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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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Small Wooden Desk

September 30, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Charleston, SC, USA

$5 (1 bid)

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Med. Desk Or Dressing Table

September 30, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Charleston, SC, USA

$15 (starting bid)

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Small Desk

September 30, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Charleston, SC, USA

$40 (7 bids)

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Singer Sewing Machine Desk

September 30, 2016, 5:30 PM EST
Alpena, MI, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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Petit secrétaire de dame, en partie ancien.

October 1, 2016, 11:00 AM CET
Crissier, Switzerland

CHF400 (starting bid)

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Secrétaire, Époque Transition, XVIIIe s.

October 1, 2016, 11:00 AM CET
Crissier, Switzerland

CHF2,000 (starting bid)

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Table top slant lid desk

October 1, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Ephrata, PA, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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Schoolmaster's desk

October 1, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Ephrata, PA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Office desk

October 1, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Ephrata, PA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Schoolmaster's desk

October 1, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Ephrata, PA, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Biedermier butler's desk

October 1, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Ephrata, PA, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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Slant front desk

October 1, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Ephrata, PA, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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Child's desk

October 1, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Ephrata, PA, USA

$110 (2 bids)

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Store desk

October 1, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Ephrata, PA, USA

$100 (1 bid)

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William IV walnut desk

October 1, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Towson, MD, USA

$250 (1 bid)

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Mahogany Captain's Desk

October 1, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Beverly, MA, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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19th Century Japanese Small lacquered Writing Desk

October 1, 2016, 8:00 AM PST
Denver, CO, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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19th century English macassar ebony veneered travel desk

October 1, 2016, 12:00 PM EST
East Moriches, NY, USA

$400 (5 bids)

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School Desk

October 1, 2016, 11:00 AM CST
Centre, AL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Ball / Claw Desk

October 1, 2016, 11:00 AM CST
Centre, AL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Desk

October 1, 2016, 11:00 AM CST
Centre, AL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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French Leather Top Desk

October 1, 2016, 11:00 AM CST
Centre, AL, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Wooden Decor, Desk Box, Hour Glass & More

October 1, 2016, 10:00 AM PST
Glendale, AZ, USA

$10 (1 bid)

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Desk Boxes, Oriental Figurines & More

October 1, 2016, 10:00 AM PST
Glendale, AZ, USA

$10 (1 bid)

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Small Custom Desk

October 1, 2016, 10:00 AM PST
Glendale, AZ, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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All Steel Work Desk

October 1, 2016, 10:30 AM PST
Glendale, AZ, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Small Antique Wood Desk

October 1, 2016, 10:30 AM PST
Glendale, AZ, USA

$10 (1 bid)

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Vintage Child's School Desks

October 1, 2016, 10:30 AM PST
Glendale, AZ, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Country Style Yellow Wood Desk

October 1, 2016, 10:30 AM PST
Glendale, AZ, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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2pc Traditional Executive Style Oak Corner Desk

October 1, 2016, 10:30 AM PST
Glendale, AZ, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Brown Laminate Knee Hole Tanker Style Desk

October 1, 2016, 10:30 AM PST
Glendale, AZ, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Antique Eastlake Style Walnut Burl Roll Top Desk

October 1, 2016, 10:30 AM PST
Glendale, AZ, USA

$10 (1 bid)

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Traditional Style Oak Roll Top Desk

October 1, 2016, 10:30 AM PST
Glendale, AZ, USA

$10 (1 bid)

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Light Wood Veneered Basic Desk

October 1, 2016, 10:30 AM PST
Glendale, AZ, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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C. 1830 Georgian Mahogany Writing Box Lap Desk

October 1, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Glendale, AZ, USA

$25 (2 bids)

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Frosted glass top metal desk with chair

October 1, 2016, 2:00 PM CST
Bedford, TX, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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Mahogany refinished Spinet Desk

October 1, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Wirtz, VA, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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Small drop front writing desk with one drawer with floral inlay on front  

October 1, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Wirtz, VA, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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Very nice Drop Front ladies writing Desk

October 1, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Wirtz, VA, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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Leather top Office Desk

October 1, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Wirtz, VA, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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Cream painted Roll Top Desk

October 1, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Wirtz, VA, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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Painted Field Campaign Desk

October 1, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Wirtz, VA, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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Yellow painted roll top writing desk

October 1, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
Wirtz, VA, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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Victorian Desk Organiser,

October 2, 2016, 10:30 AM AEST
Camperdown, Australia

AUD160 (starting bid)

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Dutch 19th Century Style Desk,

October 2, 2016, 10:30 AM AEST
Camperdown, Australia

AUD240 (starting bid)

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GILT METAL GOLFER DESK PEN HOLDER/TRAY ON ALABASTER BASE. HEIGHT 14

October 2, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Chester, NY, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Regency Mahogany Writing Desk

October 2, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Woodbury, CT, USA

$350 (starting bid)

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Queen Anne Oak One Drawer Writing Desk

October 2, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Woodbury, CT, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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Louis XV Style Marquetry Inlaid Writing Desk

October 2, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Woodbury, CT, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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NE Federal Inlaid Mahogany Ladies Desk

October 2, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Woodbury, CT, USA

$150 (starting bid)

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7th StepÂ?s Computer Desk

October 2, 2016, 10:30 AM CST
Dallas, TX, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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7th StepÂ?s Star Accented Computer Desk

October 2, 2016, 10:30 AM CST
Dallas, TX, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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