Hello and welcome! My name is Doris.I have been an antiques collector, dealer and appraiser for over 56 years.I will be pleased to help you.
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Please know that the Ethan Allen furniture division was established in 1939.
If you desk is truly made by the Ethan Allen furniture co, it would have been made after then.
I was also unable to find that the firm ever had a factory in England. It had showrooms in England but no information about a factory there.
See the history of the company here.
I look forward to receiving your photos.
It could be Ethan Allen had a factory in England for a brief period but I still do not date the piece late 19thC. Ethan Allen copied 18thC American styles which copied English styles of the same period. That is why the desk looks so old.
Why do you think it is late 19thC (ie, late 1800s)?
I did not receive the link to the history of Ethan Allen overseas.
I really see nothing here that confirms a plant in England in late 1800s.
As I read it, they seem to have manufactured in many venues around the world but after 2000 when Markor became affiliated with Ethan Allen.