That kept the drawer closed and locked. Some have one side of working drawers and one side of faux drawers.
When working on the desk we discovered medical equipment from the 1930s and found out.
Davenport desk secret drawer how to open. Next to desks secret places are more frequently found in the bracket footed chests in which linens blankets and clothing were stored. A victorian walnut davenport the leather inset top with bow front raised on carved scroll supports false drawers to the left side four drawers and a pen drawer to the right hand side the interior fitted with small drawers. This is a gorgeous antique victorian walnut davenport desk and dating from around 1860.
This opens to reveal a lovely maple interior with two short drawers above a false long drawer which is double fronted. Sliding a panel inside reveals a secret drawer inside. The davenport is a type of small case desk with a slanted andor pull out top and a row of drawers down one or both sides.
It was built and commissioned for captain davenport and was the first example of this type of small mahogany writing desk called by the captains nameduring the late georgian and victorian eras the. Many also have small front drawers cubbyholes hidden compartments released by a knob in one of the drawers or pop up galleries. At the rear of the top is a gallery for books.
Secret doors drawers compartments. A davenport desk is a small desk with an inclined lifting desktop attached with hinges to the back of the body. This stack of side drawers holds up the back of the desk and most of its weight.
This allowed the front of the spring to catch a drawer blade also known as a drawer divider just below the drawer. Drawers have solid mahogany sides with tiny hand cut dovetail joints. Ever wanted to make your own.
It was a joy to work on this beautifully crafted desk with hidden compartments and very elaborate inlay work. Bruce wayne hid the entrance to the batcave behind a bookcase operated by a button hidden in a bust of shakespeare. Lifting the desktop accesses a large compartment with storage space for paper and other writing implements and smaller spaces in the forms of small drawers and pigeonholes.
One would need to open the drawer below in order to access the spring on the upper drawer. It has a low fretwork brass gallery to the back above a sloping writing surface with original leather top set within a walnut moulded edge. The antique davenport desk was first recorded in the george iii period of 1790 in the records of the renowned cabinet maker gillows of lancaster and it states captain davenport desk.
The davenport has drawers on one of its sides which are sometimes concealed by a panel. The most intricate have an end that slides up giving access to the drawers concealed in the false bottom illustration v.