His most important patent #155,604 was granted on October 6, 1874 for "Wooton's Patent Cabinet Office Secretary". Wooton's patents merged fine hand craftsmanship with the new technologies of the Industrial Revolution. The design of the desks provided an ingenious solution to the businessman's increasing problem of organization to keep up with the rapid expansion and growing complexity of business during this historical period.
Wooton's list of recorded customers demonstrates his accurate assessment of the businessman's needs and the historical importance these desks played in the formation of American commerce. Presidents Grant, Garfield, Harrison, Queen Victoria, John D. Rockefeller, Joseph Scribner and Jay Gould were but a few of the luminaries who depended upon these desks to organize their daily routine.
Probably the most recognized piece of the Victorian Era, the Wooton desk is the centerpiece of any 19th century American furniture exhibition. Most museums have "The Desk of the Age" in their collection. A 94 page book, published in 1983 by the Indiana State and Oakland Museums, is devoted solely to the history of the Wooton Desk Company and the evolution of 19th Century office. The item "FILLED Wooton DESK & Bespaq Chair Secretary Miniature Furniture LOT Office 112" is in sale since Friday, March 26, 2021.This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dollhouse Miniatures\Furniture & Room Items". The seller is "queen_city_minis" and is located in Manchester, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped to United States.