• Thomasville secretary desk. Charming . 

    Heavy desk.  Would look darling as is or refinished.  Loads of character. FOr pick up only in Lake Geneva wisconsin
    $50.00
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  • Antique Secretary Desk by Grand Rapids Chair Company

    This is a gorgeous antique secretary desk made by Grand Rapids Chair Company. Its artistic lines and beautiful wood grain are second to none. As you can see from the photos the ornate legs and scroll work on it’s drawers are intricate and well done. All drawers open and close easily. The stickers in the long drawer and numbers on bottom add interesting provenance. The only issue I can see is the cup mark and slight scratch as shown in the photos. Other than that very nice for its age. The stool pictured is also for sale on me eBay page. Thanks for looking. Matt
    $179.00
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  • Antique Early Sheraton Maple Writing Desk *

    Here is an early 19th century ca 1820s Maple Sheraton Writing desk. The desk features a raised case holding two drawers with one larger drawer sitting below the top. All drawers have dovetailed joinery.
    $300.00
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  • Antique 19th Century Mahogany Roll Top Desk

    Rare antique roll top desk in excellent condition.  No work needed.
    $350.00
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  • Maddox Slant Front Secretary desk

    Perfect condition Solid wood.
    $250.00
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  • Old Antique Victorian Child's Oak Wood Secretary 31-1/4" Tall Salesman Sample?

    It might well be a salesman sample it is so well made.
    $225.00
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  • Vintage Portable Wooden Lap Desk

    I really don't know that much about it. It's been well used and thus has nicks and scratches on it (see photos). The top opens and closes easily and all the corners are tight.
    $19.75
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    Ending Sep 23 at 6:36PM PDT3d 14h
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  • New ListingAntique Ornate Cast Iron Desk Legs

    No breaks or cracks.
    $139.99
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    Ending Sep 26 at 10:38AM PDT6d 6h
  • CLASSIC Ladies Ethan Allen Queen Anne Georgian Court Flip Top Writing Desk

    Functional and beautiful ladies desk that works well in living room or bedroom. Lots of slots for papers and drawers for storage. Made of cherry wood by Ethan Allen in 1978 for the Georgian Court collection.
    $275.00
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  • Vintage DollHouse Mahogany Secretary Desk Tynietoy? With orig. Box

    This is a miniature secretary desk for a dollhouse. Drop front desk works great. All drawers work well. Cute addition to any dollhouse. I am not an expert in dollhouse furniture. Please feel free to ask any questions. Thanks!
    $19.99
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  • Ethan Allen Hitchcock Writing Desk and Hitchcock Chair in Lovely Condition

    This is a Hitchcock Hand-Painted and Stenciled Writing Desk by Ethan Allen with a matching Hitchcock chair. The desk is very sturdy and tight, as is the chair.It is about 50 years old, has been very little used and is in truly lovely condition.
    $490.00
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  • Vintage Wooden Lap Desk-Very Neat

    $24.00
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  • roller set for steelcase tanker desk drawer o-ring style

    These 3D printed o-ring style rollers and retainers are for replacing missing or broken rollers on your antique steelcase tanker desk. Rolling smoothness is improved with the o-ring. So I designed and printed these.
    $13.00
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  • For SALE: Sligh of Holland, Michigan Regency style desk in rich mahogany 

    Cabriole legs with carved top detailing and ball and claw feet. Brass pierced escutcheons with drop u shaped pulls.
    $635.00
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  • Vintage compact desk, wood, opening top, drawer, cool and useable

    Quite cool for writing, reading or laptop. Quite good condition, nice feel.
    $375.00
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  • Antique Golden Oak Desk Drop Front ,beveled Mirror Larkin Style Vintage

    Here is another antique from my mother' estate. Overall in pretty good shape. I will try to answer any question. Please look at the pics I will be adding more this evening. All items I sell come from a pet free and smoke free home. Thanks for looking and have a blessed day. Dimensions are 62 inches high x 31 inches wide x 12 inches deep
    $80.00
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  • Vtg 1960's Brandt Ranch Oak Corner Student/Computer Desk/Table Formica Top NICE

    A very practical oak-look formica is on the top. IT WAS DEBUTED IN 1938 AND CONTINUED INTO THE EARLY 1980'S THE FURNITURE WAS MADE IN FORT WORTH, TEXAS. RANCH OAK IS NEARLY INDESTRUCTABLE! USE AS A CORNER DESK OR COMPUTER TABLE.
    $195.00
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  • Antique Victorian Mahogany Pedestal Partner Desk w/Original Green Leather c1880

    This desk was first manufactured c. 1880 in England. He sold it to his financial advisor, (the partner in my firm) who had appreciated the desk vicariously for many, many years. In addition to loving and appreciating the desk's age, the current owner didn't want to replace the original leather on the desk either, because like the previous owner, he appreciated its age and wanted to keep it in its original form.
    $10.00
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  • Antique work desk Pennsylvania Dutch  

    $75.00
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  • New ListingVictorian original Street Lamp Post Timer

    Victorian original Street Lamp Post Timer
    $64.45
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  • Antique 1850's Jenny Lind Round Sided Stagecoach Wood Trunk Primitive Rare

    Wonderful old wooden trunk in very good condition! It still has its original flat casters as you can see on the last 2 pictures.
    $225.00
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  • 2 Vintage Hobart Aluminum Child Desks Chalkboard RARE Mid-Century RARE

    Mid-Century find! I have not be able to find any others anywhere! They are made with aluminum tubing (strong tho). The seats are covered in (what looks spongy but isn't) red vinyl. Chalkboards clean up nice!
    $149.99
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    Ending Sep 25 at 6:09PM PDT5d 13hBrand: CENTURY
  • Antique American Made Mahogany Secretary Drop Front Desk Cabinet

    Chippendale Boston style, built in the 1930 - 1940’s, with slant drop front that opens for writing and closes with a lock and key. This particular desk could easily conceal a laptop computer and more.
    $125.00
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  • New ListingAntique eastlake secretary

    Beautifully crafted and hand carved antique East Lake early Victorian Secretary from the 1880’s. This magnificent Secretary is made out of solid wood, (walnut and burl) and is in good condition. This lovely Secretary was made in the 1880's in the highly decadent Victorian style; it features a delightful Eastlake silhouette, highly intricate carved details, and a beautiful finish.
    $1,000.00
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  • RARE 1930s Solid Maple Cushman Colonial Dresser

    Very good condition, no chips or damages.
    $350.00
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  • Bankers Desk with 20 Hidden Compartments

    $730.00
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  • Chinoiserie Style Secretary Desk

    Top cabinet doors open and close smoothly. Slant front also opens and closes smoothly creating a sturdy and stable desk top! Desk section features 10 small drawers perfect for desk supplies or trinkets of any kind!
    $195.00
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  • Walnut Roll Top Lap Desk w/ Pull Out Drawer Opens when Drawer Opens Antique

    The roll top holds down the top board of the writing surface which is covered in purple velvet. It is in good to very good condition and the roll top works perfect. Needs a good cleaning and a little TLC.
    $115.00
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  • Vintage Mahogany Secretary (Winthrop) Desk Chippendale Style

    This three-drawer desk shows signs of regular use, with blemishes to the finish.
    $125.00
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  • Antique Quartersawn oak Dental Case

    Wicked nice antique quartersawn oak dental case...13 1/2×13 1/2×3 3/4 tall...4 drawers are 1 1/8×5 1/4×8...2 beveled mirrors and 1 drawer 2 1/2×11 3/4×4...super collection piece
    $175.00
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  • antique secretaty desk

    This is what I would call an antique secretary desk. don't have any idea of the age.
    $200.00
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  • Antique Mahogany Claw Foot Secretary Desk

    Good condition considering it's age - knob missing on pull out -.
    $80.00
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  • Antique “NorthWestern Cabinet Co. Solid Mahogany 3 Drawer Drop Secretary Desk -

    7 cubby holes and 1 drawer behind fold down portion.
    $475.00
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  • Antique Oak Partners Double Desk 5"x4"

    Antique Oak Partners Double Desk 5' wide, 4' deep, Can be used by two people at the same time, or one large desk if placed in a corner or up against the wall. Both sides have drawers.  one side the drawer was removed to mount a computer keyboard extension.  still have the drawer. Desk was refinished once, there are scratches on the inside legs on one side and one corner of the top is shipped. Desk comes apart into three sections for easy movement - each side (2) and the top. It makes a great computer/office desk with lots of room. Happy to answer any questions.
    $275.00
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  • Wooden Roll Top Desk

    Beautiful antique roll top desk. Minor wear and tear.
    $50.00
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  • Vintage Slant Top Wood Lap Writing Desk

    Has slanted lid that folds up. Has slight signs of wear. Nice piece of solid wood.
    $35.00
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  • Antique Walnut Davenport Desk w "Drawers" on Both Sides Slant Top Cubbyholes

    It is known for its small size, distinctive shape, slanted top with cabriole or pillar legs, multiple drawers and cubbyholes. This is an antique Davenport desk, made of walnut with a fretwork rail at the top, carved wood drawer pulls.
    $159.99
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  • Art Deco Norman Bel Geddes Three Drawer Steel Chest/Dresser 1937 Simmons

    SIMMONS, DATED 1937, NO LABEL. ART DECO STEEL DRESSER. ONE SMALL DENT ON UPPER RIGHT SIDE. CLOSE UP PHOTOS.
    $99.99
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  • Antique secretary desk hutch

    H. Herrmann Furniture Co. NY, NY since 1867 Secretary. 5 drawers with the original Hardware still attached.
    $200.00
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  • Antique Round Marble Top Cylinder Cabinet Furniture Vintage Rare Unique

    Antique round marble top cabinet . It is 21 1/2 inches tall and 18 inches across the top marble surface which is detachable . Check all photos before purchasing !
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  • Antique Wooden Drop Front Desk

    This antique desk has a mirror and drop front and a lower drawer. It has cubbies and a small drawer inside. Inside hinges were added to replace broken side hinge (included).
    $48.00
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  • Paul McCobb styled desk, early 1960s, Mid-Century Modern

    Paul McCobb styled ("in the style of", not an original Paul McCobb) left-handed desk from the early 1960s. The desk is in very good to excellent condition with very little wear. It was designed with roughly a 16” veneer acrylic top back in the 1960s to protect the desk top, but if desired this top could be replaced with wood.
    $90.00
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  • Vintage JASPER Model 829 SECRETARY DESK w/Lighted Glass Cabinet VG/XLNT

    The desk opens up to reveal a host of drawers and cubbies, and the glass shelves are grooved at the front for plate display. What we see if very good to excellent condition with only minor scuffs or marks from age and use.
    $250.00
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  • Antique Mahogany Governor Winthrop Drop Front Secretary Desk Vintage Furniture

    2 piece unit: bookshelf top is separate from bottom desk. No skeleton key. Lower section desk and drawers are not locked. Top bookshelf doors are locked. Will need to get a key made. Located near Garden State Pkwy exit 148 and Newark Light Rail.
    $76.00
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  • Vtg Metal Typewriter Table Desk Stand Hi Lo Drop Leaf Steampunk Folding Wheels

    It has four rubber tipped legs and can also be lowered so the four caster wheels are down, making it easy to roll about. This is a grey / tan color. Has been used but remains in good condition. Would be cool with steampunk projects or good for office use.
    $79.99
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  • Vintage Irwin Child's Wood & Metal School Desk PAIR~Made In U.S.A. ~Set of 2

    *****Local pick up only *****Vintage Irwin child's wood and metal school desk. Made in the U.S.A. Sturdy and very good condition. Measurements are as follows: 29" tall at back, 27" tall at front, 25 1/4" deep, 20" desktop width, 13" desktop depth, 131/4" seat width, and 13" seat depth. Great condition Great for home schooling .
    $85.00
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  • Vtg Louis XVI inspired Burl wood Drexel Heritage Executive Kidney Desk Bookshelf

    The piece is solid walnut with a beautiful inlay burl wood top. It features a center knee hole and curved pencil drawer, between two pedestals, each having three drawers (two are file drawers). The opposite side has six partitioned spaces for books and display.
    $499.99
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  • Wood Vintage Secretary Desk Pigeon holes Drop Leaf

    The hardware has been replaced because of tarnish. Like most drop leaf desks you need to pull out the drawer to support the lid. It is just the right size to fit into a small area or corner. Great if you are downsizing.
    $60.00
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Antique Desks & Secretaries

In the beginning, desks and secretaries were some of the most complicated pieces of furniture you could buy. There were no computers to store important information, so these desks and secretaries came with all kinds of secret drawers, tills, roll down covers and other mechanisms. Most were made with beautiful designs and built to last generations.

What styles are available?

Styles include:

  • Vintage: Unlike antiques, these items of furniture come from any era that is not contemporary. Pieces made in the earlier part of the 20th century retain elements of earlier styles, such as cabriolet legs, scalloped aprons, and marquetry. Some of the wood desks have drop down lids or roll tops that hide the desk’s writing surface and compartments.
  • Laptop: Before there was the laptop computer, there was the portable laptop desk. Because they are small, these wood desks could be made and outfitted with sumptuous materials like solid exotic woods and gold trim.
  • Antiques: To be considered antique, furniture must be over 100 years old. Among them are kidney shaped desks, which have been used since at least the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
  • Art Deco: Inspired by French design, Art Deco furniture has a smooth and slightly curved finish.
  • School desks: These were used by school children and may have attached seats.
What are the antique desks and secretaries made of?

If you're looking for a truly striking office desk or computer desk, these elegant desks can be made from a variety of materials including:

  • Metal: Desks made entirely of metal such as steel are often seen in offices. This type of model can have brass or chrome feet and pulls or knobs. Antique pieces sometimes have gilding. These items may even include cabinets for storage in your home office.
  • Walnut: This is a light brown wood that is found in most temperate parts of the world. Burled walnut is especially prized for furniture making.
  • Mahogany: Mahogany is an extremely popular wood that has been used for furniture since the 18th century. It has beautiful color and grain, takes a high polish, is easy to work with, and is insect resistant.
  • Quarter sawn oak: Quarter sawing oak means that the log is cut at 90 degrees to the growth rings. This gives the wood a beautiful striped figure.
  • Tiger maple: This type of maple has a beautiful, tiger-striped appearance. It is also called flamed maple.
  • Pine: Pine is a softwood and there are different types, with yellow pine being harder than most. Pine is usually painted as opposed to stained.
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