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Sale 2003 Lot 3

American Walnut Slant-Lid Desk in the Chippendale Taste

second half 18th century, the slant lid with a beaded edge, opening to reveal a compartmentalized interior with a central shell-carved door, flanked by columnar document drawers on a case with a graduated bank of four drawers, raised on ogee bracket feet.
h. 38-3/4", w. 36-1/4", d. 19-1/4"

Estimate $1,000-1,500

**In good "as found" condition. The piece exhibits normal shrinkage, abrasions, scattered finish losses and wear.

The case is tight and sturdy.

The slant lid has some shallow chips/losses along its thin perimeter molded edge. There is a loss to a corner of a front ogee bracket foot, visible in the catalogue photo.

There are other drawer pull drillings obscured by the replacement brasses. Locks present; no functional key.

The interiors of the wide case drawers and the back have been stained. The back and drawer elements appear to be original. There are a number of replaced nails in the drawers and back, as well as a handful of period ones.

Bracket feet and their glue blocks appear to be original.

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