A Davenport of Rare Form

H: 45.5 in / 115 cm W: 28.5 in / 72 cm   D: 25 in / 63 cm


Constructed from ebony, amboyna and ash, dressed with specimen wood inlays; two shaped, carved and inlaid uprights flank the kneehole, with, to dexter, five lockable cedar lined drawers, having quadrant mouldings, fitted with inlaid knobs and carved escutcheons; faux drawers of similar form to sinister; the platform inlaid with 'Bat's Wing' paterae and a Tunbridge style inlaid chain link motif, and fitted with a galleried superstructure of two cabinets, the doors of which open to reveal fitted drawers, and compartments; below, a pull out extensible writing slope houses a pen tray.
Circa 1870

REF No. 8546

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