A Visual History of School Desks. The desk featured a Patent T-head, which eliminated screws and bolts by joining the wood of the top, back, and seat to the legs, which were made of cast iron. 1899: The Standing Desk. Photo Credit: Art of Manliness.
About Antique Furniture: School Desks and Chairs. Often featuring elaborate cast iron designs and beautiful craftsmanship, antique school desks bear little resemblance to the plastic and steel furniture currently featured in most modern schools. These old desks are lovely to look at and more useful than you might imagine.
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A vintage school desk unit. This black iron and wooden piece sits on two wooden runners, and has a wooden seat in the middle, with an iron desk in front of it and attached to the back, each of the desks with a wooden top above an open storage space. Please note, this is an item that may be especially difficult to move and/or transport.
Antique school desk This is a beautiful early American school desk, wooden seat flips up Great to use now for an end table in your living room or night stand by your bed It is in as found condition, very sturdy and solid, the wood is worn, scratched, and scuffed to a wonderful rustic patina, the metal legs have no cracks and are marked with the number 2 and one side with E H Stafford Mfg
This Antique Cast Iron and Wood School Desk was made by the Buffalo Hardware Co. The latest patent date is Jan 18, 1891. The seat folds up and down. Measures: 31" tall. 24" x 32" wide Excellent antique condition. Due to the size of this item, it will have to be picked up in the Palm Springs, Ca area.