Vintage G Plan 1960s Limba Desk / Dressing Table
When Leslie Dandy designed the Limba range for G Plan in the 1960s, he was rather ahead of his time. Combining sharp-lined wood with ‘champagne silver’ metal legs, handles and frames, his designs were industrial and cutting edge, a big departure from what G Plan had taken to market before. It was not at all well received by the public and sadly the Limba range was short-lived, it’s production ending abruptly. Despite hailing from the early 1960s, Limba pieces feel more seventies but also very ‘now’. We love the range, even though the pieces are few and far between. This desk was formally a dressing table and would have originally had a large mirror attached to the back. The mirror is long gone and it can of course still be used as a spacious bedroom dressing table with plenty of storage and a spot for a seat. But it can also be repurposed as a desk as there is ample top surface space for a monitor and work tech. Unlike regular desks it’s shallower so less intruding into the room.
This original, vintage piece is ‘sold as seen’. It is in good – very good, used condition. It has been thoroughly cleaned inside and out, and a natural wax polish applied to the external wood. It features three drawers – two on the left and one of the right which is black velvet lined. All three drawers are in good tidy order inside and slide freely. The lower right door swings out to reveal a sectioned vanity tray. Obviously originally designed for perfumes and potions, it can be put to good use for desk storage. As you can see from our photo the plastic is a little stained. The exterior wood does carry some marks, scuffs and light scratches. Again, browse our photos for a good sense of this. We feel it’s minor and in line with the piece’s considerable age. It’s very well put together, solid and stable. The four metal legs still have their black caps in place. Note: we have added felt floor protectors to the feet which can be easily removed if they don’t suit. The E Gomme G Plan gold stamp can be seen inside the drawer.
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