Condition: Excellent: having an old repair to a break in one leg. The lids to the writing compartments and pen rest are replacements as is the leather writing surface. The case has been re-finished with shellac in the manner of the period. The pedestal base and legs retain their original undisturbed surface.
This desk is drawn directly from a “Lady’s Writing Table” in plate 68 of Thomas Sheraton’s Cabinet Dictionary (London, 1803), yet other American examples of the form are unknown and this one may be unique.
|Dealer||Carswell Rush Berlin, Inc.|
|Origin||New York City|
|Artist/Maker||Attributed to Duncan Phyfe (1770-1854)|
|Measurements||H: 31” W: 24½” D: 21½”|
|Inventory||View Dealer's Inventory|
|Contact||Carswell R. Berlin, 646 645-0404 or CarswellBerlin@msn.com|