11 December 2001
A MATCHED PAIR OF NORTH EUROPEAN BRASS-INLAID MAHOGANY CONSOLES DESSERTE
Early 19th Century, possibly Baltic
The D-shaped brass-bound top above a plain frieze inlaid with brass lines and one long frieze drawer, on turned fluted tapering legs joined by two brass bound undertiers, with Pietro Accorsi trade label inscribed '6382 paoo', variations in construction
35½ in. (90 cm.) high; 49 in. (125 cm.) wide; 17½ in. in. (44 cm.) deep (2)
With Pietro Accorsi, Turin.
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