Exceptionally Small Regency Davenport Desk


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Exceptionally Small Regency Davenport Desk

An exceptionally small Davenport desk, finely grained rosewood, veneered onto mahogany, with turned rosewood pulls, a brass gallery with wheeling handle and square cup castors. Four full width drawers to one side; reciprocating false drawers to the other.
The top, desk section, is rotated through 180 degrees, when needed in order to accommodate the writer, a pull-out slide above the false drawers is then on the right-hand side. Beautifully made using the finest of materials and in wholly original condition; retaining the what is likely to be the original blind-tooled leather liner. English, Regency period, circa 1815. w:14 1/4 in x d:18 5/8 in x h:32.1/4 in The Davenport desk owes its name to a Captain Davenport, who first commissioned the design from Gillows of Lancaster, towards the end of the 18th century. It could thereby be considered a Campaign desk although there are no records to indicate if Captain Davenport was in the British Army or the Royal Navy.


19th Century

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Walpoles is an antiques business that has been established for more than 35 years with an extensive stock which can be divided into three broad themes: "The Army" encompassing colonial furniture and works of art, folk art of the British soldier as well as campaign furniture, pictures and objects of a military theme; "The Navy" covering fine and folk art associated with the British Royal and Merchant Navy fleets as well as fine art and objects that fall under a title of "The China Trade"; and finally there is an established core of furniture, pictures and works of art typical of "The English Country House".

Founded by Graham Walpole, the business first set up in Church Street, in London’s Marylebone, and by the end of the 1980s had moved to Westbourne Grove, from where they dealt until the turn of the last century. In 2004 Walpoles relocated to their home town of Greenwich and joined the British Antiques Dealers Association but now work from 111 Portobello Road. Please be aware that this shop is too small to show all of the stock on the website and that you should make an enquiry before your journey to ensure that the item in question is there for you to see. We are open every day, with the exception of Sundays, between the hours of 10 a.m. & 4 p.m., (Saturday 7.00 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

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