28 March 2007
A NORTH EUROPEAN ORMOLU-MOUNTED ASH AND MAHOGANY WRITING DESK
OF RECTANGULAR FORM, WITH A RIBBON-DRAPED TROPHY IN THE CENTER OF THE DROP FRONT WRITING SURFACE, WHICH ENCLOSES HINGED COMPARTMENTS FOR DOCUMENTS AND WRITING EQUIPMENT, WITH MIRRORED REVERSE, ON TRESTLE LEGS JOINED BY A TURNED STRETCHER, WITH BRASS CASTERS, INSCRIBED IN RED INK TO THE BOTTOM, '256:23'
44 IN. (112 CM.) HIGH, 18 IN. (46 CM.) DEEP WHEN CLOSED
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A SIMILAR EXAMPLE, THOUGH SLIGHTLY LATER THAN THE PRESENT EXAMPLE WHICH HAS EMPIRE INFLUENCES, IS ILLUSTRATED IN G. HIMMELHEBER, DEUTSCHE MöBELVORLAGEN 1800-1900, MUNICH, 1988, P. 498, FIG. 3400.
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