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This vintage child's auto desk is a remarkable find!

It dates to the 50s or 60s and is made of chrome, vinyl and particle board. It mounts to the back of a front car seat (the chrome bars hook over the seat back) and is intended to keep little ones busy. It features a particle board writing/drawing tray and vinyl pockets for storing crayons, pencils and other fun things. It is an amazing aqua color with fabulous mid century pinwheel graphics on the vinyl.

The particleboard tray portion is intended to fold up when not in use. When folded in the up position it does not stay in place any longer. It is missing a little wing nut on the hinge underneath the tray. I am unsure if a new one would hold it up properly or not. When unfolded and put to use, this desk is a sturdy little number.

There are also safety concerns with this piece as with all vintage children's items so I am selling it for use in the home. It should hook nicely over the back of an upholstered armchair, as you will see in my last photograph.

Besides the issue with the tray staying in the folded position, there is one corner of the particleboard tray that shows damage. The particleboard has cracked a bit on the underside, resulting in a weak area. It is still holding together and should be fine as long as it is treated gently. The chrome shows normal surface aging but this auto desk is otherwise in very good cosmetic condition.

Frame- 15" tall, 15" wide
Tray- 10" deep, 18" wide

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Reserved for Dale- Vintage Aqua Mid Century Childs Car Desk


  • Vintage item from the 1950s
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