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February 24, 2015 12:00PM - March 2, 2015 4:00PMCalender

Birch Fall-front Desk

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2785T Location: Boston Date / Time: February 24, 2015 12:00PM


Birch Fall-front Desk, North Shore, Massachusetts, late 18th century, the lid opening to reveal a stepped interior of compartments and drawers, above a cockbeaded serpentine case of four drawers on claw-and-ball feet, centering a carved fan and scrolled drop-pendant, replaced brasses, old red stain, ht. 44 1/2, wd. 42, dp. 21 in.
Estimate $4,000-6,000

shrinkage cracks in sides and lid, prospect door missing, drawer runners patched on each drawer, minor insect holes in shell and feet.

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