An American late 19th century walnut, burr walnut and ebonised Wooton desk
the top with a carved three-quarter gallery headed by finials above a hinged frieze revealing pigeon holes, the pair of panelled cylinder top doors revealing a partially bird eye maple veneered interior with an arrangement of pigeon holes, a writing flap and small drawers, in sized with linear decoration, the front with a pair of gilt brass mounts, one engraved 'letters' and sprung flap, the other, blind with script ' Manufactured by the Wooton desk Co. Indianapolis, Ind. Pat. Oct. 6. 1874.' the doors centred by an elaborate gilt brass handle and back plate with conforming buttress hinges to the side, on fluted splayed front feet, 98cm wide, 77cm deep, 178cm high (38.5in wide, 30in deep, 70in high).