07-14-2012 07-14-2012
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2605B Boston
July 14, 2012 10:00 AMCalender
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Victorian Lacquered Writing Desk

$1,896$1,600
Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2605B Location: Boston Date / Time: July 14, 2012 10:00AM

Description:

Victorian Lacquered Writing Desk, 19th century, upper portion with hinged top opening to reveal a velvet-lined writing surface and compartments for writing utensils, top removes to a checkered game surface in mother-of-pearl inlay, with lower drawer, all on two scrolled trestle legs with turned stretcher, decorated allover with gold and polychrome paint and mother-of-pearl inlay on black lacquered ground, total ht. 32 1/2, wd. 23 1/2, dp. 20 1/2 in.
Estimate $600-800

Hinge to top is damaged and separate, velvet writing surface with usage wear, scattered surface abrasions, some cracking to lacquered surface.