Antique Edwardian Carlton House Desk c.1900

Rosewood and Marquetry Antique Edwardian Carlton House Desk c.1900

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 is...
Antique Marquetry Writing Table with Brasss book Stands

Antique Inlaid Writing Table Desk With Brass Book Troughs £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

Antique William IV Writing Table Johnstone and Jeanes £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 for...
Atique Louis XV Revival Cylinder Bureau

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...

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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.