18,000 - 24,000 USD
Property from the Margo Stratford Russell Family Collection
fir, routed and painted wood, elk antlers
29 3/4 x 47 1/4 x 19 3/4 in. (75.6 x 120 x 50.2 cm)
Overall in very good condition. The wood surfaces throughout with scattered surface scratches, abrasions, dents and discolorations consistent with age and use. The desktop with some slightly more concentrated wear, marks and scuffs, and with some concentrated wear to the front edge of the desktop consistent with age and use. The inner surfaces of the drawer cases each with a horizontal area of wear measuring approximately 10 inches long, consistent with age and use and visible in the catalogue in the catalogue illustration. The lower portion of the outer surface of the proper left drawer case with a slightly more pronounced horizontal scratch measuring approximately 10 inches long, not visually distracting. The painted decorations are all in very good condition with some occasional light wear and very minor losses to the edges of the painted surface, consistent with age. The interiors of the drawers with occasional minor discolorations. The antler with minor irregularities inherent to the material. A very charming work with wonderful graphic details and nice proportions.
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