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Rustic Vintage Painted Indian School Desk with Integrated Bench

This is such a charming piece that was impossible to resist! It’s a rustic, wooden infant’s school desk, hailing from India and most likely dates from the turn of the 20th century. It features an integrated bench and desk but it’s the worn, painted wooden surfaces in vivid shades of green that give it such remarkable character. It’s not hard to imagine a small person sitting here, diligently (or not!) doing their school work.

SKU: W146


This is an original, vintage piece that is ‘sold as seen’. It is in good, rustic condition. It is solidly made and sturdy with no wobbles but there is significant wear to the paint work as you can see. We have carefully washed this desk but nothing too harsh as we wanted to retain the amazing wood / paint patination. The desk features two recessed shelves. The bench and desk are both attached to a base plinth making it a single unit. This is a piece that you could have outside but we would recommend treating the wood to ensure it doesn’t deteriorate in the British weather. Sadly there is no maker’s mark which is unsurprising given the layers of paint visible. Please refer to our photos for an accurate sense of condition.

Height of Table & to top of Bench Back: 61cm
Table Depth: 28cm
Base: 77cm x 77xm