Industrial Mid-Century Modern Distressed Stand Up Desk Worktable by American Optical Consul Furniture Line


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Consul Line




Hardboard, lights, Particle Board, Peg Board, Polished Metal, Aluminum, Chrome, Laminate, Steel


DATE: Circa



FLAWSOME (flo-sem) …. adjective: an individual who embraces their “flaws” and knows they are awesome regardless…. Well, this is a FLAWSOME stand-up desk or worktable by American Optical their Consul Furniture line. It is comprised of a white laminate top with an aluminum edge, a mint green painted particle board hood with a pale-yellow peg board back and an aluminum light shade, a floating mint green particle board box holding five black wood drawers with hardboard bottoms and steel hardware, AND it all stands on beautiful, brushed stainless legs and base. WOW! We are in love with its chippy, all-over worn patina…and there is a sway in the tabletop which we decided was part of its charm… (a.k.a. FLAWSOME!!) you won’t find another one that matches its character!! It’s a great place to stand up or use a barstool and work on your hobbies or maybe use as a gift-wrapping station. It has a wonderful lighted hood with an aluminum light shade and a tap light, you just tap the inside of the hood, and the light comes on! Super Cool! It has a light switch too and due to safety reasons, we changed the lights and plug-in strip to current lighting and a new nine plug strip. It’s really nice! It has a pale-yellow peg board under the hood which is a convenient place to add hooks for tools or craft supplies. There are five drawers with hardboard bottoms and steel hardware in a floating particle board box, it looks cool and it’s a great area to put small tools or office supplies.

The introduction of the Consul line was made at the New England Council of Optometry Congress in March of 1958, but it was a little-known operation within American Optical Company for some time before that. From the moment one of the American Optical designers put their pencil to the drawing board, it was only five months when marketing began. American Optical described the Consul line as to be considered a combination of design talent, Yankee ingenuity, and timeliness.

We think this stand-up desk is PERFECTLY IMPERFECT and surely you must too…SO…what are you waiting for? Make it yours!!

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Fabulous industrial mid-century modern distressed stand-up desk or worktable by American Optical Consul Furniture Line. Comprised of a brushed stainless frame and legs, particle board, white laminate tabletop, aluminum edging, peg board, lights, and five drawers with steel hardware. Beautiful condition, keeping in mind that this is vintage and not new so will have signs of use and wear. We have left the all-over chipped & worn patina purposely because we love it. It also has a sway in the center of the tabletop, but we feel it adds to its charm. The plug-in strip and light have been replaced with updated models due to safety reasons. Please see photos and zoom in for details. We attempt to portray any imperfections. Circa, 1960’s.


  • Height – 45.5 Inches
  • Width – 60 Inches
  • Depth – 24.5 Inches
  • Cubby Depth – 9.25 Inches
  • Height Desk Surface – 31.25 Inches
  • Knee Hole Size – 30” H x 41” D
  • Weight – 155.2 Pounds

Crated Size:

  • Height – 51 Inches
  • Width – 66 Inches
  • Depth – 30 Inches
  • Weight – 320 Pounds


We ask that the buyer cover freight.

100 MILES OR LESS OF 66607
White Glove, Blanket-wrapped Est. Delivery: 5 biz days


Pickup at 414 SE 2nd St.
Call us at 232.8008 to schedule