Lot 212: An English walnut, curly maple, ebony, lacquer, and India ink "goose desk", Wendell Castle (American, b. 1932), 1983
December 14, 2016
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
An English walnut, curly maple, ebony, lacquer, and India ink "goose desk"
Wendell Castle (American, b. 1932), 1983
The paneled top inset with silhouettes of flying geese above three frieze drawers, the whole raised on six sabre legs.
H: 29 1/2, W: 61, D: 30 1/2 in.
Alexander Milliken, Inc., New York, March 23, 1983.
With minor wear and surface scratches throughout consistent with age and use. No losses or repairs. Chip to one foot. Notable but typical scuffing present, particularly at feet and drawer pulls. One deep scratch to writing surface.
Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.
The Extraordinary Art of Wendell Castle, Alexander F. Milliken Gallery, New York, NY, March 8 - April 20, 1983
Emily E. Eerdmans, Wendell Castle: A Catalogue Raisonné, 1958-2012, New York: The Artist Book Foundation, 2015, III. 260
Urbane Chapman, "Wendell Castle Tries Elegance ...and Pushes to the Limits of Craftsmanship," Fine Woodworking (Sept/Oct 1983)
We would like to thank Emily Eerdmans for her assistance in the cataloguing of this lot.