A rosewood Davenport with top that slides forward over your knees on brass fittings.
The desk sits on a plinth base and has a distinctive carved moulding to its front and back panels. The sloped working surface has a leather skiver and lifts up to reveal 4 internal drawers faced in satinwood with rosewood knob handles. The back of the top of the desk has a low border that may originally have had a brass gallery. The desk has 5 graduated drawers to one side lined in mahogany and all with Bramah locks and a corresponding set of dummy drawers to the opposite side.
The quality of this Davenport, along with the use of Bramah locks for all the external drawers suggests that it was made by a good London cabinet maker. Circa 1830.