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Exceptionally Small Davenport Desk

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An exceptionally small Davenport desk, finely grained rosewood, veneered onto mahogany, with turned rosewood pulls, a brass gallery with wheeling handle and square cup castors. Four full width drawers to one side; reciprocating false drawers to the other. The top, desk section, is rotated through 180 degrees, when needed in order to accommodate the writer, a pull-out slide above the false drawers is then on the right-hand side. Beautifully made using the finest of materials and in wholly original condition; retaining the what is likely to be the original blind-tooled leather liner. English, Regency period, circa 1815.

w:14 1/4 in x d:18 5/8 in x h:32.1/4 in   

The Davenport desk owes its name to a Captain Davenport, who first commissioned the design from Gillows of Lancaster, towards the end of the 18th century. It could thereby be considered a Campaign desk although there are no records to indicate if Captain Davenport was in the British Army or the Royal Navy.





Item Code: 3704

£ 5500

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