Not sure of the type of wood. I saw one on Ebay almost just like it made of walnut.
"Leopold" insignia plate inside middle drawer.
Possibly from the 1950's
Leopold office desk with keys. 7 lockable drawers and 2 pull-out writing surfaces above the drawers.
The company was incorporated…
The company was incorporated in 1886 as the Northwestern Furniture Company. The name was changed to The Rand & Leopold Desk Company. And finally the name evolved to Leopold Company. During this period, the officers of the company remained the same: C. W. Rand, President, Carl A. Leopold, Secretary, Treasurer and Manager. The product of the company was originally book cases and side boards. In the prime of the company, the products were office desks with a capacity of 30,000 desks per year. Desks were shipped to all parts of the world. As a note, the largest percentage of the foreign business was to South Africa. The company closed March 3, 1990. Due to the huge volume of production of desks like this, values for them today are pretty modest, many like this one now sell for less than $200.00 at a auction.
Thank you for your reply. I…
Thank you for your reply. I acquired this desk in a trade for 2 $6 sawhorses, so thought I may have stumbled onto good fortune in light of the desk I saw on sale on Ebay. It looks almost exactly like mine and is priced at $1750.00. Can you tell me if there is something remarkably different between the two desks? (Ebay link follows).