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Small Walnut, Cherry, and Burl Veneer Fall-front Desk

Auction:
2961B
Lot:
140
Sold for:
$4,920$4,000

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2961B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 19, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Small Walnut, Cherry, and Burl Veneer Fall-front Desk, Boston, early 18th century, with lid inlaid with an eight-pointed compass star on a burl panel bordered by herringbone and crossbanded inlay, the interior with valanced compartments, concave drawer, two document drawers, and other drawers flanking projecting compartments, above a well with sliding top, the double arch-molded case of two short drawers and two long drawers on bracket feet, old replaced brasses, refinished, (alterations and imperfections), ht. 38 1/2, wd. 33 1/4, dp. 18 in.

Provenance: Arthur W. Wellington, Boston, then by descent to the present owners.
Estimate $1,500-2,500


Desk base replaced - originally had ball feet. Lid needs reattaching.


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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Arthur W. Wellington, Burl, Business, Drawer, Furniture, Inlay, Manufacturing, Visual arts

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