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Vintage Tanker Desk

Silver Office Tanker Desk Chair by Gio Ponti for Goodform 1950s
By Gio Ponti, GoodForm
Located in Chula Vista, CA
Vintage Office Desk Chair designed by Gio Ponti for Montecatini Building in Milano-as a symbol of
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

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Metal, Aluminum, Steel

Gunmetal Grey Machine Age Tanker Fluorescent Desk Lamp
Located in Van Nuys, CA
1950s gunmetal grey fluorescent machine age tanker desk lamp with lots of character, perfect on a
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps

Materials

Steel

20th Century Bronze / Brass Industrial Flameproof Ceiling Light / Desk Lamp
By Industrial Design
Located in Leicester, Leicestershire
tankers and cargo ships. The light fixture has been converted into a desk lamp with braided cable and red
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Industrial Table Lamps

Materials

Brass, Bronze

20th Century Bronze / Brass Industrial Flame Proof Ceiling Light / Desk Lamp
By Industrial Design
Located in Leicester, Leicestershire
Solid bronze desk lamp with braided cable and dimmer switch. Comes with vintage Edison filament
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Antique 19th Century Japanese Industrial Table Lamps

Materials

Brass, Bronze

Late Century Japanese Cast Brass Industrial Explosion Proof Edison Table Lamp
By Kokosha
Located in Leicester, Leicestershire
Explosion proof cast brass desk lamp with braided cable and red glow switch. Retro-fitted with a
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Vintage 1980s Japanese Industrial Table Lamps

Materials

Brass, Bronze

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Mid-Century Modern Industrial 3-Piece Office Set with Desk by Norman Bel Geddes
By Norman Bel Geddes
Located in Lafayette, IN
Three pieces of iconic mid-century industrial design combine to complete this fantastic home-office suite. - Simmons dresser/desk (by renowned designer Norman Bel Geddes) - Goof F...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Desks

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Pair of Anglo Indian Ruby Red Glass Sconces
Located in New York, NY
Pair of circa 1900 Anglo Indian single-light sconces with carved wood backplates and ruby red glass hurricanes. Measurements: Height 24" Width 5.5" Depth 11.5".
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Antique Early 1900s English Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Wood, Blown Glass

Mid-Century European Teak Full-ish Bed, Built-in Nightstands & Black Metal Frame
By Cees Braakman
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Mid-Century European full-ish teak bed with built in nightstands and enameled metal frame. The bed featured an inset quilted black skai headboard. In original condition with some wea...
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Vintage 1960s Dutch Mid-Century Modern Beds and Bed Frames

Materials

Metal

1970's Japanese Brass Circular Wall Light with Hexagonal Cage & Glass Dome Shade
By Industrial Production
Located in Leicester, Leicestershire
A vintage industrial cast brass outdoor circular bulkhead wall light with a hexagon cage. Originally marine lighting, this type of brass circular bulkhead is found on ship passagew...
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Vintage 1970s Japanese Industrial Wall Lights and Sconces

Materials

Brass

1960s Industrial Medical Cabinet
Located in Norwalk, CT
This is a great medical cabinet from the 1960s, ready to keep all your goodies safe this is a great 1960s accent item that is sure to be a one of a kind addition to your decor!
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Scientific Instruments

Materials

Metal

1960s Industrial Medical Cabinet
1960s Industrial Medical Cabinet
H 67 in W 31.5 in D 16 in
Late Century Iron, Brass and Glass Explosion Proof Industrial Pendant
By Industrial Production
Located in Leicester, Leicestershire
This excellent example of an original explosion proof lamp was salvaged from an old Japanese ship. Dated c1975, it has the original ceramic and brass E27 lamp holder which looks bran...
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Vintage 1970s Japanese Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Brass, Iron

1970s British Classic Blue & Chrome AC.GMT.Co. Industrial Wall Clock Black Dial
By Industrial Production
Located in Leicester, Leicestershire
Rescued from Industrial scrap yards and brought back to life in our UK workshop, our expert process allows us to create a high quality clock of luxury standards. At A.C GMT Co. we ...
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Vintage 1970s English Industrial Wall Clocks

Materials

Steel, Chrome

1970s Japanese Industrial Cast Iron and Copper Pendant Brass Cage and Glass Dome
By Kokosha
Located in Leicester, Leicestershire
A reclaimed vintage Industrial explosion proof iron and copper cage light ceiling pendant. A solid metal light fixture with timeless design appeal. Originally made in Japan and sa...
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Vintage 1970s Japanese Industrial Chandeliers and Pendants

Materials

Copper, Iron

Cascade Wall Desk
By Bourgeois Boheme Atelier
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This wall-mounted desk by Bourgeois Boheme Atelier is inspired by the French mid-century design. Crafted in oak, this compact desk is perfect for today needs, it is compact, versatil...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Desks

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Brass

Cascade Wall Desk
Cascade Wall Desk
H 62 in W 28 in D 24 in
1950's Metal Medical Cabinet, Czechoslovakia
Located in Praha, CZ
Vintage metal cabinet with two separate sections and glass shelves. Made by Smrecina OZ Pukavec in the former Czechoslovakia in the 1950's. The cabinet's doors are fully functional w...
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Vintage 1950s Czech Industrial Cabinets

Materials

Metal

1950's Metal Medical Cabinet, Czechoslovakia
1950's Metal Medical Cabinet, Czechoslovakia
H 67.33 in W 34.65 in D 15.75 in
German Ceramic Wall Clock by Garant
Located in Vienna, AT
Ceramic clock with a mechanic movement with floating anchor made my Garant (later Hugo Hättich) in Germany in the early 1950s. Delivery time about 2-3 weeks. The movement will be...
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Vintage 1950s German Mid-Century Modern Table Clocks and Desk Clocks

Materials

Ceramic, Glass

German Ceramic Wall Clock by Garant
German Ceramic Wall Clock by Garant
H 8.27 in W 10.63 in D 1.97 in
1 of 4 Charlotte Perriand Stools for Les Arcs, France 1960s
By Charlotte Perriand
Located in Echt, NL
Original Les Arcs stools in very good condition. The stools were designed by Charlotte Perriand for the Les Arcs ski resort in France. The stool are made of solid pine wood and hav...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Wood, Pine

Late Century Flame Proof Cast Bronze Ceiling / Wall Light, Glass Dome Brass Cage
By Kokosha
Located in Leicester, Leicestershire
Kokosha flame proof cast bronze wall or ceiling light fitted with Edison squirrel cage filament bulb made in the 1990s by Kokosha - Osaka, Japan. These fixture also feature brass...
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1990s Japanese Industrial Wall Lights and Sconces

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Brass, Bronze

Kevi Office Chair by Jørgen Rasmussen
By Jørgen Rasmussen
Located in Esbjerg, DK
Kevi office chair designed by Jørgen Rasmussen. With height, tilt and other adjustments. New upholstered with tan aniline leather.
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Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Leather

Kevi Office Chair by Jørgen Rasmussen
Kevi Office Chair by Jørgen Rasmussen
H 34.26 in W 18.51 in D 21.66 in
Strasbourg Four Drawers Cabinet, circa 1920
By Strafor
Located in Edogawa-ku Tokyo, JP
One of a kind metal case with four drawers. A steel case furniture originating from the Industrial Revolution in French. Rare, in great functioning condition, featuring the original ...
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20th Century French Industrial Cabinets

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Brass

Strasbourg Four Drawers Cabinet, circa 1920
Strasbourg Four Drawers Cabinet, circa 1920
H 55.32 in W 16.34 in D 25.4 in
Warm and Inviting Mid-Century Oil Painting on Board
By Robert Blanchard
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Warm and inviting Mid-Century oil painting on board with a peaceful approach to what must have been the artist's humble slant front desk where he sketched. One of six Robert Blanchar...
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Paintings

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Paint

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Vintage Industrial Steel Tanker's Desk USA, circa 1950
Located in Houston, TX
A handsome vintage steel Tanker's desk made in America circa 1950 with four drawers including a
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Steel

Classic Steelcase Tanker Desk
By Steelcase
Located in Oakland, CA
Vintage steel tanker desk by Steelcase, USA. Heavy gauge steel, that's been stripped, hand polished
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Vintage 1950s American Industrial Desks

Materials

Steel

Classic Steelcase Tanker Desk
Classic Steelcase Tanker Desk
H 29.5 in W 60 in D 30 in
McDowell Craig Midcentury Tanker Desk Refinished in Blue and Yellow
By Steelcase, Allsteel, Mcdowell-Craig
Located in Alhambra, CA
1960s Classic tanker refinished in gloss midnight blue (BL20) and yellow ochre (RAL 1003), Go Rams
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Midcentury Tanker Table in an Uncommon Size, Refinished in Teal
By Mcdowell-Craig
Located in Alhambra, CA
Midcentury 4-legged tanker table refinished in a pop of teal (RAL 5021). This table is narrower and
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Vintage 1960s North American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel

Classic Steelcase, Single Bank Desk
By Steelcase
Located in Oakland, CA
Vintage steel tanker desk by Steelcase, USA. Heavy gauge steel, thats been stripped, hand polished
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20th Century American Industrial Desks

Materials

Steel

Custom Tanker Style Steel Credenza in Brass and White Finish
By Allsteel, Rehab Vintage Interiors, Steelcase
Located in Alhambra, CA
shelf. Pairs perfectly with our custom refinished midcentury tanker desks. Note: Brass powder coat is
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Credenzas

Materials

Steel

Vintage Vertical File Holder/ Magazine Rack Refinished in Pink
Located in Alhambra, CA
drawer insert to a tanker desk, we repurposed it for versatile use. This functional, retro style piece is
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Magazine Racks and Stands

Materials

Steel

Vintage Vertical File Holder/ Magazine Rack Refinished in Metallic Grey
Located in Alhambra, CA
insert to a tanker desk, we repurposed it for versatile use. This functional, retro style piece is
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Magazine Racks and Stands

Materials

Steel

Midcentury Steel File Cabinet, Custom Refinished to Order
By Allsteel, Steelcase, Mcdowell-Craig
Located in Alhambra, CA
1970s tanker style steel file cabinet refinished in gloss white with brushed aluminum hardware
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Cabinets

Materials

Steel

Mid-Century Modern Danish Teak Freestanding Desk by Valdermar Mortensen, 1960s
By Vald Mortensen
Located in Elshout, NL
additional pull down cabinet for out of sight storage that can be locked. Vintage tanker desk the organically
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Desks

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Teak

Danish Mid-Century Modern Teak Desk by Valdermar Mortensen, 1960s
Located in Elshout, NL
comes with an additional pull down cabinet for out of sight storage that can be locked. Vintage tanker
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Vintage 1960s Danish Mid-Century Modern Desks

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Teak

Vintage Rolling Industrial COSCO Tanker Office Desk Chair
By Cosco
Located in Chula Vista, CA
For your pleasure: 1973 Vintage Office Desk Chair by Cosco, a rolling Tanker Business Chair Colors
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

Vintage Steelcase Tanker Desk with Brushed Steel Surface
By Steelcase
Located in Essex, MA
A vintage Mid-Century Modern Steelcase brand tanker double pedestal desk, originally painted, and
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Desks

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Steel

1980s Harrison Van Horn Natural Grasscloth Tanker Pedestal Desk
By Harrison Van Horn
Located in Farmington Hills, MI
We are very pleased to offer a fabulous pedestal desk attributed to Harrison Van Horn, circa the
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Vintage 1980s Modern Desks and Writing Tables

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Grasscloth, Hardwood

Rare Curtis Office Tanker Desk Chair - 1950's
Located in Mississauga, CA
This is a rare vintage tanker office chair that literally rolls like a dream. Extremely smooth
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Vintage 1950s Canadian Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal, Chrome

1 of 2 Industrial Steel Tankers Office Chairs Restored Timber Seriously Cool
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale one of two exceptionally cool Industrial steel tankers office
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Early 20th Century British Industrial Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Steel

Teak and Aluminum Industrial Executive Desk by Welton Becket
By Welton Becket
Located in Los Angeles, CA
By pivotal Los Angeles modern architect Welton Becket, this tanker-style executive desk is an
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Aluminum

Steelcase Mid-Century Modern Industrial Age Metal Hall Tree, 1950s
By Steelcase
Located in South Bend, IN
. The perfect office accessory to go with your tanker desk.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coat Racks and Stands

Materials

Metal

Steelcase Mid-Century Modern Industrial Age Metal Hall Tree, 1950s
By Steelcase
Located in South Bend, IN
. The perfect office accessory to go with your tanker desk.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coat Racks and Stands

Materials

Metal

Late Century Japanese Cast Bronze Industrial Flameproof Table Lamp, Brass Cage
By Kokosha
Located in Leicester, Leicestershire
Flameproof cast bronze desk lamp with braided cable and dimmer switch. Retro-fitted with a red
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Vintage 1980s Japanese Industrial Table Lamps

Materials

Brass, Bronze

Vintage Tanker Desk
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Midcentury metal tanker style desk with two drawers and pull out writing shelf. (Please confirm
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Vintage 1960s Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Metal

Vintage Tanker Desk
Vintage Tanker Desk
H 29 in W 45.5 in D 30 in
Fun Rolling Industrial Tanker Office Desk Chair CRAMER Company 1950s KANSAS
By Cramer Company
Located in Chula Vista, CA
A midcentury Classic: 1950s vintage office desk chair by Cramer Company of Kansas City, a rolling
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Materials

Metal

Customized Vintage Industrial Steel Folding Roll Top Desk with Chair by Toledo
By Toledo Metal Furniture Co.
Located in Lafayette, IN
Mk. 1 Tank, and is why we named this mini tanker the "Mk 1". The desk has been fully restored
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Vintage 1910s American Industrial Desks

Materials

Metal, Brass, Steel

Amazing Art Deco Machine Age Metal Desk by Royal Metal Co. after Kem Weber
By Kem Weber, Royal Metal Co.
Located in Buffalo, NY
Vintage, fully restored steel “tanker” desk by “Royal Metal Manufacturing Co". Metal Furniture
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Vintage 1940s American Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Metal, Brass

Vintage Steelcase Industrial Metal File Cabinet, circa 1950s
By Steelcase
Located in South Bend, IN
heavy and sturdy. Pairs nicely with Steelcase tanker desks.
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Vintage 1950s American Industrial Cabinets

Materials

Metal

Vintage Tanker Desk Drawer Insert Repurposed as File Holder, Refinished in Black
Located in Alhambra, CA
Vintage tanker desk drawer insert repurposed as file holder/ magazine rack. Refinished in gloss
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1990s North American Mid-Century Modern Magazine Racks and Stands

Materials

Steel

Vintage Tanker Desk Drawer Insert Repurposed as File Holder, Refinished in Black
Located in Alhambra, CA
Vintage file holder or magazine rack refinished in gloss black powder coat. Once the drawer insert
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1990s North American Mid-Century Modern Magazine Racks and Stands

Materials

Steel

Vintage Stripped Metal Tanker Desk
Located in Bangor, Gwynedd
A stunning vintage English stripped metal Art Deco style tanker desk from the 1940s. It has three
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Vintage 1940s English Art Deco Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel

Vintage Stripped Metal Tanker Desk
Vintage Stripped Metal Tanker Desk
H 30 in W 60 in D 34 in
Refurbished Single Pedestal Tanker Desk, 1960s
By Rehab Vintage Interiors
Located in Alhambra, CA
Rare Columbia brand single pedestal desk newly refinished in "electric" blue powder coat
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Desks

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Steel

Vintage Midcentury Stripped Metal Tanker Desk
Located in Bangor, Gwynedd
A stunning vintage English stripped midcentury style tanker desk from the 1950s. It has three
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Vintage 1950s English Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Steel

Vintage Industrial Stripped Metal Twin Pedestal Tanker Desk Office Desk
Located in Bangor, Gwynedd
A exceptional vintage English stripped metal tanker desk with solid brass fittings circa 1940s. It
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Vintage 1940s English Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Steel

Vintage Industrial Stripped Metal Twin Pedestal Tanker Desk Office Desk
Located in Bangor, Gwynedd
A exceptional vintage English stripped metal tanker desk with solid brass fittings circa 1940s. It
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Vintage 1940s English Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel

Midcentury Stripped Metal Tanker Desk
Located in Bangor, Gwynedd
A handsome vintage English stripped metal tanker desk from the 1950s. It has three drawers on one
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Vintage 1950s English Industrial Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel

Vintage McDowell Craig Tanker Desk, Refinished in White
By Mcdowell-Craig
Located in Alhambra, CA
Classic McDowell Craig double pedestal tanker refinished in white. Features: Many utility drawers
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Desks

Materials

Steel

Mid-Century Industrial Steelcase Tanker Desk
By Steelcase
Located in Pasadena, CA
Vintage 1950s metal tanker desk. Wear consistent with age.
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Desks

Materials

Metal

Classic Steel Double Bank Tanker Desk
By Allsteel
Located in Oakland, CA
Rare model vintage steel desk with sled legs, this steel double bank desk is polished and sealed
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Vintage 1950s American Industrial Desks

Materials

Steel

Industrial Tanker Desk Twin Pedestal Steel, Mid-Century Vintage Silver
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
A stunning 'Statement Piece' vintage Industrial Mid-Century fully refurbished twin pedestal tanker
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20th Century Desks

Materials

Steel

1920s Typewriter Tanker Desk by Art Metal
By Art Metal Co.
Located in Alhambra, CA
example of an early tanker desk, complete with vintage industrial patina. Notice how the middle section
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Vintage 1920s American Industrial Desks

Tanker Console Desk / Knee Space Credenza, Refinished, c. 1960's
By Steel Age, Steelcase, Mcdowell-Craig
Located in Alhambra, CA
The vintage tanker knee-space credenza offers the storage capability of two file drawers and four
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

1960s Single Pedestal Tanker Desk Refinished in Two-Tone Pink
By Allsteel, Steelcase, Mcdowell-Craig
Located in Alhambra, CA
In stock and ready to ship! Who says tankers can't be cute?! This Classic 1960s single pedestal
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

McDowell Craig Midcentury Tanker Desk Refinished in Bauhaus Colors, in Stock
By Allsteel, Mcdowell-Craig, Steelcase
Located in Alhambra, CA
In stock and ready to ship! Classic 1960s McDowell Craig tanker desk refinished in a playful
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Aluminum, Steel

Industrial Tanker Desk Twin Pedestal Steel Mid-Century Grey, 1950s
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
A stunning 'Statement Piece' vintage Industrial Mid-Century twin pedestal steel tanker desk, circa
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20th Century Desks

1940s Steel Tanker Table with Reclaimed Wood Top
By Allsteel, Art Metal Co., Mcdowell-Craig
Located in Alhambra, CA
Classic American steel tanker table with tapered legs and single drawer. Original Formica table-top
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Vintage 1940s American Desks and Writing Tables

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Steel

1960s Steel Panel Leg Tanker Table with Drawer, Refinished
By Allsteel
Located in Alhambra, CA
1960s Steel panel leg tanker table with over-sized bumper top and single drawer. Sleek frame, newly
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Steel

1960s Tanker Table by Steelcase, Refinished in Bright Blue
By Steelcase
Located in Alhambra, CA
(RAL5012). This streamlined and practical tanker table is ideal in a workspace, office or library. Steel is
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Desks and Writing Tables

Materials

Steel

Steel Tanker Drawer Insert/ Organizer, Refinished in Red Wine
By Steelcase, Mcdowell-Craig
Located in Alhambra, CA
Once the insert to a Classic tanker desk's utility drawer, we repurposed this neat Industrial piece
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern More Desk Accessories

Materials

Steel

Pair of Steel Tanker Drawer Inserts Repurposed as Organizers
By Steelcase, Mcdowell-Craig
Located in Alhambra, CA
Once the inserts to a classic tanker desk's utility drawers, we repurposed these neat pieces for
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern More Desk Accessories

Materials

Steel

Vintage Steel Desk
Located in Treasure Island, CA
Classic steel tanker desk. Features deco styling.
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Vintage 1950s American Desks

Materials

Steel

Vintage Steel Desk
Vintage Steel Desk
H 29 in W 60 in D 30 in
Vintage Steel Desk
Located in Treasure Island, CA
Classic petite steel tanker desk, features a green laminate top and aluminum mesh beaver guard.
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Vintage 1950s American Desks

Materials

Steel, Aluminum

Vintage Steel Desk
Vintage Steel Desk
H 28 in W 60 in D 36 in
Vintage Steel Desk
Located in Treasure Island, CA
Classic steel tanker desk. Features deco styling. Customizable surface color or material. Visit
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Vintage 1950s American Desks

Materials

Steel, Aluminum

Vintage Steel Desk
Vintage Steel Desk
H 29.5 in W 61 in D 30.5 in
Vintage steel desk
Located in Treasure Island, CA
Classic steel tanker desk, done to order with customizable features such as surface color or
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Vintage 1950s American Desks

Materials

Steel, Aluminum

Vintage steel desk
Vintage steel desk
H 29 in W 60 in D 30 in
Vintage steel desk
Located in Treasure Island, CA
Classic steel tanker desk, done to order with customizable features such as surface color or
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Vintage 1950s American Desks

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Steel, Aluminum

Vintage steel desk
Vintage steel desk
H 29 in W 60 in D 30 in
Steel Tanker Drawer Insert Repurposed as Organizer, Refinished in Bengal Silver
By Steelcase, Mcdowell-Craig
Located in Alhambra, CA
Once the insert to a Classic tanker desk's utility drawer, we repurposed this neat industrial piece
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern More Desk Accessories

Materials

Steel

Steel Tanker Drawer Insert Repurposed as Organizer, Refinished in Bright Blue
By Steelcase, Mcdowell-Craig
Located in Alhambra, CA
Once the insert to a Classic tanker desk's utility drawer, we repurposed this neat industrial piece
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern More Desk Accessories

Materials

Steel

Pair of Steel Tanker Drawer Inserts Repurposed as Desktop Organizers, Refinished
By Steelcase, Mcdowell-Craig
Located in Alhambra, CA
Once the inserts in a Classic tanker desk's utility drawers, we repurposed these neat steel pieces
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern More Desk Accessories

Materials

Steel

Industrial Tanker Desk Steel Mid Century Vintage Retro Wow!
Located in Longdon, Tewkesbury
A stunning 'Statement Piece' vintage Industrial Mid-Century fully refurbished twin pedestal tanker
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20th Century Sideboards

Materials

Steel

Vintage Steelcase Office Chair, Refinished in Black
By Steelcase
Located in Alhambra, CA
Classic tanker-style office chair by Steelcase. Newly refinished in a combination of black leather
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Office Chairs and Desk Chairs

Refinished Tanker Console Desk or Knee Space Credenza
By Steel Age, Steelcase, Mcdowell-Craig
Located in Alhambra, CA
The vintage tanker knee-space credenza offers the functionality of a slim desk with the added
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Console Tables

Materials

Steel, Aluminum

1950s Card File Drawer with Large Handle, Refinished in Mellow Yellow
Located in Alhambra, CA
vintage steel, refinished in a powder-coated pop of Mellow Yellow. It's perfect for storing anything from
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern More Desk Accessories

Materials

Steel

1950s Card File Drawer with Small Handle, Refinished in Mellow Yellow
Located in Alhambra, CA
vintage steel, refinished in a powder-coated pop of Mellow Yellow. It's perfect for storing anything from
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern More Desk Accessories

Materials

Steel

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Vintage Tanker Desk For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic vintage tanker desk available at 1stDibs. A vintage tanker desk — often made from metal, steel and fabric — can elevate any home. Whether you’re looking for an older or newer vintage tanker desk, there are earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 20th Century. A vintage tanker desk made by Mid-Century Modern designers — as well as those associated with Industrial — is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made vintage tanker desk over the years, but those crafted by McDowell Craig, Steelcase and Cosco are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Vintage Tanker Desk?

A vintage tanker desk can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price 1stDibs is $1,723, while the lowest priced sells for $75 and the highest can go for as much as $3,288.
Questions About Vintage Tanker Desk
  • 1stDibs ExpertOctober 26, 2021
    A tanker desk is a type of desk made of a simple rectangular working surface that rests on two pedestals. A tanker desk can also take the form of a large surface that rests on a pair of small cabinets consisting of drawers of multiple sizes. Shop a collection of antique, vintage and contemporary tanker desks from some of the world’s top dealers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The weight of a tanker desk depends on the materials used and style. Some tanker desks are crafted with solid wood and others with sheet metal, causing a range of weights across the different types. Shop a wide range of vintage tanker desks on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A tanker desk, also known as a pedestal desk, is a large, free-standing desk with a work surface atop two pedestals or cabinets. Steel versions of the desk were introduced in the 1940s and often used in institutions, such as schools and government offices. Shop a range of vintage tanker desks on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2023
    A tanker desk is called by its name because it is usually made out of heavy-duty solid steel. As a result, tanker desks are highly durable in a way similar to tanks used by the military. On 1stDibs, shop a selection of tanker desks.