A good George III mahogany desk
Gillows of Lancaster
fourth quarter 18th century
The rectangular top with molded edge above a secretary drawer with hinged fall, having a sliding writing surface with ratcheted center above lidded compartments inset with oval medallions and letters of the alphabet, with six small drawers below about the kneehole aperture, on plinth bases, the reverse with faux drawers, top of drawer stamped GILLOWS LANCASTER.
height 35 3/4in (91cm); width 49in (125cm); depth 26 1/2in (67cm)