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Rare Charles Rohlfs Carved Drop-front Desk with Swivel Base

Auction:
2577B
Lot:
100
Sold for:
$20,145$17,000

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Auction:
20th Century Design - 2577B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
December 17, 2011 10:00AM

Description:

Rare Charles Rohlfs Carved Drop-front Desk with Swivel Base
Oak
Buffalo, New York, c. 1900
Gothic-style carved finials on peaked form with carved and shaped sides, dropped front and scrolled lid support over panel with three pierced stylized motifs housing four drawers on one side and cabinet door on the other, desk case sits on raised platform base allowing it to revolve, interior fitted with shelves, accented with raised pegs, signed with logo and dated 1900, some loss, not in original finish, ht. 50 1/2, wd. 25 1/2, dp. 22 1/2 in.

Note: Similar to an example in the Lewis collection at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond. For further discussion see http://www.themagazineantiques.com/closer-look/desk-charles-rohlfs/, Treasures of the Arts and Crafts Movement 1890-1920, by Cathers and Volpe, p. 40, and Joseph Cunningham's article "Anna Katherine Green and Charles Rohlfs Artistic Collaborators," Antiques Magazine, December 2008.
Estimate $40,000-60,000

Keywords

Charles Rohlfs Carved Drop, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Virginia, http://www.themagazineantiques.com/closer-look/desk-charles-rohlfs, Arts and Crafts Movement, Joseph Cunningham, Desks

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