Item sold on 2018-01-06 - Shipped on 2018-01-09
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This famous "Wooton Desk" was patented "Oct. 6, 1874," and made in Indianapolis, Indiana. This spectacular complete office opens to reveal an interior with birdseye or curly maple including cubbyholes or mailboxes in the doors and small drawers below. Called the "King of Desks, the drop front gold tooled leather writing surface has an adjustable angle.
Inside are drawers and compartments of various sizes, above is a lift lid covering more slots for documents. Solid walnut with raised burl panels and deep moldings on all sides and the back, the restored finish is in excellent condition.
Embossed hardware is original cast bronze, which indicated a superior model. There is a working key for the lock. Double wheels and the mail slot are original. Inside is a glass door over the mailbox. The right door as a warp at the bottom, see photos.
William S. Wooten ended production of these fabulous desks in 1884. They were exhibited at the American Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia in 1876, and owned by luminaries including President U. S. Grant, Queen Victoria, John D. Rockefeller and Joseph Pulitzer. A similar desk has been in use at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, ever since 1876.
This desk measures 42" wide and 29" deep when closed, 82" wide when open, 71" tall and the desktop is 30" high.
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