Rare Ebony Boulle Desk
An incredible piece of furniture with fine
gold transfer work on a painted black background! The writing surface has
what we call the "Monkey" image set amongst the vine of leaves with two gold
lined edge borders. Mounted on top of the writing surface is a gallery with
four turned ivory columns and a long narrow mirror in the back. Additional
gold transfer work is found in front of the mirror with exotic scroll work.
Aqua paper is found on the side walls of the gallery. On top of the gallery
is a scalloped pediment with more elaborate designs. The desk rests on four
turned legs and has a long center curved drawer with an ivory knob. Fabulous
condition, especially for its age!
Measurements: 4-7/8" h. to top of
pediment x 4-5/8"w. x 2-1/2" d.