This Abbess desk was probably made in the 1950s.  Model number D206. It was originally used in the Library at the Liverpool College of Higher Education and supplied to them by a Company called Matthews Office Furnishers. 


Made from Sapele wood instead of the more usual oak so quite a rare model. Three drawers and a pen holder. One long shallow drawer.  One normal drawer. One  deep filing drawer.  One pull out pen tray.


Fully stripped and re-finished with a hard wearing lacquer.  The top has a short length (20cm x 0.5cm)  of veneer which has previously been glued down.  It is not obvious and does not affect the use or look of the top.


Please email your post code for a quote.  Average price to London will be £45.  


We use state-of-the-art water borne lacquers as used by manufacturers.  They have been certified to FIRA Standard 6250 for surfaces in heavy/severe use and are superior to any oil or wax.  The finishing process we have developed maintains the timber's colour and warmth and enhances figure, grain definition and chatoyance.  On Antiques we use traditional French polishing methods.

MidCentury Abbess Teachers Library School Desk 1950s Model D206 Sapele Wood

  • Height 75cm 30"  Width 122cm 49"  Depth 69cm 27"

  • For most furniture items we have an excellent courier who will collect your purchase from us and contact you direct to arrange delivery and pay him on arrival. He uses plenty of blankets and straps to look after your item. He works alone so would need help unloading if the item is large or heavy. We can arrange a two man service if required. The price generally means delivery to the ground floor. We will need your post code to give an accurate quote for delivery.

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