This Desk was owned by Hughes Tool
Company, Houston Texas Executive Offices and was removed from active
service many years ago, during the company's first of many remodeling
They were carefully wrapped and stored in
an airport storage hanger in a suburb of Houston, Texas. A brass plate
located on the left inside panel on the desk authenticates the desk as
"Property of Hughes Tool Company 1939." No such identifying plate is
present on the chair.
The desk and its accompanying chair were
later rediscovered in storage and needed only very minor touch up work.
The chair has a leather upper, front and
back, with brass rivet and a woven stain and dirt free cloth seat. The
chair fits neatly into the twenty inch wide by twenty-six inch high desk opening.
The desk itself is thirty inches in height,
inches in width and sixty inches in length. It is constructed of solid
walnut with a laminate on top. The desk has a center drawer with a
fitted wooden pen/pencil holder. On the left side, there is an outward
opening heavy door which reveals a pull out heavy duty credenza built to
hold and easily conceal a wide heavy typewriter.
The three drawers on the right side are of
equal four and one-half inch depth size, and all come with various wood separators for
filing and organizational purposes. There is also a pull out board just
above the top drawer on the right side to provide extra space for
stacking files or writing.
The pull out credenza and all drawers are
in like new operational condition.