Skinner Auctions
Skinner AuctionsBolton MA
August 10, 2003 10:00 AMCalender

Federal Birch, Bird's-eye Maple, and Mahogany Slant Lid Desk

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Auction: Sale #2207 - 2207Location: BoltonDate / Time: August 10, 2003 10:00AM


Federal Birch, Bird's-eye Maple, and Mahogany Slant Lid Desk, New England, c. 1800-1815, the lid opens to an interior of central fan-carved drawer flanked by string-inlaid drawers all above seven compartments; the case of four graduated drawers with bird's-eye maple veneer panels bordered by mahogany crossbanding cut-out feet and valanced skirt, old replaced brasses, old refinish, (imperfections),ht. 45 1/2, wd. 40 3/4, dp. 19 in.

Provenance: The architect William E. Parsons studied at the Ecole des Beaux Artes and designed the reconstruction of Manila in 1907. He also designed botanical gardens and fountains in Washington, D.C.
Estimate $1,500-2,500


William E. Parsons, New England, Manila, Washington, D.C.