Lot 35: Fine George III parquetry inlaid and rosewood crossbanded satinwood kneehole desk, circa 1770, The rectangular top with inset leather w

Freeman's

October 9, 2012, 10:00 AM EST
Philadelphia, PA, US
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Description: Fine George III parquetry inlaid and rosewood crossbanded satinwood kneehole desk

circa 1770

The rectangular top with inset leather writing surface and thumbnail edge, over long drawer above recessed kneehole with inlaid cupboard door, flanked by two banks of three drawers and fluted canted corners, raised on shaped bracket feet.

H: 29, W: 36 in.



PROVENANCE:

Property from Ditchley, the Virginia estate of Alfred I. and Jessie Ball duPont.
Condition Report: W.F. Greenwood retailer's plaque to back
Old scuffs, marks and scratches consistent with age and use
Scuffs to leather
Crack across top, and to sides (approx 1/8 in. maximum width)
Handles possibly original
3 or 4 areas of 2-3 in. veneer loss
Overall pleasing color and form



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