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English Regency Burr Elm 19th Century Davenport Writing Desk

$11,291.78

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A very rare and fantastic quality regency period burr elm early 19th century davenport having lift up swivel top retaining original ormolu gallery with pierced handle and leather inset top over four long drawers with elegant bobbin moulded decoration raised on original turned bun feet (Davenports owe their name to Captain Davenport who was the first person to commission a piece of furniture of this form, from the well known and hugely respected firm Gillows, of Lancaster, towards the end of the 18th century. They generally lost their elegant and simple design as the 19th century progressed and once the Victorian era came around they were many of them being produced, a lot of which were extremely fussy in their design and also questionable in their quality of construction. This piece however is very much early regency in date and it's features certainly combine to create a fine quality piece of furniture. It has mahogany and ash secondary timbers fine ormolu furnishings and retains it's original elegant turned bun feet. The swivel top also has a most rare mechanical action connected to the back of it which means that when the top swivels to one side a writing slide is automatically popped out of the other side. This is an extremely rare and charming feature which we have actually never previously come across.)

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 31 in. (78.74 cm)Width: 18 in. (45.72 cm)Depth: 23 in. (58.42 cm)
  • Style
    Regency (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1810
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Bedfordshire, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 43141stDibs: LU955819160142

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    $996.48 Front Door Shipping
    to Continental US, arrives in 7-42 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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About the Seller
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Located in Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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