Regency rosewood davenport desk
Good Regency period rosewood Davenport Desk of sophisticated form the beautifully figured timbers with ebony line inlay incorporating a slide and original turned wooden knobs. Ca. 1820
This desk owes its name to a Captain Davenport who was the first to commission the design, from Gillow's of Lancaster, near the end of the 18th century. In a sense then it could also be considered a Campaign desk though there are no records indicating if Captain Davenport was in the British Army or the Royal Navy.