Second half 19th century, surmounted by a vertical arrangement of one short and one long shelf, each held aloft by ornately carved rocaille and floral fretwork, the lower shelf further decorated to each side with dragons carved in the round, the engraved bone and fruitwood marquetry-adorned writing surface, and backing panels depicting allegorical scenes with anthropomorphized animals, faced with a short locking drawer flanked by locking drop-front cabinets each enclosing two vertically-arranged drawers, raised overall on four baluster-form grape vine-carved legs, on cylindrical post feet, with key, 55.75'' H x 48.25'' W x 25.5'' D, est: $3000/5000.

55.75'' H x 48.25'' W x 25.5'' D

  • Provenance: Private Collection, Irvine, CA
  • Condition: Overall good condition. General marks, scratches, scuffs and wear commensurate with age. Scattered nicks, minor losses and repairs to relief-carved decoration, including repairs to pendant of left-side cabinet and left uppermost finial. Scattered shrinkage cracks, the largest running the length of the writing surface (approximately 44'').

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September 29, 2015 3:00 PM PDT

Pasadena, CA, US

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