Outfit your mid-century office or industrial loft space with this great, well loved 1950s Shaw Walker double-pedestal desk. They don’t lovingly refer to these as tank desks for nothing. This thing is huge, 60×31×30. Makes a 27" iMac feel tiny. Drawers so deep you can easily stuff a small child in them (not recommend), and still have room for months of unopened bills. The “pencil” drawer can fit two laptops and a tablet, and a bunch of pencils. You get the idea. BIG. Makes you feel important. Confident. On top of the world. Gives you a can-do attitude.
The desktop surface is a soft (though nice to write on) leather (I think) that shows its age and use with hundred of small marks and dings- that add gorgeous character and brightens your workday. A brushed metal surface, likewise with a few blemishes, is set off by chrome plated hardware and tapered metal legs. One of two pull-out writing drawers is missing. The locking mechanism works, but the key is missing (probably easily replaced by a locksmith). All metal surfaces are free of rust or other serious issues. Complete and original, expect as described.
Frankly, we love this desk, and are hesitant to part with it. Really, the only problem with it is that its just a bit too big for our space, and we’re hoping to replace it with a single- pedestal model of a similar type. We hope to find someone who will love it in the right space. We’re asking $250 but we’ll consider any reasonable offer. While these used to be everywhere, they’re getting very hard to find, especially in beautiful unaltered condition like this. Chair and desktop items not included.
Legs and drawers are removable, making this not as difficult to move as you might imagine (She is heavy, though, bring a friend). Requires a larger vehicle (I used a Ford Escape Zipcar to pick it up and it barely fit with the back seats folded). “Easy” pickup in Jamaica Plain, on a second floor (no elevator, but this would only fit in a freight elevator anyway). Can provide some help getting it out of the apartment, but please arrange appropriate help.
In-person pickup only