Mid-Century Folding Desk Magic Box Desk


An attractive original magic box desk, cabinet/desk made in Denmark, circa 1950s.


A desk with incredible form and presence. This attractive original magic box desk, cabinet/desk made in Denmark, features a brass hinged double door cabinet that opens up to reveal an abundance of storage space and cubbies with adjustable shelving. Featuring a large slide out desktop, workspace in the center, above a slide out tray/ drawer. To the left and right are additional open storage cubbies with adjustable shelves and one drop down drawer front cubbie on the upper right with a key. The lower left has a filing storage area with dividers. This is a truly unique desk. The clever design provides minimal space consumption when the cabinet doors are closed measuring just 20 3/8″ in depth and 33″ wide perfect for small areas. Fully open, it becomes a large workspace table. Precisely crafted in exceptional wood grain , with a fully finished back and interior. The finished back side makes this storage desk ideal for placement in an open floor plan, making it a great focal point, characteristically sleek and functional and exudes an aesthetic beauty as well making it perfect for the modern interior.
Condition Report: Construction is stable and sturdy. The adjustable desktop glides smoothly. The base is tight level and supportive, and the interior is clean. Original wood surface throughout, with a rich and glowing patina.

Of the Period: Mid Century Modern
Place of Origin: Denmark
Date of Manufacture: circa 1950s
Period: 1950-1959
Materials and Techniques: Teak
Condition: Good
Wear: Wear consistent with age and use
Measurements: closed 33″ W X 20 3/8″ D X 45.3″ T
open 64 1/2″ w x (11 5/8″ deep in the middle) ends 8 3/4″ deep
desk 53 5/8″ wide x 18″ deep