Adam-style satinwood or satin birch desk, Edwardian period, in the French Louis XVI or Dutch manner with elaborate marquetry inlay. Kidney shape with leather top, surrounded by a marquetry inlaid border of scrolls and flowers, over a conforming base with central curved drawer, flanked on each side by a bank of four graduated, hand-dovetailed drawers, all with curved and marquetry inlaid fronts, round brass knobs and brass escutcheons. Raised on short, square tapering legs ending in spade feet. Back and sides are fully veneered and inalid with panels of flower and scroll marquetry, over panels featuring 18th century style urns, swags, scrolls and flowers. Oak secondary wood. 29 1/4" tall x 51 1/2" wide x 27" deep. Late 19th century. Provenance: the estate of Virginia J. Cook, Nashville, Tennessee. Condition: Scattered chips to veneer, including some losses to right and left side top marquetry panels, some noticeable deep scratching to back, and some fading to finish.
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