A late Victorian brass-bound figured walnut lap desk. The hinged rectangular cover centred by an oblong cartouche, with dedication inscription dated 1895, within brass edging and corner motifs, over conforming front, the former enclosing hinged writing slope with green morocco skiver, in turn concealing two secret drawers behind sprung panel, beneath pen tray and compartments, 15.75 x 9.5 x 7 high, (40cm x 24cm x 18cm).
General wear to top including wrinling, dints and splits. Later skiver. Some rubbing to brasswork.