What Is A Davenport Desk?
Davenport Desk usually describes a small desk that has a sloping, lifting, desktop which is attached by hinges to the back of the desk. Located inside the lifting top there is often a large storage compartment which can be used for stationery items. There are also usually other pigeonholes and small drawers included.
A number of side drawers usually hold up the back of the desk and take most of the weight. At the front the desk is supported by carved, sturdy legs or pillars which vary in design according to the maker and period.
Overall the desk could be said to have something of the appearance of an antique school desk placed onto half a pedestal desk which has been turned sideways. The name is attributed to a certain Captain Davenport who first commissioned this design from Gillows of Lancaster in the late 1700s.
Davenport Desks have retained their popularity and we are pleased to be able to offer a good choice for our customers.
Full List of Davenport Desks
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...read more
An unusual Victorian Antique Davenport Desk reputed to have been made for the great exhibition at Crystal Palace in 1851. This is a very stylish antique Davenport Desk which has been made with great skill and care from fine quality burr walnut and being inset with...read more
SORRY NOW SOLD! This is striking and very impressive antique Davenport desk which has been finely crafted from top quality burr walnut and is dated circa 1860. As you can see from the photographs, this desk has been expertly made by someone who was clearly a master...read more
Finely crafted from carefully selected and very attractive burr walnut, this Victorian Davenport Desk is finished on all sides and can therefore be placed anywhere in a room. Dating from around 1870, the desk has been looked after carefully and is offered for sale in...read more
This is a very nice example of an Antique Victorian Davenport Desk in Burr Walnut which dates from around 1860. Offered for sale at just £2,850, this is a mid-nineteenth century "piano fronted" antique Davenport Desk which is available for sale in truly excellent...read more