A rare, high quality and very unusual Study or Office Desk. Constructed in England circa 1880’s with connections to Liverpool University. Its compact size making it perfect for working from home.
With three very deep cock-beaded drawers.
The left drawer with a drop-front enclosing a (removable) integral letter file. The drop front numbered 210478 referring to the Patent no. Large storage space behind.
The Center drawer with removable dividers and a brass label reading ” Patent. The Ceres automatic letter and card file. ” This patent was issued around 1881 about the same time of the founding of Liverpool University.
Right hand drawer being a very large & deep. Suitable for large files. Original patent lock, missing the key.
Raised on castors, all brass-ware is original to this desk. The top surfaced fitted with a new tooled , full hide black leather replacing the torn original.
The whole desk refurbished & french polished