Writing Tables Photos

While desks are considered primary places for office work, many parlors, bedrooms or libraries have dedicated tables for writing letters. Some library & conference tables also serve as writing tables.

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Gateleg table used as desk before library fireplace at Conde-Charlotte Museum. Mobile, AL.Room with French decorative elements including writing table at J. Paul Getty Museum Center. Malibu, CA.Table, bible box, chairs & drop-leaf table at Joshua Hempstead House. New London, CT.Eugene O'Neill's desk at Monte Cristo Cottage. New London, CT.
Gateleg table used as desk before library fireplace at Conde-Charlotte Museum. Mobile, AL.Room with French decorative elements (c1700-1800) including writing table (c1778) at J. Paul Getty Museum Center. Malibu, CA.Table, bible box, chairs & drop-leaf table at Joshua Hempstead House. New London, CT.Eugene O'Neill's desk at Monte Cristo Cottage. New London, CT.
Mud Circuit Desk from Pekin, IL used by lawyers such a Abe Lincoln when he rode the court circuit in his state at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Writing tables & chair at Balzac House. Paris, France.Sideboard & writing table in bedroom at Nissim de Camondo Museum. Paris, France.Reading table with candle holders by Pierre IV Migeon at Petit Palace Museum. Paris, France.
Mud Circuit Desk from Pekin, IL used by lawyers such a Abe Lincoln when he rode the court circuit in his state at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Writing tables & chair at Balzac House. Paris, France.Sideboard & writing table in bedroom at Nissim de Camondo Museum. Paris, France.Reading table with candle holders (c1750) by Pierre IV Migeon at Petit Palace Museum. Paris, France.
Reading table by Jacques Dubois at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Reading table & other period furniture in Louis XV Gray Salon at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Writing set atop lion-legged table at Maison de Victor Hugo. Paris, France.Table writing desk at Musées des Arts Décoratifs. Lyon, France.
Reading table by Jacques Dubois (Louis XV period) at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Reading table (c1745) & other period furniture in Louis XV Gray Salon at Carnavalet Museum. Paris, France.Writing set atop lion-legged table at Maison de Victor Hugo. Paris, France.Table writing desk (18thC) at Musées des Arts Décoratifs. Lyon, France.
Writing table in Oldest Frame House of Mission House Museum. Honolulu, HI.Apothecary & desk in Oldest Frame House of Mission House Museum. Honolulu, HI.Chinese lacquer cabinet & writing table at Honolulu Academy of Arts. Honolulu, HI.Writing desk which slides out from small table at Bishop's Palace. Waterford, Ireland.
Writing table in Oldest Frame House of Mission House Museum. Honolulu, HI.Apothecary & desk in Oldest Frame House of Mission House Museum. Honolulu, HI.Chinese lacquer cabinet & writing table (c1830-5) (bonheur-du-jour) at Honolulu Academy of Arts. Honolulu, HI.Writing desk which slides out from small table at Bishop's Palace. Waterford, Ireland.
Desk & library in Hermann Grima House. New Orleans, LA.Louisa May Alcott's built-in writing surface in her bedroom at Orchard House. Concord, MA.Longfellow's study table with favorite books plus Samuel Taylor Coleridge's inkstand used to write "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Writing desk under portrait of Abigail Adams at John Quincy Adams birthplace. Quincy, MA.
Desk & library in Hermann Grima House. New Orleans, LA.Louisa May Alcott's built-in writing surface in her bedroom at Orchard House. Concord, MA.Longfellow's study table with favorite books plus Samuel Taylor Coleridge's inkstand used to write "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Writing desk under portrait of Abigail Adams at John Quincy Adams birthplace. Quincy, MA.
Table with antique telephone at Lewis-Bingham-Waggoner House. Independence, MO.Writing table in Pierce Manse. Concord, NH.Japanese writing desk used as console table acquired in Paris by Saint-Gaudens in Aspet North parlor at Saint-Gaudens NHS. Cornish, NH.Library table with lamps & chairs & bookshelves at Lindenwald. Kinderhook, NY.
Table with antique telephone at Lewis-Bingham-Waggoner House. Independence, MO.Writing table in Pierce Manse. Concord, NH.Japanese writing desk (16th C) used as console table acquired in Paris by Saint-Gaudens in Aspet North parlor at Saint-Gaudens NHS. Cornish, NH.Library table with lamps & chairs & bookshelves (c1840s) at Lindenwald. Kinderhook, NY.
Downstairs bedroom with writing table & sleigh bed at Lindenwald. Kinderhook, NY.Writing table with curved braces supporting thin legs at Lindenwald. Kinderhook, NY.Writing table & chairs at Home Sweet Home Museum. East Hampton, NY.Buchanan's study at Wheatland. Lancaster, PA.
Downstairs bedroom with writing table & sleigh bed at Lindenwald. Kinderhook, NY.Writing table with curved braces supporting thin legs at Lindenwald. Kinderhook, NY.Writing table & chairs at Home Sweet Home Museum. East Hampton, NY.Buchanan's study at Wheatland. Lancaster, PA.
Room furnished as office with table for desk & document chest at Spanish Governor's Palace. San Antonio, TX.Walnut writing table with Biedermeier legs & children's foot stools below at Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture. New Braunfels, TX.Writing table at French Legation Museum. Austin, TX.Slant desk said to have been used by Sam Houston when he lived in Austin at McCulloch House. Waco, TX.
Room furnished as office with table for desk & document chest at Spanish Governor's Palace. San Antonio, TX.Walnut writing table with Biedermeier legs & children's foot stools below at Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture. New Braunfels, TX.Writing table at French Legation Museum. Austin, TX.Slant desk (1865) said to have been used by Sam Houston when he lived in Austin at McCulloch House. Waco, TX.
Bedroom writing table at Haddo House. Methlick, Scotland.Writing table with bookcase at Hill of Tarvit Mansion. Cupar, Scotland.Writing table in library at Scone Palace. Perth, Scotland.Burns' chair & writing table used by Burns while visiting Old Manse of Lochmaben at Robert Burns House. Dumfries, Scotland.
Bedroom writing table at Haddo House. Methlick, Scotland.Writing table with bookcase at Hill of Tarvit Mansion. Cupar, Scotland.Writing table in library at Scone Palace. Perth, Scotland.Burns' chair & writing table used by Burns while visiting Old Manse of Lochmaben at Robert Burns House. Dumfries, Scotland.
Writing table in Lairds room at Culross Palace. Culross, Scotland.Writing table & chair in painted chamber at Culross Palace at Culross Palace. Culross, Scotland.Writing table in Queen's bedroom on Royal Yacht Britannia. Edinburgh, Scotland.Rosewood table by John McLean & Sons in Blue drawing room at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.
Writing table in Lairds room at Culross Palace. Culross, Scotland.Writing table & chair in painted chamber at Culross Palace at Culross Palace. Culross, Scotland.Writing table in Queen's bedroom on Royal Yacht Britannia. Edinburgh, Scotland.Rosewood table (1820s) by John McLean & Sons in Blue drawing room at Culzean Castle. Maybole, Scotland.
Early Eastern American map over table at Woodrow Wilson Birthplace. Staunton, VA.Sitting room table desk as it was in 1997 at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller Mansion. Woodstock, VT.Table & rocking chair in master bedroom at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller Mansion. Woodstock, VT.Table of former Senate chamber in Old State House. Hartford, CT.
Early Eastern American map over table at Woodrow Wilson Birthplace. Staunton, VA.Sitting room table desk as it was in 1997 at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller Mansion. Woodstock, VT.Table & rocking chair in master bedroom at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller Mansion. Woodstock, VT.Table of former Senate chamber in Old State House. Hartford, CT.
Conference table with seating cards of delegates in Armistice Rail Car at Armistice Rail Car clearing. Compiègne, France.Lincoln working in his Springfield law office while Tad plays on table at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum. Springfield, IL.Library table with bronze Mercury at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Central table of Stone Library at Peacefield. Quincy, MA.
Conference table with seating cards of delegates in Armistice Rail Car at Armistice Rail Car clearing. Compiègne, France.Lincoln working in his Springfield law office while Tad plays on table at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum. Springfield, IL.Library table with bronze Mercury at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Central table of Stone Library at Peacefield. Quincy, MA.
Conference table & chairs in East Room at Eastman House. Rochester, NY.Table where President Hayes worked in library of Hayes Presidential Home. Fremont, OH.Study table in Library of Province House. Charlottetown, PE.Desk used by Rutherford B. Hayes in his Cincinnati law practice at Hayes Museum. Fremont, OH.
Conference table & chairs in East Room at Eastman House. Rochester, NY.Table where President Hayes worked in library of Hayes Presidential Home. Fremont, OH.Study table in Library of Province House. Charlottetown, PE.Desk used by Rutherford B. Hayes in his Cincinnati law practice (1850s) at Hayes Museum. Fremont, OH.
Wicker chaise longue & desk in sunroom at Monte Cristo Cottage. New London, CT.


Wicker chaise longue & desk in sunroom at Monte Cristo Cottage. New London, CT.



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