This beautifully carved Japanese Export desk as an elaborately carved top section with reticulated dragons and compartments on either side with a dragon motif and a lower drawers with a dragon door pulls and in the upper middle is three curved shelves, the top shelf and two mid shelves, on the side panels are carved irises, the desk top has a repeating border, the apron has a finely carved dragon with drawers on each side with dragon door pulls, the side panels have a carved carp and wave motif, it is supported on elaborately carved dragon cabriole legs. This desk is from the Art Nouveau period and is from 1880-1925. These pieces were made for the Western export Victorian market. They discontinued making this type of furniture in 1925. The size is height: 55 ½" x 46' wide x 30" deep (desk top 30 ½" high)
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