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.
Circa: 1840
Price: SOLD

 

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