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Twin Drawer Masters Desk By James Leonard C1950

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Twin Drawer Masters Desk by James Leonard for Esavian C1950 A beautifully designed desk by James Leonard for ESA – Education Supply Association – this one is becoming a bit of a classic piece of Post War modernism design and rightly so, in our view. Immediately after the war James Leonard persuaded his boss at the ESA, an eccentric character called Jonny Appleton, to take a trip to Scandinavia in his Bentley. Through this journey James Leonard was able to facilitate the epiphany necessary to convince Appleton that modern Scandinavian design was just what the company needed. The trip resulted in James Leonard’s radical designs for the new aluminium range. In order to produce this range — in what was basically a woodworking factory. Workshop report - the desk survives in good vintage order – the aluminium frame sits in its original faded green colour with no cracks or repairs. The teak top does have age marks but sits straight and right. It's firm and we have cleaned the drawers although a few historic ink/pen stains remain. A mid-century classic and getting more difficult to find.

Dimensions - Overall: Height 75cm x Width 122cm x Depth 68.5cm Dimensions - Specifically the Kneehole: Height 61cm x Width 91.5cm

Billy Hunt has successfully focused on British furniture and lighting since 2015. Our base is a 3,000sq foot space on a wonderful country estate in Staffordshire which you are more than welcome to visit, just let us know. Martina an interior designer qualified from The Inchbald School of Design London partners up with Wayne an ardent gatherer in offering an attention-grabbing, appealing mix of British furniture and lighting from anywhere between 1750-2000, of all genres. We have an ever-changing flow of interesting stock which works well for home, commercial spaces and interior designers. When purchasing from us we include delivery within mainland UK in the purchase price and liaise with you to ensure delivery is as swift and as smooth as possible. Please call or email for quotes to Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Isles and for World-wide shipping. If in any doubt and /or wish to chat over a piece then please give us a call 01283 617377 / 07768 266266

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Seller Location

Staffordshire, Warwickshire

Item Dimensions

H: 75cm W: 122cm D: 68cm



Item Location

United Kingdom

Seller Location

Staffordshire, Warwickshire

Item Location

United Kingdom

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+44 (0)1283 617377

+44 (0)7768 266266

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