01-14-2012 01-14-2012
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2579B Boston
January 14, 2012 10:00 AMCalender

South German Marquetry-inlaid Burl Walnut Slant-lid Desk

Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2579B Location: Boston Date / Time: January 14, 2012 10:00AM


South German Marquetry-inlaid Burl Walnut Slant-lid Desk, 18th century, the slant-lid with central crowned crest flanked by arabesques, lifting to reveal interior fitted with three valanced compartments, two drawers, and a central well, over three long drawers inlaid with strapwork and two side doors enclosing shelved interiors, the sides with plinth bases centering bracket feet, ht. 46, approx. wd. 78 1/2, dp. 29 1/2 in.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

Veneers cleaned up and re-glued. Separating to molding on one side door. Doors warped. Some moldings re-glued. Scattered small patches to veneer. Shrinkage cracks. Scattered chips and nicks.