Salvaged Vintage Double School Desk with Metal Legs

Dating from the 1950s-1960s, this original, old children’s double flip-top school desk carries the marks and scars of a busy life! It may have scribbles, ink stains and scratches but it’s this very stuff that adds to its appeal and charm in our view. These salvaged desks are excellent for kids’ bedrooms with plentiful integral storage and a robust build (they have and can continue to withstand a lot of wear and tear). The fact this desk design isn’t sloped like many vintage school desks you see, makes this even more practical and with its marks and scuffs, you don’t need to be precious about it. It’s also a good home-working station for a laptop user. We’ve shown it in our photos with a regular dining chair to give a sense of scale and to show it can be used by adults too.

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SKU: W298


In stock


This original, used piece is ‘sold as seen’. It’s in fair-good, vintage condition. It’s structurally sound and solidly made, built to take a lot of wear and tear, so in this sense it’s in great shape. However, as you can see from our photos, there are scribbles, marks, staples and stains to the wooden surfaces, both inside and out! Although we have washed the desk, we have left this finish well alone because in our view, it’s this life that adds to the item’s appeal and character. We wanted to conserve this so haven’t taken steps to remove any of this history. The metal legs also carry signs of wear with some surface rust here and there. Please browse our photos for a good sense of what this piece has to offer and how it looks.

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H: 61.5cm / W: 92cm / D: 37.5cm
Knee Height: 51cm

We can arrange fast, UK mainland delivery with some excellent specialist drivers who cover most of the country (please enquire for Scotland or remote addresses). Our delivery partners are reliable and insured. We have a weekly collection for onward delivery, usually 1-3 days after collection. The delivery service we can offer does require some flexibility as the drivers work to set routes but they will keep you updated directly regarding their anticipated timings. Click for full details of the delivery service we can offer.