Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Family heirloom traveling desk/secretary

In Furniture > Desks > Show & Tell.
Desks156 of 632Antique Walnut DeskOld school desk
5
Love it
0
Like it

sasmaksuesasmaksue loves this.
auraaura loves this.
officialfuelofficialfuel loves this.
blunderbuss2blunderbuss2 loves this.
SpiritBearSpiritBear loves this.
See 3 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.


    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate


    Posted 4 years ago

    sasmaksue
    (1 item)

    Wood (oak?) cabinet containing 6 pull out boxes. Overall dimensions 28"x15"x18". Boxes labeled as 'Receipts', 'Orders', 'Letters', 'Invoices', 'Bills' Lading Freight Bills', and 'Price Lists'. The cabinet does not have legs. I have it sitting on an antique table. There is a pull out writing board below the boxes. The third photo is one of the boxes open. The fourth photo indicates the manufacturer of the paper indexes. (Note patented 1877) The cabinet may have been manufactured by them also, as the indexes fit so well inside the boxes. I searched, but could not locate any manufacturer marks on the cabinet. My online research provided information and a drawing of the box on the 'Early Office Museum' website, but nothing on the cabinet. I have not found any photos of a cabinet that resembles this one. One ancestor was a contractor who worked on railroad construction in the late 1800s. He traveled often between Kansas and Colorado. From the labels I deduce it was used by a salesman. I do not know what to call it.....traveling desk, secretary, filing system????

    Unsolved Mystery

    Help us close this case. Add your knowledge below.

    logo
    Desks
    See all
    Antique Cast Iron and Wood School Desk, Mint Condition-Pick Up Only
    Antique Cast Iron and Wood School D...
    $195
    Antique Paris Mfg. Co. No. 424 Childs Roll Top Desk c. 1910-1920
    Antique Paris Mfg. Co. No. 424 Chil...
    $225
    antique desk
    antique desk...
    $135
    vintage vanity desk
    vintage vanity desk...
    $72
    logo
    Antique Cast Iron and Wood School Desk, Mint Condition-Pick Up Only
    Antique Cast Iron and Wood School D...
    $195
    See all

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.