07-09-2011 07-09-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2554B Boston
July 9, 2011 10:00 AMCalender
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English Mahogany Slant-lid Desk

 
Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2554B Location: Boston Date / Time: July 09, 2011 10:00AM

Description:

English Mahogany Slant-lid Desk, early 19th century, of typical form, the lidded interior with leather-inset writing surface and fitted with inlaid central prospect door, eleven drawers with ivory or bone pulls, four compartments, and two secret drawers, case fitted with four long graduated drawers, on bracket feet, 42 1/4 x 41 7/8 x 21 5/8 in.
Estimate $300-500

Leather and brasses replaced, old refinish, age typical dents, nicks, and scratches. to horizontal cracks to right side of lid (larger measuring approx. 13 in.), two ivory/bone pulls broken, one drawer stuck, replaced interior drawers, replaced back feet.