A very attractive Art Deco desk, in solid limed oak with an unusual rise and fall interior mechanism.
The top can be closed down so it can be used as a side table then when the desk is needed it can open up to reveal a rising interior with a green leather writing pad behind a letter/ stationary rack with its two original white glass ink wells and pen tray in between.
It has one central drawer and on either end you have full length cupboards with a middle shelfs and extra storage for paper can be found under the leather writing pad.
It was most probably designed by E.Gome who later became GPlan furniture, but in the 1920s and 30s they produced a lot of pretty pieces like this with applied flower or Art Deco motives often stained or painted.
It has a retailers label from Harvey Nichols & Co.Ltd. for Knightsbridge London
Wide 8.5 cm Deep 48.5 High 74 cm Height to kneehole 56 cm width 42.5 cm