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A Fine Russian Neoclassical Ormolu-Mounted Brass-Inlaid Part-Ebonized Mahogany Fall-Front Desk
Circa 1805, Attributed to the workshops of Heinrich Gambs
Estimate
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A Fine Russian Neoclassical Ormolu-Mounted Brass-Inlaid Part-Ebonized Mahogany Fall-Front Desk
Circa 1805, Attributed to the workshops of Heinrich Gambs
Estimate
15,00025,000
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A Fine Russian Neoclassical Ormolu-Mounted Brass-Inlaid Part-Ebonized Mahogany Fall-Front Desk
Circa 1805, Attributed to the workshops of Heinrich Gambs
the stepped rectangular top with a Greek-key frieze centered by ormolu stars above a single drawer with lion's mask handles, the paneled fall front opening to an arrangement of drawers with bone pulls centered by a spring-action stepped recess sliding to reveal four pigeon holes, with a long drawer below, raised on supports carved with ram's heads ending in hoof feet joined by stretchers.
height 4 ft. 3 in.; width 27 1/2 in.; depth 15 3/4 in.
129.5 cm; 69.9 cm; 40 cm
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Catalogue Note

A drop-front desk of identical overall design is illustrated, Antoine Chenevière, Russian Furniture, The Golden Age 1780-1840, New York, 1988, pl. 167.  The stand is identical to that on the offered lot; the upper part is of identical overall design with slightly different ormolu mounts and brass inlay.  Said to be from the workshop of Heinrich Gambs, it was sold in the 1929 Lepke sale, catalogue no. 172, pl. 68. 

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