Description

    A Regency Burl Walnut and Brass Lap Desk

    Unknown maker, England
    Circa 1800-1820
    Burl walnut, rosewood, ebonized wood, brass
    Unmarked
    7 in. high x 20 in wide x 10.25 in. deep (closed)

    With burl walnut ground, the top and front with ebonized border with incurving corners, with band of rosewood between brass stringing, edges with brass mounts and stylized fleur-de-lis at corners, the top with inlaid brass cartouche reserve, the front with cartouche shaped brass inlaid escutcheon; the interior with black gilt edged leather inset to writing surface, three hidden drawers, pen holder, and two covered containers with ivory pulls.


    Condition Report*:

    Normal signs of wear as appropriate with age. One interior cover missing.

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2006
    19th-20th Thursday-Friday
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