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    Sale 2037

    Important European Furniture, Ceramics, and Carpets

    21 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 102

    A RUSSIAN BRASS-INLAID AND ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY ARCHITECT'S DESK

    LATE 18TH CENTURY, PARTIALLY RE-MOUNTED

    Price Realised  

    A RUSSIAN BRASS-INLAID AND ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY ARCHITECT'S DESK
    LATE 18TH CENTURY, PARTIALLY RE-MOUNTED
    The leather-lined ratcheted top above a conforming case with pull-out leather-lined writing slides to each end, set (above a frieze drawer) with leather-lined writing surface enclosing a compartment with further fitted compartments for writing fitments, the border to top later and the legs possibly originally plain, mahogany surround to top re-veneered
    31 in. (79 cm.) high, 35¾ in. (90.5 cm.) wide, 23¼ in. (59 cm.) deep


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