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.
French 19th Century Walnut Desk | Writing Table$7,500.00
30.13"H x 86.63"W x 30.75"D
Dimensions: 30-⅛”H x 86-⅝”W x 30-¾”D
Add a touch of rustic charm to any space with this fantastic solid walnut table. It has great versatility with the ability to be a large writing desk or an interesting dining table. Three drawers are housed within the apron and fixed with forged iron drop ring pulls. Gorgeous turned legs connect to an H form stretcher to provide lasting stability to the whole. Make sure to view the detailed images for a closer look.
French Louis XVI Style Desk$2,885.00
29.38"H x 40"W x 21.75"D
Dimensions: 29-⅜”H x 40”W x 21-¾”D
This striking birdseye mahogany desk was crafted in France in the style of Louis XVI. The top is wonderfully smooth and displays the woodgrain beautifully. The apron houses three drawers, all with quality brass banding inset into the paneling. The slim center drawer features a classic tied ribbon shaped eschaton. The two side drawers have drop ring pulls with laurel wreath inspired designs. The whole is raised on fluted legs with brass sabots.
French Early 19th Century Birch Writing Table$3,695.00
29"H x 36.75"W x 26"D
Dimensions: 29″H x 36-3/4″W x 26″D
A breathtaking birch writing table, made at the beginning if the 19th century in France. The marble top is a rich cinnamon color, with vibrant flashes of white throughout, and a wonderful finished edge. The base is made of solid birch with beautiful curling present. The apron is shaped, with a simple design reminiscent of the table’s cabriole legs. The apron houses two shallow drawers: perfect for storing pens, paper, and other writing implements. The cabriole legs are slender and graceful, with their shapely figure terminating in carved hoof feet. c.1810.
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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