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 condition – please take a close look at the photographs and see for yourself just how much care and attention to detail has gone into the making and restoration of this piece.

The antique Davenport Desk is crafted from fine quality burr walnut and also features a hinged gilt tooled green leather inset as can be seen below:

It is very clear that this antique Davenport Desk has been skilfully made by a true master craftsman. The quality of the work is very impressive and the burr walnut that has been used is of the highest quality with a sumptuous grain. This desk is “finished” on all sides so that it does not have to be placed against a wall and can stand freely anywhere in a room which makes it very versatile.

The Davenport Desk is fitted with four drawers on one side, perfectly sized for storing stationery whereas the other side is fitted with dummy drawers.

Your friends will be intrigued by the secret compartment which is located at the rear of the piece and which is intended for the storage of private papers and items. this secret compartment is accessed by means of a hidden catch and, when the catch is pressed the secret compartment rises by means of an ingenious system of pulleys and a hidden weight.

The desk is mounted on the original bun feet which are fitted with recessed brass and porcelain castors.

Desk Dimensions

Height 92cm x Width 58cm x Depth 57cm when closed. This is equivalent to 3 feet high x 1 foot 11 inches wide x 1 foot 10 inches deep.


This fine Antique Davenport Desk can be carefully packed and shipped worldwide – please request a shipping quotation before making your purchase.

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