5253 THE ADMIRALTY COLLECTION An early William IV mahogany Davenport desk. the top with a finely cast brass three quarter gallery of crossed sabres, above a sloping hinged tan leather inset writing surface opening to reveal an interior of drawers, the top section sliding forward to accomo-date the knees, with four graduated drawers applied with finely cast brass hilted sabre drop handles and Star and Garter mounts, on bulbous fluted feet. Inspired bythe 2nd EarlSpencer, appointed 1st Lord of the Admiralty in 1795. The original circa 1825. AL71022 22 x 201/ 2x335/ 8in. 55 x 52 x 85 cm.