This is an oversize 1920s Leopold Stickley 8-drawer executive desk with pull-outs atop both drawer towers, and a custom keyboard pull-out beneath the center drawer. It measures 5'6" long and is 3 feet deep. The lower right-hand drawer has a double-section file compartment. All eight corners are beveled with an upper and lower finial at each bevel. There is a rear kick-panel. All original solid brass pulls. The original owner had the insides of the left-hand drawers painted, but not the drawers on the right.
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I'm the third owner, and I've enjoyed completing more than ten books including a novel The Poet of Tolstoy Park while working at this beautiful walnut and cherry desk. When I bought the desk about 15 years ago from Marilyn M. Stewart at an estate sale in Fairhope, I was provided the following statement of provenance:
"This desk has a base value of around $2500, with additional value being given for its special design elements, the beveled corners with decorative finials, and its provenance: this desk was the personal property of Phillips H. Lord, creator of the 'Gangbusters' and 'Seth Parker' radio shows, popular in the late 1920s, the ‘30s and the ‘40s. This was his "at home" desk, and sat in the study off the master bedroom at his home on a 27-acre estate in Surrey, Maine, and was acquired by Marilyn M. Stewart when she purchased his home and contents in 1978."
A modern, smaller version of the desk is still in production from Stickley, and is described: Leopold Stickley's colonial-inspired Cherry Valley Collection, introduced in the 1920s, honored the traditions of early American craftsmen, earning Leopold the title “Revered Dean of Cabinetmakers” in the process.
The desk is uniquely designed to separate into three pieces, the top and each drawer tower, without removing any screws, making it much easier to move.
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