07-12-2013 07-13-2013
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2663B Boston
July 12, 2013 04:00 PMCalender
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Italian Inlaid Walnut Pedestal Desk

$1,800$1,500
Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2663B Location: Boston Date / Time: July 12, 2013 4:00PM

Description:

Italian Inlaid Walnut Pedestal Desk, mid-19th century, top faux-ivory-inlaid with a figural scene of fashionable ladies and gentlemen, with a central frieze drawer, raised on two pedestals, each with a shelved interior and inlaid to front and side with a single figure, ht. 31 1/2, wd. 49 1/2, dp. 24 1/2 in.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Veneer and faux-ivory with extensive loss, lifting, flaking and patches (particularly to top and right side). Crack through center of top panel with associate damage to inlay. Usage wear to top surface and pedestals. Right pedestal with separation to right border panel (held to piece by hinge), one panel also replaced.


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