This is an antique Burr Walnut Davenport Desk manufactured in or around 1860 and is crafted from very fine burr walnut timber.
This is a nice example of an antique Davenport Desk. It is fitted with the original tooled, gilded, leather writing inset and stands on an elegant pair of solid walnut and hand carved cabriole legs.
The “Pop-Up” in the description refers to the desk’s secret compartment that pops up when required. This compartment houses three drawers together with a range of pigeonholes for pens, letters, stamps, etc. The compartment rises up by itself when you press a hidden catch and is powered by an ingenious system of pulleys and a hidden weight.
There is no doubting that this piece has been made by a master craftsman. Burr Walnut is an expensive and difficult wood to work with and historically only the very best craftsmen were able to work with it. The quality of the work on this Davenport Desk is of the highest quality as is the quality of the Burr Walnut that has been used. The desk has been finished on all sides in order that it may stand freely in the middle of a room which means it is a very decorative and versatile item of furniture.
This Davenport desk is fitted with four drawers on one side with more than enough space for your stationery and everything else you may need. The other side is fitted with dummy drawers so that it does not have to be placed against a wall. This is a sturdy and well-built desk that stands on bun feet which are still fitted with the original recessed brass and porcelain castors.
This Antique Davenport Desk was carefully and sympathetically restored in our own workshops by our own craftsmen and is offered for sale in excellent condition at just £2850.
You can inspect it right up close if you are able to visit our north London showroom where you will also be able to view our extensive range of other desks, writing tables and desk chairs. Alternatively, if you cannot make the trip, just look closely at the supplied images and, should you need further information, please call our experts on +44 20 8809 9605 and quote item reference 06995.
The measurements for this desk are: 100cm high x 58cm wide x 60cm in depth. The equivalent in feet and inches would be 3ft 3in x 1ft 11in x 2ft. These measurements were made with the desk completely closed.
Shipping – We can carefully pack and ship this desk to any worldwide destination – please request a shipping quotation before plcing your order. UK mainland shipping is offered free of charge.