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1695/18: GILLOWS of LANCASTER: an excellent quality figured mahogany sliding-top DAVENPORT (or writing desk) in good original condition. Typical of Gillows quality, the many features include: original baluster gallery; gilt-tooled leather writing surface; fitted interior with two small drawers; hinged pen-and-ink drawer; large slides to both sides; four long graduated mahogany and marbled paper-lined drawers to the right side (dummies opposite); turned "apple-shaped" feet with castors, and the whole top slides forward when in use. Complete with working lock and key. 38ins high; 22ins deep 20 ins wide. (96x56x51cms) c.1830

davenport, desk, furniture, Gillows


1623/18: EDWARDS & ROBERTS: a splendid quality late Victorian mahogany WRITING DESK in wonderful condition. The boxwood inlaid and crossbanded top is fitted with a gilt-tooled morocco leather writing surface, whilst below, the two pedestals each have three graduated drawers arranged either side of the kneehole, with a further concave drawer to the centre. All these drawers are lined in mahogany and are beautifully inlaid with marquetry scrollwork to the fronts. One is fitted for writing (ink bottles; pens etc) and the centre drawer is stamped with the makers name. A practical and very attractive desk. 48ins wide; 25ins deep; 28.5ins high. (122 x 63.5 x 72cms) c.1890

desk, furniture, marquetry, writing