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Group of Decorative Items

Group of Decorative Items

Auction:
2910M
Auction:
Discovery - Jun 16, 2016
Lot:
367
Sold for:
$37$30

Group of Decorative Items, a Currier & Ives "The Barefoot Boy.," an inlaid walnut lap desk, a carved figure of a Scottsman, a folk art carving of a lion, and a turned bowl. More ...

Cherry Lap Desk on Stand

Cherry Lap Desk on Stand

Auction:
2886M
Auction:
Discovery - Mar 10, 2016
Lot:
478
Sold for:
$98$80

Cherry Lap Desk on Stand, 19th century, (imperfections), ht. 26, wd. 24, dp. 13 in. More ...

American School, Early 19th Century      A Family Portrait

American School, Early 19th Century A Family Portrait

Auction:
2880B
Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - Feb 27, 2016
Lot:
340
Sold for:
$1,046$850

American School, Early 19th Century A Family Portrait Unsigned. Watercolor on paper, the young mother wearing a lace cap and blue dress holds a child clutching a rattle, her husband wears a More ...

Louis XV-style Bronze-mounted Table and Lap Desk

Louis XV-style Bronze-mounted Table and Lap Desk

Auction:
2873M
Auction:
Discovery - Jan 14, 2016
Lot:
186
Sold for:
$461$375

Louis XV-style Bronze-mounted Table and Lap Desk, France, 19th century, the desk with rosewood and kingwood veneers, the table with rococo mounts and an upholstered top, ht. to 27 1/2 in. More ...

Red-painted Poplar Lap Desk

Red-painted Poplar Lap Desk

Auction:
2855B
Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - Oct 25, 2015
Lot:
252
Unsold
 

Red-painted Poplar Lap Desk, possibly Vermont, first half 19th century, the lid opens to a well, the sides with applied molded edges, old surface with white striping, ht. 5, wd. 16, dp. 16 in. More ...

Anglo-Indian Lap Desk

Anglo-Indian Lap Desk

Auction:
2850B
Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - Oct 10, 2015
Lot:
701
Sold for:
$738$600

Anglo-Indian Lap Desk, of typical form, case of ebonized wood, quillwork, and inlay, with fold-down lid closed, interior writing surface and fitted compartments with inlaid inscription "Matura," ht. More ...

French Tulipwood Lap Desk

French Tulipwood Lap Desk

Auction:
2850B
Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - Oct 10, 2015
Lot:
751
Sold for:
$185$150

French Tulipwood Lap Desk, late 19th/early 20th century, inlaid with ebonized wood and bronze accents, top lifts to reveal vacant compartment, sloping lid lifts to reveal compartments with letter More ...

Brass-bound Campaign Lap Desk on Stand

Brass-bound Campaign Lap Desk on Stand

Auction:
2850B
Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - Oct 10, 2015
Lot:
794A
Sold for:
$185$150

Brass-bound Campaign Lap Desk on Stand, England, 19th century, camphorwood case opens to reveal felt-lined interior with pen slot, ink bottle, and compartment, writing surface lifts to reveal vacant More ...

French Satinwood and Gilt-metal Lap Desk

French Satinwood and Gilt-metal Lap Desk

Auction:
2850B
Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - Oct 10, 2015
Lot:
827
Sold for:
$215$175

French Satinwood and Gilt-metal Lap Desk, late 19th/early 20th century, with parquetry inlay on top and sloping lid, lift-down lid opens to reveal letter slots, compartments, two ink bottles, and More ...

English Mahogany and Brass Lap Desk

English Mahogany and Brass Lap Desk

Auction:
2835B
Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - Jul 18, 2015
Lot:
169
Sold for:
$492$400

English Mahogany and Brass Lap Desk, first half 19th century, with brass hinges, inlaid lid and sides, interior inset burgundy leather writing surface and fitted compartments with lift tab to reveal More ...

Regency Inlaid Mahogany Veneer Tea Caddy and a Victorian Lap Desk

Regency Inlaid Mahogany Veneer Tea Caddy and a Victorian Lap Desk

Auction:
2832M
Auction:
Discovery - Jul 16, 2015
Lot:
67
Sold for:
$123$100

Regency Inlaid Mahogany Veneer Tea Caddy and a Victorian Lap Desk, 19th century, the casket-form caddy with inlaid brass stringing and roundels opening to a fitted interior with three compartments, More ...

Regency Brass-inlaid Rosewood Lap Desk and Writing Accoutrements

Regency Brass-inlaid Rosewood Lap Desk and Writing Accoutrements

Auction:
2832M
Auction:
Discovery - Jul 16, 2015
Lot:
352
Sold for:
$215$175

Regency Brass-inlaid Rosewood Lap Desk and Writing Accoutrements, second quarter 19th century, the rectangular box with brass stringing throughout and a shield plaque inscribed "EJ More ...

Mahogany Brass-bound Lap Desk

Mahogany Brass-bound Lap Desk

Auction:
2789M
Auction:
Discovery - Mar 19, 2015
Lot:
200
Sold for:
$86$70

Mahogany Brass-bound Lap Desk, 19th century, the lid with central plaque inscribed "A.J. Tibbitts," opening to a compartmented interior with purple velvet writing surface, (imperfections), ht. 8, More ...

Burl Brass-bound Lap Desk on Stand

Burl Brass-bound Lap Desk on Stand

Auction:
2789M
Auction:
Discovery - Mar 19, 2015
Lot:
232
Sold for:
$461$375

Burl Brass-bound Lap Desk on Stand, mid-19th century, the lid with brass straps and central plaque inscribed "John C. Douglas," opening to a compartmented interior with red baize writing surface, More ...

Group of Chinese and European Accessories

Group of Chinese and European Accessories

Auction:
2773M
Auction:
Discovery - Dec 18, 2014
Lot:
408
Sold for:
$923$750

Group of Chinese and European Accessories, including a Fitzhugh platter, an inlaid mahogany cribbage board, a small floral-stenciled lap desk, and four lacquered plates. More ...

Group of Domestic Items

Group of Domestic Items

Auction:
2765M
Auction:
Discovery - Nov 20, 2014
Lot:
204
Sold for:
$246$200

Group of Domestic Items, including a walnut lap desk, an Eldred Wheeler red-painted mirror with heart-pierced cresting, and a red-painted hanging wall box with carved floral medallion, ht. to 21 More ...

Six Miscellaneous Wood Items

Six Miscellaneous Wood Items

Auction:
2765M
Auction:
Discovery - Nov 20, 2014
Lot:
402
Sold for:
$584$475

Six Miscellaneous Wood Items, two lap desks: a red-painted desk and a mahogany desk with brass pail pulls and interior writing surface; a mortar and pestle, a slide-lid box with dominos; More ...

Miscellaneous Group of Gentleman's Items

Miscellaneous Group of Gentleman's Items

Auction:
2765M
Auction:
Discovery - Nov 20, 2014
Lot:
500
Sold for:
$615$500

Miscellaneous Group of Gentleman's Items, including miniature bibles, a pair of gauntlets, binoculars, spectacles, flasks, lap desks, and other items. More ...

Inlaid Brass-bound Rosewood Box and Thirty-six Silver Articles

Inlaid Brass-bound Rosewood Box and Thirty-six Silver Articles

Auction:
2753T
Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - Oct 20, 2014
Lot:
1053
Sold for:
$338$275

Inlaid Brass-bound Rosewood Box and Thirty-six Silver Articles, mostly 19th century, the box, formerly a lap desk, now fitted for silverware, containing mostly American coin silver spoons, along More ...

Two Chinese Export Hardwood Lap Desks

Two Chinese Export Hardwood Lap Desks

Auction:
2747M
Auction:
Discovery - Sep 18, 2014
Lot:
6
Sold for:
$215$175

Two Chinese Export Hardwood Lap Desks, 19th century, a brass-mounted rosewood desk and a brass-inlaid hardwood desk with central inlaid medallion of a stallion, (loss), ht. to 6 3/4, wd. to 17 3/4, More ...

Brass-bound Camphorwood Lap Desk

Brass-bound Camphorwood Lap Desk

Auction:
2743T
Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - Aug 04, 2014
Lot:
1306
Sold for:
$246$200

Brass-bound Camphorwood Lap Desk, New Bedford, Massachusetts, 1849, the top stenciled in white paint "Capt. J. Coffin," the underside of the drawer bottom inscribed in pencil "Made in May 1849/New More ...

Brass-bound Mahogany Campaign Lap Desk

Brass-bound Mahogany Campaign Lap Desk

Auction:
2740B
Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - Jul 19, 2014
Lot:
334
Sold for:
$615$500

Brass-bound Mahogany Campaign Lap Desk, England, late 19th/early 20th century, with a shallow hinged section opening to a leather-inset writing surface with various compartments, on a later stand, More ...

Brass-mounted Rosewood Lap Desk

Brass-mounted Rosewood Lap Desk

Auction:
2740B
Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - Jul 19, 2014
Lot:
543
Sold for:
$123$100

Brass-mounted Rosewood Lap Desk, England, 19th century, rectangular with a shaped inlaid cartouche, opening to a gilded and embossed dark green leather writing surface above empty compartments and More ...

Bird's-eye Maple Lap Desk

Bird's-eye Maple Lap Desk

Auction:
2739T
Auction:
Discovery - Jul 10, 2014
Lot:
1395
Sold for:
$215$175

Bird's-eye Maple Lap Desk, possibly Massachusetts, early to mid-19th century, (imperfections), ht. 6 3/4, wd. 19, dp. 11 in. More ...

Mother-of-pearl-inlaid Burl Veneer Lap Desk

Mother-of-pearl-inlaid Burl Veneer Lap Desk

Auction:
2739T
Auction:
Discovery - Jul 10, 2014
Lot:
1488
Unsold
 

Mother-of-pearl-inlaid Burl Veneer Lap Desk, 19th century, the rectangular top with inlaid mother-of-pearl flowers and ebonized edges opening to an interior with a fall-front tooled-leather writing More ...

Brass-inlaid Walnut Lap Desk and a Universal Bread Maker

Brass-inlaid Walnut Lap Desk and a Universal Bread Maker

Auction:
2736M
Auction:
Discovery - Jun 19, 2014
Lot:
21
Sold for:
$92$75

Brass-inlaid Walnut Lap Desk and a Universal Bread Maker, the desk opening to a red leather writing surface and interior compartments, ht. 14, wd. 18, dp. 10 1/4 in. More ...

Export Lap Desk

Export Lap Desk

Auction:
2736M
Auction:
Discovery - Jun 19, 2014
Lot:
443
Sold for:
$461$375

Export Lap Desk, China, with brass fittings, two handles, and a keyhole, 7 x 19 x 11 in. Provenance: The estate of Peter L. Rosenberg. More ...

Lacquered, Brass-inlaid, and Burl Veneer Lap Desk

Lacquered, Brass-inlaid, and Burl Veneer Lap Desk

Auction:
2716M
Auction:
Discovery - Apr 10, 2014
Lot:
654
Sold for:
$111$90

Lacquered, Brass-inlaid, and Burl Veneer Lap Desk, 19th century, the top section revealing document compartments, the lower section opening to a green velvet writing surface, (imperfections), ht. 8 More ...

Brass-inlaid Walnut Lap Desk and a Universal Bread Maker

Brass-inlaid Walnut Lap Desk and a Universal Bread Maker

Auction:
2716M
Auction:
Discovery - Apr 10, 2014
Lot:
747
Unsold
 

Brass-inlaid Walnut Lap Desk and a Universal Bread Maker, the desk opening to a red leather writing surface and interior compartments, ht. 14, wd. 18, dp. 10 1/4 in. More ...

Mahogany and Brass-bound Campaign Lap Desk

Mahogany and Brass-bound Campaign Lap Desk

Auction:
2715B
Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - Apr 05, 2014
Lot:
320
Sold for:
$338$275

Mahogany and Brass-bound Campaign Lap Desk, England, late 19th/early 20th century, with a shallow upper hinged section and a lower larger section opening to a baize-inset writing surface with More ...