A fine quality rosewood DAVENPORT by Gillows of Lancaster

Price: £3450
Stock No. 1227/2022/QSA

 

A fine quality rosewood DAVENPORT made by the famous firm of cabinet makers: Gillows of Lancaster.

The Davenport is a showpiece example of early ergonomics, the design incorporates:

*  Sliding upper writing slope to enable knees to fit underneath during use
*  Polished and gilded leather writing surface
*  Lift-up lid with storage inside and egg & dart carved edge
*  Two internal storage drawers (plus two dummy drawers, one with secret release for pen/ink drawer)
*  Criss-cross note storage inside lid
*  Two full-width pull out candle / notebook slides
*  Beautifully figured rosewood panels including secret drawer front
*  Gilded brass gallery to the upper shelf surround
*  Four full-width storage drawers, with recessed brass handles, concealed behind a lockable door (original working key supplied)
*  Concealed pen and ink drawer, with two original ink bottles
*  Classic (Gillows) decorative Apple feet with hidden brass castors

Dimensions:  Height:  36 ins  Depth: 23 ins  Width: 21 ins (92cm x 58.5cm x 53.5cm)

Dated: c.1825-35

Recommended:  This Davenport is in exceptionally good condition.