26 November 1996
AN ITALIAN WALNUT BUREAU
The shaped top with moulded edge above a serpentine and eared panelled fall-front, enclosing a central recess with shaped angles and two serpentine-fronted blue-patterned paper-lined drawers and further pigeon-holes, the writing-surface with a slide concealing three hidden drawers, above a shallow frieze and three serpentine-shaped and panelled long drawers, on later bun feet, the inside with pencil inscription '..mptum ..illaggio Jan.1932', the reverse with black wash inscription 'CB/1' and with paper label inscribed 'Compoto in via Maggio nel 1932 C. Jean Austria An Herrn Gheno Bortolo Station In St. Paul ...nthale ..ürnten Via..ntebba'
51¼ in. (130 cm.) wide; 39½ in. (100 cm.) high; 21¾ in. 55 cm.) deep
Gheno Bortolo, Austria.
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