Davenport Desks Photos

Davenport Desks are small sloped desks with a banister around the surface behind the writing top. The writing surface lifts to expose a storage area below. The side of the pedestal has drawers and perhaps a pull out pen drawer hinged to swing forward. Davenport desks are sometimes elaborately decorated.

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Davenport desk at Davis House Museum. San Diego, CA.Davenport desk at Tudor Place. Washington, DC.Davenport desk at Tudor Place. Washington, DC.Davenport desk in Library at Woodrow Wilson House. Washington, DC.
Davenport desk at Davis House Museum. San Diego, CA.Davenport desk at Tudor Place. Washington, DC.Davenport desk at Tudor Place. Washington, DC.Davenport desk in Library at Woodrow Wilson House. Washington, DC.
House of Representatives desk designed by Thomas U. Walter at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Davenport desk by J.J. Byrne of Dublin at National Museum Decorative Arts & History. Dublin, Ireland.Davenport writing desk with hinged desktop in library at Derrynane House. Ireland.Davenport desk carved from bird's-eye maple to look like bamboo at Gibson House Museum. Boston, MA.
House of Representatives desk (1857-73) designed by Thomas U. Walter at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Davenport desk (19thC) by J.J. Byrne of Dublin at National Museum Decorative Arts & History. Dublin, Ireland.Davenport writing desk with hinged desktop in library at Derrynane House. Ireland.Davenport desk carved from bird's-eye maple to look like bamboo at Gibson House Museum. Boston, MA.
Louisa May Alcott's Davenport desk in her bedroom at Orchard House. Concord, MA.Fanny Appleton's writing desk in parlor at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Scrimshaw wooden kneehole writing desk made by Capt. James T. Eldredge on sea voyage at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Chinese Davenport desk at Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA.
Louisa May Alcott's Davenport desk in her bedroom at Orchard House. Concord, MA.Fanny Appleton's writing desk in parlor at Longfellow National Historic Site. Cambridge, MA.Scrimshaw wooden kneehole writing desk (1858) made by Capt. James T. Eldredge on sea voyage at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Chinese Davenport desk (c1850-60) at Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA.
Davenport desk in Alice's bedroom at Roosevelt's House Sagamore Hill NHS. Cove Neck, NY.Davenport desk in parlor at Kelton House Museum. Columbus, OH.Davenport-style desk from Congress in Garfield Presidential Library at Garfield home. Mentor, OH.Ornate front of Davenport-style desk in Garfield Presidential Library at Garfield home. Mentor, OH.
Davenport desk in Alice's bedroom at Roosevelt's House Sagamore Hill NHS. Cove Neck, NY.Davenport desk in parlor at Kelton House Museum. Columbus, OH.Davenport-style desk from Congress in Garfield Presidential Library at Garfield home. Mentor, OH.Ornate front of Davenport-style desk in Garfield Presidential Library at Garfield home. Mentor, OH.
Writing desk at Ida Saxton McKinley Historic House. Canton, OH.Davenport desk belonging to President & Mrs. McKinley's young daughter, Katherine at Ida Saxton McKinley Historic House. Canton, OH.Side of Davenport desk at Ida Saxton McKinley Historic House. Canton, OH.Davenport desk at Wildwood Manor House. Toledo, OH.
Writing desk at Ida Saxton McKinley Historic House. Canton, OH.Davenport desk belonging to President & Mrs. McKinley's young daughter, Katherine at Ida Saxton McKinley Historic House. Canton, OH.Side of Davenport desk at Ida Saxton McKinley Historic House. Canton, OH.Davenport desk at Wildwood Manor House. Toledo, OH.
Davenport desk with scrolled legs in dining room at Drum Castle. Drumoak, Scotland.Davenport desk in parlor at Holmwood. Glasgow, Scotland.

Davenport desk with scrolled legs in dining room at Drum Castle. Drumoak, Scotland.Davenport desk in parlor at Holmwood. Glasgow, Scotland.


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