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model no. 500
stained oak, wrought-iron, original burlap lining
56 x 25½ x 24 in. (142.2 x 64.8 x 61 cm)
Overall in very good condition. This inventive desk by Charles Rohlfs is rotable and retains full functionality of movement. The desk appears to retain its original dark finish, which is beautifully preserved and presents with age-appropriate wear throughout. The desk presents with occasional areas of fading and discoloration to the finish revealing a warmer tawny brown undersurface, concentrated to the edges and not visually distracting. The oak surfaces throughout present with minor surface scratches, abrasions and small indentations consistent with age and gentle use. The edges and feet present with slightly more concentrated wear and very small chips to the wood, consistent with age and not visually distracting. One flame finial presents with a very fine hairline crack to the wood measuring approximately ¾ inch, which displays slight movement but remains stable overall. The wrought iron hardware presents with oxidation and tarnish throughout consistent with age and not visually distracting. The interior of the drop-front compartment is fitted with two drawers. One side of the desk is fitted with four drawers and the other side is fitted with three removable shelves. The piece retains its original burlap lining which presents with scattered small tears and losses, consistent with age and not visually distracting. An exceptional and elaborate form by Rohlfs featuring a particularly satisfying dark finish.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby’s is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.