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Premier Auction | May 19, 2023

Fri, May 19, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 563

Rare Chinese Export Black Lacquered and Gilt Desk on Frame

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000

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for the English market, circa 1715, with ebonized and gilt decorated surface in the Chinese taste, slant lid with gilt bronze escutcheons, opening to fitted interior with nine small drawers and a lidded till, interior drawer backs with calligraphic inscriptions, scrolled and parcel gilt legs with cabriole feet, 39-1/2 x 40 x 23 in.


lacquered back of desk with distress, losses, and retouch overall, scattered pest damage, probable refreshing to ebonizing and gilt, typical shrinkage cracks with associated surface losses and some retouch, original hinges and brass lock, one small molding loss at top left corner

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Hastening Design, Middlebury, Virginia for $13,000; Collection of Stephan Lamb, Falls Church, Virginia