Oak Davenport. English. c.1870. Height: 34 inches (86 cm.) Width: 22 inches (56 cm.) Depth: 20 inches (51 cm.) [Click on these images for to enlarge them.]

This Davenport “has a shaped, curved lid and the interior has letter racks, inkwell holder and pen holder. The antique desk has a moulded fall front with rounded corners and the original tooled leather writing insert. The interior has one central drawer. The antique Davenport has four mahogany lined drawers with turned handles down one side and faux draws on the opposite side. The piece stands on beautifully turned bun feet with Brown porcelain castors and is a rich warm medium oak with a striking grain.”

Photograph and text courtesy of Driscolls Antiques Ltd., of Clitheroe, Lancashire, which retains copyright. Readers of the Victorian Web may wish to consult their site.

Last modified 20 June 2013