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Regency-style Carlton House Mahogany Desk

Auction:
2888B
Lot:
556
Sold for:
$1,353$1,100

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2888B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
April 08, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Regency-style Carlton House Mahogany Desk, 19th century, with mahogany and satinwood, the curved superstructure fitted with eleven drawers, a vacant compartment for correspondence, and two cabinets, all flanked by two sloping compartments, each with inlaid patera, and hardware stamped "HENRY BOKER," resting atop a writing surface, and a frieze with one long drawer surrounded by four short drawers with hardware stamped with "MADE IN ENGLAND," all supported on tapered inlaid legs terminating in spade feet and casters, ht. 39, wd. 50, dp. 25 1/2 in.
Estimate $300-500

Mahogany not rosewood veneer. Veneer surface dry with cracking to varnish in various areas. Sloped compartment with slight lifting at ends (still closes). Lacking pulls to curved doors. Scattered minor nicks and abrasions. Professional restorations throughout with related finish inconsistencies.


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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United Kingdom, Cabinetry, Containers, Drawer, Furniture

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