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AN AMERICAN VICTORIAN OAK MERCHANT'S COUNTER TOP DESK,

Lot 0996 Details

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AN AMERICAN VICTORIAN OAK MERCHANT'S COUNTER TOP DESK, CLARK'S SPOOL COTTON, NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, 1879-1896, in the Arts and Crafts taste, the back shelf fitted for quill and ink storage, over three cubby holes, fronted by a slanted inset green baize work surface, lifting to interior storage, over four drawers with gilt foil decals, raised on a molded plinth base, verso trademark labels. Note: "Following the end of the civil war, the American economy started to expand. In the early 1860's, Elias Howe and Isaak Singer started to produce various ranges of domestic sewing machines, which laid the foundation for the machines used to the present day. Clark's sewing threads were among those recommended for use with these machines. The American branch of the Clark empire became known as Clark & Co. in 1879. In the 1880s, for example, the Clark company developed a six-cord soft-finished thread called "Our New Thread", which became known as O.N.T." Resource -Textile Research Center, Leiden, The Netherlands. Height: 15.00" Width: 29.75" Depth: 21.00"
Condition
Some losses, gouges, surface scratches, stains, baize possibly replaced, decals have heavy wear and losses, but overall in good to very good condition, wear commensurate with age and use. Houston Auction Company/Simpson Galleries, LLC strongly encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by Houston Auction Company/Simpson Galleries, LLC regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Houston Auction Company/Simpson Galleries, LLC. All lots offered are sold "AS IS." ALL SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS.
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AN AMERICAN VICTORIAN OAK MERCHANT'S COUNTER TOP DESK,

Estimate $100 - $200
Jul 21, 2019
Starting Price $60
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0996: AN AMERICAN VICTORIAN OAK MERCHANT'S COUNTER TOP DESK,

Sold for $85
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Est. $100 - $200Starting Price $60
Fine Art & Antiques
Sun, Jul 21, 2019 10:00 AM EDT
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Lot 0996 Details

Description
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AN AMERICAN VICTORIAN OAK MERCHANT'S COUNTER TOP DESK, CLARK'S SPOOL COTTON, NEWARK, NEW JERSEY, 1879-1896, in the Arts and Crafts taste, the back shelf fitted for quill and ink storage, over three cubby holes, fronted by a slanted inset green baize work surface, lifting to interior storage, over four drawers with gilt foil decals, raised on a molded plinth base, verso trademark labels. Note: "Following the end of the civil war, the American economy started to expand. In the early 1860's, Elias Howe and Isaak Singer started to produce various ranges of domestic sewing machines, which laid the foundation for the machines used to the present day. Clark's sewing threads were among those recommended for use with these machines. The American branch of the Clark empire became known as Clark & Co. in 1879. In the 1880s, for example, the Clark company developed a six-cord soft-finished thread called "Our New Thread", which became known as O.N.T." Resource -Textile Research Center, Leiden, The Netherlands. Height: 15.00" Width: 29.75" Depth: 21.00"
Condition
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Some losses, gouges, surface scratches, stains, baize possibly replaced, decals have heavy wear and losses, but overall in good to very good condition, wear commensurate with age and use. Houston Auction Company/Simpson Galleries, LLC strongly encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by Houston Auction Company/Simpson Galleries, LLC regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Houston Auction Company/Simpson Galleries, LLC. All lots offered are sold "AS IS." ALL SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS.

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