Located in Atlanta, GA
An Italian walnut table from the early 19th century, with three drawers, incised accents and weathered patina. Created in Italy during the first quarter of the 19th century, this wal...
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Early 19th Century Italian Antique Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

21st Century Modern Oiled Walnut & Aged Brass 'Jack' T3456 Dining Table
Located in Swalmen, NL
The 21st century modern 'Jack' T3456 dining table was designed by Peter Ghyczy in 2010 and hand-crafted in the GHYCZY atelier in the South of the Netherlands. The 'Jack' dining table...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Danish Midcentury 1960s Executive Teak Desk by Svend Aage Madsen
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Stunning executive desk designed by architect Svend A. Madsen for Sigurd Hansen Møbelfabrik in Denmark in the 1960s. Svend A. Madsen well-known for several iconic desk designs this m...
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Desks and Writing Tables

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Teak

Mid-Century Drexel "Parallel" Desk with Extension by John Van Koert, USA, 1960s
Located in New York, NY
A classic early mid-century design. The small size along with the extending side surface makes this a practical as well as great looking desk.
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Rosewood Art Deco Desk or Console Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Beautiful Art Deco desk in rosewood, all fully restored, great detailing makes it a very handsome desk or console table, also perfect decorative table with all the perfect stacks and...
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20th Century Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Rosewood

Arne Wahl Iversen Small Desk in Teak
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Arne Wahl Iversen for Vinde Møbelfabrik, desk model 65, teak, Denmark, circa 1961. Refined desk table by Danish designer Arne Wahl Iversen. This small writing table has a beautifu...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Desks and Writing Tables

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Teak

Nestep by DMNTS Design
Located in Geneve, CH
Nestep by DMNTS Design Dimensions: 20 x 40 x 20 cm Materials: Recycled fibre-glass and expanded plastic boards Unique piece   NESTEP, is based on the reuse of manufacturing...
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2010s Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Plastic, Fiberglass

18th Century Louis XVI Bois de Rose Secretaire Roger Vandercruse Lacroix, 1780s
Located in Roma, RM
Precious French Secretaire, Louis XVI era, purple ebony- bois de rose veneer, made by RVLC, Roger Vandercruse dit Lacroix (19 November 1727 - 19 May 1799). We are facing a piece of f...
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1780s French Louis XVI Antique Desks and Writing Tables

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Ebony

Gunni Omann Executive Desk Model 77 in Rosewood for Omann Jun, Denmark, 1960s
Located in Bridgeport, CT
Just one of the most beautiful designed executive desks ever to come out of Denmark. Classic Gunni Omann design model 77 made of solid and veneered rosewood. The desk has three drawe...
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1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Desks and Writing Tables

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Rosewood

Erasmo Executive Desk by Giorgetti
Located in New York, NY
Executive desk with the frame in walnut Canaletto wood veneer. The top is in ebony macassar veneer with cable holder. The chest with 3 drawers, two shallow and one deep, is in curved...
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2010s Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Chrome

Contemporary & minimalist Cantilever Desk in Recycled Polished Stainless Steel
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This extended c-shaped desk with cantilevered top is made of 1/4” recycled polished stainless steel or brass. It is also available in 5/8" transparent lucite. Its top projecting surf...
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21st Century and Contemporary North American Minimalist Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel

Fine Louis XV Style Marquetry Bureau Plat Attributed to François Linke
Located in Montreal, QC
A fine and Important Louis XV style Bureau plat attributed to François Linke (1855-1946) after a model by Jean François Oeben. Typical of the work by François Linke, this desk featur...
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1890s French Louis XV Antique Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

Armona Desk Matt Walnut Polished Onyx Champagne Lacquered Dark Oxidized Brass
Located in Cartaxo, PT
Desk with top in walnut veneer matt finish and inlay details in dark oxidised brass with a high-gloss finish and polished Shadow onyx. Wooden legs lacquered in high-gloss champagne-c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Onyx, Brass

Rosewood and Mahogany Executive Desk by Edward Wormley for Dunbar, 1963, Signed
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This grand executive desk by Edward Wormley for Dunbar features beautiful Rosewood and Mahogany with brass feet, designed and made in the 1960s. Such incredible use of luxury materia...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Vintage Signed Flip-Top Desk by Peter Løvig-Nielsen for Løvig, Dansk, 1973
Located in Brooklyn, NY
A supremely functional and aesthetically sophisticated desk in tropical hardwood by Peter Løvig-Nielsen for Løvig, Dansk, 1973. This piece contains the manufacturer's stamp [Løvig, D...
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1970s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Desks and Writing Tables

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Hardwood

Mahogany Inlaid Cylinder Desk
Located in Cheshire, GB
Mahogany cylinder desk, the rectangular top section with satinwood edge over an inlaid fall enclosing a leather-lined writing slide and fitted interior and a further frieze drawer be...
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Early 20th Century British Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

Arne Vodder Executive Desk and Return Teak Sibast, Denmark, 1960
Located in Etten-Leur, NL
Iconic executive desk with return from the “200 series” designed by Arne Vodder; one of the best designers Denmark has known and it is manufactured by Sibast Furniture, Denmark 1960....
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1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Desks and Writing Tables

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Teak, Wood

Desk Table Modern Glass Crystal Limited Edition Design
Located in Ancona, Marche
The slim desk 'Origami' is made of extra-clear glass. Desk dimension: L 120 W 50 H 75 cm. The inspiration for origami came from the observation of a simple piece of paper which, bein...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Glass

Small Georgian Elm Bureau
Located in Bedfordshire, GB
A delightful early 18th century George I Period Elm  bureau of diminutive proportions having well figured fall front enclosing drawers and pigeon holes over two short and three lo...
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Early 18th Century English George I Antique Desks and Writing Tables

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Elm

Desk by Tretiak Works, Handmade Contemporary Walnut Brass Customizable
Located in Portland, OR
This desk features a Classic Silhouette with elegant yet modern detailing. The desktop offers plenty of room to spread out for efficient and organized work. custom-made brass hardwar...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Modern Handmade Hardwood Walnut Desk Dinning Table
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This molten grain walnut table spans in magical chamfered edges. Handcrafted in solid walnut with tapered legs, a perfect setup for a dining table or large artist desk. Benches are...
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2010s American Minimalist Desks and Writing Tables

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Oak, Walnut

Jacques Adnet, Mahogany Semicircular Desk, France, circa 1936
Located in New York, NY
A grand mid-1930s desk as marvelous for its utility as its striking beauty. Not only do the elegant U-shape and large, receding supports complement the desk's rich mahogany finish, t...
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Desks and Writing Tables

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Mahogany

Jorge Zalszupin Folding Desk L'atelier, Brazil, 1959
Located in Roosendaal, Noord Brabant
Fantastic large set of 6 folding desks designed by recently passed designer Jorge Zalszupin and manufactured in his own company L'Atelier, Brazil, 1959. These are folding desks are p...
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1950s Brazilian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Desks and Writing Tables

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Leather, Rosewood

Severin Hansen Desk Produced by Haslev Møbelsnedkeri in Denmark
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare freestanding desk designed by Severin Hansen. Produced by Haslev Møbelsnedkeri in Denmark.
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1950s Danish Scandinavian Modern Vintage Desks and Writing Tables

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Rosewood

21st Century Modern Natural Oakwood & Stainless Steel 'Jack' T3456 Dining Table
Located in Swalmen, NL
The 21st centruy modern 'Jack' T3456 dining table was designed by Peter Ghyczy and hand-crafted in the GHYCZY atelier in the South of the Netherlands. The 'Jack' table features a sol...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dutch Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Aluminum, Stainless Steel

Vintage Solid Marble Base Dinette Table
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Polished travertine original tinted glass (small chip and scratch, can be easily replaced with another top) base is in great sturdy condition, no damage base without glass is 29"...
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Marble

Italian Midcentury Floating Glass Executive Desk by Vittorio Dassi
Located in Westport, CT
Stunning midcentury desk in rosewood, designed by Vittorio Dassi and produced upon order in Italy in the 1950s for professionals. The thick floating glass top rests on the desk legs ...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Rosewood

Walnut and Brass Writing Desk attributed to Jacques Adnet, France, 1950s
Located in New York, NY
Elegant walnut writing table with two drawers attributed to Jacques Adnet, 2 drawers with ring pulls held by pyramidal brass blocks en facade, the rectangular body sits on four taper...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Biedermeier Secretary Desk, South West German, 1820
Located in Belmont, MA
Biedermeier secretary desk, South west German, 1820. This beautiful drop front desk has three drawers in the lower part, they are embellished with original lion head brass fittings ...
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1810s German Biedermeier Antique Desks and Writing Tables

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Walnut

Set of Nestep by DMNTS Design
Located in Geneve, CH
Set of nestep by DMNTS Design Dimensions: 20 x 40 x 20 cm (each piece) Materials: Recycled fibre-glass and expanded plastic boards One of a kind   NESTEP, is based on the re...
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2010s Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Plastic, Fiberglass

Fine French Art Deco Palisander Dining/Writing Table Attributed to Dominique
Located in Long Island City, NY
A fine French Art Deco rectangular palisander dining or writing table attributed to Dominique (André Domin & Marcel Genevrière) Provenance: Lazard bank in Paris.
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1930s French Art Deco Vintage Desks and Writing Tables

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Wood

Vintage Walnut Model-1503 Executive Desk by Florence Knoll
Located in Burbank, CA
Exceptional vintage walnut executive desk designed by Florence Knoll for Knoll Associates Inc. in the United States, circa 1950s. This stunning desk, also known as model-1503, is mad...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Rococo Style Writing Desk Mounted with Gilt Bronze
Located in London, GB
Rococo style writing desk mounted with gilt bronze French, late 19th century Measures: Height 78cm, width 134cm, depth 64cm This superb Rococo style desk was produced in the lat...
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Late 19th Century French Louis XV Antique Desks and Writing Tables

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Ormolu, Bronze

19th C English Oak Reading Table on Cast Iron Base with Ball and Claw Feet
Located in Savannah, GA
Victorian English reading table in the style of the Patent "Adapta" Table made by the firm J Foot and Son of Bond Street, London. This company produced a number of unique and origina...
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1890s English Victorian Antique Desks and Writing Tables

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Iron

Nº192 Escritoire by Avoirdupois, a Wood and Metal Desk with Glass Top
Located in New York, NY
The Nº192 Escritoire is composed of two triplicating side cabinets made from walnut standing on polished aluminum legs bridged by a glass desk top. Collection Nº1 / Tripartite is the...
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2010s American Desks and Writing Tables

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Aluminum, Metal

Contemporary beauty desk, makeup table, jewel case, mirror. Lacquered oak, brass
Located in Meolo, Venezia
Beauty desk with simple lines and sophisticated details. Vivian is ideal for intimate environments such as a boutique-hotel or a private residence. A brass box contains two jewel box...
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2010s Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Cipriani Dragonfly Desk with Walnut and Leather
Located in Boston, MA
Designed By CPRN Homood Gentle forms, unusual combinations, sensory materials, and sophisticated details: the Dragonfly collection by CPRN Homood offers a handcrafted and highly i...
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2010s Italian Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

Thick Glass Top Glass Base Writing Table Compact Desk
Located in Rockaway, NJ
Slick Mid-Century Modern all thick 3/4" glass design writing table or small desk.
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20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Glass

Biedermeier Working Table with Drawer, Cherry Veneer, Austria, circa 1830
Located in Regensburg, DE
Beautiful, strict neoclassical Biedermeier working table / bigger side table with long drawer from Austria, about 1830. Greatly restored condition. Two different cherry veneers on ...
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1830s Austrian Biedermeier Antique Desks and Writing Tables

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Cherry, Cherry, Ebony

Chinoisserie Decorated Slant Top Desk
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
Antique Asian export Georgian style slant top desk, late 19th century. With lacquered exotic birds and floral decorations, an excellent stepped interior with secret compartment and e...
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Late 19th Century Asian George II Antique Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

French Marcello Desk in Blue Lacquer, Glass, and Brass by Joris Poggioli
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This desk in glossy blue lacquer with a glass base, brass accents, and velvet and rosewood drawers is by up-and-coming French designer Joris Poggioli, formerly of Youth Éditions.
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2010s French Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Brass

Cobra Desk, Designed by Laurie Beckerman in 2008
Located in New York, NY
Each cobra, poised as if to lunge, has a mouth that is an open pencil holder, where you can conveniently store all your writing implements. Designed in 2008, Manufactured 2014 Mad...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Stainless Steel

Stellarnova, Recycled Cast Aluminum Legs & Bamboo Dining Table by Made in Ratio
Located in London, GB
The biomorphic forms of the elegant Stellarnova legs are inspired by nature and sand cast in recycled aluminium with a powder coated finish. Designed with a triangulated attachment p...
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2010s British Minimalist Desks and Writing Tables

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Aluminum, Aluminum

Supernova, Recycled Cast Aluminum Black Trestles & Glass Desk by Made in Ratio
Located in London, GB
The contemporary supernova is a dynamic, self-levelling trestle cast entirely from entirely recycled aluminium in a fully sustainable closed-loop factory. Simple and versatile to ori...
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2010s British Minimalist Desks and Writing Tables

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Aluminum

Supernova, Recycled Cast Aluminum Table Leg in Seagreen by Made in Ratio
Located in London, GB
The contemporary supernova is a dynamic, self-levelling trestle cast entirely from entirely recycled aluminium in a fully sustainable closed-loop factory. Simple and versatile to ori...
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2010s British Minimalist Desks and Writing Tables

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Aluminum, Aluminum

Supernova, Recycled Cast Aluminum & Glass Desk in Black by Made in Ratio
Located in London, GB
The contemporary supernova is a dynamic, self-levelling trestle cast entirely from recycled aluminium in a fully sustainable closed-loop factory. Simple and versatile to orientate, t...
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2010s British Minimalist Desks and Writing Tables

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Aluminum, Aluminum

Supernova, Recycled Cast Aluminum Table Leg in Black by Made in Ratio
Located in London, GB
The contemporary supernova is a dynamic, self-levelling trestle cast entirely from entirely recycled aluminium in a fully sustainable closed-loop factory. Simple and versatile to ori...
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2010s British Minimalist Desks and Writing Tables

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Aluminum, Aluminum

Supernova, Recycled Cast Aluminum Contemporary Table Leg in Raw by Made in Ratio
Located in London, GB
The contemporary supernova is a dynamic, self-levelling trestle cast entirely from entirely recycled aluminium in a fully sustainable closed-loop factory. Simple and versatile to ori...
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2010s British Minimalist Desks and Writing Tables

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Aluminum, Aluminum

Supernova, Recycled Cast Aluminum Trestle Table Legs & Glass by Made in Ratio
Located in London, GB
The contemporary supernova is a dynamic, self-levelling trestle cast entirely from entirely recycled aluminium in a fully sustainable closed-loop factory. Simple and versatile to ori...
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2010s British Minimalist Desks and Writing Tables

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Aluminum

Stellarnova Desk or Dining Table, Cast Bronze Legs with Bamboo Ply Top
Located in London, GB
The biomorphic forms of the elegant Stellarnova legs are inspired by nature and sand cast in recycled aluminium or bronze in a fully sustainable closed-loop factory. Designed with a ...
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2010s British Minimalist Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

Exceptional 19th Century Gilt Bronze Mounted English Partners Desk
Located in New York, NY
An exceptional and unusual 19th century Louis XVI style gilt bronze mounted English partners desk made for the French market The rectangular top with gilt-tooled leather writing-s...
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19th Century English Louis XVI Antique Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

Art Deco Writing Desk H-180 Designed by Jindrich Halabala, Walnut Chrome, 1930s
Located in Prague 1, CZ
One of the most successful writing desk made in United Arts & Crafts Manufacture (UP) in Brno. Designed by Czech architect Jindrich Halabala. Material: Walnut, oak and chrome-plate...
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Early 20th Century Czech Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Chrome

Wooden Brass & Black Metal 1950s Dining Table in the Style of G. & v. Latis
Located in Varese, Lombardia
Oval dining table ideal for 4/6 persons. Table top in wood, base in black painted metal, shaped feet in brass. Very good condition: Top and metal base have been restored.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Desks and Writing Tables

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Metal

Louis XV Style Bureau Plat Writing Desk, Rosewood and Ormulu
Located in Montreal, Quebec
Antique Louis XV style bureau plat writing desk, rosewood and Ormulu mounts, raised on cabriole legs. Tooled leather top. Dimensions: 43” W x 31.5” H x 25.5” D Side drawers (2): ...
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Late 19th Century French Louis XV Antique Desks and Writing Tables

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Bronze

Antique and Vintage Desks and Writing Tables

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.