1933/19: GILLOWS of LANCASTER: An excellent quality mid-19th century rosewood DAVENPORT (or Writing Desk) in lovely original condition. The top with its gilt brass baluster gallery and beaded edge decoration, retains its original blind-tooled leather writing surface which opens to reveal the fitted interior with two small drawers and gilt brass lid support. To the right side is the "secret" hinged pen-and-ink drawer whilst both sides have large slides. Below are four long graduated drawers ('dummy' drawers opposite) and it is supported on typical Gillows 'Apple' feet with original brass castors. The whole top slides forward when in use. A fabulous davenport!
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