Summer School


Wood-Framed Double-Sided Schoolhouse Desk Slate (LEO Design)


Just because class has been dismissed for the summer, one need not cease the learning.  Bring a touch of the schoolhouse into your home with this early 20th Century two-sided, wood-framed slate.  Larger than the traditional "student tablet" variety, it was probably used upon the desktop (not the lap).  And, if you can't bear the thought of jumping-back into the classroom so soon, this blackboard would make a great, old-fashioned "family communication" center in the kitchen, study or mud room.  Click on the photo above to learn more about it.


Though our Greenwich Village store is now permanently closed, LEO Design is still alive and well!  Please visit our on-line store where we continue to sell Handsome Gifts (

We also can be found in Pittsburgh's historic "Strip District" at Mahla & Co. Antiques ( or in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania at The Antique Center of Strabane (

Or call to arrange to visit our Pittsburgh showroom (by private appointment only).  917-446-4248