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Meissen-style Porcelain Desk

Auction:
3031B
Lot:
587
Sold for:
$19,680$16,000

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3031B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 13, 2017 10:00AM

Description:

Meissen-style Porcelain Desk, late 19th century, possibly KPM, polychrome decorated with figural scenes plaques and figural forms, spindle-form gallery surmounting upper case highlighted by pilasters and multiple short drawers with centralized door, over a projecting writing surface with three drawer frieze, trestle base with medial stretcher on scroll feet, no visible marks, ht. 53, wd. 43, dp. 27 in.
Property of the Saint Louis Art Museum, Sold to Benefit the Acquisition Fund
Estimate $10,000-15,000

Several pieces of molding missing. Wood surface with overall usage wear and abrasions. Minor losses including to toes of either foot on one cherub, loss to leaves and flowers in hand of another cherub. Maiden seated on stretcher with break to the side of one foot. No other evidence of any cracks, chips or restorations.


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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