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Renaissance Revival Joseph Moore Cabinet Desk

Auction:
2850B
Lot:
508
Sold for:
$4,305$3,500

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2850B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 10, 2015 10:00AM

Description:

Renaissance Revival Joseph Moore Cabinet Desk, Indianapolis, Indiana, last quarter 19th century, with pierced and spindled superstructure surmounting case with burl veneers and ebonized accents, opens to reveal interior with multiple compartments and drawers, with left side pull-down tooled red leather writing surface, with upper case correspondence slots, and lower stack of five drawers flanked by slots, right side of cabinet with numerous compartments, exterior plaque inscribed, "MOORE'S CABINET DESK/INDIANAPOLIS IND./PATENTED JAN. 8 1878", closed, ht. 66, wd. 41 1/2, dp. 29 in.

N. B. Joseph Moore was the general manager of Wooton Manufacturing Co. in 1876, but by 1878 he had patented his own "Cabinet Desk" and began working in direct competition with Wooton.
Estimate $3,000-5,000


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Joseph Moore, N. B. Joseph Moore, Desks, Drawer, Furniture, Office equipment, Indianapolis

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