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Lot 0150A
This lot includes an early American drop side leaf, secretary pen and ink table or writing desk. The desk shows an exquisite Empire Classical (1805-1830) or early Victorian (1830-1890) design and is believe to date to circa 1840. The console shows gorgeous mahogany grain, which sets off the carved slab construction nicely. The simple, yet elegant trestle feet of the table are joined by a thick stretcher and are mounted to rollers. The table which sits steadfast on the legs has two simple drop leaves, which are propped by stow-away wooden pulls, one of the desk pulls has been repaired. The desk itself has a one-sided storage drawer, with faceted glass pulls, on the other side of the desk, you can see the same glass pull handles for a faux decorative drawer. Above the storage drawer, there is a hidden writing compartment, with a felted flip-top writing surface, and paper storage underneath. To the right of the writing surface, there are two pen compartments. The table is in good condition, though it does have wear indicative of age. The table top shows water staining, and one of the pull handles on the faux drawer is broken off. Provenance: Inherited from the original owners of an early New England Family Estate circa 18th-19th Century. With the leafs folded down, the desk measures 22 3/4" wide, 19" deep, and 30 1/4" tall.


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Empire Drop-Leaf Secretary Pen Table c. 1840

Estimate $300 - $1,200Mar 3, 2018