Lot 1280: A REGENCY GILT-BRASS MOUNTED EBONY-INLAID MAHOGANY PEDESTAL DESK, CIRCA 1810, IN THE MANNER OF THOMAS HOPE |
October 26, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: the leather inset top above three short frieze drawers and two cupboard doors to each side, two cupboards enclosing three graduated drawers and two cupboards with a removeable shelf, on lion paw feet with concealed brass cappings and castors
An attractive desk in good restored condition. The inset leather top with atmospheric wear. The ebony inlay is very strong. The brass lion masks have been regilt. With old marks and scratches throughout especially to the lion paw feet. With one key. This desk is ready to place.
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Provenance: Acquired from Partridge Fine Arts, London.
Dimensions: 81cm. high, 152.5cm. wide, 106cm. deep; 2ft. 7¾ in., 5ft., 3ft. 5¾ in.
Literature: Partridge Fine Arts, English Furniture and Works of Art, 2001, no. 58, p. 132.