Posted 1 year ago
I know this isn't a valuable antique, but I'm just trying to get some insight on what decade and where this might have been made. Factory-made dovetailing with glue, simple drawers with sturdy plywood bottoms and no tracks inside, perhaps mid 20th century or even later, seems to be leatherette with gold stamped design on the desktop. The unusual thing about this is its petite size (seemingly a child's or teen's writing desk) and how the top "drawer" flips *up* (rather than down/out) to reveal a slide-out desk top. The flipped-up drawer creates the backstop on top. Handles have a simple octagonal design. No factory marks on this anywhere except for a "154" and a "151" stamped into two of the wood pieces. The plywood backing seems to have been added later. This desk was very nicely cleaned up and restored though there is a small bit of corrosion on some of the drawer handles. Plain but sweet.
How old (or young) is this and where is it from?