Hmmm, thought I, that could be a great sewing table. I went over to inspect the desk. It had a few dings and veneer chips... character one might call it! But otherwise, the piece was in good shape, and it was solid. Yup... it wasn't made the way furniture is now. This was all wood, and weighed a ton! And... I wanted it. Of course, the price was an incentive. The original price was listed as $14.99. So, I bought the desk for the kingly sum of $7.50!!!
As I inspected my new find I discovered a stamp on the bottom of the desktop that indicated that the desk was manufactured in 1956
Based on a label in one of the drawers, the desk probably cost $140 when purchased at Galloways.