Very Rare Early 1960s Stag Fineline Vanity Desk / Dressing Table

This is a super rare and very special piece. Immediately recognisable from Stag’s highly desirable ‘Fineline’ range, we believe only a very small number of these vanity desks were ever made. Designed by power duo, John and Sylvia Reid, the Fineline collection was only made for a brief period between 1960 – 1963. It was rather ahead of its time in our view. Obviously Scandinavian-inspired, its minimalist design, tubular metal legs and the signature black bar along the bottom give it an industrial feel. Despite being nearly 60 years old, it looks really fresh and of the moment. This vanity desk is essentially as a compact, discreet dressing table with storage on the side across three graduated drawers, and with a lift-up desk that reveals further storage and mirror. Of course, it can simply be used as a desk. Indeed, the same design, minus the lift-up mirror and compartment was made as part of the Fineline range, also a rare model. This piece has been carefully restored to make that amazing, finely striped grain sing.

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SKU: W603


In stock


This original, vintage desk is ‘sold as seen’. It is in good – very good, used condition. We have thoroughly cleaned the desk inside and out, and the exterior wood surfaces have been fully restored. This process involved the stripping and sanding off the original, worn finish, followed by layers of hard wax Osmo oil and finished with Gilboy’s all natural polish for a durable finish. As you can see in our photos, finely striped grain have been brought back to life with this careful, non-invasive restoration. There are some areas of minor wear to flag. There was a deep stain on the top surface which although now mostly removed during our restoration, there are some faint remnants. We’ve shown this in our photos and it’s barely noticeable. There is also a filled dent on the rim of the top drawer – again, not hugely noticeable but refer to our photo. All three drawers slide with ease, are well made with secure handles and have clean, tidy interiors. Likewise, the storage compartment and mirror are in very good order.  The external wood surfaces, chrome metalwork and black trim are in good order with just light marks and a little sunlight fading here and there. Please browse our photos for a good sense of its super overall condition. It’s well made, solid and stable. The Stag stamp can be found on the back of the piece. If you would like to view this item or have any questions, please get in touch.

H: 72cm / W: 91.5cm / D: 46.5cm
Leg Area: W: 50.5cm x H: 58.5cm

We offer free local delivery within a 15 mile radius of CB9 7XU – please get in touch prior to purchase to discuss. Alternatively, we can arrange fast, UK mainland delivery with specialist drivers who cover most of the country (please enquire for Scotland or remote addresses). Our delivery partners are reliable and insured, and we have worked with them for a number of years. We have a weekly collection and onward delivery usually follows 1-3 days later. Please be aware the delivery service we can offer does require some flexibility as the drivers work to predetermined routes with other delivery obligations, but they will keep you updated directly regarding their anticipated timings.
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