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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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Oak Knee-hole Desk c.1900

December 3, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
York, PA, USA

$75 (starting bid)

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Mid Century Era Child's Desk

December 3, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
York, PA, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Mid Century Era Child's Desk

December 3, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
York, PA, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Wooden Childs Desk

December 3, 2016, 1:00 PM CST
Centre, AL, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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Desk And Chair

December 3, 2016, 1:00 PM CST
Centre, AL, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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Desk

December 3, 2016, 1:00 PM CST
Centre, AL, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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Hill-Rom, Mid-Century Student's Desk

December 3, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Hardeeville, SC, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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Double Pedestal Desk

December 3, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Hardeeville, SC, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Open bookcase, desk and side board by Jackson furniture

December 4, 2016, 11:00 AM AEDT
Vaucluse, Australia

AUD10 (1 bid)

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A RARE ITALIAN ROSEWOOD AND CHROME DESK BY ALBERTO ROSSELLI, CIRCA 1960-1969

December 4, 2016, 11:00 AM AEDT
Woollahra, Australia

AUD2,600 (starting bid)

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French oak desk 102 cm wide

December 4, 2016, 10:30 AM AEST
Ocean Grove , Australia

AUD200 (starting bid)

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Vic copeland Spode blue gilded desk stand

December 4, 2016, 10:30 AM AEST
Ocean Grove , Australia

AUD100 (starting bid)

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Australian blackwood & silky oak ladies desk

December 4, 2016, 10:30 AM AEST
Ocean Grove , Australia

AUD300 (starting bid)

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C19th French Gothic carved oak pedestal 145 cm x 74 cm desk

December 4, 2016, 10:30 AM AEST
Ocean Grove , Australia

AUD500 (starting bid)

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Large early C20th French parquetry top oak pedestal partners desk 102 cms x

December 4, 2016, 10:30 AM AEST
Ocean Grove , Australia

AUD800 (starting bid)

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Vic mah leather inset pedestal desk

December 4, 2016, 10:30 AM AEST
Ocean Grove , Australia

AUD600 (starting bid)

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Primitive school desk with drawer and lower shelf. 31.5

December 3, 2016, 5:00 PM PST
Lynnwood, WA, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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French style oak Desk. All hardware missing

December 3, 2016, 5:00 PM PST
Lynnwood, WA, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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1940's demilune mahogany desk with Marshall Fields label

December 3, 2016, 5:00 PM PST
Lynnwood, WA, USA

$20 (1 bid)

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A pair of chrome and glass shade desk lamps, height 48cm

December 4, 2016, 12:00 PM AEDT
Sydney, Australia

AUD10 (starting bid)

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Reproduction mahogany butler's desk. 5'8

December 3, 2016, 5:00 PM PST
Lynnwood, WA, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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A two drawer timber desk on castors, 75 x 68 x 106cm

December 4, 2016, 12:00 PM AEDT
Sydney, Australia

AUD40 (starting bid)

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Oval desk with Queen Anne legs One drawer as is

December 3, 2016, 5:00 PM PST
Lynnwood, WA, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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A white desk with chrome legs, H 75, W 120, D 60cm

December 4, 2016, 12:00 PM AEDT
Sydney, Australia

AUD5 (starting bid)

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Antique double pedestal desk four drawers each side measures 81cms x 152ms

December 4, 2016, 12:00 PM AEST
Balgowlah, Australia

AUD100 (starting bid)

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A Walnut Victorian Leather-Topped Writing Desk with Original Ink Wells, 73 x 106 x 63

December 4, 2016, 10:00 AM CAT
Johannesburg, South Africa

R6,000 (starting bid)

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Louis XV-Style Wood Writing Desk

December 4, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Cream & Turquoise Craquelure-Painted Writing Desk

December 4, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
New York, NY, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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FEDERAL STYLE CARVED CHERRY LADY'S DESK, PENNSYLVANIA HOUSE. HEIGHT 41

December 4, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Chester, NY, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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FEDERAL STYLE MAHOGANY DESK WITH CARVED COLUMN LEGS. HEIGHT 29

December 4, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Chester, NY, USA

$80 (starting bid)

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20th Century Bleach Mahogany Leather Top Desk

December 4, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Chesterland, OH, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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ANTIQUE ARTS AND CRAFTS STICKLEY STYLE OAK DESK. HEIGHT 28 1/2

December 4, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Chester, NY, USA

$70 (1 bid)

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19th Century Ball and Claw Foot Desk

December 4, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Chesterland, OH, USA

$50 (1 bid)

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Large French Satinwood Executive's Desk

December 4, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Chesterland, OH, USA

$75 (starting bid)

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Late 20th Century Mahogany Gentleman's Desk

December 4, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Chesterland, OH, USA

$60 (starting bid)

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19th Century English Desk

December 4, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Chesterland, OH, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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Louis XV Style Marquetry Inlaid Writing Desk

December 4, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Woodbury, CT, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Regency Mahogany Writing Desk

December 4, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Woodbury, CT, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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Rustic Painted Pine Counting Desk

December 4, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Woodbury, CT, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Louis XV-Style Parquetry Bombé Desk

December 4, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
Bluffton, SC, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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William IV Pine Partners' Desk

December 4, 2016, 11:00 AM CST
New Orleans, LA, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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Portuguese Baroque-Style Desk

December 4, 2016, 11:00 AM CST
New Orleans, LA, USA

$1,300 (starting bid)

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French Provincial Fruitwood Desk

December 4, 2016, 11:00 AM CST
New Orleans, LA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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American Classical Mahogany Writing Desk

December 4, 2016, 11:00 AM CST
New Orleans, LA, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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Georgian Mahogany Slant-Front Desk

December 4, 2016, 11:00 AM CST
New Orleans, LA, USA

$500 (starting bid)

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Antique George III-Style Mahogany Kneehole Desk

December 4, 2016, 11:00 AM CST
New Orleans, LA, USA

$300 (starting bid)

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American Oak Roll Top Desk

December 4, 2016, 11:00 AM CST
New Orleans, LA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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December 4, 2016, 10:00 AM PST
Lake Worth, FL, USA

$400 (starting bid)

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Nordic teak desk with drawers

December 4, 2016, 1:30 PM EST
Hobe Sound, FL, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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Nordic teak desk with drawers

December 4, 2016, 1:30 PM EST
Hobe Sound, FL, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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CHILD'S OAK AND ASH ROLL TOP DESK 38 X 26 X 15 VERY GOOD CONDITION

December 4, 2016, 2:15 PM EST
Gloversville, NY, USA

$5 (starting bid)

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Oak Roll Top Desk with Chair

December 4, 2016, 5:00 PM EST
Lexington, KY, USA

$35 (4 bids)

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English Burled Walnut Lap Desk with Line Inlay on Top

December 4, 2016, 5:00 PM EST
Lexington, KY, USA

$25 (3 bids)

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Miniature English Mahogany Davenport Desk

December 4, 2016, 5:00 PM EST
Lexington, KY, USA

$60 (6 bids)

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