I always thought this old school desk was from Ohio. I found it in an Ohio thrift store. However, after researching a bit about Oxford Ohio I found it was the home of Miami University but the schools and especially the grammar schools were never named NEW OXFORD. But I did find a town called New Oxford in Philadelphia about 500 miles almost due east from Oxford Ohio. They did have a grammar school named NEW OXFORD. SO maybe this desk is from that school. OR maybe that was the manufacturer of the desk. Either way, the enameled cast iron is ornate and very attractive.
The original condition of this desk is very good for its age, which we estimate to be from the early 1900’s. Many schools used these desks with a cast iron base which was screwed to the floor in columns on most school rooms of that time.
The desk is solid oak and has been cleaned and a light coat of clear poly applied. The enameled cast iron base has been refinished and looks great. The desk measures 26 in tall by 22 in wide and is 32 in deep with the bench down. You can see the pencil holder and inkwell opening. There is a small shelf under the writing desk to hold books and paper, maybe a bagged lunch?
Nice find for an antique collector or any home with a country flavor. I think it would also work in an industrial setting but maybe not a chrome and glass ultramodern decor.
Will make a great end table, foyer table, side table or even a plant stand. The table is in great shape for its age as you can see from the photos.
We are asking only $45. You will find them at a higher price on eBay and other venues. We are having a sale on a lot of our large and more heavier items at this time.
Local pick up only can be delivered within a 50-mile radius of Akron Canton airport in Ohio- contact if interested.
Talk again soon.
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