A Victorian brass-bound figured walnut lap desk. The hinged rectangular cover centred by an oblong cut corner cartouche, engraved 'Lilian Wild Headingley' in cursive script, within brass edging, over conforming front, the former enclosing hinged writing slope with gilt-tooled morocco skiver, in turn concealing two secret drawers behind sprung panel, beneath pen tray and compartments, 12 x 9 x 6 high, (30.5cm x 23cm x 15cm).
Minor veneer loss to one side of cover. Slight creasing to cover, general knocks, plus some scratching to cartouche. Veneer loss to lower edge of one side.