Property from an Important American Collection
1862 - 1933
comprising a desk, an armchair and a cabinet
walnut, gilt bronze, glass, leather upholstery
cabinet: 59 ⅞ x 51 ⅜ x 16 in. (152.4 x 129.5 x 40.6 cm)
desk: 29 ¾ x 61 ⅛ x 31 ⅝ in. (75.9 x 155.3 x 80 cm), excluding the glass top
armchair: 34 ⅞ x 21 ½ x 20 in. (87.3 x 54.5 x 47 cm)
Overall in very good condition. The wood surfaces throughout all elements of the suite have been sensitively refinished at some point in their history. The wood surfaces present with very minor and occasional edge abrasions as well as light surface scratches throughout concentrated to upper tier of the cabinet, armrests of the armchair and the lower extremities of each piece, consistent with gentle use. The top of the cabinet presents with an area of small loss to the walnut veneer measuring approximately 1 1/8 x 1 1/2 in. The gilt bronze pull handles and decorations with some light discoloration to the gilding and light oxidation to the bronze consistent with age. The cabinet includes three pull-out trays at the center of the piece with beautifully carved decorations at the front, all in working condition. The drawers of the desk and cabinet are all open and ready for use with the exception of two in the cabinet which are locked.
The desk is offered together with a later, protective glass top which presents with light surface scratches and scuffing consistent with use. The leather upholstery to the chair appears to have been sensitively replaced and is in excellent condition overall. Please note that the desk and cabinet are offered without a key or shelves. A sumptuous suite in well-preserved condition overall, with superb decorative motifs emblematic of the artist's oeuvre.
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