This is a rare and very high quality early 19th Cent. William iV. Irish Desk. Made using highly figured Cuban Mahogany , almost certainly in Cork, Ireland ., to special order for one of the ‘Big Houses’ built just prior to the Great Irish Famine.
Raised on carved & turned legs with brass castors below a large frieze with two large mahogany lined drawers. Above a cylinder top opening to reveal a fitted interior with nine oak lined drawers & pigeon holes. The large desk top sliding out to reveal an adjustable reading slope with a gilt tooled leather writing surface. In addition there is a very large , very secret, compartment suitable for larger documents.
Although made between 1830 & 1837 this desk with its large desk size , knee-hole height and closing top make it very suitable for use as a modern home office – see photograph