Writing Desks - Top Choices

Verandah, French Kneehole, Bush Furniture and More

Writing desks

A good writing desk can be a stylish and timeless addition to any household. Traditional writing desks are usually manufactured out of woods such as oak and cherry; while contemporary designs often incorporate wrought iron, glass and stone. Listed below are four popular writing desk models, with options to suite every taste and budget:

Verandah Writing Desks

This charming little writing desk is easy on both the pocket and the eye. The base of the desk features delicate, gently curved legs supported by nylon capped feet. The large, octagonal desk surface is constructed out of clear glass and supported by a black frame featuring a matte finish and elegant gold detail. The distinguished desk can be purchased for less than $200. A matching veranda chair is available upon request.

French Kneehole Writing Desk

This spacious designer desk is as elegant as it is functional. Constructed from solid wood with a high polish finish, the desk features four sizeable drawers and a hidden keyboard rack. The cabriole legs of the writing desk feature exquisite detail in the form of carved vines leaves which run all the way up the left and right side panels of the desk. The large desk surface is covered in luxurious embossed leather and enclosed by a delicate rope border. The French Kneehole Writing Desk retails for between $1000 and $2000 and is available from a number of online furniture stores.

Bush Furniture Writing Desk

The simple frame, minimalist design and clean lines of this large writing desk combine to create a smart, traditional feel. Constructed out of antique hardware and featuring a luxurious, golden Dragonwood finish, the desk is both sophisticated and functional. The desk is delivered in compact parts that can be easily assembled in a matter of minutes. The desk retails for between $200 and $350, and can be purchased from most major online furniture suppliers.

Chatham Highland Road Writing Desks

Constructed out of natural cherry hardwood, this impressive writing desk is part of the exclusive Highland Road Shaker Collection. The desk is available in a variety of beautiful finishes, including Natural, Antique White and Antique Black. The sizeable desk features two large, pullout drawers with a choice of wood, pewter or nickel knobs. The surface and frame of the desk is painted with a protective finish that protects the wood from scratches, chips and water marks. The desk is available from Chatham Furnishers and retails for between $400 and $500.

Harmony writing desk and arm chair

This distinguished looking desk and chair are both intricately carved and feature Queen Anne style legs and feet. The writing desk incorporates two large file drawers, two smaller side drawers and a wide center drawer, while the writing chair features a box seat and a harp shaped back, both of which are covered in a plush, beige material. The extensive writing surface of the desk is trimmed by a delicate pressed print border with fluted corners. The desk retails for between $600 and $900 and is available from most leading online furniture retailers.


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