A long narrow table, used behind a sofa when placed in the center of a room. A Davenport table is a type of desk that was popular during the 19th and early 20th centuries. It typically features a small, compact design with a hinged writing surface that can be folded up and locked in place when not in use. The interior of the table usually includes various compartments and drawers for storing stationery, documents, and other items. The term Davenport is derived from a furniture manufacturer named Captain Davenport who popularized this style of desk in the 19th century.