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Desks - General

The earliest known images of desks in use date to 1440, when drawings depicting scribes sitting at sloped desks copying documents, manuscripts, and books. By the Renaissance era, the desk had come into its own as not only a work space for the literate few, but as a status symbol for the social elite.

Some of the most popular work stations produced were French Provincial desks. They were decorated with cabriole legs and scalloped carvings and rendered in oak, cherry, walnut, beech, or fruitwood. Others preferred multi-purpose pieces with more built-in storage like the Chippendale secretary desk, which boasted a drop-front writing surface, chest-style drawer,s and bookcase-like top.

The kidney desk, which first appeared in 18th-century France and England, made a strong return in the... Read more

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A DEAL WRITING SLOPE, 19TH CENTURY the hinged rectangular top centred with

August 30, 2016, 10:30 AM CAT
Sandton, South Africa

R3,200 (starting bid)

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An early 20th century desk stand Formed from a sea

August 30, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Newmarket, United Kingdom

£40 (starting bid)

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A 19th century gilt metal mounted marble desk stan

August 30, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Newmarket, United Kingdom

£50 (starting bid)

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An early 20th century variegated marble desk stand

August 30, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Newmarket, United Kingdom

£60 (starting bid)

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Paris Mint Metal Desk Calendar

August 30, 2016, 9:00 AM CST
Fort Worth, TX, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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Maitland Smith serpentine shaped leather top provincial style writing desk, 32

August 30, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Chadds Ford, PA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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19thC FRENCH MARQUETRY DESK WITH INLAID

August 30, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Seaford, NY, USA

$800 (starting bid)

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BANDED KIDNEY SHAPE DESK - 36

August 30, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Seaford, NY, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Modern mahogany pedestal desk

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
Woking, United Kingdom

£30 (starting bid)

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Mahogany five drawer desk

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
Woking, United Kingdom

£30 (starting bid)

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Early 20th century oak desk with two fri

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
Woking, United Kingdom

£15 (starting bid)

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Early 20th century oak student's desk an

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
Woking, United Kingdom

£15 (starting bid)

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19th century walnut davenport

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
Woking, United Kingdom

£20 (starting bid)

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19th century mahogany pedestal desk

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
Woking, United Kingdom

£75 (starting bid)

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Early 20th century mahogany and rosewood

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
Woking, United Kingdom

£40 (starting bid)

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Mahogany pedestal desk and mahogany cupb

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
Woking, United Kingdom

£30 (starting bid)

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Modern mahogany pedestal desk and filing

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
Woking, United Kingdom

£30 (starting bid)

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Mahogany pedestal desk

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
Woking, United Kingdom

£25 (starting bid)

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19th century ebonized draftsman's desk

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
Woking, United Kingdom

£75 (starting bid)

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Early 20th century mahogany knee hole de

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
Woking, United Kingdom

£40 (starting bid)

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Yewwood pedestal desk

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
Woking, United Kingdom

£25 (starting bid)

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Globe Wernicke oak tambour front knee ho

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
Woking, United Kingdom

£50 (starting bid)

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Late 19th century mahogany worktable wit

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
Woking, United Kingdom

£15 (starting bid)

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Oak desk with two drawers and a mahogany

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
Woking, United Kingdom

£30 (starting bid)

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Reproduction mahogany pedestal writing d

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM GMT
Woking, United Kingdom

£30 (starting bid)

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A Victorian leather upholstered oak framed desk ch

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Newmarket, United Kingdom

£150 (starting bid)

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An early 18th century oak kneehole desk The moulde

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Newmarket, United Kingdom

£400 (starting bid)

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A 19th century satinwood and mahogany tambour fron

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Newmarket, United Kingdom

£1,800 (starting bid)

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A French marquetry and parquetry inlaid roll top d

August 31, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Newmarket, United Kingdom

£600 (starting bid)

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MONUMENTAL MODERN FRENCH DESK WITH DEMILUNE TOP

August 31, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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ITALIAN MID CENTURY EBONIZED DESK 1960

August 31, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$800 (starting bid)

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FIGURED WALNUT ART DECO WRITING DESK C.1930

August 31, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$750 (starting bid)

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FRENCH PROVINCIAL STYLE LEATHER TOP DESK

August 31, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$200 (1 bid)

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BRONZE MOUNTED SATINWOOD FLIP TOP WRITING DESK

August 31, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$475 (starting bid)

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19TH CENTURY BIEDERMIER BURLED DESK

August 31, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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August 31, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, USA

$600 (starting bid)

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Exotic Wood Executive Desk, Mid 20th Century

August 31, 2016, 3:00 PM PST
North Hollywood, CA, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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Collectable Malachite Desk Items Circa Mid 20th C.

August 31, 2016, 3:00 PM PST
North Hollywood, CA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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19th c. Continental Inkwell Desk Set

August 31, 2016, 3:00 PM PST
North Hollywood, CA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Großer Schreibtisch Mitte 20. Jh. Kirschbaumholz

September 1, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Berlin, Germany

€200 (starting bid)

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Schreibtisch und Armlehnstuhl/Freischwinger Stahl

September 1, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Berlin, Germany

€750 (starting bid)

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Art-déco Schreibtisch um 1920 Nussbaum massiv/ f

September 1, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
Berlin, Germany

€800 (starting bid)

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Een damesbureautje met opstand.

September 1, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€100 (starting bid)

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Een eiken bureau

September 1, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€100 (starting bid)

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Een eikenhouten schrijftafel.

September 1, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€100 (starting bid)

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Een eikenhouten bureau

September 1, 2016, 10:00 AM CET
's-Gravenhage, Netherlands

€100 (starting bid)

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*Vintage Retro :   A British Rosewood? Desk in the

September 2, 2016, 2:00 PM BST
Middle Claydon, United Kingdom

£80 (starting bid)

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A 19thC ladies satinwood desk with side opening dr

September 2, 2016, 2:00 PM BST
Middle Claydon, United Kingdom

£400 (starting bid)

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Arne Vodder, Desk and Return, Sibast, Denmark, 1960s

September 2, 2016, 11:00 PM CET
Berlin, Germany

€1,400 (starting bid)

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1920's Chestnut desk. The green tooled leather ins

September 3, 2016, 9:00 AM BST
Stowmarket, United Kingdom

£100 (starting bid)

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20th Century mahogany twin pillar writing desk, th

September 3, 2016, 9:00 AM BST
Stowmarket, United Kingdom

£200 (starting bid)

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A quantity of c.1900 desk items to include a glass

September 3, 2016, 9:00 AM BST
Middle Claydon, United Kingdom

£24 (starting bid)

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A Victorian desk top inkwell in the form of a sphi

September 3, 2016, 9:00 AM BST
Middle Claydon, United Kingdom

£48 (starting bid)

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An early 20thC blonde oak desk top book trough / t

September 3, 2016, 9:00 AM BST
Middle Claydon, United Kingdom

£55 (starting bid)

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A 19thC mahogany desk tidy / letter rack comprisin

September 3, 2016, 9:00 AM BST
Middle Claydon, United Kingdom

£70 (starting bid)

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