This is an Antique Chautauqua Industrial Art Desk with adjustable table and bench from Lewis E. Meyers Company of Varparaiso, Indiana, circa 1913. This includes a fold up 'desk', for use on a table or can be mounted on a wall. It features a "Hy-San" art slate for writing or drawing, shelves on the vertical back for pencils and paper, and a roller for a sheet of various educational art illustrations. The original scroll on this item has been replaced with a scroll done by a former owner's children. The scroll is a bit stiff but both original scroll knobs are present and in working order.
The back of the vertical surface includes the American Resources map which is faded and yellowed but still discernible. This art desk was designed to teach children how to draw a variety of subjects well, giving them a 'head start' their artwork at school.
Includes also is the adjustable table and bench that are original. The height of both may be adjusted for the height of the child when sitting. The flat part of the table has a pencil tray and a wide and deep drawer that pulls out from just under the table top for storage of all kinds of school room supplies. There is a card in the desk that indicates that this desk was used in a school room in California in 1923.
The art desk slides on to the edges of the table for a perfect fit and combines to make complete school room desk and bench. However, both the folding art desk or the table and bench may be used separately. Use your imagination.
- Finish: Wood
- Condition: Very Good to Excellent condition. The finish is original. There are no broken or lost parts. All parts except the scroll are original. The folding desk is a bit stiff but still folds. The scroll knobs are a bit stiff but do turn.
- Lewis E. Meyers & Company, Valparaiso, IN
- Set Includes the art desk and adjustable table and bench: PLEASE NOTE: This offering is one of a collection of vintage schoolroom and home teaching tools. To see the other items, search "vintage schoolroom."
- Desk Dimensions : 41 1/2” Tall x 22” Wide
- Blackboard Dimensions 25 1/2” Tall from floor x 22” Wide x 16 1/2” Deep
- Bench Dimensions : 13 1/2” Tall x 15” Wide x 7 1/2” Deep
- Back Dimensions : 15” Tall with 9.5” Tall Padded x 16” Wide
- Product Weight : 50lbs. (Rough estimate as it stands but packed shipping weight will be higher)
This sale is for the folding art desk and adjustable child table and bench. Other items depicted in photos are not included in this purchase. Packing and shipping are not included in purchase price.
NOTE: Seller does not ship this item. Buyer must select local pickup at checkout and must arrange packing and shipping and remove item from the shop within 5 days of payment. We have used Williamsburg Pak and Ship, owner Dennis Pallister, 757-229-8134 or email email@example.com. Buyer may use the pak and ship company of your choice or may pick up item up at the shop in Mathews, Virginia,