A unique vintage military desk which has been used by the Enham Trust – a military organisation set up by King George V to support and rehabilitate injured soldiers.
The desk bears a military inventory stamp reading Enham 1957 Feb, KA 1696 and a burnt mark for War Department. A unique collectable piece for militaria collectors. Additionally Hampshire and Wiltshire interest.
It is a stand-up desk but can be used as a normal desk if you have a machinist chair with adjustable height.
Made of solid oak, it has been used as a reception desk. Because it’s been in active service through its entire life, there are surface marks and ink blotches.
It has a unique construction with two side flaps on self-locking metal arms, hinged frame that can be held up with a large metal hook and an interesting compartment with a shelf. The lock is not functional. Hinges and hook original.
This solid oak military desk is a truly charming piece of British post-war military history.
It would be perfect for a study, office or library.
This desk is a unique piece of history, dating back to 1957 when it was used by the Enham Trust. It would be perfect for anyone with an interest in militaria, as it bears a military inventory stamp and has been in active service.
Campaign desk or military desk
These are also often called campaign desks. Campaign desks are traditional pieces of military furniture that are both practical and most importantly, portable. In fact, if it breaks down into smaller parts, furniture may be referred to as “campaign” furniture since it is lightweight and simple to transport.
Campaign desks, on the other hand, are typically basic and straightforward in design, often breaking down into two or three pieces to make them easy to transport. The campaign desk has gone from being a battlefield necessity to a fashionable, appealing piece of furniture that fits in with some of the most luxuriously furnished studies, bedrooms, and living rooms.
Typically, a folding campaign desk from the late 19th century opens to reveal a tooled inset leather writing surface. The base of the desk is supported by an x-frame. The folding campaign table has an attractive pale oak colour throughout. This however, is a campaign desk from the 1950s and looks quite different from Victorian examples.