Lot 17: Charles Rohlfs (1853-1936) desk and chair desk: 60"w x 32.5"d x 31"h; chair: 26"w x 22.5"d x 59"h
December 3, 2016
Oak Park, IL, USALive Auction
Charles Rohlfs (1853-1936)
desk and chair
Buffalo, NY, 1902
oak, copper, leather
chair and desk with carved signature, dated
Desk with original green interior.
desk: 60"w x 32.5"d x 31"h; chair: 26"w x 22.5"d x 59"h
Cathers, David, Arts and Crafts Furniture: From the Collection of the Two Red Roses Foundation, Palm Harbor: Two Red Roses Foundation, 2014, p. 60
Double pedestal desk set with four drawers on right side, left side with strapwork paneled door, opening to adjustable shelves. Smooth surface to front of chair, rough sawn board to back, surmounted with a carved fleur-de-lis. R carved in cartouche on back of chair and and to right of desk pedestal. Desk with some surface scratches. Minor seam separation to top. Original finish with a possible light overcoat to the top.