Antique Edwardian Sheraton Revival Inlaid Desk c.1890 Price: £2900

We are delighted to be able to offer for sale this gorgeous antique Edwardian pedestal desk dating from around 1890. Crafted in solid mahogany it is crossbanded with boxwood and ebony line inlay. This antique Sheraton Revival desk has a tan leather writing surface...

Antique Victorian Flame Mahogany Writing Library Center Table 19th C Price: £2850

We are delighted to be able to offer for sale this fantastic antique writing table dating from the 19th Century. This Victorian library centre table is oval in shape and fashioned from beautiful flame mahogany which has been polished to perfection. The top of this...

Empire Style Walnut Rosewood Ormolu Writing Table Price: £1850

Dating from the last quarter of the 20th century, this is a lovely example of an Empire style walnut rosewood writing table. This walnut rosewood writing table has beautiful ormolu mounts and a tooled leather writing surface featuring a Grecian ‘key’ pattern. There...

Bombe Louis XV Style Bureau Plat Writing Table Desk Price: £1550

Dating from the last quarter of the 20th century this is a fine example of a Louis XV style writing table and bombe bureau plat. Crafted from fine mahogany and satinwood it features a very striking hand-gilded and tooled leather writing surface. It comprises five...

Antique Monumental 7ft French Ormolu Mounted Bureau Plat Desk 19th Century Price: £22,500

We present to you this is a fine and rare antique ormolu bureau plat desk. It is a mounted French kingwood bureau plat after Charles Cressent, dating from around 1860. It bears the label of Bedle & Cie and features wonderful highly decorative ormolu mounts. The...

Vintage Mahogany Chippendale Nostell Priory Partner’s Desk 20thC Price: £11750

We feel fantastically privileged to present this fabulous flame mahogany lion's head Chippendale partners desk. It is an exact replica of the desk supplied by Thomas Chippendale to Sir Rowland Winn in 1767 for his residence, Nostell Priory in Yorkshire and, in our...

Antique French Ormolu Mounted Louis Revival Bureau Plat Desk c1860 Price: £9750

We present to you a lovely piece. This is a truly gorgeous antique French bureau plat in kingwood, crafted in the Louis Revival style and featuring highly decorative ormolu mounts, dating from around 1860. This antique French bureau plat has a rectangular top with...

Antique Marquetry Carlton House Desk Writing Table Druce & C0 19th C Price: £9500

We take huge pleasure in presenting this beautiful mahogany, satinwood and marquetry antique Carlton House desk by the renowned London retailer and cabinet maker Druce & Co, dating from around 1880. The top of this antique Carlton House desk is surmounted with a...

Antique Georgian Mahogany Partners Pedestal Desk c.1820 Price: £5250

This is a beautiful antique Georgian partners pedestal desk, in the style of George III, carved from regal flame mahogany and featuring no less than nine drawers, dating from around 1820. This Georgian partners pedestal desk, being a partners desk, is fitted with...

Antique Victorian Burr Walnut & Marquetry Writing Table Desk 19th C Price: £3450

You really must see this piece. This is a truly astonishing antique marquetry writing table, crafted from glowing burr walnut and dating from around 1870. This exquisite antique marquetry writing table, dripping decadence, is crafted from beautiful burr walnut with a...

Bespoke Burr Walnut Kidney Desk in Victorian Style Price: £3150

This is a beautiful and very distinctive bespoke burr walnut Victorian style kidney shaped desk of simple yet elegant design. One of its thrilling features is its versatility; it is finished all-round, enabling it to be free standing anywhere in the room. This...

Antique Victorian Burr Walnut & Marquetry Bonheur Du Jour c.1860 Price: £3100

We present to you this a gorgeous Victorian marquetry bonheur du jour, or Ladies writing desk, crafted from burr walnut and dating from around 1860. The superstructure of this delightful Victorian marquetry bonheur du jour comprises a large central bay with a mirror...

Antique Victorian Burr Walnut Inlaid Bonheur Du Jour c.1860 Price: £3100

This is a simply superb example of a Victorian bonheur du jour, or ladies writing desk, crafted from burr walnut and sumptuously inlaid, dating from around 1860. The gorgeous grain and colour of the burr walnut, the fabulous inlaid decoration and the exquisite ormolu...

Antique Victorian Inlaid Mahogany Pedestal Desk 19th C Price: £2950

Presenting a superb, timeless Victorian mahogany pedestal desk with real presence and functionality. It is a classic satinwood crossbanded kneehole desk, dating from around 1880 and crafted from spectacular flame mahogany. The rectangular faded green and tooled inset...

English George III Antique Mahogany Bureau 18th Century Price: £2150

This is a fantastic antique mahogany bureau dating from the reign of George III. Created from the finest flame mahogany it has inlaid satinwood detailing to the interior. This lovely antique mahogany bureau has been made to make the best use of the fine grain of the...

English William & Mary Walnut & Feather Banded Antique Bureau 17th C Price: £3350

Here is a wonderful antique bureau which is over three hundred years old being dated from around 1690. Crafted from burr walnut this William & Mary antique bureau has beautifully feathered crossbanding. The hinged fall encloses a fitted stepped interior that...

Flame Mahogany & Inlaid Antique Cylinder Bureau Desk Shoolbred 19th C Price: £2950

We are pleased to offer for sale this antique cylinder bureau desk dating from around 1870 and featuring floral marquetry. This lovely antique cylinder bureau desk is crafted from the finest flame mahogany and the cylinder is inlaid with marquetry featuring a large...

French Ormolu Mounted Parquetry Antique Bureau Plat Desk 19th C Price: £6250

This fantastic antique parquetry desk has been made in the French Louis XV Revival style and dates from around 1880.   This lovely mahogany bureau plat has highly decorative ormolu mounts of caryatids on the legs as well as other lovely gilt bronze decoration. There...

Satinwood Antique Carlton House Writing Desk Maple & Co 19th C Price: £8250

This is a truly spectacular antique Carlton House desk dating from around 1880 and manufactured by the renowned Maple & Co. Fashioned in superb satinwood, it is crossbanded in tulipwood. This gorgeous antique Carlton House desk is superbly finished all around and...

French Louis Revival Kingwood & Ormolu Antique Bureau Plat Desk 19th C Price: £7550

This is a gorgeous French Louis XV Revival serpentine antique bureau plat crafted in kingwood and featuring ormolu mounts dating from around 1880. The quality of this wonderful antique bureau plat has to be seen to believed. The wonderful gilt brass mounts add a level...

Vintage 6ft Flame Mahogany Lion’s Head Partner’s Desk 20th Century Price: £4250

We are very pleased to be able to offer for sale this gorgeous flame mahogany partners desk dating from the latter part of the 20th century. This magnificent lion’s head mahogany partners desk demonstrates the highest standards of the cabinet maker’s craft. It is...
Antique Edwardian Carlton House Desk c.1900

Rosewood and Marquetry Antique Edwardian Carlton House Desk c.1900 Price: £2750

This fine looking piece of antique furniture is a beautiful antique Edwardian Carlton House desk in rosewood with marquetry decoration that is in the manner of the renowned retailer and manufacturer Edwards & Roberts and believed to be circa 1900 in date. The desk...
Antique Marquetry Writing Table with Brasss book Stands

Antique Inlaid Writing Table Desk With Brass Book Troughs Price: £2600.

This antique writing table is a very unusual item of antique furniture; take a look at this antique Inlaid Writing Table or Desk which is fitted with useful brass book troughs - a rare and interesting embellishment that makes this a very desirable desk indeed. This is...
Johnstone & Jeanes William IV Writing Table

SOLD:Antique William IV Writing Table Johnstone and Jeanes Price: £1900

Offered for sale in excellent condition, this is a very ornate and attractive antique William IV library table or William IV writing table in beautiful flame mahogany, that bears the stamp of the renowned and much sought after cabinet makers Johnstone and Jeanes and...
Gillow Antique Kidney Shape Writing Table

Antique Gillow Kidney Writing Table Desk Bureau Plat 19th Century

From an iconic and highly sought after name that is iconic in the antique furniture world - Gillow, later to become Waring & Gillow - we have this exquisite Antique Gillow Kidney Writing Table which dates from the 19th Century, around 1850, and which is offered...
Atique Louis XV Revival Cylinder Bureau

SOLD Antique French Louis XV Revival Cylinder Bureau Howard & Sons 19th Century – £2950

Even a quick glance at the images we have provided with this listing will be enough to tell you that this is a very special piece - a very fine antique French Louis XV Revival Cylinder Bureau which originated from London based Howard & Sons who were active as...
Victorian Writing Table with Marquetry

Antique Victorian Writing Table in Burr Walnut with Marquetry 19th Century

This is an antique Victorian writing table or desk in beautiful burr walnut and featuring splendid marquetry decoration and believed to be circa 1870 in date. This very ornate and impressive antique Victorian writing table or desk is crafted from beautiful burr walnut...
Antique Victorian Marquetry Writing Desk

Antique Burr Walnut & Marquetry Writing Table Desk c.1870

This is a really elegant English Victorian burr walnut and marquetry writing table dating from around 1870. The writing surface area features delicate foliate marquetry and has an uncommon shaped gold tooled chocolate brown leather inset which lifts to expose a big...
Antique French Bureau Plat Empire Revival

Antique French Empire Revival Bureau Plat Desk Writing Table C.1900

We are delighted to be able to offer for sale this lovely antique French Empire Revival bureau plat desk dating from around 1900 and priced at £7,500. Skilfully fashioned in mahogany with copious gilt-bronze mountings this lovely example of an antique French Empire...
Victorian Davenport Desk c. 1870

Antique Victorian Davenport Desk in Burr Walnut – Price £1750

Here is an opportunity to acquire an antique Victorian Davenport desk, skilfully crafted from the most beautiful burr walnut with tastefully applied inlay work and dating from around 1870.   This antique Davenport desk has a hinged top which is surmounted with a...
Antique Victorian Pedestal Desk

Antique Victorian Pedestal Desk in Mahogany c.1860 – Price £4250

This is a compact antique Victorian pedestal desk which we have dated to have been made around 1860 and which is offered for sale in truly excellent condition. The desk is made from carefully selected flame mahogany of the very finest quality as a close inspection of...
Antique Bonheur Du Jour

Louis Revival Marquetry Antique Bonheur Du Jour C 1860 – £4750

Here we have a very fine example of an antique Louis Revival Marquetry Bonheur Du Jour which dates from around 1860 and which we are proud to offer for sale in truly excellent condition. This Louis Revival French marquetry inlaid ormolu mounted Bonheur Du Jour, or...
Victorian Partners Desk in Mahogany 1860

Antique Victorian Partners Desk Victorian Pedestal Desk c.1860 – £4250

This is a beautiful antique Victorian Partners Desk or Victorian Pedestal Desk, in mahogany, with original leather writing surface, which dates from around 1860. Quite apart from its wonderful good looks, this fine example of a Victorian partners desk has something...
Antique Victorian Library Table

Victorian Antique Library Table 8ft Long in Mahogany – Partners Library table C1880 – Price £2850

For those with the space necessary to accomodate it, this is a real masterpiece of an antique library table - almost 8ft long and likely to be the centre of attention wherever it is placed. If it is a victorian antique library table that you are looking for, you are...
Large Oval Partners Pedestal Desk

Large Bespoke Oval Partners Pedestal Desk in Burr Walnut. Price £4500

From our range of bespoke, contemporary, period style desks, we are very pleased to offer for sale this very impressive and striking large oval Partners Pedestal Desk made from the very finest burr walnut. As you can see from the photographs we have provided, this is...
Chippendale Revival Antique Pedestal Desk

Chippendale Revival Mahogany Antique Pedestal Desk c.1880 – £8500

A Magnificent Antique Pedestal Desk dating from around 1880, described by our experts as Chippendale Revival and fashioned in fine quality mahogany. The beautiful workmanship and extraordinary attention to detail is truly a feast for the eyes which makes this Antique...
Antique Victorian Writing Table

Antique Victorian Writing Table c.1880 – Price £3,450

Crafted from that much sought after and admired wood, burr walnut, this is a very fine and decorative Antique Victorian Writing Table dating from around 1880 and immediately available to be shipped to almost any worldwide destination. The writing table top has two...
Regency Library Table in Burr Walniut

Regency Library Table in Burr Walnut & Ormolu

A very nice example of a Burr Walnut & Ormolu Regency Library Table which we are delighted to be able to offer for sale in excellent condition at only £2250. As you can see from the images this Regency library table would suit being placed in a variety of...
Antique Bureau De Dame French

Antique French Vernis Martin Bureau de Dame c.1880

Dating from circa. 1880, this fabulous French antique bureau de dame, is made in rosewood with ormolu mounting and Vernis Martin paintings. Priced at £2,550 this lovely antique bureau de dame will be a wonderful addition to any furniture collection. The flap drops...
French Empire Style Desk

French Empire Antique Ormolu Mounted Desk and Chair Dating From Around 1880

Dating from around 1880, this French Empire Desk and Chair is fashioned in flame mahogany with ormolu mounts. With elegant proportions this French Empire desk has an inset olive green leather rectangular writing surface that features gold tooling. The central frieze...

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Fine Antique Desks Selected For You

A desk is a very special place, it might be the place where you spend most of your working day – it is for many of us – but for others it is a place to visit when you want to think, or write a letter to a loved one perhaps. Desks mean so many different things to so many people and no one appreciates that more than us.

It’s for that reason that we take so much care in seeking out, buying, restoring and ultimately selling, the fine antique desks, bureaus and antique writing tables that we offer on this website and at our London showroom.

 Before you can sell an antique desk – you have to acquire one

Sounds obvious doesn’t it? The truth is however that the art of the antique desk buyer is often undervalued and misunderstood. Top quality desks are not as easily available as you might think and many that do come onto the market are not in good enough condition for us to take into stock.

We do restore any desk we take on-board ourselves, in our own workshops, which are staffed by craftsmen with a deep affection for a nice piece of wood. If the desk in question is of special note, due to it being rare, unusual or from a well-known maker, then we might restore a desk that is in quite poor condition before the restoration. The problem of course is that for a lesser desk the cost of restoration cannot be recouped in the final sale price because it simply isn’t worth enough in the marketplace to justify such an in-depth restoration.

As a consequence, you will notice that the fine antique desks, antique writing tables and antique bureaus that we offer for sale are all of a very good quality and well worth any time and effort we’ve had to go to in order to make them ready for offering to our customers.

Your search for an antique desk should always start with Desirable Desks – It will Probably End Here Too !

Quite frankly, if you can’t find the antique writing table or desk that you are looking for here, it probably doesn’t exist or is so rare or unusual that it will never come onto the market. Our stock is constantly changing so be sure to check in regularly to see if the desk of your desires has come into stock. You no longer have to leave it to chance, we have an email notification service and can send you a quick email when a suitable piece comes into stock – we’ll also keep you up to date with our full range just in case you decide to look for a slightly different antique desk.

Do you fancy a really nice original tooled leather writing surface on your antique desk?

Do you fancy a really nice original tooled leather writing surface on your antique desk?

Not Just Desks – We Sell Antique Bureau and Antique Writing Tables Too

Yes, here at Desirable Desks we like to try and please as many desk lovers as possible but we are about much more than just antique desks. True, there are many fine antique desks in our London showrooms, ready to be shipped anywhere in the world that you happen to be, but we also have an extensive range of contemporary reproduction pieces as well – all craftsman made in a number of different styles and finishes.

We also handle the occasional cabinet and bookcase and we offer a great range of antique chairs too, along with our fabulous contemporary leather office chairs – don’t miss our superb luxury leather Captains Chair range.

We’d love to see you here at desirable desks

That’s right, we have a showroom in London where you are welcome to see and try any of our antique desks or perhaps feast your eyes on our superb craftsman made contemporary desks which are made in our own workshops in a number of period styles.

Wherever you are, we can ship your Desirable Desk to you

A brave statement we know, and of course there are a few exceptions, but in the main we are able to ship to most destinations so if you see the desk you desire at Desirable Desks then we are ready to carefully pack it and send it to you -just be sure to request a shipping quote before you buy because it can add quite a bit to the overall cost of your antique desk.