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Width of desk open: 83 inches, closed: 41 inches.
The king of desks, William S. Wooton an Indianapolis entrepreneur, who was later to become a Protestant preacher, obtained patents for his design and established a company in 1870. Production continued until circa 1884.
Literature: Wooton Patent Desks: A Place for Everything and Everything in Its Place (1983) Showalter, Camille, and Janice Driesbach.
Hatchwell Antiques Ltd.
533 Kings Road