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Antique English Georgian Regency Flame Mahogany Davenport Writing Office Desk (circa 1820)


£2,350 | $3,276 USD | €2,718 EUR
Item Number: SA501270
Date of manufacture: 1800
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Yolanda Gray Antiques
This antique has been viewed 36 times in the past month with the most views from Australia.


This is an example of a fabulous quality and rare antique English Georgian Regency Davenport writing desk, decorated in the finest flame mahogany veneers, circa 1820, in good original condition. The Davenport incorporates a moulded gallery above a writing slope, boasting its original green leather insert. The writing slope retains its original lock, with a working key which, when unlocked, allows the lid to be opened. Inside the writing slope is further storage room, including a set of four drawers situated at the back. The top two drawers within the writing slope are fully functional, with turned mahogany knobs. The lower two drawers are dummy drawers and feature a secret locking mechanism; the knob on the left dummy drawer can be pulled all the way out to unlock a pull-out pen tray on the right hand side (above the four external drawers). The concealed pen tray, once pulled to its furthest extent, can swing through 90° to align itself with the writing slope. Also inside the writing slope, next to the lock for the lid, is a recessed metal pin. Removal of the metal pin allows the writing slope to slide forward, enabling the user to sit with their knees underneath, thus allowing a more comfortable writing position. Below the writing slope, to the right hand side, are four hand-dovetailed, graduated cedar lined drawers. It is rare to find cedar-lined drawers; it is another example of the superb quality of this desk. Each drawer retains its original lock; a second key operates these drawers. To the left hand side of the Davenport is a bank of dummy drawers, above which is a pullout brushing slide. The front and back are decorated with fine cross banding. The Davenport rests on bracket feet with its original brass castors.

Condition Report:
The desk shows small signs of general use to the corners and leading edges, but nothing significant, considering the age of the item. While the original leather has some minor general use marks (see photo), it is free from rips and tears. It is extremely rare to see examples with their original leathers. The drawers are all smooth running and close flush to the frame. The drawers retain their original working locks and a working key. Similarly, the lock to the writing slope lid is original, fully working and with a working key. The internal locking mechanisms are also fully functional. The desk stands on its original bracket feet and original brass castors. As the desk retains its original polish, it has a fantastic colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and the years of care and cleaning it has received. The item is solid in joint and ready to use.

External height = 84.6cm or 33” or 2ft 9”
External width = 56.8cm or 22” or 1ft 10”
External depth = 56cm or 22” or 1ft 10”
Writing height (bottom of slope) = 77.8cm or 30” or 2ft 6”
Slide height = 65.6cm or 25” or 2ft 1”
Knee height = 67.9cm or 26Ύ” or 2ft 2Ύ”

In order to make way for new stock, the price for this item has been reduced from £3,750 to £2,350, including free delivery to England, Wales & Southern Scotland. This is a saving of £1,400!

Free UK Delivery*:
We offer free delivery to mainland England, Wales, and Southern Scotland. *We do not offer free delivery to locations north of Stirling in Scotland, Northern Ireland, or any British Islands off the mainland. If you live in one of the areas, please contact us for a delivery quote.

Free 14 Days UK Returns & Refunds:
A free 14-day “no quibble” returns policy (from the date you receive the item) is available if you are not happy with this item. We will collect the item free of charge from you.

International Buyers:
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Ref. Davenport 2

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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1800.


Height = 84 cm (33.1")
Width = 56 cm (22.0")
Depth = 56 cm (22.0")

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Yolanda Gray Antiques
Unit 4
Organsdale Farm
United Kingdom

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