Friday, October 8, 2010

Back to the Drawing tables...


Picked up these two vintage drawing tables at a recent auction. I had to dig deep to win them (there is always one other guy bidding), so they were not cheap. I just had to have them... The first, and most impressive, is this Victorian era, cast iron base, fully adjustable model, with swing-out table and two drawer cabinet. Everything on this table is original, and the patina is as good as it could possibly be. I can't imagine the story's this thing could tell. The second table is newer, but also very stylish. It's arts & crafts era, and again is very original. These tables "fit" so well into the new shop, and will come in very handy. I love this old stuff, it's so much radder than buying new, and for less money...













1 comment:

  1. The first is a Keufeel & Esser - has both the Armatures (also known as Swing Arms)that were options at the time of purchase, one is a tool tray & the other a tool drawer - the model is called an American produced between 1890's to 1930's- while the second is a 1940's Anco-bilt drafting stand - the K+E is worth 2400 to 4000 while the anco is about 450.00 on a real good day

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