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Dutch Marquetry Lady's Desk

Auction:
2850B
Lot:
832
Sold for:
$1,599$1,300

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

Description:

Dutch Marquetry Lady's Desk, late 18th century, fruitwood, serpentine top and sides, the inlaid top depicting a bird perched atop an urn of flowers, some tulips and foliate scrolls, shell-carved knees on cabriole legs terminating in claw feet, ht. 29 1/4, wd. 30, dp. 20 in.
Estimate $700-900

Veneer dry, cracking, with scattered lifting, chipped losses and small patches throughout. Some elements of edge molding chipped off, some pieces present (including right corner). Restorations along leg joints (see images). Crack to right side panel.


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.

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Cabriole leg, Decorative arts, Furniture, Inlay, Marquetry, Woodworking

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