or rather find(s) as i happened upon 2 of them. actually i was forced to take 2 of them, "if you take 1, i'll throw in the other one" he said. how could i resist such salesman charm?
the tanker desk is a classic design--i have a double drawer style and the above single drawer style-both with the curved base legs (my favorite detail).
there is a post over at Apartment Therapy that gives a bit of history about the tanker desk--you can read it here.
you can find these on ebay + craig's list, or of course, the local thrift shop. i got mine locally for what i would consider a reasonable price. also know your shipping costs if shipping is even offered. these are the "beasts" of desks and weigh a ton!
here is a a ridiculously fantastic finished tanker desk.