Magnificent Examples of Antique Desks and Writing Tables
At Regent Antiques, we have an excellent collection of antique desks and writing tables in a wide variety of shapes and styles – all available to browse or purchase from our website or London showrooms.
Knowing how to identify antique desk styles can help you choose the right desk for your space. A writing desk is any desk that has a writing surface that’s comfortable for writing letters or doing work that includes writing by hand. It can come in a variety of styles. Our experts will be on hand to answer your questions and provide additional information if required.
As one of the UK’s premier furniture dealers, we try to offer as many different options as possible to our clients including pedestal desks, partners desks, writing tables, bureau plat, secretaire desks, and many more.
Unique Antique Desks and Writing Tables Available for Sale
We are delighted to offer for sale some of the finest examples of antique desks and writing tables.
We start off with this beautiful antique George III mahogany library writing table desk, circa 1780 in date.
The table features beautiful floral and scrolling foliate marquetry throughout, with flame mahogany marquetry panels and gonçalo alves crossbanding.
The rectangular top is fitted with the original emerald green gold tooled inset leather writing surface above a pair of crossbanded frieze drawers, raised on square tapered legs.
This gorgeous writing desk has original brass handles, working locks and keys. It is in excellent condition having been beautifully cleaned, polished and waxed in our workshops.
It is freestanding, finished on all sides, so that it can stand freely in the middle of a room, making it extremely suitable for a large home or office.
Another remarkable example is a fabulous antique late Victorian burr walnut games and writing table, circa 1890 in date.
It is made of beautiful burr walnut that has elegant satinwood line inlaid banding. The sliding top opens and can be removed to reveal a fabulous marquetry inlaid gaming interior for playing backgammon. The top can then be reversed and replaced to reveal a chess and draughts board.
The table sits on hand carved solid walnut X frame fluted legs, united by a stretcher, that terminate in their original brass cap castors. There are three useful drawers in the frieze, ideal for storing the backgammon and chess pieces as well as your writing paper.
If you would like to instill the elegance of a bygone era to a special place in your home, this fabulous antique desk is a perfect choice.
Next, we would like to show you this remarkable Napoleon III Ormolu Mounted Empire mahogany pedestal desk, circa 1880 in date.
This imposing Empire Revival pedestal desk is mounted with fine ormolu neo-classical mounts including rosettes, escutcheons and palmettes.
It has a rectangular top with an inset gilt-tooled green leather writing surface above three frieze drawers flanked by ormolu Pharaonic herms maiden masks with nemes headdress and feet. Each cupboard door opens to reveal three slides / drawers in each pedestal and the desk is raised on plinth bases with lion paw feet.
The desk is freestanding with a beautifully panelled back and comes complete with the original working locks and keys.
This desk will soon become the centrepiece of your furniture collection, there is no mistaking the sophisticated quality and design and it is certain to enhance the style and elegance of any living area, bedroom, or reception.
Please make sure to also browse through our antique desks and writing tables category on the website and find the desk that best suits your style.
If you are looking for a suitable chair, we have a wide range of bespoke leather armchairs available for sale, as well as a great collection of antique leather sofas and chairs that would be a perfect addition to your private or working environment.
If you have any questions regarding antique desks we offer or any other enquiries, feel free to get in touch with our in-house consultants either by giving us a call +44 20 8809 9605 or sending an email to email@example.com.
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