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2961B Boston
November 19, 2016 10:00 AMCalender

Small Walnut, Cherry, and Burl Veneer Fall-front Desk

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2961B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 19, 2016 10:00AM


Small Walnut, Cherry, and Burl Veneer Fall-front Desk, Boston, early 18th century, with lid inlaid with an eight-pointed compass star on a burl panel bordered by herringbone and crossbanded inlay, the interior with valanced compartments, concave drawer, two document drawers, and other drawers flanking projecting compartments, above a well with sliding top, the double arch-molded case of two short drawers and two long drawers on bracket feet, old replaced brasses, refinished, (alterations and imperfections), ht. 38 1/2, wd. 33 1/4, dp. 18 in.

Provenance: Arthur W. Wellington, Boston, then by descent to the present owners.
Estimate $1,500-2,500

Desk base replaced - originally had ball feet. Lid needs reattaching.

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Arthur W. Wellington