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Antique portable oak desk secretary or field desk made by Globe Wernicke

I wasn't quite sure what to call this unique piece and have not seen another like it. It has an old decal from the US Fish and Wildlife Service on the back and I believe it was probably taken into the field and used as a portable desk.
The front of the box is slanted and has a door that lifts up and tucks in to reveal several desk cubbies for paper, tools and whatnot. Below the slant door is a narrow drawer that can also hold tools, pencils, pens, etc. Both door and drawer have small brass knobs which have a nice mellow patina. Above the slant door is a "Globe" decal, marking it as made by the Globe Wernicke company. The back has the remnants of a decal from the Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Measures 15 inches deep, 10 1/2 inches wide and 8 1/4 inches tall. The oak of the desk seems to be a veneer as it is chipping on the bottom of the back side (please see last photo). There are some scratches and unevenness to the finish -- mostly on the back and top. There is scribbling and ink spots on the drawer interior. The bottom has cork bumpers on three corners, one is missing. There is a small chip on the right side of the drawer.

Great for helping clear some desk clutter or for hiding clutter in any room!

Please convo with any questions.

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