07-09-2011 07-09-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2554B Boston
July 9, 2011 10:00 AMCalender

Mahogany Veneered and Brass-inlaid Lap Desk

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


Mahogany Veneered and Brass-inlaid Lap Desk, the top and front of case with inlaid cartouche and border of elaborate scrollwork, hinged top lifting to reveal an inset purple velvet writing surface over two cedar-lined compartments, two inkwells, pen well, and small open compartment, mounted with brass side handles, ht. 5 1/2, wd. 16, dp. 9 3/4 in.
Estimate $500-700

Loss to veneer and edges, top with long horizontal cracks, scratches to brass, and separation of inlay from veneer on front, interior with ink blotches.