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Federal Carved and Inlaid Cherry Desk

Auction:
2509
Lot:
743
Sold for:
$1,185$1,000

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2509
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 15, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Federal Carved and Inlaid Cherry Desk, possibly southern New Hampshire, the top sections with hinged, reeded, blind doors opening to an interior of four drawers and seven compartments, on a base with fold-out writing surface and three cockbeaded long drawers with crossbanded inlay, flanked by reeded pilasters on vase- and ring-turned legs, old replaced brasses, old surface, (imperfections), ht. ?????? in.

Provenance: A note inside reads: "Desk bought by Mabel Adams 1938 thereabout from a house built in 1791 located in one of the four towns inundated by the creation of Quabbin Reservoir. (Dana, Prescott, Enfield, Greenwich)."
Estimate $800-1,200

shrinkage cracks, right side of base with the worst one; drawer runner lower left needs regluing; right hand door in upper section warped;

Keywords

New Hampshire, Mabel Adams, Dana, drawer runner, Desks, Furniture, Inlay

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