An Air Ministry oak pedestal desk

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Description: Antique furniture with a provable connection to a time and place has extra appeal. This provenance will often ignite interest from parties who are fascinated with that particular period of our history. This oak pedestal desk is just such a piece. An indication that this desk would have been used throughout World War II by the Air Ministry can be found on the top of each pedestal - an Air Ministry stamp, together with a '1937' date stamp and 'SS', which we believe is a department stamp, can be clearly seen. At this moment in time, we are not certain of which department this would have been, possibly supplies or salvage, but we would very much appreciate any information you may have on the subject. History aside, this desk is very comfortable to work at - not having a middle draw is a desirable feature and one we are continually on the lookout for, as it offers the user, especially our taller customers, plenty of legroom. As you can see from the images, the desk has been sensitively restored within our workshops. Its swan-necked handles are original, as is the black leather writing surface. The locks (working with keys supplied) are stamped ER, which suggests that the desk was refurbished shortly after the war, probably in the early 1950s - on the back of one lock there is an indication that possibly this desk was connected to 102 RAF Squadron (see image). A lovely panelled oak desk that is immersed in military history and ready to be used and enjoyed. Measurements - 76 cm high x 142 cm wide x 76 cm deep

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