This was my prize acquisition from this year’s Brimfield show – a U.S. Army field desk. I have seen a few of these (and some of the larger versions) around on the internet, but never in real life and never at a reasonable price. The markings on the side seem to indicate that this mobile desk – which was most likely used for a clerk – was probably issued for the Korean War and not WWII. All of the drawers are intact and there is a perfect place for your typewriter, pen / pencils, paper and other supplies. All of the wood is original and worn-in nicely. The leather carry handles are even in pretty good shape. This desk is definitely something I have wanted forever and something I will own for a long time to come.
Comments on “Spoils of Brimfield | U.S. Army Field Desk”
This is the greatest thing I have ever seen on a blog full of great things.
So much in such a simple, strong form. Well done! And thanks for sharing!
That is soooo sick! Great find!
Not only is it a terrific object, but it’s an artifact with a rich history that can only be imagined.
Oh my fucking God. This rules.
That needs the Sundance Catalog Treatment…. ACL/Sundance!
By the way we’re ready when you are…
Do you have measurements of this piece? I’ve been looking to get something similar but have limited space.
H20″ x W20″ x L16″
That stand is not connected and not part of the trunk â€” FYI.
I have been looking for a flat file cabinet. I wonder if one was made of similar design.
I love the simple but so useful design. Once I get a bigger place, I’ll have to hunt one or these down.
What was the price for such a nice find?
My father still has the one he used in Vietnam. Special Forces Camp in the Central Highlands (Vinh Than) from ’66-’67. I love the smell of the wood and history in his. Problem is he painted it red. Now I’m fucked on the Antiques Road Show.
wow so good!
that thing will rock every room you place it in!
Now that is incredible! Very nice find.
Wow – if you were to buy a period typewriter to fit in to the designated typewriter area, which one would you get?
Thanks for posting the measurements.
This is amazing and I want it :)
Keep on the lookout for the matching table. Should be relatively easy to find as they made a zillion of ’em. It’ll totally improve the ergonomics.
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