Also referred to as walnut pedestal dressing-tables, the same cockbeading and feather-banding features on a further desk from the collection of Percival D. Griffiths and illustrated in R.W. Symonds, English Furniture from Charles II to George II, London, 1929, p. 163, fig. 117.
The plain handles and brass back-plates, as well as the hinges are typical of early Georgain craftsmanship and relate to the slightly more elaborate versions seen in N. Goodison, 'The Victoria and Albert Museum's Collection of Metal-Work Pattern Books', Furniture History Society Jounal, Leeds, 1975, pl. 1. and 4.
A detail of one of the drawers in this desk is illustrated on the front cover.