English Painted Double Storage Writing School Desk Bench Green Nautical Ship

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Solid wood and metal English painted double school desk or child's writing table with depictions of a British clipper ship. Desk is finished in green, gold, and red with the top, face, and sides having various depictions and text. There is a sticker to the inside of the desk that reads "John Wanamaker import from England antique, circa 1860"
Top features two depictions of a British clipper ship
Seat reads "1837"
Face of desk reads "Falmouth College"
Right and left side read "VR" which is believed to mean "Victoria Regina" or "Queen Victoria"
Item further features metal hardware with rolling casters on the front legs, lift bench, and double flip storage with double inkwell holes as well as a charming distressed character. Age is undetermined but is a very impressive piece overall.

Measures: 29" H x 40.5" W x 32.5" D x 18" Seat H.

Details

  • Period
    20th Century
  • Materials and Techniques
    Metal
    Wood
    Paint
  • Condition
    Good. Underside bolts are a more recent replacement.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Dimensions
    29 in. H x 40.5 in. W x 32.5 in. D
    74 cm H x 103 cm W x 83 cm D
  • Seller Location
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU93418195543
About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2012

Typical response time: 5 hours

Located in Philadelphia, PA

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