Item sold on 2020-07-21 - Shipped on 2020-08-12
Shipper: HARP GALLERY Home Delivery (866-733-7115)
Staff Favorite - Queen Victoria, John D. Rockefeller and President Grant had one, why shouldn't you?
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 leather writing surface has an adjustable angle.
The restored gleaming finish is in excellent condition on this American made antique library or office furniture.
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, drawers have hand cut dovetail joints.
Heavy weight hardware is original embossed castings and there is a working key for the lock. Wheels and the mail slot are original. Inside is a door over the mailbox.
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 40" wide and 29" deep when closed, 79" wide when open, 68" tall and the desktop is 30" high.
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