DiMola Bros gets oldschool with old school chair in Brooklyn storage cleanout
I’m not in school anymore, but I’d love to learn a thing or two about this school desk and chair.
Remember that vintage school desk I talked about in a post about 10 days ago? Well, I loved it so much, that now I want to tell you about the chair that’s attached to it.
I found this desk and chair about two weeks ago when I was cleaning out a person’s mini storage locker in Brooklyn, New York. These desks definitely aren’t made anymore; they’re so old, there’s a hole in the top for an inkwell. The chair, which is attached to the front of the desk, is about 29 inches tall and 20 inches wide. There’s even a small shelf underneath the top of the desk for books or other school supplies.
As I mentioned in the March 2011 post, this desk has a hole in the upper right-hand corner that is perfect for holding an inkwell for an old, gold-tip pen. Most of my research has shown that this desk could from anywhere from the early 1900s to the 1950s. However, the inkwell hole most likely indicates 1930s production.