60 E. 93rd St New York City, NY 10128 United States 212.423.9000
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An Extraordinary Geometric Marquetry Kneehole Desk

Origin Italy
Period 19th Century
Materials Of various woods including boxwood, purple heart and mahogany.
W. 43.25 in; H. 32 in; D. 25.25 in;
W. 109.86 cm; H. 81.28 cm; D. 64.14 cm;
Creation Date Circa 1820.
Description The rectangular top with curved corners with original black leather inset within a band of Greek key decoration and edged with a geometric border, the continuous shaped frieze inlaid with a striped pattern and concealing four drawers to the front opened by hidden locks and catches and concealing an extending writing surface to the reverse, the central ratcheted slide inlaid with a coronet. The knee-hole to the front flanked by two deep drawers, inlaid with a geometric patterns and released by a hidden mechanism below each drawer, the sides and reverse similarly inlaid, the curved corners inlaid with a lozenge pattern, the whole raised on four shaped and turned legs, each inlaid with tapering striped decoration.
Styles / Movements Other, Traditional
Dealer Reference Number 9459
Incollect Reference Number 359413
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