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Solid Oak Victorian Supervisors Desk Filing Cabinet industrial Not davenport

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Seller: county-collectables (270) 100%, Location: leicester, Leicestershire, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 162293038508 This mid nineteenth century 'supervisors' desk is an almost unique find.Designed to stand tall at one end of a large work bench in a factory, thus allowing the 'supervisor' or 'shop manager' a place of statureto supervise the workers in front of them.The top is angled, similar to that of a pulpit, to facilitate the placement of plans, diagrams, etc for guidance to the 'manager'. This piece has five drawers for addition paperwork, all with their own original inverted cup handle. The larger bottom two drawers have a special history - they are internally lined with oily swarf.... Why?When the 'supervisor' was seated in front of this piece, it was common practice for them to put their feet (and boots) in the drawer to retain heat - they would have been seated at a high stool or chair, most probablyhigher than a modern bar stool, for instance, thus saving their feet from.. dangling?Therefore any oily industrial residue from their shoe soles have been deposited within the drawers.This high seated position at the head of a work bench would have given themthe air of superiority, and therefore respect in the Victorian workplace. This unit is very old indeed, simply look at the hand dove tailed joints, the framework of the body, etc. A conservative guess is Victorian, howeverit could easily be much earlier. We have given the item a very very mild cleanse, and a fresh coat of protective wax. We have not removed stains, bumps, marks, etc,as this would be removing history. There are a couple of the drawer locks remaining, however we have no keys.This unit measures 45 1/2 inches tall, 23 inches deep, & 19 inches wide.This desk would benefit from a rear panel if it were to be seen, - it would have originally been fixed to the end of a length of benches or work stations. Viewing highly recommended.We offer our own personal delivery service on a dedicated vehicle within 100 miles of LE8 5LA for £1 a mile, one way.Simply type your post code & ours into google maps for the distance.Any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.Call Mark or Molly on 07599 023310.Take a look at '' or similar for courier quotes over 100 miles.Alternatively call David @ Forsters of Tynedale on 07853 991147 Collection / viewing LE8 5LA, Countesthorpe, South Leics, 10 mins Jct 1 M69, Jcts 20 & 21 M1. Finally, please see our other items. Thanks for looking, you won't be dissappointed! Will happily assist your courier to load if required. Original/Reproduction: Original, Style: Victorian, Material: Oak

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