ESA mahogany + aluminium desk James Leonard.
James Leonard designed some great pieces for the specialist school furnishing company of ESA in the 1950s . Most of the pieces were very utilitarian , but others like this rare desk are stylish and beautifully made .
This mix of aluminium and solid mahogany for the top and drawer fronts is typical of pieces made in the early to mid 50s .
This piece would have been made for a headmaster or senior teacher , but is not the model that’s usually described as being the ” headmaster ” .
The locks are stamped ESA .