This solid mahogany Centennial period desk has wonderful detailing. There is an original brass gallery on top. Notice the hand dovetailed case construction visible on the top. The slant lid has an applied and deeply carved decorative panel. It retains its original fancy cast brass key escutcheon and working lock. There are 2 slide-out arms which supports the lid and writing surface. Check out the thickness and construction of the lid and the original heavy duty fancy brass hinges. The interior has 4 small hand dovetailed drawers with ebonized pulls. There are 5 cubbies for additional storage. Even this interior is constructed of solid mahogany. Below are 3 drawers which graduate in size. All have their original cast brass pulls, key escutcheons and working locks. Even the drawer interiors are constructed of maple and cherry, not cheap poplar or pine. Notice the carved, twisted quarter columns on the front with cast brass capitals and bases. The desk rests on boldly carved Chippendale style ball and claw feet. Look closely and you will see that some of the toes or claws are missing. These can be restored for additional costs, but we chose to leave as is and let you decide. It was not an issue or distraction to us. The desk rests on its original casters. The finish is original and in excellent condition, having a deep rich color and patina. 44.5"h X 40"w X 20"d, Condition: Very Good, Circa: 1880's.
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