Works from the Collection of Marc Jacobs
ATTRIBUTED TO JACQUES QUINET
with the original key
sycamore, brass, leather
29 x 44⅛ x 22½ in. (73.6 x 111.7 x 57.1 cm)
Overall in very good condition. A form reminiscent of some of Quinet's most successful desk models, this desk in well-preserved and functional condition is offered together with the original key. The wooden surfaces present with rich variegated hues when seen in person. The wood with some very light surface abrasions concentrated to the edges of the legs, as well as an area of scuffing around the keyhole, which are consistent with gentle use and not visually distracting. The gilt bronze surface with some light discoloration throughout consistent with age and resulting in a rich and complex golden palette. The leather desktop appears to have been sensitively replaced at some point in the history of the piece and presents with a homogeneous surface throughout, with some shallow ring marks to the proper right side consistent with gentle use. An elegant desk ready for use.
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