Apparently there is a name for this kind of desk which is basically long flat box resting on glorified saw-horses. It is called a "trestle" desk, possibly for its similarities to a train trestle? No! The "trestle" is a thing unto itself which lends its name to both the train trestle and the trestle desk. A trestle is "a rigid frame used as a support, especially referring to a bridge composed of a number of short spans supported by such frames". Thank you Wikipedia.
And then there is this old drafting table on ebay which I really like.
Why do I love the heaviest possible stuff - cast iron mainly.
But V has some pretty reasonable ideas about mid-century looking wood desks. She has shown me a few she likes and I think they're lovely. Of course, the decision is hers to make and I'm just here to meddle in the process.