an English writing table of c1800, having curved rear corners and a top with drawers surmounted by a U-shaped section of drawers and cabinets, topped by a brass or ormolu gallery surrounding three sides of the writing area.
Origin of Carlton table
named after Carlton House, the London mansion it was first made for
Also called Carlton House desk, Carlton House table.
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