Wednesday, June 15, 2011

little mystery

This little desk is about 20" wide and 36" tall.
Too small for a child's desk (unless the child is under 5 or so).
Maybe a salesman's sample?
Eastlake style and construction details date it to (probably) late 19th/early 20th century. 
The writing surface is leather on wood.
Wide boards on the back. Maybe hand built.
An old sticker--nothing legible.
Who made it? What was its purpose?


  1. Hello Jen:
    We feel almost certainly that this desk would have been a sample piece taken round by a salesman.

    We think that it is very pretty and such pieces are very collectable in the UK.

  2. pretty cool where did it come from?