Desk/cocktail bar from 1947


19 Responses to “Desk/cocktail bar from 1947”

  1. Kyle Armbruster says:

    I want this now.

  2. Jupiter12 says:

    @#2, My thoughts exactly. “Mad Men” was the first thing that came to mind when I saw the desk.

  3. Robbo says:


    We can all pretend we’re back in the days of “Mad Men” – swilling scotch in the morning and choking on martini olives by lunch.

    Now THAT’S a job.


  4. Fun With War Crimes says:

    Precious and priceless. I want one now. I want to be an Mad Man “ad man”..LOL!

  5. Jake0748 says:

    To the current #16, sorry I wasn’t referring to you… there was a spam post in that position which I guess was removed.

  6. Jake0748 says:

    I see that there is an “electric clock” on the bar side. I guess so you’ll know when its time to quit imbibing and go to the other side of the desk and get back to work (or take a nap).

    It looks like it belongs on the the old “Superman” tv show, or something of that era.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Kinda like the mullet of office furniture…
    Business in the front. party in the back.

  8. klobouk says:

    The inclusion of an “electric razor with door mirror” on the business side was no doubt after a number of tests indicated the inadvisability of including a single-edge razor.

  9. Marilyn Terrell says:

    No built-in executive ashtray?

  10. franko says:

    i wonder how many of these were made? i’ve never seen a photo of one posted anywhere. you’d think in the days of the internets somebody would post a photo if they had one.

  11. dmann says:

    Looks like the ‘mullet’ of desks…

    “Business in the front, party in the back.” (Well, reversed for this particular piece of furniture.)

  12. hassan-i-sabbah says:

    Yes robbo! we could wear really natty suits,smoke like fek and be casually sexist (and whats wrong with being sexy?).Simpler happy times!

  13. Jake0748 says:

    @16 – Go play in traffic, driving school spammer.

  14. Lobster says:

    Where do you put the keyboard? :D

  15. Jake0748 says:

    Marilyn @5 – You’re rigt! How could they include the executive cigarette lighter and forget the executive ashtray?

  16. Jake0748 says:

    I meant to say right, not right. I guess I was wrng.

  17. phreatic says:

    I wonder how this would go over in my grad-student cubicle farm? Too bad my grad-student budget doesn’t cover a 4 figure desk.

  18. Jake0748 says:

    ahh… ferget it.

  19. klobouk says:

    Jake0748 @9 -
    See, I always just balance the ashtray on my secretary’s head. I used to just use her as a footrest, but then I realized that in today’s competitive job market, the peons should be required to multi-task.

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