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Renaissance Revival Horner-type Partners' Desk

Auction:
2850B
Lot:
582
Sold for:
$5,535$4,500

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

Description:

Renaissance Revival Horner-type Partners' Desk, America, last quarter 19th century, with three Knapp-jointed drawers with chip carved relief and acanthus scrolls, each with centralized figural masks on each, right side cabinet with armorial shield, all supported by heavily carved griffin monopodia with large claw feet, ht. 30, wd. 60, dp. 40 in.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Top has been refinished, appears shiny, but with vertical scratches across top. Surface abrasions/stains/surface grime to writing surface. Some of carved ornamentation surrounding desktop also appears shiny in areas. Surface grime in areas around drawers, underneath, signs of wear, some nicks overall to sides, drawer fronts, carvings.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Acanthus, Ancient Greek architecture, Desk, Drawer, Furniture, Griffin, Mask, Ornaments

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