CARVED, GILDED, FAUX-ROSEWOOD-GRAIN PAINTED AND ROSEWOOD PEDESTAL DESK



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.
Date: 1815-1820
Origin New York City
Artist/Maker Attributed to Duncan Phyfe (1770-1854)
Measurements H: 31 W: 24 D: 21
Inventory View Dealer's Inventory
Website http://www.american-antiques.net
Price $7,800
Contact Carswell R. Berlin, 646 645-0404 or  CarswellBerlin@msn.com

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