"Sorry. It does have the two shallow drawers beneath the writing surface, but what I meant is that it doesn't have the series of drawers on the side like a Davenport desk does. When my husband received the desk, we were told that it was an…"
You say it does not have any drawers but there looks to be two at the front, if not drawers any idea what the knobs are for.
As for the wooden frame at the back, I wonder if it is some kind of technical drawing desk, or campaign desk.
Trying to get information on this desk my husband inherited. We were told it is an antique. Looks a little like a Davenport desk but has no drawers or hinged top. Wondering if it could be an old firescreen desk. It does have a wooden frame that slides up and down in the back. I have never seen anything like it.
Tall standing desk with frame (for a screen?) that slides up & down. My husband inherited this desk from his step-father's aunt who lived in Virginia. Dimensions ~39" wide; ~40" tall (in back); screen adds about another 18" to height. Two…