Circa 1840, unusual early 19th century mahogany davenport. The sliding top with a gilt-bronze open foliate gallery and embossed leather writing surface opens to reveal an interior with banks of drawers and a secret locking mechanism. The gables have four graduated drawers with fine turned handles and Bramah locks engraved VR, and there are dummy drawers on opposite side. The panelled front and back have foliate pilasters and it all sits on an enclosed plinth base over original castors.
- Size 84 cm high x 55 cm wide x 52 cm deep