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- 16991 Antique Mahogany Carved Chippendale Lady's Desk - Bench Made
Made of solid mahogany, this is a beautifully carved and constructed sled top lady’s desk, bench made and dating from 1900s. It’s a great example of talented cabinet craftsmanship. It came right out of a fancy home, in original condition, showing original minor nicks and dings that are typical of its age. It wasn’t mass-produced, but was bench made. It has a raised panel hand-cut dovetail drawer with its original hardware. I did look for a signature, but could only find the scribe marks that tell that it’s bench made. It’s very high-quality, and is dovetailed front and back by hand. The carved lid opens with automatic supports, and although it’s never been damaged, the cubbyhole interior shows the last 120 or so years of use. We automatically sand down and refinish the inside, but on this piece we won’t because it is original and bench made. There is a label inside that says the arm supports were patented on April 5, 1907. It has cabriole legs, ball and claw feet, stick and ball spindle gallery that has been repaired at some point, and is in overall great condition. The size across the legs is 28 inches, across the writing lid is 26 inches, 18 inches deep from back to front on the legs, 15 inches deep on the case, and it is 40.5 inches tall from the floor to the gallery. This is a terrific investment piece, with a numbered back that says 5831A. Please take a look around the rest of the site, and remember that we give a generous freight discount when you purchase multiple items. Call 1-207-314-9621 for details.
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