Continental fruitwood desk with parquetry inlaid slanted top, which lifts to reveal an interior fitted with twelve drawers, all with burl inlaid panels and round ebonized knobs. Star inlaid sides. Serpentine front with four long parquetry inlaid drawers and brass bail handles. Ebonized trim and bun feet. 45 7/8" H x 27 1/2" D x 48 1/8" W. Possibly Austrian or Swiss, early 19th century. Provenance: Sold by Cheekwood Museum of Art. Condition: Refinished with overall expected wear. Repairs to one handle and left front foot.
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