1860's American Rococo Rosewood Cylinder Desk ~ Bookcase Top ~ Very Nice Smaller Size ~ Attributed to J & J.W Meeks ~ Magnificent Piece of Fine Art ~ Collector Piece ~ Master Artistry

This is a magnificent example of mid nineteenth century fine New York cabinet making. It contains very fine examples of carving, paneling, moulding, form, and very attractive small size, not often seen in a single piece of furniture. It is 70" high, 40" wide, and 24" deep. The single drawered base is supported on 4 very finely carved and shaped cabriole legs with cabuchon and floral carving at the top and scroll carving at the feet. The sides are very nicely carved, serpentine shaped and moulded, in a very unique paneled form. The conforming drawer front has the same unique form and treatment. The middle section of the piece consists of a nicely shaped cylinder roll which, when opened, reveals a satinwood storage section, 3 drawers, and an extendable leather covered writing surface. The burgundy leather is nicely embossed, and in like new condition. Above the cylinder roll is the bookcase top with two great carved mirrored doors. It has a single adjustable shelf. The doors have 12"x15" oval mirrors. The mirrors are surrounded by wonderful moulding with beautiful ribbon, leaf, and rose carving at the top. Additionally, each door has carving at each corner in a fleur di lis form. The piece has a great open carved scrolled crest on the top. An additional point of interest is some of the very intricate and complex hand carved moulding around the doors at the top section, and on the side front area of the cylinder roll. We have only seen this exact moulding on several signed Meeks pieces. This is an extraordinary piece of furniture in fine original finish. We would be happy to answer your questions or provide more photographs if needed.

Item ID: c4510

$9,500 USD

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