Antique Secretary Desks
Our antique secretary desks come fully restored from England and span centuries of artistic style, from mid-century modern to classic desks of the 18th and 19th centuries. Whether for use as a living room apothecary piece or for writing letters, you can find your perfect antique piece at Fireside Antiques.
French Petite Mahogany Louis XVI Style Desk$2,200.00
29.63"H x 38.88"W x 21.13"D
Dimensions: 29-⅝”H x 38-⅞”W x 21-⅛”D
A classic Louis XVI style writing desk from France. Crafted with an amber toned leather top inset into a rich mahogany. Brass paneling on the drawer front and backside of the desk give it the ability to float in a room. Rounded, fluted corners on all sides lead to tapering fluted legs with brass capped feet. The apron clearance is 23-¼”. One key is included for the functioning lock. Make sure to view the detailed images to get a closer look at the current condition of the whole. Circa 1870.
French 19th Century Mahogany Desk$3,995.00
29.75"H x 48.88"W x 32.75"D
Dimensions: 29-¾”H x 48-⅞”W x 32-¾”D
This handsome desk was handcrafted in France during the 19th century with both form and function in mind. The inset olive green leather top and slides showcase wonderfully detailed and dynamic gilt tooling. Leather is found on the slides that pull out of each side for additional surface space. The apron houses three drawers with decorative laurel wreath inspired drop ring pulls. Ribbed brass plates adorn the joinery dies on all sides. No keys are included. The back is also finished with pulls and escutcheons, giving it the ability to float in a room if needed. Square, tapered legs finish at brass capped feet. The apron clearance is 23”H. The slides pull out 14-¾”. Circa 1880. Make sure to view the detailed images to get a closer look.
French 19th Century Directoire Fruitwood Desk$3,200.00
30"H x 51.13"W x 27.50"D
Dimensions: 30”H x 51-⅛”W x 27-½”D
French 19th century Directoire style desk made using vibrant fruitwood. The leather top and slides are quite worn with tons of authentic charm. Four drawers are housed within the apron- the left hand side being the largest. Four keys are included for each functioning lock and serve as the pull for each. Recently cleaned and polished with French wax paste. Turned legs support the whole and terminate with brass caps. Finished on all sides giving it the ability to float in a room if needed. The apron clearance is 23-⅞”H. Make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look at its current condition.
French 19th Century Walnut Secretary$6,500.00
71"H x 44.75"W x 24.75"D
Dimensions: 71”H x 44-¾”W x 24-¾”D
A wonderful walnut secretary desk. The desk can be separated into two bodies: the lower writing surface, and the upper glass-front cabinet. The writing surface is covered in beautiful black, tooled leather and can be pulled out for additional work space. The writing surface has a height of 29-½”H and the knee clearance is 26-⅝”H. The base also contains two drawers with working locks and a single key. Above the writing surface is a little cubby with a whimsical scalloped frame flanked by two drawers on each side. The drawers all have a round brass knob. The top has two glass-front bookcase doors with original glass and working lock and latch. The cabinet has two adjustable shelves. The secretary is lifted by four brilliantly turned legs.
French 19th Century Barley-Twist Fold-Down Desk$6,995.00
48.625"H x 58.25"W x 27.125"D
Dimensions: 48-5/8″H x 58-1/4″W x 27-1/8″D
A handsome, impressive carved mahogany desk with gem-cut decorations and fitted birds-eye maple interiors and original black leather writing surface. A very interesting key unlocks the top part of this fine desk, folding down to an interior fitted with 9 storage areas. The top of the desk slides forward reveling the writing surface which is pulled out and then dropped down for a very functional and useable writing surface. Below the writing surface are three large drawers (one is a faux front, one large drawer with a hidden locked compartment) The whole sits on impressively carved barley twist legs. 1840’s
Shop Vintage & Antique Secretary Desks
Antique secretary desks can become a passion, whether a rolltop in cherry, 1920’s French single-width, or curio-cabinet windowed style. They’re such unique pieces of furniture that they can suit any home area, whether as a showpiece or lending charm and style to a utilitarian purpose.
Perhaps you need a new accent or table for your sewing room, or you’re looking for a unique piece to use as a vanity. Regardless of your preferences, there are as many uses for an antique secretary desk as the styles they come in; the only limit is your imagination. At Fireside Antiques, we’ve got the inventory to spark that imagination and let it run wild.
Choosing an Antique Secretary Desk
The modern bedroom set may contain a dresser or chest of drawers, even an armoire. But consider adding a stunning antique secretary desk for a smart and useful look for a space of any size or shape.
Where would you put it? This can tell you much about what you’re looking for, especially in size and shape. Sitting at your secretary desk, you’ll drift away on thoughts of the letters you might write to far-off lands and loved ones or that novel you know you’ve got inside.
Neither overly formal nor particularly relaxed, an antique secretary desk is a perfect way to add a little something extra to your furnishings. You can dream, plan, work or learn in style while enjoying a piece of history in your home.
Types of Antique Secretary Desks
Antique secretary desks come in numerous styles, materials, and finishes.
For instance, maple and mahogany give a solid appeal, while a secretary’s desk with a hutch can create a welcoming ambiance for an entire foyer. Meanwhile, an oaken bureau style can balance a larger room wonderfully or functionally store linens or board games. Some have slant fronts, and others may have cabinetry or windows, but they’re all exquisite.
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