This charming compact desk from the Victorian period about 1870 was named after its English inventor, Col. Davenport, and was also called a "ship captain's" desk, popular on board because of its small but efficient design.
Hand carved of solid walnut, there is storage under the locking leather writing surface, the interior is genuine "birdseye" maple.
The restored gleaming finish is in excellent condition on this American made antique furniture. Drawers have hand carved "walnut and leaf" pulls plus hand cut dovetail joints and working locks. There is a separate pen drawer. The book gallery also has hand cut dovetail joints.
Size is 25" wide, 25" deep and 34" tall, the desktop slopes up from 28" high at the front.
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