Victorian Burr Walnut Davenport
A superb Victorian Davenport made of the finest Burr Walnut. It has a sloped front with tooled leather writing surface, four drawers to one side and four dummy drawers to the other. It has a small top section with a brass gallery which lifts up to reveal a fitted interior with a pen tray and various other sections for papers and stationery. The slope front lifts up to reveal an interior veneered with birds eye maple and fitted with two dummy drawers and two real drawers. The front has a beautifully inlaid border and there is further inlay around the key hole. It has two carved supports and rests on its original turned feet with ceramic castors below.
The quality and condition are excellent and the walnut has developed a wonderful patina. The piece has been thoroughly cleaned and gently polished and displays well. The drawers open smoothly and the interior is clean and tidy with a few old ink stains in the drawers. There is an old split in the slope which is visible from below but hasn't affected it structurally or aesthetically. There are no major damage to the exterior but some small signs of age, minor marks, a few old chips and splits and a chip on one knob but nothing detrimental and overall it is a lovely sturdy piece of furniture. It comes with a working key to the small top section but we do not have any other keys.
Height : 33" / 84cm
Width : 21" / 53cm
Depth : 21" / 53cm
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Free delivery within 10 miles of Ashburton. London £50. Nationwide delivery available, please get in touch for an accurate quote.