Antique Desks and Writing Tables

Fireside Antiques sources fully restored antique writing desks and tables from England and Europe, spanning centuries of style and usefulness. From mid-century modern to tempered classic pieces from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, you can find the perfect place to sit, write, plan, and dream.

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    French Louis XVI Drop Front Desk

    $1,595.00

    39.63"H x 32.13"W x 29.25"D

    Dimensions: 39 ⅝” H x 32 ⅛” W x 29 ¼” D

    A petite drop front walnut and inlay French desk. The top compartment has a slanted top which folds forward to become a flat writing surface. The cabinet is fitted with open shelves and four drawers. Below the writing surface are three drawers all with inset geometric inlay banding. The whole is raised on tapering partial fluted legs. Be sure to view the detailed images to see the current condition of this unique antique desk.

    The writing surface is 30” H
    Total depth with the desk in use is 30”

Fireside Antiques sources fully restored antique writing desks and tables from England and Europe, spanning centuries of style and usefulness. From mid-century modern to tempered classic pieces from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries, you can find the perfect place to sit, write, plan, and dream.

Shop Antique Writing Desks and Tables

With a vast array of drawers and panels, our writing desks run the centuries, from folding desks for travel to slant-top desks for your next great work. For instance, an antique drop front or rolltop desk can serve as a kitchen stop on the way to the dining room table, or in the corner of a living room or bedroom, for mixed-use.

Whether substantial, classic mahogany, or painted wood and wicker, a writing desk is the perfect accent piece, combining usefulness and function with a simple beauty that says great things can be found within. What might you keep on your antique writing desk?

Choosing Antique Writing Desks and Tables

Choosing the perfect antique writing desk or table comes down to your personal style, the size you need, and your overall preferences. If you want a desk for your bedroom, look for something with a smaller footprint so it doesn’t dominate. However, if you’re decorating a den or study, consider something bigger.

An antique shop counter or whitewashed oak desk can deliver country appeal, while something less overwhelming can take its place in the entry or mudroom. In addition, consider the finish that goes best with your aesthetic, whether rustic or more mid-century.

Finished wood creates a single effect, while you want to consider color, shape,  material, and overall aesthetic for a slant-top or single-drawer spinet.

Types of Antique Writing Desks and Tables

As long as there have been letters, there have been desks to write those letters on. That means you can find an antique writing table or desk to suit almost any need or consideration.

A narrower writing table could even take the place of a console or set off the back of a modern sofa wonderfully. French ebonized Art Nouveau classics, classic mahogany, or sturdy oak can be objects of conversation and beauty. Decisions regarding style, color, and shape are all up to you, and you’ll find quite an array of choices at Fireside Antiques.

Whether you want something functional or a stunning piece of history to admire, you can’t go wrong with an antique writing desk.

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