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Product Description

In the past, scribes would travel from rural village to rural village in India, writing up important documents and letters for villagers who were often illiterate.  The scribe would site at a desk like this one, and write the document on the sloped top, keeping his pens and papers in the desk. And the villager would pay him by slipping a coin into the slot on the top of the desk.

Nowadays, this lovely little piece could be used to store all manner of things, including shoe polish or mozzie repellent and sunscreen - or whatever.  Or, it could be just kept as a feature piece with a wonderful history.

Please note that each item is individualyl handmade making them one-off and unique. We love that they are all different, we hope you do too

* OVERSIZED ITEM *

The postie can't carry this big, beautiful item - it requires a custom shipping quote! If you like, you can check out as normal and we'll be in touch within 24 hours to organise your delivery details and pricing*.

Product description:

  • vintage piece from India
  • hand made from timber and iron with original blue paint inside
  • origin: Rajasthan
  • clean with damp cloth and oil occasionally
  • dimensions (mm): approx 370H x 625L x 500D

Traditional travel scribe's desk

$525.00
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In the past, scribes would travel from rural village to rural village in India, writing up important documents and letters for villagers who were often illiterate.  The scribe would site at a desk like this one, and write the document on the sloped top, keeping his pens and papers in the desk. And the villager would pay him by slipping a coin into the slot on the top of the desk.

Nowadays, this lovely little piece could be used to store all manner of things, including shoe polish or mozzie repellent and sunscreen - or whatever.  Or, it could be just kept as a feature piece with a wonderful history.

Please note that each item is individualyl handmade making them one-off and unique. We love that they are all different, we hope you do too

* OVERSIZED ITEM *

The postie can't carry this big, beautiful item - it requires a custom shipping quote! If you like, you can check out as normal and we'll be in touch within 24 hours to organise your delivery details and pricing*.

Product description:

  • vintage piece from India
  • hand made from timber and iron with original blue paint inside
  • origin: Rajasthan
  • clean with damp cloth and oil occasionally
  • dimensions (mm): approx 370H x 625L x 500D
Delivery

We ship Australia wide and use Australia Post Parcel, unless Express Post shipping has been selected. Please allow 2–3 working days for delivery to metropolitan areas for orders placed within business hours. For regional locations, WA and sale orders, please allow up to 3–10 working days.

If you have selected Express Post shipping, assuming your address lies within the Express Post network and you have purchased within business hours (see below), Express Post orders will arrive in 1–2 business days.

If you are interested in a piece of furniture please contact us for a quote for delivery on 0498 009 814 and allow up to three days for the quote. Or, you may choose to buy this piece and either collect it yourself or arrange your own delivery, in which case, jump right in and purchase it now.

We recommend shipping to your daytime address where applicable. Orders are dispatched on business days and during business hours, Monday– Friday, 10am–5pm AEST.

Merchant Campbell prioritises fast dispatch for online customers. Due to our regional location, delivery times listed above are an estimate only and we will not be liable for any delay in delivery. All orders placed on a Public Holiday will be dispatched the following business day.

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Return

Any order purchased from Merchant Campbell can be returned or exchanged within 14 days. If you return an item within 14 days of receipt, we’ll give you back the amount you paid for the item or offer an exchange. Whichever you prefer.

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