George Walton. A rare and important desk almost identical to the desk Walton designed in 1898 for Sidney Leetham for the Morning Room in Elm Bank, a major interior commission in York.
This desk is a complex hybrid design. The overhanging top with central arched cupboard with twin heart escutcheon to the S shaped drawer fronts, flanked by hidden upstanding conforming drawers, that lock when the cupboard doors are shut. Four drawers to the upper section with early plastic inlays, and brass drop handles. The original leather writing area with secret pen compartment to the right hand side. The central lower drawer with shaped apron below, flanked by deeper compartmental drawers with skirt shaped brass escutcheon. The back with ingenius secondary work station a drop down leather writing area with nine pigeon hole filing station. The whole on slender tapering legs.
Height 45" , Width 52.5" , Depth 32".