Vintage Old School Folding Wood Exam Desk Circa 1960s Ink Well Twin Pen Tray
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Item - Vintage Old School Folding Exam Desk with twin pen trays, hole for ink well (missing) and Chasmood locks, Circa 1950/60s
Maker - Unknown
Marks - Just the two catch locks that are inset into the top of the front two legs are stamped with CHASMOOD BRITISH
Construction - Veneer on wood similar to the Utility furntiure of the same period; but a touch better!
Circa - 1950/60s
Country of Origin - England
Dimensions - 24" by 21.75" (height 30")
Weight - 8 Kilogram
Condition - Excellent Used Condition, though it has had a small repair and fill to the left hand side of the top close to the edge, there is also a couple of small nibbles to the top right of the top.... (please see photos)
Other Interesting Points - Schoolroom furniture was quite plain prior to the 1890s, with classrooms filled with simple wooden tables and benches. That changed in 1889 when Anna Breadin patented the first cast iron framed desk with a wooden top that also incorporated a lift up top for storage and ink well reservoir for use with dip pens. The example for sale is a later dvelopment of this design (mid 20th Century) and is a folding version developed for exams so that it could be stored quite easily when not in use. These are now becoming popular in the modern home as an ideal desk for laptop computers, which also invoke memories of younger years....Good or Bad you choose! :)
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