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Louis XV-style Ormolu-mounted Lady's Writing Desk

Auction:
2663B
Lot:
140
Sold for:
$1,107

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2663B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 12, 2013 4:00PM

Description:

Louis XV-style Ormolu-mounted Lady's Writing Desk, late 19th/early 20th century, retailed by Alexander Roux, the recessed upper section with a cupboard door decorated with a floral marquetry medallion enclosing interior compartments, on a veneered desk with a single frieze drawer raised on four slender cabriole legs, one small drawer to under section with label affixed to underside, ht. 49 1/2, dp. 19 1/2, wd. 29 1/2 in.
Estimate $800-1,200

Wear to writing surface, veneer dry, cracking, lifting throughout with minor patches. Scattered screws to ormolu replaced. Scatter minor nicks. Lacking feet to back legs. Ormolu foot on left side is now removed and not present.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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