Biedermeier-style Ebonized and Inlaid Maple Fall-front Desk, rectangular top with canted corners above a conforming case fitted with a frieze drawer and fall-front lid enclosing an interior of small drawers, open shelves and an arcaded area with mirrored back and parquetry inlaid "floor", all above a pair of doors enclosing an interior of small drawers and a shelf, tapered block feet, ht. 58 3/4, wd. 36, dp. 16 1/2 in.
Property sold for the benefit of the Brooklyn Museum.
Overall good condition; high gloss french polish; fall front with 20 inch repaired crack and additional shrinkage cracks; mid traversing rail with a central patch; interior of fall front in good shape, interior of lower section with numerous small veneer chips; minor usage wear.