07-10-2010 07-10-2010
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2513 Boston
July 10, 2010 10:00AMCalender
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Victorian Walnut Davenport Desk

$474$400
Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2513 Location: Boston Date / Time: July 10, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Victorian Walnut Davenport Desk, mid 19th century, of typical form, with hinged top revealing a sliding writing surface with open and covered wells and two drawers, with secret mechanism causing superstructure to rise, the sides fitted with four drawers, with foliate-carved S-scrolled supports, on casters, ht. 38, wd. 22, dp. 22 in.
Estimate $800-1,200

overall minor denting. some minor shrinkage, particularly to front panel. weighted secret mechanism a little cocked. age typical additional minor defects and repairs.