in the manner of R.J. HORNER (American active 1886-1922) A RENAISSANCE REVIVAL CARVED OAK, MAHOGANY, AND WALNUT PARTNER'S PRIORY DESK, NEW YORK, the rounded corner, rectangular top with a low relief scrolling foliate relief border and molded edge, above two opposing central drawers flanked left by a cupboard door with carved doves within rinceaux scrolls opening to an interior fitted for paper storage, and right by two drawers, the drawers carved with lion's mask drawer pulls within relief rinceaux scrolls, the side panels with profuse carving of a central "Green Man" mask within adorsed leafy scrolls, raised on high relief griffon form, leaf and scroll carved cabriole legs issuing winged supports, and terminating in paw feet; one rail marked with numbers 3786 and 26. Height: 30 1/2" Width: 56" Depth: 34"
One cupboard door now lacking. One leg with a notable chip loss to the carving. The drawer fronts have expected soil and wear from use. Mild chips, surface wear, and some finish craquelure, darkening, and mild bubbling beginning. Overall in good, sturdy condition, wear commensurate with age and use.
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