Extremely Rare Desk by Gerhard Sohlke
This is a wonderful piece that is sought after by advanced collectors. The writing surface of the desk has a serpentine front with a green insertion that resembles a blotter. The beautiful filigree cubbies are made of a soft metal, painted black which are attached to the back wall and writing surface. A marvelous circular mirror with soft metal decoration is mounted on the scalloped back wall. The desk is supported by four curved metal legs that are painted in a dark asphaltum wash. This desk is one of several pieces that make up a set that includes a sofa, a pier mirror with the same metal legs, a set of 6 chairs with backs that have open cut out work, and rectangular table with metal legs that has gold and silver transfer work on top. (This complete set of furniture can be seen in the September 2008 newsletter on this website)  A slightly modified version of this set can be seen at the Lyman Allyn Museum in New London, CT )
Measurements: 5-3/4" to top of mirror x 6" w.
Circa: 19th Century
Price: SOLD


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