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Emporium Auction - September 14, 2023

Thu, Sep 14, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 357

Massachusetts Senate Chamber Carved Mahogany Pedestal Desk

Estimate: $800 - $1,200

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$100 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $200
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

mid to late 19th century, shaped top, blocked and paneled frieze, foliate mounted pilasters flanking a carved medallion depicting the Massachusetts state seal, kneehole configuration of drawers, interior collection label, 30-1/2 x 65-1/2 x 33-1/2 in.

Provenance: Private Collection

Note: According to an "Old South Collection, 1876" label found inside one of the desk's drawers, this desk was used in the Massachusetts Senate Chambers by Governors John Albion Andrew (in office 1861-1866) and Roger Wolcott (in office 1897-1900).


structurally sound, lacking some original components including upper superstructure or gallery and base molding on proper right side, top with alterations and small repairs (likely originally had leather writing surface), later brasses, other general wear from age, use and alternation, sold as is

Private Collection