This is a wonderful little vintage davenport desk or captain's desk. It was designed to make great use of the small available space on board a ship. It has 4 dovetailed drawers on each side, a lift up desk storage area which contains 8 additional drawers, and another little lift top cabinet on top for even more storage. The legs are nicely carved with a flower design.
As best I can tell, this piece has been painted twice. There is an undercoat of red and on top is a nice off white. There is some crackling and chipping on the top layer which adds to the patina of this beautiful desk. I'm not sure of the age on this piece, but the people we got it from said they purchased it at an antique auction over 20 years ago.
The desk is about 33.5" tall, 21.5" wide and about 21" deep.