British Colonial Davenport DeskMid 19th century
A British colonial Davenport desk in rosewood. It features a writing slope that opens to reveal a large compartment with storage space for paper and other writing implements and two small drawers above a large one. On the flat top a small dome shaped gallery. At the front the writing slope is supported on two S-shaped scrolls. Down the right hand side, behind a paneled door, there are four drawers with brass recessed handles. On the left hand side, also behind a paneled door, a small cupboard with one shelve. The desk stands on four bun feet.
The desk owes its name to a captain Davenport, who was the first to commission this particular design from Gillows of London near the end of the 18th century.
The desk is in good condition and has been lovingly restored and finished to its former glory using a traditional form of French polishing and waxing.
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British colonial India
H: 94 cm W: 62 cm D: 62 cm
H: 36” W: 24½” D: 24½”