A beautifull and rare Neoclassical Desk of kidney shape, similar to the works of Robert Adams. The entire piece incorporating West Indian Satinwood crossbanding in gancalo alves with boxwoos stringing and central urn with floral and garland motif inlays. Swags of garland across central drawer, and at top perimeter outer edge. The three lower drawers containing each a different design, and all drawers with key lock brass escutchins supported by cross stretcher framing. The desk is supported by eight narrow finely tapered legs all adorned by crossbanding and stringing. The central drawer bears the stamped makers mark, HAMPTON AND SONS PALL MALL # . Established in 1830 on Cranbourn Street Leicester Square by William Hampton and later joined by his two sons George and William. The company later moved to #8 Pall Mall East. Their commission included the furnishings of the Royal Yacht Britannia, the Liners Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth, the Theater Royal in Drury Lane, and the Palaces of Nizam of Hyderabad and the Maharaja of Kashmir. Other notable contracts included the Duke of York Theater, and the Dorchester and Mayfair Hotels.