Posted 8 years ago
I've owned this sweet children's desk from about 1969. My parents found it in an antique store located in Seekonk, MA, that displayed quite a bit of its products outdoors from what we recall. My dad had told me that it was removed from a school that was being renovated. It was manufactured by a G. S. Perry & Company in the early 1900's, but I can't find anything about the company although I did find one of its other products on Ebay this week. I've love to know more about the company, if anyone knows about it. The desk is 24" wide by 16" wide, and has an inkwell hole. The wood is original, but was varnished in the 60's as well. The little iron-bottomed chair is 29" tall with the seat reaching 17".
My dad had painted it for me in the 60's as it was in bad shape, but that paint job would have been considered antique too by now! My husband and I, however, painted it Winnie the Pooh pink and green about 10 years ago to match our daughter's room when she was little. Time as passed, however, and she now has an adult-sized desk from IKEA which, of course, will never make it to antique status.