Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Old Dutch School Desk

There is something "new" at The Bunny Bungalow.

There it stood in the doorway of the antique shop, an old pine school desk. Its tag told us, "Child's school desk, Dutch, circa 1920". We could just imagine a small dutch child sitting there to learn his lessons and we could wonder if he were still somewhere in the world, quite old and wondering what ever happened to his first little school desk.


Perhaps it was its simple, honest lines or its aged, raw pine that aroused our emotions


Who put that scratch there and there?; and who executed the crudely-cut ink well? And a square one, at that!


The 1920's Dutch School Desk is from Installations Antiques, Houston, Texas.


What about all the other school children who also sat at this desk? Did a child hide under the desk when enemy planes screamed overhead?

So, the small pine desk with its stories, imagined and real, had to come home with us, Tall Husband and me. Here it sits in the music room of The Bunny Bungalow.

2 comments:

  1. I can't believe it ! I literally just drafted a post for my blog about Installations ... and guess what one of the 2 things I wrote about was ??? That beautiful desk ! The other was a sweet wooden children's bed ... Annie, you have great taste.

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  2. I feel kids furniture should include childrens desks as part of the concept furniture

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