WELCOME TO INVALUABLE
Be the first to know about
the latest online auctions.
Please enter a valid email address (name@host.com)
Sign Up »
PS: We value your privacy
Thank you!
 
 
Want to learn more
about online auctions?
Take a Quick Tour »
 

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

Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)

Items in Desks - General

Get alerts on future desks - general for sale »
Sort By:    
Per page:
Mahogany Bonheur with Interior Desk

April 25, 2017, 10:00 AM CET
4461ED Goes, Netherlands

€300 (starting bid)

Bid now »
French Marquetry Ladies Desk

April 26, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Woodbury, CT, USA

$20 (starting bid)

Bid now »
Chippendale Cherry Slant Front Desk

April 26, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Woodbury, CT, USA

$20 (starting bid)

Bid now »
Hepplewhite Style Inlaid Mahogany Tambour Desk

April 26, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Woodbury, CT, USA

$20 (starting bid)

Bid now »
Chippendale Mahogany Slant Front Desk

April 26, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Woodbury, CT, USA

$20 (1 bid)

Bid now »
Fine CT Cherry Chippendale Slant Front Desk

April 26, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Woodbury, CT, USA

$20 (1 bid)

Bid now »
Sheraton Three Drawer Mahogany Ladies Writing Desk

April 26, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Woodbury, CT, USA

$20 (starting bid)

Bid now »
CT Chippendale Cherry Secretary Desk

April 26, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Woodbury, CT, USA

$30 (2 bids)

Bid now »
Antique French Gothic Dore Bronze & Onyx Writing Slope

April 26, 2017, 12:00 PM EST
Dania Beach, FL, USA

$600 (starting bid)

Bid now »
A GEORGE III STYLE BUREAU

April 26, 2017, 6:00 PM CET
Madrid, Spain

€550 (starting bid)

Bid now »
GIO PONTI - Unique executive desk, designed for the Dulciora offices, Milan, 1946-1948

April 26, 2017, 6:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£17,000 (starting bid)

Bid now »
JEAN ROYÔRE - Rare illuminated desk, circa 1955

April 26, 2017, 6:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£30,000 (starting bid)

Bid now »
MARC NEWSON - Prototype 'Micarta' desk, 2006

April 26, 2017, 6:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£40,000 (starting bid)

Bid now »
A GREEN BAKELITE TABLE DESK with pen.

April 27, 2017, 10:30 AM GMT
Haslemere, United Kingdom

£40 (starting bid)

Bid now »
HANS J. WEGNER - Architect's desk, model no. JH 571, designed 1953

April 27, 2017, 2:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£15,000 (starting bid)

Bid now »
EJNER LARSEN AND AKSEL BENDER MADSEN - Rare desk, circa 1957

April 27, 2017, 2:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£5,000 (starting bid)

Bid now »
CARLO MOLLINO - Desk, designed for the Lattes Publishing House, Turin, 1953-1954

April 27, 2017, 2:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£24,000 (starting bid)

Bid now »
MAURO REGGIANI - Rare desk, circa 1960

April 27, 2017, 2:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£3,500 (starting bid)

Bid now »
GIANFRANCO FRATTINI - Writing desk, circa 1959

April 27, 2017, 2:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£2,000 (starting bid)

Bid now »
GIO PONTI - Desk, 1940s

April 27, 2017, 2:00 PM BST
London, United Kingdom

£4,000 (starting bid)

Bid now »
PIERRE DUPRE (1732-1799) Elégant bureau à cylindre Transition Louis XV-Louis XVI

April 27, 2017, 4:30 PM CET
Monte Carlo, Monaco

€9,000 (starting bid)

Bid now »
19th Century French Bronze and Marble Top Desk

April 27, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Mineola, NY, USA

$5,000 (starting bid)

Bid now »
Gustav Stickley drop-front desk, #731 32

April 27, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
Oak Park, IL, USA

$150 (starting bid)

Bid now »
Contemporary Arts & Crafts desk 68

April 27, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
Oak Park, IL, USA

$150 (starting bid)

Bid now »
 Artist Unknown , Eccentric Rolltop, painted pine, 55

April 27, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
Oak Park, IL, USA

$250 (starting bid)

Bid now »
Milo Baughman (1923-2003) for Directional desk or console table 48

April 27, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
Oak Park, IL, USA

$100 (starting bid)

Bid now »
A French Louis XVI style bureau

April 27, 2017, 6:00 PM CET
Madrid, Spain

€275 (starting bid)

Bid now »
A 19 th,C  Luis XV style bonheur du jour

April 27, 2017, 6:00 PM CET
Madrid, Spain

€300 (starting bid)

Bid now »
A 19th.C-20th.CSpanish rosewood bureau

April 27, 2017, 6:00 PM CET
Madrid, Spain

€500 (starting bid)

Bid now »
Vintage Carleton House Writing Desk

April 27, 2017, 11:00 AM PST
Scottsdale, AZ, USA

$150 (1 bid)

Bid now »
Jean-Claude Farhi (1940-2012)Bureau en deux éléments

April 27, 2017, 6:00 PM EST
PARIS, France

€15,000 (starting bid)

Bid now »
Antique Pine Desk with Arts and Crafts Hardware

April 27, 2017, 7:00 PM EST
Montreal, QC, Canada

CAD50 (starting bid)

Bid now »
A Napoléon III-writing-desk or 'Bonheur de Jour' with marquetry

April 29, 2017, 11:00 AM CET
Hamburg, Germany

€1,200 (starting bid)

Bid now »
Bureau en bois noirci et garniture de bronze ciselé et doré Epoque Louis XV

April 29, 2017, 2:00 PM CET
Antibes, France

€1,500 (starting bid)

Bid now »
Biedermeier secretary

April 29, 2017, 3:00 PM CET
Mülheim, Germany

€150 (1 bid)

Bid now »
Biedermeier secretary

April 29, 2017, 3:00 PM CET
Mülheim, Germany

€300 (starting bid)

Bid now »
Biedermeier secretary

April 29, 2017, 3:00 PM CET
Mülheim, Germany

€330 (starting bid)

Bid now »
BRITISH / INDIAN MAHOGANY CAMPAIGN DESK

April 29, 2017, 9:30 AM EST
Mt. Crawford, VA, USA

$50 (starting bid)

Bid now »
Danish Modern Boomerang Desk

April 29, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Camden, SC, USA

$600 (starting bid)

Bid now »
Antique Arts & Crafts Mission Oak Slant Front Desk

April 29, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Camden, SC, USA

$100 (starting bid)

Bid now »
Tramp & Spool Triangle Desk.

April 29, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Buford, GA, USA

$200 (starting bid)

Bid now »
Miniature Bench Made Chippendale Style Walnut Desk

April 29, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Camden, SC, USA

$150 (starting bid)

Bid now »
H.J. Neeb.  Homemade Dynamite Keepsake Desk.

April 29, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Buford, GA, USA

$250 (starting bid)

Bid now »
School desk with cast-iron frame

April 29, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Stonington, CT, USA

$70 (5 bids)

Bid now »
Pine desk

April 29, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Stonington, CT, USA

$10 (starting bid)

Bid now »
Regency Mahogany Cylinder-Roll Desk

April 29, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
Camden, SC, USA

$200 (starting bid)

Bid now »
Mahogany Desk with Bronze Pulls & Trim

April 29, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Rockaway, NJ, USA

$150 (starting bid)

Bid now »
DANISH MID-CENTURY MODERN TEAKWOOD WRITING DESK

April 29, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
Austin, TX, USA

$100 (starting bid)

Bid now »
Leather Top Mahogany Desk

April 29, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Rockaway, NJ, USA

$150 (starting bid)

Bid now »
DANISH MID-CENTURY MODERN WRITING DESK

April 29, 2017, 10:00 AM CST
Austin, TX, USA

$300 (starting bid)

Bid now »
Craftique Empire Style Butlers Desk

April 29, 2017, 11:00 AM EST
Rockaway, NJ, USA

$150 (starting bid)

Bid now »
Per page:
1
2
3
4
5
 
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
Filter by Item Type
  •   All Items
  •   Auction
  •   Buy Now
Top Tables, Stands & Consoles Categories
Tables, Stands & Consoles Categories
Want to know about future desks - general for sale?