Anglo-Indian Western India hand carved rosewood Davenport desk from Bombay India circa 1860-1870. Birds and snakes are finely carved in an all over design.
The desk has a pierced carved gallery over the hand tooled leather topped writing slope, with four interior drawers. The body is raised on two front carved winged bird with snake columns, backed by carved case holding a secret pen drawer on side, which is activated by puling the interior bottom left drawer pull.
The pen drawer pops out and hinges over a door holding four drawers, all over ornately carved dog feet. Measures 52.75 inches to top of its back splash, 24 inches deep, 24 inches wide and 33.5 inches to the middle of its writing surface. Excellent condition, original finish.
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