Here for sale is a very unusual and rare Victorian school desk. This stunning piece has a really a really initiative design. The desk folding away and the seats folding back, making this perfect for a narrow area needing occasional seating such as a hallway. The legs have a early bentwood design and wonderful organic form. All the metal hinges are in great condition and all still working.

To the edge of the desk is carved two sets of initials. The top of the desk has a stunning timeworn patina with holes for inkwells and carved groves for resting a quill or pen! We haven't seen an antique school desk of this quality or design. It really is unusual, quirky and useful.  


Shows signs of wear and tear as it is old and has been used, but only adds to its character. Great decorative item which would look fantastic in any home or business interior.

Please look at photos closely as they form part of the item description.


114 cm width, 82 cm height

Depth closed 50cm (excluding base legs), with desk unfolded 63 cm, with desk unfolded and seats down 86cm. 

seat height 44 cm

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Antique Rare Victorian School Desk Bench Metamorphic Flip Down Seats Bentwood


    Retrobarn, Flamstead

    Hertfordshire. AL3 8DW

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